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Patty Ascher

Date: 
Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 2:00pm

Patty Ascher, a Sao Paulo Brazil-based artist comes from a musical family and has been mentored by the legendary Roberto Menescal. Earlier this summer she worked with John Pizzarelli during his Brazilian tour. She's in the Northeast this week performing and joins us on Thursday at 2 pm.

Aimee Allen

Date: 
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 2:00pm

Singer-Songwriter Aimee Allen is a true renaissance woman. She began singing professionally while attending Yale, later lived and performed in Paris before earning law degrees from Columbia and the Sorbonne. We'll hear selection from her latest release "Winters and Mays" and maybe a live tune or two.

Ron Carter

Date: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 2:00pm

The legendary bassist talks about the recent re-issue of his 1970's CTI recording All Blues.

Warren Vache

Date: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

Warren Vache is a remarkable horn player, with astounding chops and a warm tone whether he's playing trumpet, flugelhorn, or cornet. He has developed his own unique and thoroughly modern style, but Vache's sense of jazz heritage is strong. He's known as a master performer of traditional jazz. Drummer Glenn Davis and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi join McPartland and Vache on "Basin Street Blues" and "Louisiana".

Randy Weston at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Date: 
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 6:00pm

At the piano, Randy Weston's knees come up as high as the keys. He is a tall man with a deep sound on his instrument of 70 years. For him jazz is not a genre. It's spirit. It's home, celebrated in music from the opening "African Rhythms to his long-time theme, "Love, the Mystery Of. 

Yotam Silberstein at the KC Jazz Club

Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2011 - 6:00pm

Guitarist Yotam from Tel Aviv made a great first impression at the Kennedy Center in the sold-out Ella! concert (as broadcast on JazzSet). Now he is touring worldwide with pianist Monty Alexander. Yotam's friend Roy Assaf on piano is a graduate of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead training at the Kennedy Center. 

2012 NEA Jazz Master Von Freeman, for his 88th birthday

Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

Born October 3, 1923, in Chicago, "Vonski is a founder of the Chicago School of jazz tenor saxophonists, cited by the National Endowment for the Arts. "With his individual sound, at once husky and melodic, he makes every song his own. And he does, at the Green Mill with fellow tenor Ed Petersen, New Year's Eve 2010, on JazzSet

Billie Holiday: The 1930s - Part 1 of 3

Date: 
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 6:00pm

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan, April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.

Nnenna Freelon

Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 6:00pm
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Live performance by Michelle Cruz

Date: 
Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 4:30pm
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MICHELLE CRUZ is a singer/songwriter who blends jazz, folk and rock in her music.

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Al Dean

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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