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The Worcester trio Jazzed Up

Date: 
Monday, July 18, 2011 - 2:00pm

Join us Monday on Jazz New England when the Worcester trio Jazzed Up performs in the WICN studio.  Mauro DePasquale, Joe D'Angelo & Johnny Murzycki are familiar names to Worcester jazz fans and here's you chance to hear the trio live at 2 pm when they make their WICN debut!

George Washingmachine

Date: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Australian violinist with a name as unique as his musical approach, discusses continuing the jazz tradition on violin while still performing country western and classical music.

Remembering Joe Morello: The Hickory House Trio Reunion

Date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 6:00pm

Drummer Joe Morello was known for his pioneering work with Dave Brubeck, but in the early 1950s he performed with Marian McPartland and bassist Bill Crow in the Hickory House Trio. In 1991, the trio reunited for a special Piano Jazz session to share music and memories from their days on New York's 52nd Street jazz scene. Tunes include "Skylark, "Falling in Love with Love, and "Things Ain't What They Used to Be. Morello passed away earlier this year at age 82.

Amina Figarova at Newport

Date: 
Friday, July 22, 2011 - 6:00pm

Imagine her excitement as this creative and determined pianist, originally from Azerbijan, makes it to Newport to play her own music with her fine Dutch band.

Ella Fitzgerald Part 2 of 2

Date: 
Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 6:00pm

Ella was a major song stylist, partnering with the greatest names in jazz like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Count Basie, while leaving an indelible mark on jazz.  Special guest hosts are actors Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker.

Melinda Doolittle

Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Even Simon Cowell was wowed by vocalist Melinda Doolittle, on the sixth season of American Idol, and although he said she should have won, she placed third in the competition. Melinda discusses what her music education and career as a back up singer brings to the solo career she enjoys now.

Brazilian Rhythms – Today and Tomorrow

Date: 
Monday, July 18, 2011 - 6:00pm

The two tributaries of the Bossa Nova tradition come together when songwriter Ivan Lins, hailed as "the best since Jobim," joins guitarist Romero Lubambo's Trio Da Paz. Awilda Rivera hosts.

An Evening with Roy Haynes

Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2011 - 6:00pm

At the age of 85, drummer Roy Haynes hasn't lost any of his percussive force. He made his marks ---playing with Charlie Parker, Pat Metheny, the Allman Brothers and even as DJ on the video game Grand Theft Auto IV. Now Haynes brings his vibrant Fountain of Youth Band to Rose Theater. Wendell Pierce hosts. Check out Roy Haynes' JazzStories podcast, available June 27; also on iTunes.

Esperanza Spalding

Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 6:00pm

Bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding took the jazz world by storm with her grooving bass lines and neo-soul inspired vocals, and she has since broken into the mainstream with a surprise win for Best New Artist at the 2011 Grammys. She shows off her dual talents on Lionel Hampton's "Midnight Sun" and joins in with her pianist, Leo Genovese, to sing a tune that seems to be her motto - "Jazz Ain't Nothing But Soul."

Richard Galliano, Chucho Valdes at North Sea

Date: 
Friday, July 15, 2011 - 6:00pm

In back-to-back sets, hear the passion and expression of two masters -- accordionist Richard Galliano from Paris with a quartet, and Chucho Valdes from Havana with a big band. Thanks to Radio Netherlands for these sets.

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