Host Chet Williamson will have Canadian drummer Anthony Fung on the show today. Hailing from Toronto, Fung studied Jazz Performance at Berklee College of Music and has had an impressive performance history, including the Jazz Festivals in Monterey, Toronto and Ottawa.
We live at a time in which we are surrounded by visual media and bright colors. But our experience of color is never just about vision. Colors can also be used to manipulate and control. The colors we now interact with on Tv and our computers are not pigments, like those found in paintings and drawings. Contemporary colors are generated and manipulated through mathematics, using complicated systems very few of us understand. We live in the age of the algorithmic image. Evrything looks bright and colorful, but do we live in a New Dark Age? Tune in tonight when we have a lively conversation with CAROLYN L. KANE, who writes about the history, philosophy and aesthetics of electronic media. We talk about her new landmark book CHROMATIC ALGORITHMS: SYNTHETIC COLOR, COMPUTER ART AND AESTHETICS AFTER CODE.
Joining host Bobby Jackson on Roots of Smooth will be World renowned American jazz vibraphonist and teacher at Berkley College of Music, Gary Burton. Burton is heralded for his innovations in jazz such as his four-mallet technique, pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz. Tune in at 6pm!
Trombonist and Vocalist Natalie Cressman will be featured on this edition of Jazz Matinee. Cressman's latest album titled Turn the Sea was released in March of this year.
BARRY B. POWELL, the Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, returns to Inquiry to talk about his new dynamic translation of one of the greatest epics in the world: HOMER’S THE ODYSSEY.
Adolescence is typically portrayed as a time of out of control emotions, fed by hormones, that is, at best, survived. In the last two decades, there has been a tremendous “growth in the scientific study of adolescence” and this has enabled researchers and parents to better understand what is really happening in the teen brain. It turns out that adolescence is a time of heightened neuroplasticity and it is an exciting time when the teenager learns some of the most important strategies for success in adulthood. Tune in tonight for an exciting conversation with LAURENCE STEINBERG, Ph. D. author of AGE OF OPPORTUNITY: LESSONS FROM THE NEW SCIENCE OF ADOLESCENCE.
Writer/Director/Actor Christopher Guest equates his movie-making process with jazz performance. Mockumentarys are his claim to fame, such as Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap, both of which he stars in. Join host Judy Carmichael this week and be sure to turn up this week's episode to 11!
Vocalist Roseanna Vitro will be speaking with host Chet Williamson today. In 2011, Vitro's album The Music of Randy Newman was nominated for a Grammy in Vocal Jazz.
Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the music of one of the most soulful artists America music has ever produced, Donny Hathaway. His combination of jazz, soul, blues & gospel still sounds fresh 40 years later. It all starts at 7pm!
Guest host Wynton Marsalis features the music of Willie Nelson this week. What is this country artist doing at the house of swing, you might ask? Tune in at 6pm to find out!
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