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Rufus Reid: The Evolving Bassist

Date: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 1:00pm
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Bassist/composer/educator Rufus Reid is the 2016 Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence.  Reid's Motéma Music recording "Quiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project"  received two nominations for the 57th GRAMMY Awards ~ Best Large Jazz Ensemble and Best Instrumental Composition.

Celebrating Betty Carter

Date: 
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 6:00pm

In this episode of Jazz Night in America, we hear stories from alumni of “the school of Betty Carter”, an esteemed collection of singers bound together by the thrall of Carter’s titanic influence on jazz. One of the most powerful voices in the American musical tradition, her lasting legacy is celebrated by vocalist Charenee Wade along with many past members of Carter’s band through the years.

"Entra" - Cecelia Zabala

Date: 
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Guitarist, singer, composer Cecilia Zabala was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975. She is guitarist, singer and composer Throughout her career, she has expressed her musical creativity using her guitar and her voice, creating original compositions that blend sensitivity, emotion, technique and intuition. Her music draws on a rich mixture of influences, from Argentinean folklore, the contemporary language of the twentieth century, jazz, tango, and Brazilian music.

"Prebenda" - Caio Afiume

Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
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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
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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".

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