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Don Cornelius

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 7:00pm

“We wish you love, peace & soul” was how Don Cornelius signed off every Soul Train episode. The show lasted 35 years, but the host’s impact will last forever. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the legacy of a true soul music hero. This Monday at 7pm!

Rebecca Parris

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 2:00pm

A real treat on Thursday's Jazz New England when the amazing Rebecca Parris visits. She's New England's sweetheart and has a Valentine's Day show coming up. We'll hear about that, discuss her long and illustrious career and, of course, enjoy some humorous stories from this New England great!

Lou and Jan Borelli

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 2:00pm

On Tuesday local mainstays Lou and Jan Borelli visit. Their eight-piece band has held court at Nick's in Worcester for years and it's there that the band will celebrate their CD release this week. The recording showcases the arrangements of west coast jazz icon Dave Pell. We'll hear about his works, the Worcester jazz scene and more when we catch up with the Borelli's Tuesday at 2 pm.

Sunnie Paxson

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 2:00pm

Pianist and composer Sunnie Paxson join us on Monday. Her latest recording "Bohemian Sun" is produced by, and features the bass of, the great Stanley Clarke and is climbing the jazz charts.  She's a perennial winner of LA Magazine's best jazz performers, a Berklee grad and will be calling in on Monday's edition of Jazz New England. Be sure to join us at  2pm.

The Modern Riffs

An evening of jazz, classic rock and swing featuring the music of such artists as Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Santana, and Steely Dan—delivered by a high-energy nine-piece group of experienced musicians and talented high school performers. The Modern Riffs pride themselves on bringing the right blend of recently popular music, classic rock, jazz and swing to each individual audience – Santana to Sinatra!

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012 - 20:00

Zero Dollar Trio

The Zero Dollar Trio is a blend of chamber jazz meets free improvisation diving into a multitude of sounds, textures and grooves.

Nick Di Maria – Flugelhorn, Cornet, Melodica
Jaime Paul Lamb – String Bass
Mike Rasimas - Percussion

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/04/2012 - 20:00

“Nashville Style Songwriter’s Round”

Featuring: Carrie Johnson, Kristen Graves, Al Raebuck, Marc Douglas Berardo and Jennifer Lowe.

Tickets: $10

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/03/2012 - 20:00

Cabaret Artists Brad Connor and Ben Sears - “Gershwin, with Love”

Noted Boston-area cabaret artists Brad Connor and Ben Sears will invoke the glamour of the Jazz Age in “Gershwin, with Love” featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin and their contemporaries. 

“Gershwin, with Love” will offer entertainment with a background of solid historical research. Sears’ and Connor’s reputations as Gershwin performers recently led to the inclusion of their recordings in the interactive kiosk at the George & Ira Gershwin Room of the Library of Congress.

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/02/2012 - 15:00

First Parish on the Common - Bedford

75 The Great Road
Bedford, MA 01730

James Wolcott & Adam Zahler

Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 9:00pm

Tonight we welcome back writer, critic and long-time columnist and blogger for Vanity Fair JAMES WOLCOTT who continues his conversation about his book LUCKING OUT: MY LIFE GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY IN SEVENTIES NEW YORK. Tonight, James Wolcott discusses how long it took for him to be considered an established New York critic, the proliferation and mainstreaming of porn during that decade and finally his discovery and deep love of ballet.


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