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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

Vocalist Whitney James studied musical theatre and opera before committing to jazz, and her theatrical background has served her well. Her acclaimed 2010 debut album, The Nature of Love, revealed a fully formed voice on a confident set of beloved standards. With host Jon Weber as accompanist, James brings her rich, full alto tone to tunes including “Tenderly” and “If You Could See Me Now.”

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jazz-rock pioneer, guitarist Larry Coryell has drawn on musical styles beyond these two forms, throughout his career. He continues to be inspired by a wide array of influences, everything from Tolstoy to Buddism and discusses this, and the challenge of writing his first opera.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 2:00pm

Benny Sharoni is our guest on this Tuesday's Jazz New England. He grew up in a kibbutz in Israel, fought with the Israeli Army in Lebanon and found his way to Boston and jazz. His background is as amazing as his talent on the horn and we'll hear both with Benny Sharoni when he visits Jazz New England Tuesday at 2 pm.

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 7:00pm

Sam Cooke discovered Womack and his brothers singing gospel music and signed them to his own label to sing secular music as The Valentinos. Womack has done it all. From session guitarist, to singer/songwriter, to producer, he's worked with Sly & The Family Stone, Aretha, The Box Tops and countless others. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates this soul legend on this week's show. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

Take solace in the blues! Hammond B3 specialist Joey DeFrancesco and his trio are joined by a three hard-driving tenor sax players -- Vincent Herring, John Nugent and the late David "Fathead" Newman, in one of his last performances. They burn up the classics including 'Deep Blues,' 'My One and Only Love' and 'Speak Low.

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 2:00pm

On this Jazz New England saxophonist, composer and educator Daniel Ian Smith phones in. This always busy jazzman has a couple of show coming up and will be soon heading in to the studio for more recording. Join us Monday at 2 pm as the man behind The New World Jazz Composers Octet & The Big and Phat Jazz Orchestra shares his music and insights.

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 10:30pm

Can the art of confession truly help to redeem oneself? Or should our trials and tribulations be chalked up to human frailty? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined author and expert commentator Paul Wilkes. They will be discuss how you can renew yourself  and find inner peace through the practice of honesty.

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 10:00pm

Dave Bartlett is president of Kitchen Center of Framingham, the leading designer and installer of custom cabinetry in Metrowest. Kitchen Center specializes in the professional, affordable remodeling of kitchens, bathrooms and entertainment centers.

Because Kitchen Center is a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, all of its projects are built using Woodmode and Brookhaven cabinets—among the finest, most durable custom cabinetry available. Kitchen Center subscribes to standards regarding indoor-air quality, low-emitting materials, and corporate responsibility.out, designing and installing an affordable, sustainable kitchen, as well as reducing indoor air pollutants.

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Dave Bartlett.

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 10:00pm

Kitchen Center of Framingham is the leading designer and installer of custom cabinetry in Metrowest. Kitchen Center specializes in the professional, affordable remodeling of kitchens, bathrooms and entertainment centers.

Because Kitchen Center is a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, all of its projects are built using Woodmode and Brookhaven cabinets—among the finest, most durable custom cabinetry available. Kitchen Center subscribes to standards regarding indoor-air quality, low-emitting materials, and corporate responsibility.

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Dave Bartlett, owner and operator of Kitchen Center of Framingham.

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 9:00pm

Even if he didn’t “kill him a b’ar when he was only three”, as the Disney song extolled, David Crockett was probably our first celebrity hero. A true “Son of Tennessee”, which was the frontier of America in the very early 1800s, Crockett was a very successful bear hunter; the archetypical frontiersman, and a gifted raconteur. The wilderness was indeed his cathedral. Tune in to Inquiry tonight when we talk with writer MICHAEL WALLIS about his thrilling history of the idiosyncratic DAVID CROCKETT: THE LION OF THE WEST.

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back writer and teacher DAVID GESSNER. His new book is MY GREEN MANIFESTO: DOWN THE CHARLES RIVER IN PURSUIT OF A NEW ENVIRONMENTALISM. During a days long canoe and kayak trip down the Charles River with his friend Dan Driscoll, David observes the wonders of urban wildlife while at the same time meditating on what has gone wrong with environmentalism and why it has lost it’s powers to excite and motivate the masses. What David is looking for is something more dynamic; more human, an environmentalism that offers hope in the face of all the gloom and doom. Tune in and listen to this refreshing take on nature and humanity.

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