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Romain Collin

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

Described by NPR host Jon Weber as “a visionary composer, an extraordinary jazz pianist and a very bright young rising star in the jazz world”, and touted by the Boston Globe as being “among the leading lights of a new breed of jazz players”, Romain Collin continues to develop “a highly personal and contemporary vision” (A Blog Supreme, NPR), combining the tradition of improvisation with sound designing, and classical music.

The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival with Akua Dxon

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Every spring, a New York City community organization puts on a month's worth of jazz events centered around the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival turns the spotlight on a historically African-American region, and often some lesser-heard talents. Though Akua Dixon has played in just about every situation open to a cellist, less frequently does she lead a band bearing her own name.

Ehud Asherie

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 6:00pm

Pianist Ehud Asherie was born in Isreal, spent his early years in Italy and now lives in the States. He brings an international perspective as well as wide musical knowledge to his jazz playing. Judy and Ehud discuss his broad range of influences including Orson Welles whom he considers a major source of inspiration.

Rufus Reid: The Evolving Bassist

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 1:00pm

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

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

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

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

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

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

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

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 1:00pm

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

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 1:00pm

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".


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