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Rags, Strides and Stomps

Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2012 - 7:00pm

Our trio honors the giants of the stride piano -- Fats Waller, James P. Johnson and Willie "The Lion" Smith. Virtuoso Marcus Roberts and newcomers Jonathan Batiste and Aaron Diehl take turns in a cutting contest on the keys. Jazz's piano masters are still hard to beat.

Peter Mintun

Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:00pm
Program: 

Peter Mintun, doesn’t consider himself a jazz pianist, but rather a pianist specializing in jazz age tunes. Peter was smitten with 20′s and 30′s music from a young age, and now, after years of playing it, and befriending many of the composers and performers from this period, he’s become an authority and archivist of this musical period, and shared with Judy his thoughts on what makes this music so special and enduring.

Dominique Eade

Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 2:00pm

She considered by many to be one of the most original jazz vocalists around and has mentored and taught many of today's brightest singing stars. Dominique Eade visits on Thursday's "Jazz New England."  She's taught at New England Conservatory for over 25 years, collaborated with just about every major player in jazz and has a new recording with one of her major influences, pianist Ran Blake. Join us Thursday when the amazing Dominique Eade  visits Jazz New England, Thursday at 2 pm.

PAT O’LEARY

Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Bassist Pat O’Leary has helped some of the best musicians in jazz swing like mad: Diana Krall, Bob Dorough, Lionel Hampton, Mel Lewis and others. O’Leary is also a composer and passionate teacher and talked to Judy about a fascinating project in Serbia where he combined his talents, working with students and professionals to present his arrangements of Serbian folk songs as reborn jazz orchestrations

NEA Jazz Masters Retrospective

Date: 
Monday, January 16, 2012 - 6:00pm

For thirty years, the NEA has gathered the masters of jazz to honor their own. Join us as we highlight these decades - including 2011 inductees Hubert Laws, David Liebman, Johnny Mandel, Orrin Keepnews, Ellis Marsalis and the Marsalis family -- in music and words. And we'll hear from the creator of the Jazz Masters award A.B. Spellman. 

Tiny Parham Part II

Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 6:00pm

During this installment of Jazz Rhythm, host Dave Radlauer expands on his look at influential Chicago bandleader Tiny Parham, including comparisons of his original Victor recordings and contemporary interpretations of his music. 

Julian Lage

Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 6:00pm

As a child, Julian Lage was quickly recognized as a guitar prodigy. He recorded with David Grisman and toured with Gary Burton before he was old enough to drive. Since then he has evolved into a composer with a deep understanding of the scope of American music, expressed on his acclaimed 2011 album, Gladwell. Lage solos on his “Etude  #1” and “Alone Together,” and joins Jon Weber for “Just Friends.”

Tribute to Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010)

Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

Toward the end of Lincoln's life, Bridgewater personally assured the songwriter that her original music would survive her, and live on as others sing Abbey. That conversation led to this three-woman concert -- affectionate, moving and humorous -- and a climactic staging of We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, the historic 1961 recording with Abbey as vocalist. Musical Director of this concert is Terri Lyne Carrington. 

Kenny Hadley & Arnie Krakowsky

Date: 
Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Join Al Dean on Jazz Matinee as he brings two of his good friends, Bandleader Kenny Hadley, of the Kenny Hadley Big Band, and tenor sax man Arnie Krakowsky on to play some of their favorite tunes! Kenny and Arnie have been playing together for years and have tremendous chemistry both on stage and in the studio.

Check out Kenny and Arnie performing together in the Kenny Hadley Big Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik26wz5QFYw&feature=related

Nick Hempton

Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 2:00pm

Join Joe Zupan for this edition of Jazz New England as sax man Nick Hempton calls in. He left his native Australia for New York in 2004 and hasn't looked back, He's a mainstay on the New York scene and will be in New England this week for a performance. Join us Thursday at 2pm to meet saxophonist Nick Hempton.

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