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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Our unofficial "Vibraphonist Week" continues on Jazz New England Tuesday. After hearing from Dave Samuels and Gary Burton eariler, the man they both say is set to "carry on the vibraphone tradition" joins us. Warren Wolf studied at Berklee with Dave Samuels and returns to Boston this week for a performance. When he's not lead his group you can find Warren in the bands of Jason Palmer and Donal Fox. Join us Tuesday at 2 pm when vibraphonist Warren Wolf makes his WICN debut.
We conclude our preview of The Falmouth Jazz Festival on Monday when saxophonist & vocalist Stan Strickland checks in. He's as busy as always, taking his own band to Falmouth this weekend and continuing to perform around the world with his quartet and others. Join us Monday at 2 pm.
Join us as we explore the music of Bucky Pizzarelli, who's extraordinary skill as a rhythm player places him in the company of the great rhythm players like Freddie Greene and Barry Galbraith. And he has brought forward the great chord solo tradition begun by George Van Eps and Dick McDonough. Like George Van Eps, Bucky Pizzarelli adopted the seven-string electric guitar and for a while was one of the few jazz guitarists to exclusively play the seven-string.
Guitarist Julian Lage is a true jazz prodigy. Discovered by Gary Burton when he was just 12 years old, Lage has since played with Herbie Hancock, Joe Lovano and Carlos Santana. Lage shows off his amazing technique and improvisatory abilities on "My Funny Valentine" before teaming with Marian McPartland on "You and the Night and the Music."
Pianist Chuck Leavell has played with the shining stars of rock, country, jazz and pop, including Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band and Charles Mingus. Since 1982, he has been keyboardist and general music coordinator for the Rolling Stones. Leavell is also a dedicated environmentalist who maintains a tree farm outside of Macon, GA. He and Marian McPartland discuss their love of the environment and play "Georgia on My Mind."