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

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

Sean Jones: Lead Jazz Trumpeter

Date: 
Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Sean Jones is composer, trumpeter, educator, activist leading as chair of the Brass Department at Berklee College of Music. The Mack Avenue Recording artist talks with Bonnie Johnson about his ever evolving career and upcoming performance at the 4th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival. Sean Jones Quartet plays on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 8 pm. 

Nnenna Freelon: Cambridge Jazz Homecoming

Date: 
Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Six-time GRAMMY® nominated jazz vocalist and Cambridge, MA native Nnenna Freelon talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest projects and live performance happening at the 2nd Annual Cambridge Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 26, 2015. 

 

Photo by Chris Charles Creative Silence

Jazz April with Karrin Allyson

Date: 
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Catch up with jazz musician, vocalist, educator Karrin Allyson when she talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest music adventures. The four-time Grammy nominee Ms. Allyson performs live at Scullers Jazz Club on Friday, April 17, 2015.   Tune in at noon.

Vijay Iyer: On Break Stuff

Date: 
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 6:30pm
Program: 
Pianist/composer/educator Vijay Iyer talks with host Bonnie Johnson about his newest trio release "Break Stuff" (ECM). On Friday, Iyer joins drummer Marcus Gilmore & bassist Stephen Crump to speak about their creative process and improv at his stomping ground of Harvard University with the "Learning from Performers" series. They play Regattabar; two nights, April 10-11, 2015. Check out Vijay's recent appearance on Charlie Rose (PBS): http://www.hulu.com/watch/765932

iRESI: Afro-Cuban Jazz from Carlos Averhoff, Jr.

Date: 
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

Tenor saxophonist, contemporary Afro-Cuban Jazz composer, and educator Carlos Averhoff, Jr. talks with Bonnie about coming up in a musical family in Havana, Cuba and his path from classical music training to jazz education in the United States.  Averhoff sheds "light" on his heritage with original compositions and classic standard arrangements through his debut album "iRESI".  He celebrates the Inner Circle Music recording  with a CD release concert at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8 pm.

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