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Lewis Nash Quartet & Kurt Elling

Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

Tune in this Friday at 6PM to catch back to back performances of the Lewis Nash Quartet and Kurt Elling from the performances at the Newport Jazz Festival from this summer. Nash is an accomplished jazz drummer who has collaborated with many artists, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, and Oscar Peterson to name a few. Elling is a jazz vocalist, composer, and lyricist who has bee nominated for nine Grammy Awards since 1995 and continues to release award winning albums. 

Jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris

Date: 
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 4:00pm
Program: 

Jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris has a distinguished voice that is well-known in the jazz world and throughout New England. Raised in the Newton, Massachusetts, the jazz improviser and teacher has released nearly a dozen albums to date.

Ms. Parris will join Brazilian born, New York City-based drummer/composer Mauricio Zottarelli and his quintet MOZIK for a celebration of the music of Jobim on Tuesday, October 30th at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston.

Dave Green

Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Joining Judy Carmichael is British bassist Dave Green, and he discusses his long career playing with everyone from Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins, to his band with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

Mark Murphy

Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Jazz vocal great, Mark Murphy discusses his inspirations and the advice he give to young singers: listen to drummers to improve scat singing.

Kurt Elling and Richard Galliano

Date: 
Monday, October 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

There are many ways of displaying love through words and actions, but music expresses love on another dimension. This week, Kurt Elling and Richard Galliano perform "songs of love" alongside host Wendell Pierce. Make sure you catch the magic this Monday, October 8th at 6PM.

Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes at the Kennedy Center

Date: 
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

They're married but don't have much time to rehearse together. So when Bill and Renee play, "...it clicks! There's a warmth there," as Rosnes told NPR in a double interview. Double Portrait is their album and you can hear highlights from one recent night, two concerts, in the Family Theater on WICN 90.5 this Friday, October 12 at 6PM.

Wayne Barker

Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Vocalist/arranger/pianist talks about his Lambert, Hendricks and Ross style vocal group and his many adventures working with Dame Edna, hosted by Judy Carmichael.

Catherine Russell and Virginia Mayhew

Date: 
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 6:00pm

Catherine Russell is a lady born to music. Her father, Luis Russell (1902-63), was Louis Armstrong's orchestra leader beginning in the mid-1930s. Her mother, Carline Ray, is a bassist, singer, great all-around musician and a member of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, the 1940s all-woman band that swung as hard as the men. "This Daughter of Jazz Is One Cool Cat," reads the headline of Nat Hentoff's profile for The Wall Street Journal.

Thomas Lauderdale

Date: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Thomas Lauderdale is the co-founder of the celebrated orchestral ensemble Pink Martini, which bridges classical, jazz, world music and old-fashioned pop.

"I'm inching my way towards Liberace land every day," Lauderdale says, laughing after opening with a rollicking take on "Malaguena," composed by Cuba's equivalent of George Gershwin, Ernesto Lecuona.

Rachel MacFarlane

Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Voice actor/singer Rachael MacFarlane discusses her role as “Haley” on “American Dad” and other characters on “Family Guy”, working with her brother Seth, and her debut jazz CD “Haley Sings”, celebrating her character’s (and her own) love for jazz..

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