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Danilo Perez

Date: 
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

The angular sounds of Thelonious Monk connect with the clave of the Afro-Cuban rhythms. Pianist Danilo Perez tells the story of Monk through his own Panamanian roots. Hear 'Round Midnight' and 'Bright Mississippi' through a new set of ears.

Chris Dingman

Date: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 6:00pm

Chris Dingman is one of a small group of elite musicians keeping the role of vibraphonist/leader alive in jazz today. He cut his teeth at the Thelonious Monk Institute, and his album Waking Dreams was a surprise hit of summer 2011.  Dingman performs his original tune, “Zanetta,” and duets with Weber on “Manhattan Bridge” and “Dolphin Dance.”

AVA ASTAIRE MCKENZIE

Date: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 6:00pm
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Ava Astaire McKenzie grew up surrounded by creativity. She draws on this experience lecturing around the world about her father Fred, and has expressed her own creativity in her book “At Home In Ireland” Cooking and Entertaining with Ava Astaire McKenzie. Ava talked with Judy about her life-long love of jazz and the influence jazz had on her father.

Pakachoag Music School

Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 2:00pm

This Wednesday, Joe Zupan invites music teachers to perform on Jazz New England. Join us at 2 pm when Pakachoag Music School instructors Curtis Smith and Nike Beaudry perform the music of Gershwin for clarinet and piano. The performance will be followed by an interview with Executive Director, Sarah Smongeski. We'll enjoy some classic music and learn about the good things going on at Pakachoag. Be sure to tune in Wednesday at 2 for Jazz New England.

Hugh Masekela

Date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 4:00pm
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This is a must listen this weekend on Bonnie Johnson's Color's of Jazz program. Bonnie will be interviewing the living legend, Hugh Masekela. The South African trumpeter and singer has toured across the globe, won a Grammy, and had several number one singles. In addition to the success of his musical voice, he is a legend for his activism and work to end apartheid in his native South Africa.

Colors of Jazz Musician's Showcase

Date: 
Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 4:00pm
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Join host Bonnie Johnson for this stellar edition of Colors of Jazz!

Aaron Diehl

Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 6:00pm

Dubbed “the Real Diehl” by Wynton Marsalis, pianist Aaron Diehl is bringing the music of keyboard giants like Scott Joplin, Art Tatum, and Duke Ellington to a whole new generation. Diehl was named the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz by the American Pianists Association. On this session, hear Diehl’s modern take on the music of the time honored masters of stride and swing. 

The Music of Bud Powell and Earl Hines

Date: 
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

The story of the modern jazz piano can be heard in the hands of Earl "Fatha" Hines and Earl "Bud" Powell. Hines worked with Louis Armstrong and brought a new dimension from ragtime. Powell's inventive, emotional soloing brought the piano into the bebop era. Pianist Marcus Roberts and his nonet take us through theses innovators of piano with songs such as "Bubbling Over" and "Dance of the Infidels."

CONAL FOWKES

Date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 6:00pm
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Pianist Conal Fowkes discusses his long participation in Woody Allen’s jazz band and his recent part doing the vocals and piano work of the Cole Porter character in Woody’s film Midnight in Paris.

The Mingus Orchestra: Better Get It In Your Soul at St. Bartholomew's Church

Date: 
Friday, February 17, 2012 - 6:00pm

Charles Mingus (1922-79) wrote, ". . . it is time our children were raised to think they can play bassoon, French horn, English horn, full percussion, violin, cello. If we so-called jazz musicians who are composers, the spontaneous composers, started including these instruments in our music, it would open everything up. This acoustic concert, held on the weekend of the annual Charles Mingus High School Competition in New York, effectively follows through on his premise.

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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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