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"Prebenda" - Caio Afiume

Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
Program: 

On this week's edition of DreamFarm Cafe Radio, host Julie Lavender sits down with Brazilian guitarist Caio Afiume, who blends the music of Brazil with more delightful South American sounds that give jazz voicing a whole new sound.

Rhea Simon

Date: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 2:00pm

Singer Rhea Simon joins Pamela Hines for an intimate live in-studio performance from the WICN Performance Hall. Featuring Steve Hershman on piano and Todd Baker on bass. 

Nnenna Freelon: Jazz Singing and Performing Arts Making

Date: 
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 1:00pm
Program: 

Six time GRAMMY® Award nominee Nnenna Freelon talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest projects and returning home for a live concert at Scullers Jazz Club. Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she is a graduate of Simmons College in Boston. Freelon is currently on tour with the original theatrical presentation of The Clothesline Muse where she is visionary, collaborator and cast member.

"Vibing" with Gary Burton

Date: 
Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 1:00pm
Program: 

Vibraphonist, composer, jazz educator Gary Burton talks with Bonnie Johnson about aspects of his music career and playing with The Mack Avenue SuperBand. The seven-time GRAMMY® Award winning bandleader who developed a ground breaking four-mallet technique on the vibraphone has been named one of four recipients of National Endowment for the Arts' 2016 NEA Jazz Masters award for "significant accomplishments in [their] field".

Karrin Allyson: Moving Music with Motéma

Date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
Program: 

Four-time GRAMMY nominee, jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson talks with Bonnie Johnson about her newest release Many A New Day (Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein) “The 14-song collection featuring Allyson’s romantic, sly and swinging take on songs that have become part of our cultural fabric, from ‘Oh, What a Beautiful Morning’ to ‘Happy Talk’ to ‘I Cain’t Say No’ and numerous others.

George Cables: "Player's Player" At Harvard University

Date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Pianist George Cables talks with Bonnie Johnson about his newest album, "In Good Company" and upcoming residency at Harvard University.

Celebrate 38th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert

Date: 
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Saxophonist, composer, arranger, educator, Dr. Leonard Brown joins Bonnie Johnson to talk about the upcoming John Coltrane Memorial Concert, ORNETTE N' TRANE. Brown is an associate professor, ethnomusicologist and specialist in multicultural education at Northeastern University in Boston where he co-founded "this annual performance tribute to Coltrane’s musical and spiritual legacy".

Sonny Rollins: JFA Lifetime Achievement Award and more

Date: 
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Multi-instrumentalist, drummer, composer, music director, producer Steve Jordan takes a few minutes to share more about Jazz Foundation of America's mission and his role in the  upcoming gala and tribute concert. Jordan currently plays in a band called The Verbs with wife Meegan Voss and has played sideman for various artists from John Mayer and Eric Clapton to the Blues Brothers, the late B.B. King and saxophone legend Sonny Rollins.  

Wayne Shorter at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Date: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

Wayne Shorter revisits some of his most career-defining work in this rare opportunity to hear a true jazz master exploring his back catalog. Joined by the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Shorter touches on a lifetime of brilliance and trail-blazing in this special episode of Jazz Night In America.

Justin Kauflin: Dedication Tour

Date: 
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Award-winning pianist, composer Justin Kauflin talks with Bonnie Johnson about his Quincy Jones produced, Jazz Village recording Dedication and U.S. tour that will bring him to Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.  Kauflin discovered piano after losing his vision at age 11 and began a musical journey that lead him jazz studies at William Paterson University after graduating high school at the top of his class.

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