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Jason Moran's "In My Mind: Monk at the Town Hall, 1959"

Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 6:00pm

"Thelonious Monk is the most important musician. Period!" That's pianist Jason Moran on "the first pianist who made me want to be a pianist." So Moran decided to present a personal reflection on Monk's music, reconfiguring the 1959 large ensemble concert that Monk presented at Town Hall in New York City. Ever the interdisciplinary thinker, Moran also gathered photographs and archival audio recordings to present a visual companion piece to his new arrangements.

Celebrate International Jazz Day With "Colors of Jazz"

Date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 4:00pm
Program: 

Host Bonnie Johnson revives the Saturday afternoon with Colors of Jazz to kick off UNESCO's 5th Annual International Jazz Day. Bonnie will talk with Jazz Day artists including Music Director John Beasley and vocalist Al Jarreau.

Diversions

Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:00pm
Program: 

This week on Dreamfarm Julie Lavender invites Diversions to join her in the barn. Diversions offers us new insights into to traditional jazz realms of yesterday while combining modern production value perspectives on today. A six-piece modern jazz ensemble with a rich and sumptuous sound.


Featuring:

Caroline N’Diaye-Tenor Saxophone
Martin Case-Soprano Sax, W. African Percussion
Adonis Martin - Piano
Wain Jonze-Guitar
Zachary Rochester-Cello
David Walker-Bass
Joe Hartigan-Drums

Dick Hyman

Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Pianist Dick Hyman has enjoyed a long career playing concerts and composing for movies and television. He now refers to himself as "Mr. Eighty Eight," since he's reached that age milestone, which, of course, has particular significance for a pianist. Dick is Judy's first guest recorded onstage from Kiawah Island, SC. Join Dick and Judy as they talk about his work with Woody Alen and much more!

Romain Collin

Date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

Described by NPR host Jon Weber as “a visionary composer, an extraordinary jazz pianist and a very bright young rising star in the jazz world”, and touted by the Boston Globe as being “among the leading lights of a new breed of jazz players”, Romain Collin continues to develop “a highly personal and contemporary vision” (A Blog Supreme, NPR), combining the tradition of improvisation with sound designing, and classical music.

The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival with Akua Dxon

Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Every spring, a New York City community organization puts on a month's worth of jazz events centered around the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival turns the spotlight on a historically African-American region, and often some lesser-heard talents. Though Akua Dixon has played in just about every situation open to a cellist, less frequently does she lead a band bearing her own name.

Ehud Asherie

Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Pianist Ehud Asherie was born in Isreal, spent his early years in Italy and now lives in the States. He brings an international perspective as well as wide musical knowledge to his jazz playing. Judy and Ehud discuss his broad range of influences including Orson Welles whom he considers a major source of inspiration.

Rufus Reid: The Evolving Bassist

Date: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 1:00pm
Program: 

Bassist/composer/educator Rufus Reid is the 2016 Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence.  Reid's Motéma Music recording "Quiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project"  received two nominations for the 57th GRAMMY Awards ~ Best Large Jazz Ensemble and Best Instrumental Composition.

Celebrating Betty Carter

Date: 
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 6:00pm

In this episode of Jazz Night in America, we hear stories from alumni of “the school of Betty Carter”, an esteemed collection of singers bound together by the thrall of Carter’s titanic influence on jazz. One of the most powerful voices in the American musical tradition, her lasting legacy is celebrated by vocalist Charenee Wade along with many past members of Carter’s band through the years.

"Entra" - Cecelia Zabala

Date: 
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Guitarist, singer, composer Cecilia Zabala was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975. She is guitarist, singer and composer Throughout her career, she has expressed her musical creativity using her guitar and her voice, creating original compositions that blend sensitivity, emotion, technique and intuition. Her music draws on a rich mixture of influences, from Argentinean folklore, the contemporary language of the twentieth century, jazz, tango, and Brazilian music.

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