Grammy-nominated Freddy Cole is an American jazz singer and pianist whose recording career has spanned over fifty years. He is leader of the Freddy Cole Quartet and is the brother of musicians Nat King Cole and Ike Cole, father of Lionel Cole and uncle of Natalie Cole.
"Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing...he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive" - The New York Times
Get whisked away to "Autumn in New York," "April in Paris" or "A Cabin in the Sky." Vocalist Ethel Ennis joins pianist Bill Charlap with Houston Person (saxophone), Peter Washington (bass) and Kenny Washington (drums) to light up the book of composer Vernon Duke. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Aaron Goldberg is a pianist and composer performing at the vanguard of jazz music. His last album, Home, builds upon his last, Worlds, both exhibiting the sensitivity and dynamism of his longstanding trio featuring Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland.
Gustav Niebaum founded the famed Inglenook Winery in California in 1879. It became one the most sought after wines in the country. Today Niebaum's grandniece Robin Lail runs Lail Vineyards in Napa California. She too produces world class wine. Her philosophy is to focus on quality rather than quantity. She joins Al this Sunday evening at 10:30 to discuss her family history and a passion for winemaking that has been the hallmark of her life.
Miss Tess is a New York City singer/songwriter whose current lineup includes Will Graefe on guitar, Danny Weller on upright bass, and Matt Meyer on drums.
Inspired by styles of vintage swing, blues, country, and folk, Miss Tess draws comparisons to artists such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Peggy Lee, and Chuck Berry, but maintains a style all of her own.
The honeyed tones and sensitive interpretations of Antonio Zambujo have propelled him into the vanguard of modern fadistas making their voices heard internationally. He constitutes a unique voice on Lisbon's fado scene.
Antonio’s passions for jazz and Brazilian music, his readiness to make sometimes controversial experiments with instrumentation, unexpected collaborations with artists such as the Bulgarian choir Angelite and top Portuguese pop and jazz singers make him an artist who is expanding the horizons of traditional fado while remaining committed to exploring its roots.
Cécile, a winner of 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition, performs unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on a theatrical, and sometimes ironic, portrayal of the jazz standard and is just beginning to compose her own instrumental pieces and songs.
Ambrose Akinmusire is a jazz trumpeter, who in 2007 was the winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, two of the most prestigious jazz competitions in the world.