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Celebration of the Jazz Guitar: Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian

Date: 
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 6:00pm

Jazz's wandering gypsy spirit meets the bluesy swing of Oklahoma City. Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian brought the guitar out from the rhythm section and up to center stage. Guitarists Russell Malone, Bobby Broom and Frank Vignola, bassist Peter Washington and pianist Mulgrew Miller play out the jazz guitar revolution. Musical director and drummer, Lewis Nash. Wendell Pierce hosts.

The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

Duke Ellington described him as "my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head." Composer Billy Strayhorn penned some of Duke's most enduring songs, but he himself remained in relative obscurity. Vocalist Jose James and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra interpret Strayhorn classics including "Lush Life," "Take the 'A' Train" and "Something to Live For." Wendell Pierce hosts

Pianist/composer Jon Weber

Date: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Tune in as Chicago pianist Jon Weber talks about his jingle writing years, his love for every kind of jazz from the early days to the present, and what his recent move to NYC has done for his playing.

Benny Carter: American Genius Part 3 of 3

Date: 
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 6:00pm

Benny Carter should be considered among the greatest jazz alto saxists of the swing era alongside Johnny Hodges. More than merely a giant of jazz saxophone, Benny Carter was a composer and arranger, skilled clarinetist and gifted trumpet player, and an exceptionally versatile, talented musician active for more than three quarters of a century.

Benny carter: American Genius Part 2 of 3

Date: 
Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 4:30pm

Benny Carter should be considered among the greatest jazz alto saxists of the swing era alongside Johnny Hodges. More than merely a giant of jazz saxophone, Benny Carter was a composer and arranger, skilled clarinetist and gifted trumpet player, and an exceptionally versatile, talented musician active for more than three quarters of a century.

Benny Carter: American Genius Part 1 of 3

Date: 
Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:00pm

Benny Carter should be considered among the greatest jazz alto saxists of the swing era alongside Johnny Hodges. More than merely a giant of jazz saxophone, Benny Carter was a composer and arranger, skilled clarinetist and gifted trumpet player, and an exceptionally versatile, talented musician active for more than three quarters of a century.

The Singers Command the Band

Date: 
Monday, August 1, 2011 - 6:00pm

Be brash! Jump in and join us when Freddy Cole and Ernestine Anderson romp through "Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Take the A Train and In the Mood with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis Guaranteed to cure the blues.Awilda Rivera hosts.

Todo Tango: Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O'Farrill

Date: 
Monday, July 25, 2011 - 6:00pm

Imagine the cabarets of Buenos Aires and the intimate jazz clubs of New York under one roof—in the House of Swing. Argentine bassist and composer Pablo Aslan fuses sultry tango with cool jazz rhythms. He's joined by Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet & the Gerald Clayton Trio

Date: 
Friday, August 5, 2011 - 6:00pm

Maria Schneider says trumpeter Gabriel Alegria from Lima "is creating a sound that few people have heard, with instrumentation that includes a cajon and the jaw of a donkey. Pianist Clayton has a great flow plus humor on "Trapped In A Dream and Dizzy's "Con Alma.

Arturo O'Farrill and His Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra

Date: 
Friday, July 29, 2011 - 6:00pm

Like Ellington, this Maestro leads with sight and musical cues from the piano. And when not playing, Arturo paces and throws cues like a manager in a tight game. Their latest CD is Forty Acres and A Burro. Guest trumpeter Jon Faddis's birthday is July 24.

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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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