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Monk on Monk: Celebrating Birthdays and 21st Century Jazz

Date: 
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 4:00pm
Program: 

Host Bonnie Johnson interviewed jazz drummer, composer, bandleader Thelonious "T.S." Monk III on October 10, 2013 to commemorate the 96th anniversary of the birth of his father, the legendary musician, pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917-1982).

Miguel Zenón and Dafnis Prieto

Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

Accomplished MacAuthor fellows Miguel Zenón and Dafnis Prieto will be joining Dee Dee Bridgwater on this week's JazzSet. Zenón, a saxophonist from Puerto Rico, and Prieto, a drummer out of Cuba, combine their island influences for a worldly jazz experience. Be sure to tune in at 6PM!

Nnenna Freelon: A Muse For All Seasons

Date: 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 4:00pm
Program: 

Jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon inspires and encourages creativity. A native New Englander, Ms. Freelon was born in Boston, raised in Cambridge, and has "chased [her] dreams" into a life-long journey that has manifested a stellar career in music.

JP Lipa

Date: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Filmmaker talks about his upcoming PBS Christmas special “Heirloom Meals” and his use of jazz throughout (including Judy Carmichael’s appearance singing a swinging “Winter Wonderland”) and his backstage filming of Michael Jackson during preparation for Michael’s last tour.

The Mulgrew Miller Trio

Date: 
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

Considered the most demanded pianist in jazz by The New York Times, Mulgrew Miller performs with his trio at the 10th Anniversary of The KC Jazz Club at The Kennedy Center. This exceptionally talented and "harmonically diverse" group join Dee Dee Bridgewater for this week's segment of JazzSet.

Maria Schneider

Date: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Jazz composer talks about being the first musician to win a Grammy with a CD released exclusively on the internet and her influences from stride piano to The Fifth Dimension.

Gretchen Parlato & The Cookers

Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

Ninety years ago near the village of Katonah, N.Y., art lovers Walter and Lucie Rosen bought Caramoor, a wooded estate, and built a home for their collection of painting and sculpture. Every room was a gallery, including their favorite, the Music Room; after they lost their only son in World War II, they presented a small concert series there to honor him. So began the transformation of Caramoor from a private home to an arts center and treasure for Westchester County, north of New York City.

David Parsons

Date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

We revisit Judy’s conversation with dancer/choreographer David Parsons who talks about capitalizing on improvisation and the input of his dancers when creating a piece, and his passion for creating with jazz musicians, most notably, his work with the late Billy Taylor.

Billy Childs Quartet

Date: 
Friday, November 23, 2012 - 6:00pm

When Pianist Billy Childs was 21 in late 1978,  the high-profile, high-register trumpeter Freddie Hubbard hired him.

"I can't imagine the patience that [Hubbard] must have exercised while trying to solo while I am 'helping' him with my youthful comping [accompanying] ideas, which a lot of times meant just playing all over his solo," Childs tells JazzSet. "I feel fortunate to have been brought up in that time, because that was the way you learned jazz. [You] learned by doing it."

Caroline Doctorow

Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Singer/songwriter Caroline Doctorow talks about the influence her famous father E.L. Doctorow has had on her writing and how she marries jazz and folk music.

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