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Dave Brubeck and Ramsey Lewis

Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2011 - 6:00pm

A smooth pairing as renowned pianists Dave Brubeck and Ramsey Lewis take the stage for two rousing sets. On the verge of his tenth decade, Brubeck shows he still is the master of the 88s on "Take Five," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," and "Over the Rainbow." Lewis' gospel and funk tinged sound will lift you out of your seat with "The In Crowd," "Wade in the Water" and more. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Geri Allen

Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 6:00pm

Detroit-born pianist, composer and university professor Geri Allen is a musician of great depth and creativity. Her album of solo piano works, Flying Toward The Sound, was one of the critical highlights for 2010. Allen's compositional skills are on display as she plays her own tune "Avatar," and she gets together with McPartland on Monk's "Well You Needn't."

Bucky Pizzarelli with guest host John Pizzarelli

Date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 12:00pm

Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli is known for playing the great guitar compositions of the 1930's on his seven-string guitar. He played with Benny Goodman and for many years was a member of Doc Severinson's Tonight Show Band. In honor of Father's Day, Bucky Pizzarelli joins his son and fellow guitarist John Pizzarelli for this special episode of Piano Jazz. The duo play together on "Tangerine" and "In A Mellow Tone."

James Carter Organ Trio

Date: 
Friday, July 1, 2011 - 6:00pm

Sax man JC makes all the stops between ferocious and tender, and no ending is ever final. He works every bit of pleasure from a closing phrase, here at the Newport Jazz Festival.

Randy Weston's African Rhythms

Date: 
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 6:00pm

Langston Hughes once said, "When Randy Weston plays, a combination of strength and gentleness, virility and velvet emerges from the keys in an ebb and flow of sound seemingly as natural as the waves of the sea." African Rhythms -- his quintet plus African musicians playing giumbri and kora -- stirs the spirits, the players and the people in Victoria Theater at NJPAC in Newark.

Dan Gabel

Date: 
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 12:00pm
Program: 

This Sunday, we welcome back trombonist, Dan Gabel who leads an 18-piece Big Band. He recently returned from a world tour with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and is one of the featured artists at this year's Jazz at Sunset Concert Series. Tune in as he chats with host Al Dean and plays some of his favorite Big Bands records.

Farewell to Humphrey Lyttelton Part 3 of 3

Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 6:00pm

Humphrey Lyttelton is the English trumpeter who adopted New Orleans style Jazz and made it popular in Britan.  The late Mr. Lyttelton was not only the uncontested leader of British Jazz for a decades but a talented cartoonist, writer, journalist who eventually became one of Britan’s best-loved BBC radio personalities.  Tune in to the last part of this three part series!

Farewell to Humphrey Lyttelton Part 2 of 3

Date: 
Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 6:00pm

Humphrey Lyttelton is the English trumpeter who adopted New Orleans style Jazz and made it popular in Britan.  The late Mr. Lyttelton was not only the uncontested leader of British Jazz for a decades but a talented cartoonist, writer, journalist who eventually became one of Britan’s best-loved BBC radio personalities.  Tune in to the second part of this three part series!

Farewell to Humphrey Lyttelton Part 1 of 3

Date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:00pm

Humphrey Lyttelton (May 23 1921- April 25 2008) , was a  jazz musician, writer and broadcaster. He played the trumpet in a variety of groups showcasing a wide variety of different Jazz styles from New Orleans Jazz  "revivalism" and other pre-war styles, 1930's swing, to 1950's Afro-Cuban Jazz Fusion. Join host Dave Radlauer as we explore and celebrate Humphery Lyttelton's contribution to Jazz.

Anthony Harvey

Date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Join us on Tuesday, June 14th as Academy Award-winning director (The Lion in Winter) and editor (Dr. Strangelove) discusses working with jazz inspired film composers Nino Rota and John Barry.

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Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

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