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Sachal Vasandani

Date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

Sachal Vasandani is already earning critical acclaim as the next great male jazz vocalist. And today’s listeners agree—his 2011 album, Hi-Fly, shot straight to the number one spot on the iTunes jazz chart. Vasandani also penned some of the tunes on the album.  On this week’s program, he swings on a set of standards and originals with host Jon Weber.

AXEL ZWINGENBERGER & LILA AMMONS

Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

German boogie-woogie pianist Axel Zwingenberger and American vocalist Lila Ammons (opera singer and granddaughter of pianist Albert and niece of saxophonist Gene) talk about working together, in spite of their very different cultural and musical backgrounds.

Rivers Runs Deep

Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2012 - 6:00pm

Sam Rivers Duet And Orchestra. Saxophonist and band leader Sam Rivers passed away on December 26, 2011. In his 2001 JALC-commissioned work for his orchestra, Rivers revealed a vibrant compositional palette with the poly-instrumentalist Anthony Cole. Hear what Dizzy Gillespie meant when he said Rivers "plays ALL the changes."

Allan Harris

Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 2:00pm

Thursday on Jazz New England guitarist and vocalist Allan Harris will bring his band into the WICN Performance Studio. This New York musician has performed around the world with virtually every major artist in jazz. The only thing greater than his musical talent is his philanthropic efforts. We'll hear about that and enjoy the music of the Allan Harris Thursday at 2 pm on Jazz New England as he does a warm up show before his Sculler's appearance later that night.

Matt Savage

Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 2:00pm

Another familiar face visits Monday on Jazz New England. WICN listeners have heard Matt Savage on the airwaves and seen him at the Brown Bag Series since he was ten years old. The young jazzman is all grown up now and marching on with his career. Join us Monday at 2 pm when we visit with this amazing musician.

Kris Bowers

Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 6:00pm

Kris Bowers began classical piano studies as a toddler in Los Angeles. In 2011, he walked away with the top honor at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition—a major career boost for the Juilliard student. He brings his award-winning chops to the Piano Jazz studios for this set of tunes.

BLOSSOM DEARIE

Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 6:00pm

The late Blossom Dearie delighted audiences with her tasty piano playing, hip vocal interpretations and sly humor. Blossom talks about her inspirations and favorite younger musicians.

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.

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