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Michael Law

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

British singer/pianist finds the jazz feel in the music of Cole Porter and Noel Coward and especially sees a jazz-like timing in the humor of both.

Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band at the Kennedy Center

Date: 
Friday, March 9, 2012 - 6:00pm

Born March 13, 1925, Haynes worked with Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan and John Coltrane, and continues to set the pace on the drums to this day. "He's so loose-limbed, writes JazzSet producer Mark Schramm. "There's not a trace of strain in any part of his body. Whether he's playing softly with brushes, or swinging with his trademark ride cymbal rhythm, or leaning in and driving the group, it's all done as if he were dancing at the drums. With Jaleel Shaw, Martin Bejerano and David Wong as the youth.

Dominick Farinacci

Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has emerged as a young man whose versatile horn ranges from the soft and seductive to the rough and bluesy. His skills have earned him a headline spot with festivals worldwide and recording dates with a list of jazz legends; he’s also a composer with nine albums under his belt. Farinacci performs “Just One of Those Things” and his original tune, “Dawn of Goodbye.”

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Date: 
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 6:00pm

Grammy winning a-capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock shines a new light on the work of Odetta, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone - and mark their own 30 year anniversary with something new: a backing trio.

ALLEN SVIRIDOFF

Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Producer Allen Sviridoff was Rosemary Clooney’s longtime manager and kept his Clooney connection going producing the soundtrack of “Good Night and Good Luck” for Rosemary’s nephew George. Allen’s present activities include managing Rachael MacFarlane, who voices the character Haley on American Dad, and producing her debut CD.

Kevin Eubanks at the Detroit Jazz Festival

Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

The guitarist stepped off nightly TV, released the album Zen Food, and toured throughout the year in 2011. They loved him at the Amphitheatre stage in Detroit. Ross Davis wrote in JazzTimes that Eubanks "featured his own fine lines and plenty of room for his band mates to shine, most especially saxophonist Bill Pierce."

Monty Alexander: Harlem-Kingston Express

Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

The West Indies meet West Harlem when Jamaican-born pianist Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express make a stop at the House of Swing. Alexander brings his disparate worlds and singular voice to explore the new 'Calypso bebop' - called "mento". He's joined by drummer Herlin Riley and bassist Hassan Shukar.

Hiromi

Date: 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 6:00pm

Virtuoso pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara began her classical studies at age 6. Today she is an in-demand jazz pianist able to play stride at blinding speed with deadly accuracy. More than a novelty, she is also a thoughtful, impressionistic composer. Hiromi’s mega chops are on display in this week’s session with host Jon Weber.

Robert Pinsky and Laurence Hobgood

Date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 2:00pm

It's poetry and Jazz  on Thursday's Jazz New England.  Former U. S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky returns to the WICN studio, this time pairing  his prose with the piano styles of Grammy winner Laurence Hobgood, the man behind the award-winning Kurt Elling sound. These two have been collaborating recently, will perform in New England this week and are sure to bring a little pizzazz to Jazz New England. Join us Thursday at 2 pm.

An Either/Orchestra Premiere: "The Collected Unconcious" by Russ Gershon

Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2012 - 6:00pm

After visiting Ethiopia in 2004 and 2011, the adventurous E/O (together since 1985) now improvises in the modes and rhythms of the country's music, on this multi-part suite. As an appetizer, Gershon adapts songs by Nerses Nalbandian, an Armenian who left a strong imprint on Ethiopian music. Thanks to Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

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