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Bobby McFerrin

Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 6:00pm

Bobby McFerrin introduces a major work for a rhythmically-charged, internationally-cast, 22-vboice, improvising choir. McFerrin's sprawling work VOCAbuLarieS evokes African chant, gospel energy, Motown soul, minimalism and jazz polyphony - and this exhilarating performance also features a role for the Rose Theater audience. Wendell Pierce hosts

Seventy Years of Blue Note: Hard Bop and Beyond

Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 6:00pm

In the middle of the 20th century, the sound and soul of hard bop were captured in recordings by Milt Jackson, Dexter Gordon, Lou Donaldson, and Horace Silver on the Blue Note label: In the House of Swing, Singer Dianne Reeves and saxophonist Joe Lovano join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to honor the past and glimpse of the future of that label on its seventieth anniversary. Wendell Pierce hosts. 

Sara Serpa

Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 2:00pm

On Thursday we meet Sara Serpa. She studied classical music in her native Portugal before coming to the U. S. to enroll and Berklee and later NEC., also studying with Jerry Bergonzi and Dominique Eade. Join us this week on Jazz New England as we celebrate the future of jazz vocalists with two rising stars.

Tammy Scheffer

Date: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 2:00pm

 On Tuesday we welcome Tammy Scheffer . Born in Belgium and raised in Israel, she  studied at NEC with the likes of Jerry Bergonzi and vocalist-supreme Dominique Eade before moving to Brooklyn to start her career. She's back in New England this week for a performance and stops by to join us on Jazz New England, Tuesday at 2 pm.

Ben Heppner

Date: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Ben Heppner is recognized worldwide as the finest dramatic tenor before the public today. He excels in the most challenging roles, from Wagner's Tristan and Lohengrin to Verdi's Otello and Berlioz' Aeneas. He is acclaimed in music capitals around the world for his beautiful voice, intelligent musicianship and sparkling dramatic sense. His performances on the opera stage, in concert with the world's leading orchestras, in the most prestigious recital venues, and in recordings have set new standards in his demanding repertoire.

Prohibition and the Jazz Age

Date: 
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 6:00pm

Prohibition was intended to stifle vice - but instead, it nourished clubs run by organized crime and created a hot bed for jazz -- where "The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser" (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Ken Burns joins host Wendell Pierce to bring us the sound of the speakeasies. Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson are on the menu as Doug Wamble and Vince Giordano join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts. 

New Orleans Rhythm Kings (Part 3 of 3)

Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us for our concluding part of the series paying tribute to some of greatest names in rhythmic New Orleans Jazz! Expect some of your NOLA favorites such as Paul Mares, George Bruines, Leon Roppolo, and the infamous "Jelly Roll" Morton.

New Orleans Rhythm Kings (Part 2 of 3)

Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us for our second of three parts of our  series paying tribute to some of greatest names in rhythmic New Orleans Jazz! Expect some of your NOLA favorites such as Paul Mares, George Bruines, Leon Roppolo, and the infamous "Jelly Roll" Morton. Stay tuned next week for our concluding show of the series!

New Orleans Rhythm Kings (Part 1 of 3)

Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us for our first of three parts of our upcoming series paying tribute to some of greatest names in rhythmic New Orleans Jazz! Expect some of your NOLA favorites such as Paul Mares, George Bruines, Leon Roppolo, and the infamous "Jelly Roll" Morton. Stay tuned next week for part 2!

Leroy Jones

Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 6:00pm
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Join us as we explore the music of Leroy Jones, a celebrated jazz trumpeter.  Leroy has been playing music live since he was 10 years old, and has made a name for himself by blending funk with good ole' New Orleans Jazz. His most recent album, "Sweeter Than a Summer Breeze" has reinvented his traditional romantic jazz style by bringing string instruments  in to the studio, and on the road, an uncommon practice among many jazz musicians that has given his newest music a new, rich sound.

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Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

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