Composer and arranger Darrell Katz will be talking with host Chet Williamson today. At Berklee College of Music, Katz is a professor in the harmony department with a phenomenal understanding of advanced modal harmony. Katz is also the founder and director of the Jazz Composers Alliance.
Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and philatelist CHRIS WEST about his new book A HISTORY OF AMERICA IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS. West uses a wonderful selection of stamps to illustrate the history of the United States from the Stamp Act to the selfie. Along the way, West includes a wonderful history of the post office including the Pony Express and early airmail. If you have ever marveled at the history found on these small, perforated pieces of gummed paper, tune in!
We revisit Judy’s conversation with the late Skitch Henderson about his Hollywood years with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and his long career with the NBC Orchestra and The Tonight Show.
Steve Heckman will be joining us on today's edition of Jazz Matinee. This San Francisco based artist grew up in New York City during one of jazz's most creative periods, the mid-60's. Upon first hearing John Coltrane, worlds split open for Heckman!
Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates one of pop music's most beloved bands, The Temptations. The Temps have over 14 number one singles, three Grammy Awards and made The Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Groups of all time list. Great Motown music this week starting at 7pm!
This year, Blue Note Records turns 75. To celebrate, Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center hosted a two-hour concert featuring some of Blue Note’s living legends and rising stars. From the early years with Alfred Lion to Bruce Lundvall’s revitalization, Blue Note Records has remained one of the most iconic labels in jazz. On Jazz Night in America, we’ll hear highlights from the stage at the Kennedy Center and discuss the label’s influence with Michael Cuscuna, Norah Jones, Terence Blanchard, and Dianne Reeves. Jason Moran is guest host.
Join host Chet Williamson this afternoon while he speaks with Pat Metheny. The Pat Metheny Unity Group will be at The Hanover Theatre on Sunday, November 16th at 7pm, don't miss it! Also, the results of the 79th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll have just been released and Pat topped three categories, two of which were with his Unity Group.
According to officials, Ebola can be contained here in the U.S., but the same cannot be said of West Africa. Why should Americans care? Because if Ebola is not stopped soon over there, it’s likely to have a cascading effect, not only claiming more lives, but also destroying entire economies. Doctors and nurses will continue to die, leaving the populace to care for itself. Panic will lead to the disruption of agriculture, commerce, and civil order. In fact, relief workers in some areas are already being physically assaulted, even killed. Tune in this Sunday evening when Al speaks with Robert Walker of the Population Institute about this global issue.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Paul Collyer of BA Event Promotions and John Giangregorio of the Canal District Alliance. They talk about The 2014 Paulie’s New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival. This episode aired originally on June 15, 2014.
The mission of Paulie's New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival is to provide quality New Orleans and Louisiana jazz, blues, country, funk and zydeco music and food within an urban setting. Or, as Paul Collyer states on his BA Event Promotions website: "New Orleans & Louisiana at the street curb on a stick."
The Festival first took place in 2008, at the current site behind John & Son's II – a.k.a. John & Son's Urban Fairgrounds – on Chandler Street. Its birth was a direct result of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival that takes place every year during the last week in April and first week of May in New Orleans. And that was started, as Paul Collier likes to note, “by a couple of city guys looking for something to do one weekend.”
This year, Paulie’s New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival moved partway across town to Worcester’s historic Canal District, where it took place on June 20, 21 and 22.
Insects are all around us in a myriad of forms. Some people fear insects. Others hate them. But many of the people of the world eat them. And why not? Insects are tasty, nutritious and a great source of fat and protein. Furthermore, raising insects for consumption is much more environmentally friendly than raising any other meat. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with Marcel Dicke, Professor of Entomology at Wageningen University and a Rhodes Professor at Cornell University. He has co-written a book the beautifully promotes entomophagy: the eating of insects titled The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet. Tune in for some tips on the best ways to cook a locust.
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome artist Jessica Gath. Her works include beautiful paintings, self-portraits and wonderful performance pieces that often involve the audience. Tune in and learn about the smallest cake in the world, the legendary French-Off and The World-Famous Secretary.
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