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A FESTIVAL SUMMER PART II

Date: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 7:00pm
Program: 

More of the same, and an interview with Spuyten Duyvil, a chat with the organizers of the New Bedford Folk Festival, and several surprises!

Susie Arioli

Date: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Canadian singer takes a straightforward, swinging approach to the Standards. Judy talks with her and her guitarist Jordan Officer on stage at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland about their somewhat retro approach to jazz and how that interest developed.

John Boutté

Date: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:00pm
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New Orleans singer talks about growing up in this musical city, his famous family and how starring on TV’s Treme has changed his life.

Billy Stritch

Date: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Pianist/vocalist Billy Stritch is that rare performer who is a great musician and great entertainer. He discusses his long associations with Liza Minnelli and Marilyn Maye, and how both have influenced his musical and theatrical approach.

Blossom Dearie

Date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 6:00pm
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In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of “Jazz Inspired” we’re revisiting some of Judy’s early interviews. Judy’s 2004 conversation with the late Blossom Dearie is loaded with unexpected directions and humor. Blossom was in excellent form!

Ruth Leon

Date: 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
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British writer/producer Ruth Leon has been a presence on the Broadway and West End Theater scene for years, with books and criticism on the subject and with her production work in television and radio. Ruth discusses her new position as program director for London’s elegant cabaret venue, Le Crazy Coqs at the Brasserie Zedel, and why this room is thriving when similar venues are closing in America.

SFJazz Collective: The Music of Stevie Wonder

Date: 
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 6:00pm

Stevie Wonder’s colorful palette and unforgettable melodies have inspired artists of all genres and generations. The innovating, energizing SF Jazz Collective takes on the challenge of the Wonder songbook. Miguel Zenon (alto), Mark Turner (tenor), Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Stefon Harris (vibes), Edward Simon (piano), Matt Penman (bass), and Eric Harland (drums) tackle Mon Cherie, Superstition, and Sir Duke.

Re-Imagined: The Music of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea

Date: 
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 6:00pm

Pianists Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea are kindred spirits – imaginative composers who have fused and re-defined the sound of jazz. And we re-imagine works from both of their songbooks – the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with guest Bobby Hutcherson plays Hancock, while Manhattan Transfer with Jon Hendricks interprets Corea.

Fresh Sounds: Ted Nash & Victor Goines

Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

JALC Orchestra members Ted Nash and Victor Goines present two newly commissioned works. Nash's Presidential Suite reflects on leadership and oratory with help from The Wire and Treme. Goines presents Crescent City, a musical journey through his hometown, New Orleans – joined by lifelong friend Branford Marsalis.

Rob Mosher: Chamber Music of the Wild, Wild West

Date: 
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Composer, woodwind artist Rob Mosher talks with host Bonnie Johnson about Polebridge, his latest CD that merges classical chamber music with folk & jazz. Inspired by the tiny town in Montana, Polebridge is described as "Chamber Music for the Wild West".  Mosher performs at the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 3, 2014 at 10pm.

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