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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

MATT MUNISTERI

Date: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

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

Wynton With Strings

Date: 
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

Date: 
Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 4:00pm
Program: 

Kim Burrell’s Jazz Gospel Holiday Special

Date: 
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.  

Stephen Sondheim

Date: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 6:00pm

Stephen Sondheim is undeniably the best-known living composer and lyricist working in the American theatre, having earned multiple Tony and Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. He was mentored by playwright Oscar Hammerstein II and studied theory with composer Milton Babbitt. This episode showcases a selection of tunes penned by Sondheim, including "Send In The Clowns, "Old Friends, and "I Wish I Could Forget, on which he sings and plays piano.

Ella Fitzgerald Part II

Date: 
Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 6:00pm

Tonight on Jazz Rhythm, special guest hosts Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker continue the musical portrait of the life of one of Jazz’s greatest voices. 

Ella Fitzgerald Part I

Date: 
Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 6:00pm

Ella was a major song stylist, partnering with the greatest names in jazz like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Count Basie, while leaving an indelible mark on jazz. 

Special guest hosts are actors Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker.
 

Two Skirts And A Shirt at the Kennedy Center

Date: 
Friday, December 30, 2011 - 6:00pm

Rene Marie asks rhetorically, "Do you remember when it was not unusual for jazz composers to write about social issues? What happened?" and answers her question in song. Enjoy the only night on record with the exuberant Rene Marie, Carla Cook and Allan Harris together, singing music by Eric Bibb, Oscar Brown Jr., Donnie Hathaway, Gene McDaniel and Leonard Cohen. 

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