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Thomas Lauderdale

Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Thomas Lauderdale is a cofounder of the celebrated orchestral ensemble Pink Martini, which bridges classical, jazz, world music and old fashioned pop. On this Song Travels, Lauderdale brings along a few of his musical collaborators, including NPR’s Ari Shapiro, who proves to be as good a singer as he is a journalist. Lauderdale solos on “Malagueña” by Ernesto Lecuona, and duets with Feinstein on George Gershwin’s “The Man I Love.”

Silly Songs for April Fool's Day

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 7:00pm
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Nick Noble lightens the mood on this edition of Folk Revival. Laugh with him as he spins humorous, funny, silly, and satritrical cuts for April Fool's Week.  Featuring the likes of The Smothers Brothers, Bud & Travis, Peg Espinola, Shel Silverstein, the Highwaymen, Betty Lehrman, the Limeliters, and many more.

James D. Stein & Bernd Brunner

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Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 9:00pm
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Amazingly, there are a small set of numbers, values and constants that define the way our entire universe works and has evolved. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with a man who has written a wonderful book about these very important numbers: Professor of mathematics at California State University JAMES D. STEIN. His entertaining history of science and mathematics is COSMIC NUMBERS: THE NUMBERS THAT DEFINE OUR UNIVERSE.

World Music/CRASHarts presents the Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau Duo

Saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau first performed together in Redman’s acclaimed quartet during the ’90s. In the decade and a half since, both Grammy Award–nominated musicians have reached international and critical acclaim while forging their own distinctive voices as modern jazz icons.

The duo format fosters a new convergence for these friends to reunite for an intimate performance in which they can openly create music that swings and deeply connects to the spirit.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 20:00

Leigh Rae

Date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 10:30pm
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How important is it to preserve for public use, properties of scenic, historic and ecological value in Massachusetts? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Leigh Rae about the ongoing efforts of the Trustees of Reservations. This segment may get your conservation juices flowing.

Benny Green's Monk with Gary Smulyan at the KC Jazz Club

Date: 
Friday, April 6, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Kennedy Center is the home of the low blow tonight, as five-time DownBeat Magazine baritone sax poll winner Gary Smulyan joins the committed, brilliant pianist Benny Green. Listen for rhythmic energy, quirky Thelonious Monk melodies, humor, and the Washingtons -- Peter and Kenny (no relation) -- ideal on bass and drums. 

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Featuring vocalist Yakov Zamir with pianist Ivan Tan performing An die ferne Geliebte by Ludwig von Beethoven (1770-1827), selected songs Franz Liszt (1811-1886), and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911).

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/07/2012 - 20:00

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Susie Arioli

Date: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 6:00pm
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Vocalist Susie Arioli and fellow Canadian, guitarist Jordan Officer, were draw together by their love for classic jazz and the standards. The aggressive show-biz style of today’s pop stars, is not for these two, who would rather draw their audiences in with a softly delivered lyric and intimacy that’s even more appealing because of it’s rarity in the music world of today. Judy talked with Susie and Jordan on stage at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland, where they chatted and performed.

Brazilian Nights: Leny Andrade with Paquito D'Rivera

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Monday, April 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

NY Times writer Stephen Holden calls her "both the Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald of bossa nova." Vocalist Leny Andrade embodies the spirit of jazz and soul of her native Brazil. With reedman and friend, Paquito D'Rivera this is a swirling swing through bossa nova, samba and choro.

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Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

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