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Benny Sharoni

Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 2:00pm

Benny Sharoni is our guest on this Tuesday's Jazz New England. He grew up in a kibbutz in Israel, fought with the Israeli Army in Lebanon and found his way to Boston and jazz. His background is as amazing as his talent on the horn and we'll hear both with Benny Sharoni when he visits Jazz New England Tuesday at 2 pm.

Daniel Ian Smith

Date: 
Monday, March 12, 2012 - 2:00pm

On this Jazz New England saxophonist, composer and educator Daniel Ian Smith phones in. This always busy jazzman has a couple of show coming up and will be soon heading in to the studio for more recording. Join us Monday at 2 pm as the man behind The New World Jazz Composers Octet & The Big and Phat Jazz Orchestra shares his music and insights.

Avishai Cohen Triveni with Guest Anat Cohen at Newport

Date: 
Friday, March 16, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Sanskrit word Triveni translates as "the place where three sacred rivers meet. With Drew Gress and Eric Harland, bass and drums, trumpeter Avishai opens on Don Cherry's "Art Deco", tips his hat to Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus, then welcomes his sister Anat on clarinet for the second half of a wonderful set.

Whitney James

Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

Vocalist Whitney James studied musical theatre and opera before committing to jazz, and her theatrical background has served her well. Her acclaimed 2010 debut album, The Nature of Love, revealed a fully formed voice on a confident set of beloved standards. With host Jon Weber as accompanist, James brings her rich, full alto tone to tunes including “Tenderly” and “If You Could See Me Now.”

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Date: 
Monday, March 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

Take solace in the blues! Hammond B3 specialist Joey DeFrancesco and his trio are joined by a three hard-driving tenor sax players -- Vincent Herring, John Nugent and the late David "Fathead" Newman, in one of his last performances. They burn up the classics including 'Deep Blues,' 'My One and Only Love' and 'Speak Low.

Larry Coryell

Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Jazz-rock pioneer, guitarist Larry Coryell has drawn on musical styles beyond these two forms, throughout his career. He continues to be inspired by a wide array of influences, everything from Tolstoy to Buddism and discusses this, and the challenge of writing his first opera.

Dr. Leonard Brown

Date: 
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 2:00pm

On Thursday Dr. Leonard Brown will visit. This Northeastern professor of African American Studies and Music is a world-class saxophonist and Coltrane expert. His Joyful Noise ensemble works this week and we'll hear about that a more on Thursday's Jazz New England.

Zev Feldman

Date: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 2:00pm

On Tuesday the great Wes Montgomery would have been 89 years old. Resonance Records has just released some recently-discovered mid-1950's recordings from this guitar genius who's been gone for over 40 years. The project's producer, Zev Feldman, joins us Tuesday at 2 pm to discuss this historic release.

Jason Yeager

Date: 
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 4:00pm
Program: 

Monday old pal Jason Yeager will call in during the 4 o'clock hour. This former New Englander is now based in New York and will be performing this week in Boston. Hear all about that and more on Monday's Jazz Matinee.

Carol Sloane

Date: 
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 2:00pm

The lovely and the elegant Carol Sloane celebrates her birthday on Monday and she'll join us on the phone in the 3 o'clock hour to get us up to date. Always wonderful stories from one of the first ladies of song.

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Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

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