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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.

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.

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