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Celebration of the Jazz Guitar: Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian

Date: 
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 6:00pm

Jazz's wandering gypsy spirit meets the bluesy swing of Oklahoma City. Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian brought the guitar out from the rhythm section and up to center stage. Guitarists Russell Malone, Bobby Broom and Frank Vignola, bassist Peter Washington and pianist Mulgrew Miller play out the jazz guitar revolution. Musical director and drummer, Lewis Nash. Wendell Pierce hosts.

The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

Duke Ellington described him as "my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head." Composer Billy Strayhorn penned some of Duke's most enduring songs, but he himself remained in relative obscurity. Vocalist Jose James and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra interpret Strayhorn classics including "Lush Life," "Take the 'A' Train" and "Something to Live For." Wendell Pierce hosts

Winnekenni Castle

347 Kenoza Avenue
Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: 978-521-1686

Woody Tasch of the Investors Circle

Date: 
Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 10:00pm
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Woody Tasch is founder and chairman of Slow Money, a 501(c)3 non-profit formed in 2008 to catalyze the flow of investment capital to small food enterprises and to promote new principles of fiduciary responsibility to support sustainable agriculture and the emergence of a restorative economy.

Woody is also chairman emeritus of Investors' Circle, a non-profit network of investors that has facilitated the flow of $145 million to 220 sustainability-minded, early-stage companies and venture funds.

Gaslamp Grille

206 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401.845.9300

Lisa Forbes

Date: 
Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 10:30pm
Program: 

Top quality year in and year out is the hallmark of a great wine. This weeks Al spekas with Lisa Forbes, Director of winemaking for Chalk Hill winery in California. Tune in at 10:30 PM and listen to what Lisa considers to be her recipe for success and how she views the future of winemaking in California.

A Hot Northern Soul Night!

Date: 
Monday, July 25, 2011 - 7:00pm
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Be prepared to sweat tonight as WICN’s resident Northern Soul connoisseur returns to the airwaves! Steve Moysey brings another blistering set of little heard soul dance gems to this week’s Serenade. It all starts at 7pm sharp!

Pianist/composer Jon Weber

Date: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 6:00pm
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Tune in as Chicago pianist Jon Weber talks about his jingle writing years, his love for every kind of jazz from the early days to the present, and what his recent move to NYC has done for his playing.

Benny Carter: American Genius Part 3 of 3

Date: 
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 6:00pm

Benny Carter should be considered among the greatest jazz alto saxists of the swing era alongside Johnny Hodges. More than merely a giant of jazz saxophone, Benny Carter was a composer and arranger, skilled clarinetist and gifted trumpet player, and an exceptionally versatile, talented musician active for more than three quarters of a century.

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Al Dean

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.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm

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