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David Parsons

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

Dee Dee Bridgewater Quintet

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

Dee Dee Bridgewater's smile says it all: JazzSet is happily celebrating 20 years of performances every week on NPR. In September, we featured original host Branford Marsalis with his 2012 quartet for our anniversary. Now, today's host Dee Dee Bridgewater weaves her spell and leads a crack quintet through a new set from the Caramoor Jazz Festival.

Eric Comstock

Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 6:00pm
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Cabaret singer/pianist Eric Comstock discusses creating the off Broadway show “Our Sinatra” and what jazz has done to inspire and expand his performances

Yoko Miwa

Date: 
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 4:00pm
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Jazz pianist and bandleader Yoko Miwa started out playing classical piano at the age of four. The Kobe, Japan native first heard jazz as a teenager and immediately fell in love with the music. Today, her playing has been described as that of a "jazz poet". In the last year, the Berklee College of Music graduate was also appointed Assistant Professor at her alma mater. Ms.

Benny Green

Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Benny Green is joined by Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums as they perform Monk's Dream: Fifty Years Fresh on this week's JazzSet. Theolonious Monk's revolutionary music has influenced Green's piano style since he was a child and is exemplified through Green's usage of his whole body while performing Monk's material at the KC Jazz Club at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Mark Murphy

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

Jazz vocal great, Mark Murphy discusses his inspirations and the advice he give to young singers: listen to drummers to improve scat singing.

Lewis Nash Quartet & Kurt Elling

Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

Tune in this Friday at 6PM to catch back to back performances of the Lewis Nash Quartet and Kurt Elling from the performances at the Newport Jazz Festival from this summer. Nash is an accomplished jazz drummer who has collaborated with many artists, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, and Oscar Peterson to name a few. Elling is a jazz vocalist, composer, and lyricist who has bee nominated for nine Grammy Awards since 1995 and continues to release award winning albums. 

Jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris

Date: 
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 4:00pm
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Jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris has a distinguished voice that is well-known in the jazz world and throughout New England. Raised in the Newton, Massachusetts, the jazz improviser and teacher has released nearly a dozen albums to date.

Ms. Parris will join Brazilian born, New York City-based drummer/composer Mauricio Zottarelli and his quintet MOZIK for a celebration of the music of Jobim on Tuesday, October 30th at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston.

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