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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.

Tito Carrillo

Date: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 2:00pm

Chicago trumpeter Tito Carrillo made a major splash late last year with his debut recording, "Opening Statement."  That energy has carried over into the new year and we'll hear about that and more when Tito joins Joe on the phone Wednesday at 2 pm. 

George Lernis

Date: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 2:00pm

On Tuesday Cyprus-born, Boston-based drummer George Lernis and his band join us on Jazz New England. They'll be performing tunes from George's  debut recording as a leader. "Shapes of Nature." Join us at 2 pm.

Check out photos from the quintet performing live in the WICN studio!

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The Birth of the Cool with the Bill Charlap Trio

Date: 
Monday, January 9, 2012 - 6:00pm

Bill Charlap belongs to the new class of cool. With his trio and special guests Frank Wess and Mary Stallings, Charlap revisits the stomping grounds of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Lester Young. We'll hear "Pennies from Heaven," "Israel," "Lady Be Good" and more. (reprise of our 03/12/09 show)

Grace Kelly

Date: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 6:00pm

Brookline native and alto saxophone  phenom Grace Kelly has recorded with icons Lee Konitz and Phil Woods and is a seasoned road warrior with tour dates around the world -all before the age of 20! She recently added vocalist to her resume. Kelly duets with host Jon Weber on “The Way You Look Tonight,” and her original tunes:  the bouncy “Flying Fish” and the sultry bossa nova vocal, “Gone.”

Tiny Parham Part I

Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

Tonight Jazz Rhythm explores the musical landscape of Chicago pianist, composer and Bandleader Tiny Parham, who recorded over three dozen records between 1927 and 1930.

FRANK GEHRY & F. MURRAY ABRAHAM

Date: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Frank Gehry explores how architecture, like jazz, is a dynamic art that absorbs the times and culture it inhabits constantly reinventing itself while retaining its historic connection. In the second half of the show, Oscar winning actor (Best Actor, Amadeus) F. Murray Abraham discusses improvisation, spontaneity and jazz as great theater.

Mario Pavone Orange Double Tenor at the Litchfield Jazz Festival

Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pavone lived his dream: he quit his day job and played bass in the 1970s in the free-form Manhattan loft scene, developing stamina. A New Yorker writer described his technique as working the strings the way a sculptor chips away granite. “This is toe-tapping, misty-swirling, percolating, mind-bending, heat-emitting music, all wrapped in one.”  --All About Jazz critic Nils Jacobson

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