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Michelle Manzo

Date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Cuban vocalist Michelle Manzo talks about her influences ranging from Celia Cruz to Sarah Vaughan. And yes, her four octave range!

Julian Lage

Date: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 6:00pm

As a child, Julian Lage was quickly recognized as a guitar prodigy. He recorded with David Grisman and toured with Gary Burton before he was old enough to drive. Since then he has evolved into a composer with a deep understanding of the scope of American music, expressed on his acclaimed 2011 album, Gladwell. Lage solos on his “Etude  #1” and “Alone Together,” and joins Jon Weber for “Just Friends.”

Grace Kelly

Date: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 6:00pm

Alto saxophone  phenom Grace Kelly has recorded with icons Lee Konitz and Phil Woods and is a seasoned road warrior with tour dates around the world -all before the age of 20! She recently added vocalist to her resume. Kelly duets with host Jon Weber on “The Way You Look Tonight,” and her original tunes:  the bouncy “Flying Fish” and the sultry bossa nova vocal, “Gone.”

Rez Abbasi, Trio da Paz at Newport

Date: 
Friday, July 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

Three inspirations for guitarist Abbasi are Pakistani vocalist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-97), pianist Andrew Hill, and this Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet. Then guitarist Romero Lubambo and two Brazilian compatriots meet swinging tenor Harry Allen over bossa novas by Jobim. Rez and Paz, back to back, on JazzSet.

An Evening with Roy Haynes

Date: 
Monday, July 9, 2012 - 6:00pm

At the age of 85, drummer Roy Haynes hasn't lost any of his percussive force. He made his marks ---playing with Charlie Parker, Pat Metheny, the Allman Brothers and even as DJ on the video game Grand Theft Auto IV. Now Haynes brings his vibrant Fountain of Youth Band to Rose Theater. 

Mark Holovnia

Date: 
Friday, June 29, 2012 - 2:00pm
Program: 

This Friday during the 3PM hour of Jazz Matinee, host Ed Gardella will be joined by drummer Mark Holovnia.  Holovnia is an accomplished drummer and teacher who has toured with both the Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw bands.  He will be making music selections to share with the WICN listeners.

Allison Miller and Boom Tic Boom at the 2012 Mary Lou Williams Festival

Date: 
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 6:00pm

Drummer Allison Miller's set is a highlight of this three-day celebration of Women in Jazz, held in May at the Kennedy Center. The band (composed of Marty Ehrlich, reeds; Dan Tepfer, piano; and Todd Sickafoose, bass) plays original music by Miller, as well as "Intermission" by Mary Lou.

E.L. Doctorow

Date: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Novelist Doctorow was first introduced to jazz through his father who owned a record store in the thirties and helped John Hammond build his early record collection.

Soul of the 60s

Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

In the 1960s - as rock music was changing the pop world - saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, pianist Horace Silver and drummer Art Blakey drew bebop, rhythm and blues, and gospel into a powerful small-group sound. Alto saxophonist Wess "Warmdaddy " Anderson and drummer Kenny Washington lead inspired sets in tribute to their soulful predecessors.

Richard Vacca

Date: 
Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 12:00pm
Program: 

The author of The Boston Jazz Chronicles: Faces, Places and Nightlife 1937-1962, Richard Vacca, will be with Al Dean on The Sunday Jazz Matinee on July 8th. Richard is a Boston based technical writer, editor, amateur historian and regular presenter on the topic of Boston jazz and nightclubs. He spent 7 years researching and assembling these chronicles.

This will be an informative afternoon discussing the nightclubs and musicians of this time and we will be playing the music from the era from 1937-1962 from Dick's personal collection.

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A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

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