On Thursday Jazz New England bassist, pianist and composer John Funkhouser drops by. His music is intelligent, interesting and inspiring. Hear for yourself at 2pm and find out where you can see John this weekend.
The man who spent 30 years at the school as Dean of Curriculum and Executive Vice President joins us on Wednesday. Gary Burton retired from Berklee a few years ago but hasn't slowed down. His band will appear at this weekend's Beantown Jazz Festival. Catch up with this multi-Grammy winner Wednesday at 2 pm.
A couple of Grammy winning vibraphonists join us this week on Jazz New England. Monday Dave Samuels is our guest. The Caribbean Jazz Project founder has unveiled his latest project, The Organik Vibe Trio to rave reviews. Tune in Monday at 2 pm to hear from this vibraphonist and Berklee educator.
For many people, the worlds of symphonic orchestras and jazz are two opposing and conflicting styles of music, in this episode of the Jazz Rythm series, we bring you a two part show highlighting the artists and musicians who have fused Jazz with symphonic music, and invite you to explore this fun and interesting blend of musical styles. Remember to tune in to Jazz Rhythm for part 2 of this series, airing next week!
Pianist and singer Bobby Short was a champion of American Popular Song and an institution among cabaret singers — he had a gig at the Carlyle in New York for over 35 years. Short accompanies his unforgettable voice as he and McPartland explore some of the lesser known chapters of the Great American Songbook, including "Shout 'Em Aunt Tillie" and Jimmy McHugh's "Where Are You."
Join us as we celebrate the music of Ted Rosenthal, an internationally renowned jazz pianist, who has collaborated with jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer and James Moody.
On Wednesday's edition of Jazz New England we'll talk Russian Jazz. Russian-born and Leominister-based pianist Eugene Maslov visits. We'll catch up with this 'old friend' and and also hear from Larry Applebaum, Senior Music Reference Librarian and jazz specialist in the Music Division at the Library of Congress. Larry visited Russian this year to help the country establish a Jazz Archive. All things "Russian Jazz" Wednesday on Jazz New England at 2 pm.
Guitarist Gerry Beaudoin returns to Jazz New England this Tuesday. In his long career he's recording with the legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and was a founding member of the all-star guitar trio that included Duke Robillard and J. Geils. Join us Tuesday at 2 pm when Gerry gets us up to date on his activities.