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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Be sure to join us on Wednesday's Jazz New England when New England gets "officially introduced" to vocalist Dara Tucker. This Tulsa-born singer grew up musically in her father's church and was performing with the family band by the age of 8! Now based in Nashville, Dara will perform with her band in the WICN studios before heading off the Sculler's for a show Wednesday night to promote her new CD "All Right Now." Join us Wednesday at 2 pm as vocalist Dara Tucker makes her New England debut.
Sunday mornings are special at WICN. That's when you can hear the latest in contemporary, straight-ahead, and Brazilian jazz. Explore the lighter side of jazz with artists like Jane Monheit, Claudio Roditi and others.
Surround yourself in syncopation on Friday nights, as we navigate through various styles of jazz. Expect the unexpected as your host Dana Robbins brings you full-circle with an engaging playlist for late night.
Fri, 05/06/2011 - 23:00 to Sat, 05/07/2011 - 00:00