A pre-recorded show for Thanksgiving night, featuring songs about songs and singing… Happy Turkey Day!
Catherine has enjoyed a long career as a back up singer with everyone from David Bowie to Jackson Browne but is now focusing on the music of her father, Luis Russell, who was music director for Louis Armstrong and led his own bands in the 20′s and 30′s. Catherine discusses her love of New Orleans music and early jazz and what it means to come to this music at this stage of her career.
Joining Chet on this edition of Jazz Matinee is musician and producer, Elliot Spero. The last 12 years Elliot has been the manager and agent for The Christine Spero Group and produced two original Nu-Jazz, Latin, Pop Cd's, We call it music and My Spanish Dream. Georges new CD Spero Plays Nyro should be released in January 2014.
Join host Tom Shaker on this Thanksgiving Day themed special edition of The Soul Serenade. The menu includes songs about mashed potatoes, Ribs, chicken, wine and, of course, biscuits. It all starts at 7pm. Come hungry!!
A postcard from a two-day celebration of Henry Threadgill, one of the world’s leading avant-garde composers and arrangers. The concert is curated by pianist Jason Moran and features dozens of performers, from those who played in Threadgill’s various ensembles to members of a new generation of admirers. On Jazz Night in America, we’ll share highlights.
Join Chet Williamson on Jazz Matinee with his guest Jane Monheit. Monheit has been a light in both the jazz and cabaret world since emerging as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institue's 1998 vocal competition. In addition to her own recordings, she has worked alongside the likes of Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, and Ivan Lins. She says that the distinctive continually surprising sound of her album The Heart of The Matter is the result of an especially satisfying collaboration with Grammy-winning produce Gil Goldstein.
Bassist and alto saxophonist, George Mraz, will also be joining Chet Williamson on Jazz Matinee. George was a member of Oscar Peterson's group, and worked with musicians such as Pepper Adams, Stan Getz and Michel Petrucciani.
Did the war on women rhetoric taint voters in the most recent midterm election? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30pm and find out just what voters really thought of this strategy when Al speaks with Charlotte Hays of the IWF, Independent Womens's Forum.
In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Rick Saia, editor of Worcester Business Journal. They talk about WBJ’s “25th Anniversary” and “2015 Economic Forecast” issues.
In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve did freelance writing and editing for WBJ’s “25th Anniversary” issue.
As Worcester Business Journal observed in its recent “25th Anniversary” issue, “There’s the old adage, ‘The more things change, the more they stay the same.’ To a certain degree, that applies to the Central Mass. business community. Banking, finance, technology, retail and education continue to be our economic pillars. But much change has also occurred over the last quarter century. Most of our regional banks are no longer locally based and many of our local retailers – Spag’s, O’Coin’s and Building 19, among them – have gone out of business.
“In examining business and the economy on Central Mass. over the last 25 years, we have discerned key patterns. Perhaps the dominant one is the importance of the region’s economic diversity in both good times and bad. Because Central Mass. and its main city, Worcester, have always had more than one industry to rely on, even bad times weren’t as bad as they might have been in a place with a single type of business. That advantage has been put to the test over the past quarter century, though. Because of the increasing globalization of world markets, Central Mass. and the rest of the nation have struggled to discard old business models and help construct the economy of the 21st century. It will be one based largely on highly skilled and trained labor and focused on emerging markets, including clean energy, medical devices, fitness and nutrition.”
Writer and Teacher Beverly Gray returns to Inquiry to talk about her biography Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon...and Beyond. Ron Howard starred in two of the most iconic television series, but from and early age dreamed of being a serious film director. Tune in and learn about his early his early film and television career and how he got his break sitting in the Director's chair thanks to Roger Corman.
Tonight on Inquiry,poet Martha Silano returns to discuss the recent controversy about the poet laureate of North Carolina and what being a laureate entails. She also reads a work from her recently published collection, Reckless Lovely: The United States of America.
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