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Brian McKnight

Date: 
Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 4:00pm
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Join us this week as host Bonnie Johnson chats with Brian McKnight about his current "JUST ME" Tour.

Brian has 13 multi-platinum albums to date and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. He is also a recipient of several Grammy nominations, American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and Billboard Songwriter of The Year.

Lee Musiker

Date: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 6:00pm
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Join us this week as host Judy Carmichael chats with Emmy Award-winning conductor, pianist, composer, and arranger Lee Musiker. He has gained a wealth of experience through his work with leading jazz, classical, pop, and Broadway performers. He has conducted almost 50 symphony orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra, in the U.S. and Canada, as a guest conductor and as music director for premier artists including Tony Bennett, Maureen McGovern, and Jerry Lewis.

Frank Morgan

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

Saxophonist Frank Morgan led a life compellingenough for the big screen. A protégé of CharlieParker, Morgan's budding career as a jazz musician took a dark turn that led to drugs, prison, and, ultimately, redemption through music. In this memorial broadcast of his 2004 Piano Jazz appearance, Morgan talks about the ups and downs of his life and performs "Sophisticated Lady" and "Billie's Bounce."

Catherine Russell sings, Virginia Mayhew plays music of Mary Lou Williams

Date: 
Friday, July 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

"Cat has the voice, beat and interpretation that are spot on for the blues". Saxophonist Virginia explores the more modern sounds, which can be sampled on her new album Mary Lou Williams - The Next Hundred Years.

Coleman Hawkins

Date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

Tune in to Jazz Rhythm this week to hear one of the most important jazz figures of the 20th Century, a master of the tenor sax, Coleman Hawkins.  Nicknamed both ''Hawk'' and ''Bean,'' he was also one of the few musicians of the golden jazz age to make the transition to be-bop. His unusual sense of improvisation allowed him to reach heights of expressionism that few other artists of his era had reached.

Celebration of America

Date: 
Friday, July 1, 2011 - 2:00pm
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Join host Ed Gardella as he celebrates our nation's Independence Day with songs that honor great cities and states across America -- New York, New York, I left my heart in San Francisco, Moonlight in Vermont are only a few of the songs that Ed will play to kick off the July 4th weekend!

Susie Arioli

Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 6:00pm
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This week Canadian singer, Susie Arioli takes a straightforward, swinging approach to the Standards. Join us as host Judy Carmichael talks with her and her guitarist Jordan Officer on stage at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Art Felluca

Date: 
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 2:00pm

Last winter saxophonist, composer and arranger Art Felluca visited us on Jazz New England anticipating his CD release party at Scullers. Unfortunately a good old New England snowstorm canceled the festive evening. The CD release party for this project "Inward" has been rescheduled and Art pays another visit Jazz New England Monday at 2 pm.  This award-winning musician did a four-year stint with the United States Navy Band and has earned degrees form Berklee and New England Conservatory. Join us Monday when we get reacquainted with Art Felluca.

Marian McPartland

Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Judy turns the tables on Marian (Marian interviewed Judy years ago) and talks with Marian about her adventures during WWII playing for the troops and meeting Jimmy McPartland during this period and how it all influenced her music and career.

Rags, Strides and Stomps

Date: 
Monday, July 4, 2011 - 6:00pm

There's cut in their strut, and pride in their stride! Virtuoso Marcus Roberts and newcomers Jonathan Batiste and Aaron Diehl have a cutting contest on the keys. Jazz's piano masters are still hard to beat. Our trio honors the giants of the stride piano -- Fats Waller, James P. Johnson and Willie "The Lion" Smith. Wendell Pierce hosts.

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Al Dean

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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Sundays, 12 to 4 pm

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