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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.