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American Pianists Association Finalists with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2011 - 6:00pm

Five highly accomplished young players survived a year of ongoing competition. One will emerge with the Cole Porter Fellowship and $50,000. To conclude the rigorous finals, on this night at The Athenaeum in Indianapolis, each young man accompanies the great Dee Dee Bridgewater. High stakes produce spell-binding music. 

Ella! .. celebrating the First Lady of Song

Date: 
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 6:00pm

Dee Dee Bridgewater and Janis Siegel sing the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, with a chart or two from the Fitzgerald collection at the Library of Congress and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, for one concert only at the Kennedy Center and now on JazzSet

Women in Jazz All-Stars for One Night at the Kennedy Center

Date: 
Friday, September 16, 2011 - 6:00pm

Dee Dee Bridgewater and altoist Grace Kelly (in her teens) join pianist Geri Allen, bassist Esperanza Spalding and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, first for music by Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981), then for awesome jamming on "Cotton Tail and "All Blues, only on JazzSet

Gary Burton's Arrival: Celebrating 50 Years at Berklee College of Music

Date: 
Friday, September 9, 2011 - 6:00pm

Burton's longtime duet partner Chick Corea, his discovery Julian Lage, and a dozen other players celebrate with a golden anniversary concert for the "divine (as the College President calls him) vibraphonist. Also in September, JazzSet celebrates 10 years with its divine host, Dee Dee Bridgewater, who sings.

Artist-in-Residence Mulgrew Miller at Detroit

Date: 
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 6:00pm

The Detroit Jazz Festival chose well when they chose Mulgrew. He plays two pianos with Kenny Barron, then leads his group Wingspan, composing beautiful melodies with a beat that dances. 

Hot Club, Hot Pepper at Detroit

Date: 
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 6:00pm

The young Hot Club of Detroit thrives on -- and updates -- Django-style swing. Gary Smulyan Remembers Detroit's great baritone man Pepper Adams with Barry Harris, the kepper of the bebop flame, on piano.

Tamir Hendelman Trio in Los Angeles

Date: 
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 6:00pm

Tamir makes fast friends with Marco Panascia on bass and Lewis Nash on drums on the bandstand and on Hendelman's CD Destinations

Regina Carter

Date: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 6:00pm

Jazz violinist Regina Carter is one of today's most original and daring musicians. Classically trained, Carter grew up in Detroit, where she absorbed all of the music that Motown had to offer. In 2010, she released the critically acclaimed album Reverse Thread, an exploration of the rhythms and instruments of the African Diaspora. Carter brings her stellar technique and infectious energy to bear when she joins McPartland for "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "In A Sentimental Mood".

Jason Moran

Date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 6:00pm

Pianist Jason Moran had a banner year in 2010. He was awarded a highly coveted "genius award from the MacArthur Foundation, and his trio Bandwagon's album Ten topped the JazzTimes Critics' Poll. On this 2002 session, Moran performs his tune "Ravel/States of Art, and joins McPartland for a duet of "Bemsha Swing".

Deep in the Shed: Marcus Roberts

Date: 
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 6:00pm

Two decades ago, he was "Deep in the Shed," and though he's cut his way up and out, Marcus Roberts has come back to lead his iconic suite: a chronicle of the blues in all its form and feel. He's is joined by drummer Jason Marsalis, bassist Roland Guerin and others. Wendell Pierce hosts.

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