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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 6:00pm

Carlos Henriquez spends a lot of time these days in midtown Manhattan as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's bassist — a post he's held since he was a teen. But his roots are uptown in the Bronx. In The Bronx Pyramid, his debut album released last year by JALC's Blue Engine Records, Henriquez acknowledges the neighborhood where he was born and raised. In songs like "Joshua's Dream" and "Brook Ave," the young Nuyorican composer brings together Afro-Latin traditions and his jazz pedigree to pay tribute to the family and community that raised him.

Jazz Night In America takes in a performance led by Carlos Henriquez at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, inside Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 10:30pm

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation recently announced the next step in its strategic initiative to support young children and their families by awarding more than $341K in grants to early childhood programs. Convinced by the overwhelming evidence from research that says that the first years of a child’s life are the most crucial for his or her success in school and life, GWCF is focusing a significant share of its resources on helping young children succeed, especially low income children, whose needs are greatest and who have been demonstrated to gain the most from these kinds of interventions. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Ann Lisi, President and CEO of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Ja-Naé Duane, co-author with husband Steven Fisher of The Startup Equation: A Visual Guidebook to Building Your Startup, Amy Whitney, director of Clark University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. This episode aired originally on March 6, 2016.
The Startup Equation notes that by 2020, projections show that one in six people worldwide will be entrepreneurs. That's more than one billion people!
The book’s stated goal is “to make this process easier for at least one million of them. It doesn't matter if you dream of building a virtual platform or a brick-and-mortar shop. The Startup Equation offers case studies, infographics, and best practices designed for every entrepreneur.”
Ja-Naé Duane is founder of the Revolution Institute, an international and award- winning speaker, author of both How to Start Your Business with $100 and How to Create a Revolution, and one of Clark University’s entrepreneurs-in-residence. Steven Fisher is global head of user and product experience for SeaChange International.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 9:00pm

Can art be thought of as a philiosophical practice? Why is art like a strange tool? These are just a few of the fascinating ideas of our guest tonight ALVA NOË, Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.    His new book is STRANGE TOOLS: ART AND HUMAN NATURE. Tune in for a lively and thought provoking discussion about art, philosophy and what art means in our society.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with legendary cartoonist, writer and artist BILL GRIFFITH, famous for his work on comics like “Young Lust”, “Tales of Toad” and his long running strip “Zippy the pinhead”. His new book is titled INVISIBLE INK: MY MOTHER’S SECRET LOVE AFFAIR WITH A FAMOUS CARTOONIST. It is in turns a mystery, an autobiography and an intimate history of a marriage: his parents.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 12:00pm

Catch Colors of Jazz Live! as we wrap up International Jazz Day 2016! Host Bonnie Johnson presents a showcase of New England-based musicians performing live in the studio.

Tune in at 12 pm ET.



Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 5:00pm

Grammy-nominated pianist, conductor, composer John Beasley talks with host Bonnie Johnson. The one-time keyboardist for Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, serves as music director for the International Jazz Day Global Concert that happens on April 30th. 

"...Beasley’s music career spans three decades. [His credits read] like a “who’s who” list in the music and entertainment world performing, recording, and touring with major jazz, pop, and world artists; composing for hit-TV series [including American Idol]; arranging for orchestras; working on award-winning films; and at the helm of reality singing shows as Music Director. He is a Governor at the GRAMMY Recording Academy and a Guest Lecturer at the Rotterdam Conservatory of Music.


Photo Credit: Tao Ruspoli

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 4:00pm

Host Bonnie Johnson revives the Saturday afternoon with Colors of Jazz to kick off UNESCO's 5th Annual International Jazz Day. Bonnie will talk with Jazz Day artists including Music Director John Beasley and vocalist Al Jarreau.

International Jazz Day is one of the world's biggest celebrations of jazz. This year the United States plays host to this global initiative sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in our nation's capital of the District of Columbia. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host the All-Star concert at the White House.

Enjoy the music of artists featured in the International Jazz Day Global Concert 2016. Tune in Saturday, April 30th from 4 to 7 pm ET.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 4:00pm

International Jazz Day is the capstone to celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month when special guest, seven time Grammy-award winning singer and song stylist Al Jarreau joins host Bonnie Johnson for Colors Of Jazz. World-reknowned for his unique vocal style, Jarreau who still tours worldwide and often, travels to new places to meet new audiences, performed more than fifty concerts in 2015 and is dedicated to promoting arts education and reaching youth in schools.

Jarreau's latest release My Old Friend, Celebrating George Duke (Concord, 2014) is "a special tribute to his friend and former music collaborator – the legendary keyboardist, composer and producer George Duke, who unexpectedly passed away in 2013". The album feaatures many of the artists (or "amb-jazz-adors" as Al calls them) that will join him on stage for the Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert from the White House on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC.



Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Nick Noble on this week's edition of The Folk Revival for four hours of music from some of the finest female artists in folk music, past and present: Barbara Dane, Odetta, Ronnie Gilbert, Judy Collins, Sylvia Fricker Tyson, Carolyn Hester, Jean Ritchie, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Mary Travers, Beth DeSombre, the Nields, the Johnson Girls, and MANY MORE, including, of course, The Womenfolk.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:00pm

In this ethereal and lovely mélange of sound you will hear harp and voice, bass, flute, saxophone, clarinet and recorder. It’s an airy synergy of Jazz harmonies with modern pop music. Featuring Allegra Cramer on Harp and Voice, Sagit Zilberman on Flute, Suji Kim on Bass


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