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Bud Shank

Date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us for an encore of a program with the late saxophonist Bud Shank, one of the most original musical voices of the post-Charlie Parker generation.  In the late 1950s and early '60s he began a successful career as a studio musician and a long tenure with his group called the LA Four. After living and working in Los Angeles for five decades, Shank has at times been unfairly lumped together with the West Coast cool jazz players of the '50s. This session proves Shank to be a straight-ahead bebop player, whom McPartland calls "beyond compare."

Ron Nyswaner

Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Tune in to Jazz inspired as Academy Award winning screenwriter Ron Nyswaner discusses the importance of music in all his movies, and how often his soundtracks act as another "character" in his films.

A John Waters Christmas

Like a wayward Santa for the Christmas-obsessed, legendary filmmaker and raconteur John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame) rides into town on his sleigh full of smut-spreading Yuletide cheer with his critically acclaimed one-man show, A John Waters Christmas. Putting the X in Xmas, Waters's rapid-fire monologue explores and explodes traditional archetypes as he shares his compulsive desire to give and receive perverted gifts, a religious fanaticism for Santa Claus, and an unhealthy love of true-crime holiday horror stories.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 - 20:00

Vijay Iyer Trio and the Miguel Zenon Quartet

Pianist Vijay Iyer and saxophonist Miguel Zenon are two of the most startlingly original and brilliant voices in contemporary jazz. Both are fearless explorers, ably mining whatever moves them, from honored jazz traditions to hip-hop culture, all with technical mastery, grit, and wisdom. In this double bill, audiences will hear the jazz of tomorrow under construction.

Admission: $48, $41, $36, reserved seating

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/09/2011 - 20:00

BROOKE HAUSER: THE NEW KIDS

Date: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:00am
Program: 

From Portugal: Amália Hoje

To mark the 10th anniversary of fado legend Amália Rodrigues’s death, Nuno Gonçalves of the Portuguese band the Gift was invited to reinterpret selections of Rodrigues’s vast catalogue and was given full liberty to choose the compositions and his collaborators and to create new arrangements. For this homage, Nuno created Amália Hoje with three of Portugal’s most well-known musicians: Sonia Tavares (the Gift), Fernando Ribeiro (Moonspell) and Paulo Praça (Plaza). They took nine fados immortalized by Amália Rodrigues and re-interpreted them with a contemporary approach.

Event Date: 
Sun, 12/04/2011 - 19:30

Watch Night - Jazz and Gospel Worship Service

with The Willie Sordillo Trio, featuring Doug Rich and Linda Brown-San Martin.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/31/2011 - 23:00

Jazz and Gospel Worship Service

with The Willie Sordillo Trio, featuring Doug Rich and Linda Brown-San Martin.

Preludes begin at about 5:50pm.

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:30
Thu, 12/08/2011 - 17:30
Thu, 12/15/2011 - 17:30
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 17:30
Thu, 12/29/2011 - 17:30

James Brown Anniversary Show

James Brown impersonator extraordinaire, JC, backed by the indomitable Enfusion will be rocking the house at the annual James Brown Anniversary Show. The band will feature an expanded horn section, with Baton Rouge trombonist Danny Heath joining saxophonist Willie Sordillo on the front line.

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/30/2011 - 19:00

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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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