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Masters of the Mallet

Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

Three modern masters of the mallet take the stage at Dizzy's for one solid hour of good vibes. Hear three vibraphonists who span the generations -- Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Locke and Stefon Harris.

Arturo O'Farrill and The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

O'Farrill is making his big dreams for Afro-Latin jazz come true. This set from Newport presents three generations of composers, from Arturo O'Farrill's father Chico to Arturo himself to Dafnis Prieto and Gabriel Alegría from Cuba and Peru respectively, and one big exuberant ensemble to play them.

Greg Abate

Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 2:00pm

WICN favorite Greg Abate drops in on Thursday's Jazz New England. Truly one of the hardest working musicians in jazz, Greg is the true 'road warrior.' He'll catch us up on his latest adventures including an upcoming recording date with the great Phil Woods. Joins us Thursday at 2pm for our favorite, Greg Abate.

Marissa Licata

Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 2:00pm

Another rising jazz star makes her WICN debut on Jazz New England. Violinist Marissa Licata brings her band into the Performance Hall Wednesday at 2 pm. This Honduras-born musician has already toured with Jethro Tull and Gloria Estefan as well as performing at the Latin Grammy Awards. Hear Marissa and her exciting band Wednesday at 2pm on Jazz New England!

Coleman Hawkins

Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jazz Rhythm looks at the life of Coleman Hawkins, who was one of the first prominent tenor saxophone players. Hawkins was a prime influence of several notable sax players, including Lester Young, John Coltrane, and Sonny Rollins. Mostly associated with big band and swing era jazz, Hawkins led several bebop and beat Jazz bands, and was the bandleader on what is considered the first bebop recording of all time, a 1941 session with Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach in 1944. 

Mark Turner Quartet: Live At The Village Vanguard

Date: 
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 7:00pm

NPR Music cites Mark Turner's "floating chromaticism, rhythmic mindfulness and lightness of tone." He's the tenor saxophonist in last week's Abbey Lincoln tribute on JazzSet, leading his wide age-range quartet with newcomer pianist David Virelles from Cuba, Ben Street on bass, and Vanguard veteran drummer Paul Motian on this edition of JazzSet. 

Tammy McCann

Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 7:00pm

Vocalist Tammy McCann discovered jazz while she was an opera student in her native Chicago. She decided to apply her considerable vocal range to a broad palette of musical styles, touring as a backup singer for Ray Charles and with her own successful gospel ensemble. Host Jon Weber accompanies McCann on “Daydream,” “Why Was I Born,” and “Easy Living.”

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.

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