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George Lernis

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!

The Birth of the Cool with the Bill Charlap Trio

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

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

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.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 6:00pm

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

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


Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

Guitarist/vocalist Matt Munisteri talks about drawing on jazz and western swing for his unique approach to playing and composing.

Wynton With Strings

Monday, January 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

The cry of the trumpet over the swell of lush strings: Wynton Marsalis and his quintet join a chamber orchestra conducted by Robert Sadin to revisit "Stardust," "Baby Won't You Please Come Home," and "After You're Gone." Hold onto your heart. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Roy Hargrove

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 4:00pm

Kim Burrell’s Jazz Gospel Holiday Special

Monday, December 26, 2011 - 6:00pm

Vocalist Kim Burrell fills the Allen Room with the sounds of holiday spirit. Her festive ensemble includes musical director Damien Sneed, Leon Lacy & Orchestra, and special guests. They offer soulful renditions of holiday classics including Silent Night, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and Little Drummer Boy. Join us for this musical feast.  


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