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Branford Marsalis Quartet at Napa Valley Opera House

Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

JazzSet's original host has a new CD, Four MF's Playin Tunes, on Marsalis Music.The New York Times' Nate Chinen writes, "... the album is a knockout: hard nosed and hyperacute, tradition minded but modern, defined by the high-wire grace of [Branford's] working band," onstage in California, in Surround Sound on JazzSet.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC, discusses his love of blues and the connection between science and music.

The Music of Thelonious Monk

Date: 
Monday, September 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Marcus Roberts re-imagines the work of Thelonious Monk with the 15 piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts as our band members offer fresh arrangements of Monk's Epistrophy, Criss Cross, Blue Monk and more.

Jazz From Caramoor

Date: 
Monday, September 3, 2012 - 4:00pm
Program: 

This Labor Day, enjoy a two hour special of live music performances from The Caramoor Center for Music and The Arts, a beautiful garden setting near Katanah, NY. Hosted by Rhonda Hamilton, the end of summer special will feature a variety of songs from The Cookers, Gretchen Parlato, Kenny Barron (in each hour), Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Roy Haynes. The show is a production of WGBO, who bring JazzSet to WICN every Friday! Send summer off on a high note, starting at 4 PM this Labor Day!

Dominick Farinacci

Date: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 6:00pm

Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has emerged as a young man whose versatile horn ranges from the soft and seductive to the rough and bluesy. His skills have earned him a headline spot with festivals worldwide and recording dates with a list of jazz legends; he’s also a composer with nine albums under his belt. Farinacci performs “Just One of Those Things” and his original tune, “Dawn of Goodbye.”

Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York

Date: 
Friday, September 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

Classic. The Maestro and his Big Apple band play a Slide Hampton arrangement of "Shiny Stockings" by Frank Foster, Jim McNeely arrangement of "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Louis Prima, Michael Abene arrangement of "Suppertime" by Irving Berlin, and Foster arrangement of "Giant Steps" by John Coltrane. Nnenna Freelon sings a farewell to Dr. Billy Taylor (1921-2010).

Renee Fleming

Date: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Opera star Renee Fleming talks about singing jazz in college and her jazz CD, “Haunted Heart”.

Artistry in Rhythm: Stan Kenton Centennial

Date: 
Monday, August 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

The bandstand wasn't big enough for Stan Kenton's musical ideas. His big brassy sound would bring dozens of musicians to the stage including a mellophonium section and many of the great West Coast innovators -- Bill Holman, Anita O'Day and Jazz Master Lee Konitz who joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for this Kenton celebration.

Hiromi

Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 6:00pm

Virtuoso pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara began her classical studies at age 6. Today she is an in-demand jazz pianist able to play stride at blinding speed with deadly accuracy. More than a novelty, she is also a thoughtful, impressionistic composer. Hiromi’s mega chops are on display in this week’s session with host Jon Weber.

Kevin Eubanks at the Detroit Jazz Festival

Date: 
Friday, August 31, 2012 - 6:00pm

He led the house band on Jay Leno's Tonight Show for 15 years. Now Kevin Eubanks is free, unfettered, bluesy and outdoors with the fine Bill Pierce on tenor, at the Detroit Jazz Festival, Labor Day weekend, on JazzSet, celebrating 20 years from NPR Music.

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