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Elio Villafranca: Cinqué - Suite of the Caribbean

Date: 
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
Program: 

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with GRAMMY nominated pianist, composer, band leader, educator Elio Villafranca. He has composed a five movement suite of music for large ensemble that pays homage to the folkloric tradition he grew up with in Cuba.  Incorporating percussion, Latin rhythms and dance, this suite is no small feat.

"Um Gosto de Sol I" - Catherine Bent/Elis Rosiera

Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:00pm
Program: 

Cellist Catherine Bent and vocalist/guitarist Elis Rosiera met in the deep of a New England winter and discovered they were both under the spell of Brazilian music. Their music is truly a taste of the sun. It’s a blend, European Dance Music African rhythms and Brazilian Jazz sounds. Featuring Catherine Bent on Cello and Elis Rosiera on Guitar and Voice.

Penelope Thwaites

Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 6:00pm
Program: 

This week on Jazz Inspired, Judy Carmichael welcomes British classical pianist Penelope Thwaites who talks about the unexpected places she finds "jazz" in some of her favorite classical music.

" Moonlight Alley" - The Nick Goumas Quartet

Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 6:00pm
Program: 

This week’s DreamFarm Jazz synergy is a culmination of the classic Jazz sensibilities, talents, and temperaments of 4 of New England’s best known players. Heading the band is Nick Goumas, whose steadfast dedication to the Jazz of the early to mid 60’s informs his own original music and his interpretations of the greats. Julie welcomes Nick and his band into the barn for yet another day of swinging dreams. Featuring Nick Goumas on Sax, Steve Hunt on Piano, Bruce Gertz on Bass, Jack Dieffendorf on Drums.

Jason Moran's "In My Mind: Monk at the Town Hall, 1959"

Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 6:00pm

"Thelonious Monk is the most important musician. Period!" That's pianist Jason Moran on "the first pianist who made me want to be a pianist." So Moran decided to present a personal reflection on Monk's music, reconfiguring the 1959 large ensemble concert that Monk presented at Town Hall in New York City. Ever the interdisciplinary thinker, Moran also gathered photographs and archival audio recordings to present a visual companion piece to his new arrangements.

Celebrate International Jazz Day With "Colors of Jazz"

Date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 4:00pm
Program: 

Host Bonnie Johnson revives the Saturday afternoon with Colors of Jazz to kick off UNESCO's 5th Annual International Jazz Day. Bonnie will talk with Jazz Day artists including Music Director John Beasley and vocalist Al Jarreau.

Diversions

Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:00pm
Program: 

This week on Dreamfarm Julie Lavender invites Diversions to join her in the barn. Diversions offers us new insights into to traditional jazz realms of yesterday while combining modern production value perspectives on today. A six-piece modern jazz ensemble with a rich and sumptuous sound.


Featuring:

Caroline N’Diaye-Tenor Saxophone
Martin Case-Soprano Sax, W. African Percussion
Adonis Martin - Piano
Wain Jonze-Guitar
Zachary Rochester-Cello
David Walker-Bass
Joe Hartigan-Drums

Dick Hyman

Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Pianist Dick Hyman has enjoyed a long career playing concerts and composing for movies and television. He now refers to himself as "Mr. Eighty Eight," since he's reached that age milestone, which, of course, has particular significance for a pianist. Dick is Judy's first guest recorded onstage from Kiawah Island, SC. Join Dick and Judy as they talk about his work with Woody Alen and much more!

Romain Collin

Date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

Described by NPR host Jon Weber as “a visionary composer, an extraordinary jazz pianist and a very bright young rising star in the jazz world”, and touted by the Boston Globe as being “among the leading lights of a new breed of jazz players”, Romain Collin continues to develop “a highly personal and contemporary vision” (A Blog Supreme, NPR), combining the tradition of improvisation with sound designing, and classical music.

The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival with Akua Dxon

Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Every spring, a New York City community organization puts on a month's worth of jazz events centered around the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival turns the spotlight on a historically African-American region, and often some lesser-heard talents. Though Akua Dixon has played in just about every situation open to a cellist, less frequently does she lead a band bearing her own name.

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