As the keyboardist for the trio Medeski, Martin, & Wood, John Medeski has brought jazz & fusion to rock audiences for more than two decades. He recently began playing solo piano performances in venues world-wide. This week Medeski joins host Jon Weber to perform new pieces from his solo piano album as well as a surprising duet or two.
Award-winning vocalist Karen Oberlin is one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook. She's also a theater veteran whose credits include the first stage production of Rent as well as more than one hundred Off- Broadway performances of the hit show Our Sinatra. On this week's Piano Jazz, Oberlin presents an intimate set of timeless music.
Prohibition was intended to stifle vice - but instead, it nourished clubs run by organized crime and created a hot bed for jazz - where "The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser" (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Ken burns joins host Wendell Pierce to bring us the sound of the speakeasies. Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson are on the menu as Doug Wamble and Vince Giordano join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Each year, the Essentially Ellington festival brings the best high school bands to Rose Hall for three days of competition and camaraderie. Step behind the stage to experience the anxiety and exhilaration of this three-day festival, and then sit out front for the heat of the band battle.
The boundless creative spirit and pianist Chick Corea spins from jazz to classical to the avant garde. Musicians of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra expand the Corea songbook with their own arrangements. Chick Corea joins them on acoustic piano for Matrix, Crystal Silence and Tones for Joan's Bones. Wendell Pierce hosts.
A night of comedy not to be missed! An audience favorite, Loretta LaRoche is an author and humorist that has been enlightening and entertaining the world with her unique vision of the absurdities of our lifestyle.
With her contemporary wit and a hearty dose of old-world wisdom, LaRoche brings a breath of fresh air for everyone who’s suffocating in our techno-crazed, germ-phobic, “go-go-go” world.
Presented by the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society, and featuring the talents of John Lauter, this musical celebration of spring stars The Z’s Wurlitzer pipe organ. Originally designed to take the place of an entire orchestra for the accompaniment of silent films and live acts, this versatile instrument is a musical and mechanical wonder, capable of playing popular music from ragtime to rock and roll.
Joining John will be participants from the New Bedford Public Schools performing arts program.
Spend an evening with Captain Sig Hansen, from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, who will be joined by fellow crew members straight from Dutch Harbor. Get an intimate glimpse into the treacherous world of crab fishing, as the guys share their experiences, never before seen home video, a survival suit contest, and a question and answer session. Meet & Greet available with a $65 ticket purchase.