This week Al's guest is celebrity restaurateur Joe Bastianich, who along with his partner Mario Batali, have re-defined the restaurant industry. Tune in this Sunday evening as Joe Bastianich talks about his passion for food and the delicious secrets of the restaurant business.
Veteran R&B/Urban jazz singer/songwriter, PHIL PERRY, launched his career as the lead vocalist & writer of the 1970's soul group The Montclairs. He then joined forces with Montclairs co-leader, Kevin Sanlin, and as Perry & Sanlin, the duo recorded a pair of albums on Capitol Records in the early 80's. Unbreak My Heart - Phil Perry
Kat Edmonson is a buoyant singer-songwriter from Texas whose tiny stature belies a powerful voice. She makes smart, familiar pop; though steeped in vintage tradition, her style leans left of center. Kat’s biggest strength is her rich vocal control: alternately coy, elegant, and poignant.
Now splitting her time between Austin and NYC, Kat is eager to release her second record, Way Down Low. She hopes it will be "a launching pad to play all over the world and travel wherever I can."
HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT Feat. Anthony Jackson on bass & Simon Phillips on drums
Pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara, whose passionate and incendiary keyboard work has been a shining light on the jazz landscape since her 2003 debut, believes that the voice that never speaks can sometimes be the most powerful of all.
HEY RIM JEON CD Release "Introducing Hey Rim Jeon".
Hey Rim is the first Korean faculty member at Berklee College of Music and she has performed at top venues such as Lincoln Center, Birdland in New York and the Jarsum International Jazz Festival where she was billed alongside such luminaries as Dennis Chambers and Hiram Bullock.
DJANGO REINHARDT FESTIVAL ALL STARS "Young Lions of Gypsy Jazz"
"Young Lions of Gypsy Jazz" From France!
SAMSON SCHMITT, son of legendary Dorado Schmitt, 'lead guitarist'
LUDOVIC BEIER on accordion and accordina
PIERRE BLANCHARD on violin
DOUDOU CUILLERIER on rhythm guitar
BRIAN TORFF on bass
With Special guest EDMAR CASTANEDA
Jazz veterans, colleagues and kindred spirits Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart forge a world-class union on their auspicious debut for Jazz Legacy Productions. Along with trumpeter David Weiss saxophonist Craig Handy, they are collectively known as The Cookers.
STEVE SMITH and VITAL INFORMATION 30th Anniversary Tour.
Smith's drumming, while always decidedly modern, can best be described as a style that embodies the history of U.S. music. His original love of rudimental parade drumming is evident in his intricate solos. Likewise, his command of jazz, from New Orleans music, swing, bebop, avant-garde to fusion, is applied with his powerful rock drumming sensibilities and allows him to push the boundaries of all styles to new heights. His musical focus is committed to the exploration of improvised music incorporating styles as diverse as Blues, Jazz, R&B, Funk, Cajun and South Indian Carnatic.