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Yoko Miwa Trio

Yoko Miwa — piano
Greg Loughman — acoustic bass
Scott Goulding — drums 

Renowned pianist Yoko Miwa is on a roll. In August 2011, she was appointed Assistant Professor at Berklee College, she played sold-out shows in Boston and NYC, and she was chosen to play a special concert, Marian McPartland & Friends at Dizzy's at Lincoln Center as part of The Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival.

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/27/2012 - 19:30

Alex Alvear & Mango Blue

Ecuadorian singer, composer and bassist Alex Alvear brings his high-powered MANGO BLUE and it's unique and infectious brand of Afro-Latin and World music. The band's all-original repertoire offers a mix of Funk, R&B and Jazz with a strong Afro-Latin rhythmic foundation. Songs of celebration, love and social conscience. Hip music to listen, great music to dance.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/24/2012 - 19:30
Sat, 03/24/2012 - 22:00

Karla Bonoff

Karla Bonoff has been described as one of the finest singer/songwriters of her generation. And in her case, that description is not hyperbole.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 19:30
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 22:00

Betty Buckley

Betty Buckley won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. She received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as Hesione in TRIUMPH OF LOVE, and an Olivier Award nomination for her interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD, which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/17/2012 - 19:30
Sat, 03/17/2012 - 22:00

Edmar Castaneda CD release show for "Double Portion"

with a special guest Miguel Zenon

Since his move to the United States in 1994, Colombia-born Edmar Castaneda has quite literally taken New York and the world stage by storm with the sheer force of his virtuosic command of the harp, revolutionizing the way audiences and critics alike view the instrument.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/16/2012 - 19:30

Gregory Porter

With a voice that can caress or confront, embrace or exhort, Grammy nominee, Gregory Porter exhibits such an incredible degree of vocal mastery, that no less a jazz luminary than Wynton Marsalis has gone on record to call him "a fantastic young singer." Born in Los Angeles, raised in Bakersfield, and now residing in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, Gregory Porter has made the world his musical home. A frequent guest performer with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Porter also maintains a long-standing residency at Spanish Harlem's venerable Smoke Jazz Club and performs internationally.

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/15/2012 - 19:30

Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet featuring Aaron Parks, Eric Revis & Justin Faulkner

Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel began his professional career in 1990, when he dropped out of Berklee only two and a half years into his college education to go on tour with Gary Burton and his band. Burton gave the young musician a hand up, helping him move to New York, giving him money, and setting him up with the kind of connections that Rosenwinkel needed to get started. The effort paid off when Rosenwinkel shortly became one of the most respected jazz guitarists on the East Coast.

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/13/2012 - 19:30
Tue, 03/13/2012 - 22:00
Wed, 03/14/2012 - 19:30
Wed, 03/14/2012 - 22:00

Bill Charlap Trio

One of the world's premier jazz pianists, Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our time, ranging from Phil Woods and Tony Bennett to Gerry Mulligan and Wynton Marsalis. He is known for his interpretations of American popular songs and has recorded albums featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. Time magazine wrote, "Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence."

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 19:30
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 22:00
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 19:30
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 22:00

Coco Montoya

Over the course of his 30-year career, guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya's explosive guitar playing and soul-driven voice have propelled him to the upper reaches of the blues-rock world. From his early days as a drummer to his current status as one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on the blues-rock scene, Montoya has forged his reputation through years of hard work and constant touring.

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/08/2012 - 19:30

Jason Yeager Trio with special guest Aubrey Johnson

Boston area-native and New York-based pianist/composer Jason Yeager's music is deeply expressive and multi-faceted. Mentored by jazz pianists Danilo Perez, Fred Hersch and Ran Blake, Yeager's evolving musical personality reflects his love of jazz and improvisation combined with a deep interest in exploring many of the world's great musical styles and traditions. His music is jazz, featuring plenty of improvisation, while incorporating diverse musical elements such as Vietnamese Buddhist chant-inspired melodies, drum 'n' bass rhythms, classical music, Argentine folk styles and more.

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:30


Of Interest

Know Your Host:
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.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm


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