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Dave Green

Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Joining Judy Carmichael is British bassist Dave Green, and he discusses his long career playing with everyone from Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins, to his band with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

Mark Murphy

Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Jazz vocal great, Mark Murphy discusses his inspirations and the advice he give to young singers: listen to drummers to improve scat singing.

Kurt Elling and Richard Galliano

Date: 
Monday, October 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

There are many ways of displaying love through words and actions, but music expresses love on another dimension. This week, Kurt Elling and Richard Galliano perform "songs of love" alongside host Wendell Pierce. Make sure you catch the magic this Monday, October 8th at 6PM.

Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes at the Kennedy Center

Date: 
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

They're married but don't have much time to rehearse together. So when Bill and Renee play, "...it clicks! There's a warmth there," as Rosnes told NPR in a double interview. Double Portrait is their album and you can hear highlights from one recent night, two concerts, in the Family Theater on WICN 90.5 this Friday, October 12 at 6PM.

Wayne Barker

Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Vocalist/arranger/pianist talks about his Lambert, Hendricks and Ross style vocal group and his many adventures working with Dame Edna, hosted by Judy Carmichael.

Catherine Russell and Virginia Mayhew

Date: 
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 6:00pm

Catherine Russell is a lady born to music. Her father, Luis Russell (1902-63), was Louis Armstrong's orchestra leader beginning in the mid-1930s. Her mother, Carline Ray, is a bassist, singer, great all-around musician and a member of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, the 1940s all-woman band that swung as hard as the men. "This Daughter of Jazz Is One Cool Cat," reads the headline of Nat Hentoff's profile for The Wall Street Journal.

Thomas Lauderdale

Date: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Thomas Lauderdale is the co-founder of the celebrated orchestral ensemble Pink Martini, which bridges classical, jazz, world music and old-fashioned pop.

"I'm inching my way towards Liberace land every day," Lauderdale says, laughing after opening with a rollicking take on "Malaguena," composed by Cuba's equivalent of George Gershwin, Ernesto Lecuona.

Rachel MacFarlane

Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Voice actor/singer Rachael MacFarlane discusses her role as “Haley” on “American Dad” and other characters on “Family Guy”, working with her brother Seth, and her debut jazz CD “Haley Sings”, celebrating her character’s (and her own) love for jazz..

Steve Wilson With Strings

Date: 
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 6:00pm

To inaugurate the 2011-12 jazz season at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., director of jazz Kevin Struthers wanted something special and different. So he called on go-to alto sax man Steve Wilson, and Wilson delivered an all-star jazz group — Bruce Barth (piano), Michael Bowie (bass), Lewis Nash (drums) — plus three violins (Diane Monroe, Matvei Sigalov and Naira Underwood), a violist (Dawn Michelle Johnson), a cellist (Troy Kenneth Stuart) and high expectations.

Jason Moran

Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jason Moran is one of the most talked-about pianists and composers of the past decade. In 2010, he was made a MacArthur Fellow and is now the top jazz adviser for the Kennedy Center, picking up where Dr. Billy Taylor left off. Moran opens this session with a song from his latest album, Ten, called "Blue Blocks" — a commission by the Philadelphia Museum of Art for an exhibition of quilts from Gee's Bend, Ala. The way Moran describes the quilts to host Jon Weber sounds very much like Moran's own music.

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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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