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Ole Mathisen and FEAR, the Forum for Electro-Acoustical Research, at Miller Theater, NYC

Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 6:00pm

Hear the Columbia University based quartet of Mathisen on saxophone, Chris Washburne on trombone, brother Per Mathisen on bass, Tony Moreno on drums, with Ole's exploratory, layered New Jazz Work entitled "Mirage. "We don't want the music to sound complicated," he says, "We only want it to BE complicated. If it sounds complicated, then it's difficult for people to relate to it. It needs to sound funky and earthy and visceral and emotional, and then also intellectual..."

John Wilson

Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Tune into Jazz Inspired as we highlight the music of John Wilson, the British conductor, arranger and musicologist who specializes in music for the small and big screens, as well as Big Band jazz and light music. He is renowned as the creator of the John Wilson Orchestra, founded in 1992.

New Ideas in Swing & Big Band Jazz

Date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 6:00pm

Tune into Jazz Rhythm as we explore new and innovative expressions of swing and big band jazz, along with a showcase of some of the most creative and revolutionary Big Band and Swing tunes you have ever heard!

Jazz Good Enough to Eat

Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 6:00pm

Food and Jazz Have always been a wonderful duo. Tune in for some Jazz, so savory that it will make your mouth water! 

Albert Dailey

Date: 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 6:00pm

Tune in, as we pay tribute to Albert Dailey, an active pianist, who made waves in the world of Jazz from his first major gig in 1964 until his untimely death 20 years later. He was lauded by critics as a constantly evolving jazz musician, showing constant development and creativity throughout his career, which lead him into numerous musical collaborations with artists such as Damita Jo, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Herman, Sonny Rollins, and Stan Getz.

Doc Cheatham's Life in Jaz Part II of II

Date: 
Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us as we continue our two part series paying tribute to Doc Cheatham, a trumpeter, singer, and bandleader who abandoned his family's plan to become a pharmacist to create a Jazz scene in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee where there was previously no Jazz music at all. Cheatham has played in numerous famous bands such as those of Albert Wynn, Ma Rainey, the bands of Bobby Lee and Wilber de Paris. He also performed a short stint with Chick Webb and Sam Wooding's band. 

Doc Cheatham's Life in Jazz Part I of II

Date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us as we pay tribute to Doc Cheatham, a trumpeter, singer, and bandleader who abandoned his family's plan to become a pharmacist to create a Jazz scene in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee where there was previously no Jazz music at all. Cheatham has played in numerous famous bands such as those of Albert Wynn, Ma Rainey, the bands of Bobby Lee and Wilber de Paris. He also performed a short stint with Chick Webb and Sam Wooding's band. Stay tuned next week for part two!

John Lewis

Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 6:00pm

Tune into Piano Jazz for a highlight of John Lewis, a widely celebrated jazz pianis and composer who helped to pioneer the bop style, and one of the best known directors of the Modern Jazz Quartet.

Christopher Guest

Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Join us as the writer, director, and actor of "Best in Show", "Waiting for Guffman", and "This is Spinal Tap" equates his movie-making process with Jazz performance.

Pamela Hines

Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:00pm

On Thursday another favorite  visits the WICN studios. Pianist Pamela Hines has release another critically-acclaimed recording, is staying as busy as ever and will once again lead the WICN house band on our upcoming annual Holiday Jam next month.

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