This Labor Day, enjoy a two hour special of live music performances from The Caramoor Center for Music and The Arts, a beautiful garden setting near Katanah, NY. Hosted by Rhonda Hamilton, the end of summer special will feature a variety of songs from The Cookers, Gretchen Parlato, Kenny Barron (in each hour), Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Roy Haynes. The show is a production of WGBO, who bring JazzSet to WICN every Friday! Send summer off on a high note, starting at 4 PM this Labor Day!
The Boston area has been a haven for blues enthusiasts for as long as anyone can remember. And, for over a quarter-century, the longest running area Blues Jam takes place right here at Johnny D’s. Young and old, veteran or just starting out, there is a spot for all on our Sunday afternoon jams. And because the Blues is a wide spread idiom, we make a point of welcoming both electric and acoustic, Delta, Chicago, Piedmont, rural or citified, all are invited. There is always a host to help coordinate the activities and take a few laps.
The Cryogenic Renaissance Orchestra AKA: The Greg Hopkins Nonet
This mini big band is homage to three brilliant jazz nonets from the past and more. With a repertoire that includes several original arrangements from the influential “Birth of the Cool” recordings, this band might appear to be a mere recreation of the Davis nonet. Yet that legendary unit of the late ‘40s is only one of the models that have inspired this new unit. Also identified are two Blue Note albums from the late ‘60s, McCoy Tyner’s “Tender Moments” and Herbie Hancock’s “The Prisoner,” as specific inspirations.