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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.

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at Village Vanguard

Date: 
Friday, June 29, 2012 - 6:00pm

The VJO has played 45 years of Monday nights here, in a rarely interrupted run. Dee Dee Bridgewater sang with the original iteration, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. In February, NPR Music webcast the VJO Live at the Village Vanguard. We have more from that night, including Thad Jones's "My Centennial."

Geoffrey Tozer

Date: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Singer/pianist Geoffrey Tozer talks about his kooky, fun-loving radio show “The Sly Crooner of Swanktown” and shares his thoughts on getting more swank in the world.

Monty Alexander

Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 6:00pm

At first blush, this Jamaican pianist seems an unlikely leader to honor a "king" and a "chairman of the board." But Monty Alexander discovered jazz at a Nat King Cole concert and played his first New York gig at Sinatra's old haunt called 'Jilly's'. Alexander offers fresh, inventive readings on "Sweet Lorraine," "Come Fly with Me" and more -- with vocalists James DeFrances and Allan Harris. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Tribute to Abbey Lincoln from Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson at the Kennedy Center

Date: 
Friday, June 22, 2012 - 6:00pm

Abbey's musical daughters sing her songbook: "Bird Alone and "It's Supposed To Be Love (Reeves), "Wholly Earth and "Another World (Bridgewater), "Throw It Away and "Talking to the Sun (Wilson), "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, and "Freedom Day from We Insist: Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite. Grammy Award winner Terri Lyne Carrington leads the band.

Stan Vincent & Carter Calvert

Date: 
Friday, June 15, 2012 - 2:00pm
Program: 

This Friday on Jazz Matinee, host Ed Gardella will be interviewing trombonist Stan Vincent, who has been with the storied Black Eagle Jazz Band for over forty years! The Black Eagle Jazz Band has long been a New England staple and has played all around the globe. Stan will be talking about Black Eagle's upcoming concert, June 22nd, at The Amazing Things Art Center in Framingham. 

Bela Fleck

Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 10:30am
Program: 

Banjoist Béla Fleck, discusses his work with Chick Corea and those 11 Grammies and 27 nominations!

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