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DONNA BYRNE

"It doesn't get any better than this . . . One of the best jazz singers in the country today. She's the Real McCoy." - Tony Bennett

Donna Byrne can take her listeners on a journey down new musical avenues by using a wide range of deep, soulful vocal talents and a true artist's feel for interpretation and improvisation. Experimenting with her emotions and playing her versatile voice like an instrument, Donna's performances are always an example of a true seasoned professional. She is a perfect mix of talent and grace.

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/13/2016 - 20:00

Scullers Jazz Club

400 Soldiers Field Road DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel
Boston, MA 02134
Phone: (617) 562-4111

Lizzy Goodman: Meet Me In the Bathroom

Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 5:00pm
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The Strokes, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem and Interpol are just some of the brilliant bands that came out of New York City in the first decade of the new century in the shadow of the attacks on 9-11. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with journalist LIZZY GOODMAN about her new account of the music scene at that time: MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM: REBIRTH AND ROCK AND ROLL IN NEW YORK CITY 2001-2011.

Jonathan Gould: Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life

Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Georgia-born Otis Redding was one of the great soul singers of the 1960s with his intense performances of his songs like “Try a Little Tenderness” and “I’ve Been Loving You So Long”. Sadly his career was cut  short when he died in a plane crash in 1967. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with musician and writer JONATHAN GOULD about his new biography: OTIS REDDING: AN UNFINISHED LIFE. 

Laura Anne Kalba: Color In the Age of Impressionism

Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
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The last half of the 19th Century saw a revolution in color in Europe. New bright artificial colors like mauve, fuchsia, viridian, and magenta changed the look of fashion, fireworks, interior design and printing. But the tastemakers of the time hated this riot of colors, and criticized the Impressionist artists for employing this “unconventional” palette. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with LAURA ANNE KALBA, Associate Professor of Art History at Smith College about her new fascinating book COLOR IN THE AGE OF IMPRESSIONISM: COMMERCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ART. 

Loren Schoenberg & Gordon B. Arnold

Date: 
Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 9:00pm
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Tonight on Inquiry we talk with tenor saxophonist, conductor, author, educator and jazz historian LOREN SCHOENBERG about the discovery and release of over 100 hours of previously lost recordings by some of the greatest performers in jazz: THE SAVORY COLLECTION.

Something Old, Something New!

Date: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
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Old favorites, tracks from new CDs, and surprise visits from special guests highlight four hours of great music with host Nick Noble.  Tune in and enjoy!

Yngvil

Date: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Norwegian born musician and composer Yngvil is a spirited, multi-talened stage performer and bandleader. She composes and produces music that is Jazz, Blues, Contemporary and Experimental and, very cool.

Ron Losby

Date: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

Steinway CEO planned on a career as a concert pianist, studying at Julliard and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Artistic talent and business skills are not often paired but in Ron’s case they were.  Ron talks about his transition from performer to businessman, how he wishes jazz were part of his musical training and how he feels the presentation of sophisticated music has changed over the years.

The Robert Glasper Experiment

Date: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

For those who haven't had the good fortune to attend a jazz festival this summer, Jazz Night has a ticket just for you — section A, row 1 for The Robert Glasper Experiment.

Glasper is a multi-Grammy winning pianist, composer and producer who has worked with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Kendrick Lamar. He plays across the worlds of jazz and R&B, innovating new boundaries across and between both. And his star-stacked ensemble, performing since 2012, is always evolving their neo-soul, hip-hop infused sound.

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