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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

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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.

Lenny White on Return 2 Forever IV Tour

Date: 
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 2:00pm

RTF IV: Driven by the powerful engine of Chick Corea's keyboards, Stanley Clarke's bass and Lenny White's drums, along with bandleader legend and Mahavishnu Orchestra alum Jean-Luc Ponty on violin and fiery-fingered guitarist Frank Gambale — one word: EPIC.

Joining host Joe Zupan on Thursday promoting the RTF IV tour is Lenny White.

For more information on Return 2 Forever IV Tour, please visit http://return2forever.com/

Shannon Powell, The World’s Greatest Drummer

Date: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 6:00pm
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"The King of Treme" Shannon Powell is an American jazz and New Orleans jazz virtuoso drummer. He has toured internationally and played with Ellis Marsalis, Danny Barker, Willie Metcalf Jr., Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis & the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Diana Krall, Earl King, Dr. John, Marcus Roberts, John Scofield, Jason Marsalis, Leroy Jones, Nicholas Payton, and Donald Harrison Jr..

Comedian Steve Allen

Date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 6:00pm
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