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.
Tune in to Jazz Inspired as we celebrate George Wein, an American jazz promoter and producer who has been called "the most famous jazz impresario" and "the most important non-player... in jazz history". He is the founder of what is probably the best-known jazz festival in the United States, the Newport Jazz Festival, which is held every summer in Newport, Rhode Island. George Wein is also a pianist and has also performed at numerous jazz festivals and events including his own Newport Jazz Festival.
Join us as we showcase the live musical collaboration of Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner, which has been described by critics as "Effortless Mastery." The harmonica - piano duo has been making waves in the Jazz world since they recorded an album together back in 2002. The romantic melodicism and nimble fills in Thielemans’s playing matched his equally by Werner's marvelous accompaniment. This is definetly not a one to miss, so tune in on Friday at 6pm!
On Tuesday's edition of Jazz New England we meet drummer, composer and bandleader Tim Horner. This Berklee grad hit the road with The Tommy Dorsey big band in 1978 and has been well established in New York since the early 80's. He's worked with just about every major figure in the world of jazz and has toured the globe as a "jazz ambassador" for the State Department. Tim's composing skill are on display in his latest recording "The Places We Feel Free." We'll heard from this new release when Tim Horner joins us Tuesday at 2 pm.
Join us, as we welcome our special guest, Kenny Hadley for a Sunday Jazz Matinee! Kenny will be playing several of his favorite records from his personal collection and speaking about his experiences with the musicians featured on his recordings.
Max Morath was born on October 1, 1926 in Colorodo Springs, Colorado. Though himself born after ragtime's decline, Max learned to play it from his mother who had been a professional ragtime pianist. He was a radio and TV-actor, writer, announcer and general entertainer before he devoted his career to ragtime. It was while playing the period music for off-fashioned melodramas in the West that he became fascinated by it, and soon began playing it in cabarets, as well as re searching every facet that he could find.