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BaZa Dance Party!

The holiday hustle and bustle will be over; it's cold and gray (maybe snow on the ground). BaZa is about good time blues, from front porch Delta sounds to full-tilt Chicago grooves grown out of playing houseparties, clubs, fairs and concerts. What a great time to have a rocking good time getting down with the guys!

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/12/2013 - 19:00

Living the Dream

Date: 
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 7:00pm
Program: 

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we will feature the Fiske Jubilee Singers, Paul Robeson, Odetta, Pete Seeger, Josh White, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Kim & Reggie Harris, Joel Rafael, Beth DeSombre, Bob Dylan, Vance Gilbert, Andrew Calhoun & Campgtound, and many other artists!

Soul Covers

Date: 
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:00pm
Program: 

Curtis Mayfield covering The Carpenters?  The Isley Brothers covering Seals & Crofts? On this week's show you'll hear all those Top 40 songs you grew up with a whole new soul twist! Join host Tom Shaker Monday night at 7pm!

Jazz Composers’ Concert

LOCATION:
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

DESCRIPTION:
Works by Graduate Jazz Composition/Arranging majors Emily Duff, Ben Falkoff, Kevin Grudecki, Micah Maurio, Jeff Schneider & Jared Trace

PERFORMING ENSEMBLES:
Graduate Chamber Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble I

TICKET INFORMATION:
Free and open to the public

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 20:00

"Jazz Perspectives" on Composer/Pianist Tadd Dameron with Saxophonist Paul Combs

Date: 
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 4:00pm
Program: 

Catch Colors of Jazz as we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr day and celebrate the music, life and legacy of Tadd Dameron. Dameron's career and influence in jazz, bebop, swing and big band has been captured in a new autobiography by Cambridge based Jazz musician and educator Paul Combs. The author joins host Bonnie Johnson to introduce his recently published book,  Dameronia: The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron. Tune in!

Fred Kaplan

Date: 
Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 10:30pm
Program: 

This week Al speaks with award winning author Fred Kaplan about his new book, "The Insurgents". In it Kaplan tells a compelling story of General David Petraeus and the new model of applying American military power. Tune in at 10:30 this Sunday evening to hear this compelling story.

Aaron Bobrow-Strain & Grace Lin

Date: 
Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 9:00pm
Program: 

“What you think of sliced white bread says a lot about who you are” writes AARON BOBROW-STRAIN, Associate Professor of Politics at Whitman College in Washington. His new book WHITE BREAD: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE STORE-BOUGHT LOAF is a fascinating and surprising account of how “industrial white bread” came into being and evolved to become the preferred bread of much of America. It’s a wild story that centers on a national fear of food impurity, a fear of immigrants and the quest for a bread of the future that would be untouched by human hands.

Melba! A New Jazz Work by Geof Bradfield

Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 6:00pm

Melba Liston (1926-1999) was born in Kansas City, moved to Los Angeles, played with Dexter Gordon and was a copyist for Gerald Wilson. She made State Department tours with Dizzy Gillespie, arranged for Randy Weston albums, taught in Jamaica, and headlined an early Women's Jazz Festival back in Kansas City. Performed at Northern Illinois University, composer Geof Bradfield's six-part suite celebrates Melba!

Kathryn Miles

Date: 
Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 10:30pm
Program: 

The "Jennie Johnson" was the only ship fleeing the Irish potato famine to arrive in America safely with all of it's passengers. How did a wooden vessel powered only by wind and lacking adequate food and medicine make it to America without loosing a single human life? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM when Al is joined by historian and author Kathryn Miles. Her new book, "All Standing" chronicles this amazing journey.

Jenny M. Jones: THE BIG LEBOWSKI

Date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 4:00pm
Program: 

The 1998 film THE BIG LEBOWSKI has become one of the greatest cult films of all time. What is it about this complex shaggy dog story that is so appealing? Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with author and cinema historian JENNY M. JONES about her new sprawling and endlessly entertaining history THE BIG LEBOWSKI: AN ILLUSTRATED, ANNOTATED  HISTORY OF THE GREATEST  CULT FILM OF ALL TIME.

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