On Thursday another favorite visits the WICN studios. Pianist Pamela Hines has release another critically-acclaimed recording, is staying as busy as ever and will once again lead the WICN house band on our upcoming annual Holiday Jam next month.
Wednesday one of our favorite musicians joins us by telephone. Pianist and composer Yoko Miwa has performed around the world and recently took part in the celebration and last public performance of the great Marian McPartland in New York. Tune in Wednesday when we catch up with Yoko Miwa.
On Tuesday Drummer & Percussionist George Lernis make his Jazz New England debut. This Cyprus-born musician attended Berklee and the Longy School of Music and is in the process of establishing his band. They have a new release and an upcoming New England appearance. Hear all about it Tuesday at 2 p.m.
It's a guitar celebration on Monday's Jazz New England when John Stowell and Joe Weinberg join us. Portland, Oregon based John Stowell is described by virtuoso Larry Coryell as " master creator with incredible originality." Joe Weinberg has performed and taught in New England for years and works regularly with John Stowell on his trips east. Join us Monday at 2 pm for some serious "picking."
Join us as we explore the musical stylings of the Roy Hargrove Quintet! For Roy, Jazz isn't just about repeating the tired and true. "It's about being innovative, which is cool. But innovation right now will come in music that's swinging and feels good. It's meaningless if it doesn't make you feel something.” If your looking for a taste of something new, or want to see what the most creative artists in Jazz have to offer then tune in!
Join us as we explore the music of JoAnne Brackeen, who has been described as "a visionary of extraordinary depth" by Tony Bennett, and "a pianist-composer of phenomenal capacity" by the late Bill Evans. Brackeen is consistently ranked by critics and jazz magazines as one of the best jazz pianists in the world, along with Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, and Chick Corea.
Acclaimed as one of Australia's finest young jazz vocalists, Emma Franz has had twelve years experience fronting bands ranging from intimate trio settings through to big bands such as the popular Moovin' and Groovin' Orchestra. She has worked with many fine Australian musicians in performances at prominent jazz clubs, festivals, five star hotels, casinos and concert venues in Melbourne, Sydney, and around Australia.
This Sunday, November 13th, we will be paying tribute to all the men and woman who served and are serving in the armed forces with the music from past of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Peggy Lee, Perry Como and many many more on the Sunday Jazz Matinee with Al Dean. Hope you tune in for this very special show and thanks for listening in.