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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

A live broadcast from the WICN Performance Hall featuring local N.E. artists singing love songs-- Ryan Foss, Kryngle Daly, Addison Daly, Sandy Haddon, Kathryn Kauffman, Sharen Wendy Robertson, Beth DeSWombre, Lisa Martin, Dan & Faith Senie, Nelson Hiller, Wolfpen, Don Prange, Grade A Fancy, Doneglen, and MORE!

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson chats with jazz singer-songwriter Anna-Frida Abrahamsson and harmonica player Yvonnic Prene.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

George Duke was an American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson chats with trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and saxophonist Scott Jeppesen.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

Italian pianist is equally smitten with jazz of the Barry Harris/Tommy Flanagan era and the great stride pianists who came before them. Rossano Sportiello, while extensively trained in classical music, loves jazz and enjoys combining the two.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson chats with saxophonist Anat Cohen and vocalist Lauren Kinhan.

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 6:00pm

In the second half of the 20th Century a cadre of stars emerged from Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. "Do you teach them what to play?" Blakey was asked. "Hell no! I teach them what NOT to play." From the House of Swing we'll hear from Blakey's son, Takashi Blakey, along with appearances from graduates of "Blakey University" from over three decades: Bobby Watson, Javon Jackson, John Hicks, and Wynton Marsalis.

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson chats with torch singer Jillian Parsons and saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 10:30pm

Recently Gov.  Deval Patrick announced a plan to make the electric grid more resilient.   The plan sounds engaging but what happens if the grid goes down? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry Executive Director of the EMP task force on national and homeland security, a Congressional advisory board dedicated to protecting the United States from weapons of mass destruction and the eventual destruction of our energy grids.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Richard Turner, manager of employment and training, and John Valis, employment and training specialist at Veterans Inc. and Farah Diba Sahnoun, associate recruiter of Manpower’s Boston office. They talk about transitioning veterans out of homelessness.

Based in Worcester, Veterans Inc., is a national leader in ending homelessness among veterans. It has one of the highest rates in the nation – 85 percent – for transitioning veterans out of homelessness.

Since 1991, Veterans Inc., the largest provider of services to veterans and their families in New England, has helped more than 50,000 veterans and their families. Operations are expanding further into New England and beyond in the organization’s effort to achieve its goal of eradicating homelessness among veterans.

Veterans Inc.’s clinical-case management approach addresses the “total veteran”, incorporating job training and employment, health and wellness, and supportive services ranging from transportation to legal advice. This holistic methodology earned Veterans Inc. a “Best Practice” citation from the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.

In 2009, Veternans Inc. received two national awards for outstanding performance, from Secretary Eric Shinseki of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and from the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.

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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.

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Sundays, 12 to 4 pm

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