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Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 9:00pm

Throughout the centuries the wind has been looked at as both a positive and negative phenomena. Winds have been associated with fecundity; spring and angels yet have also been viewed as the personification of destruction and the devil. How did visual artists depict this invisible force? Tonight on Inquiry we have an enlightening conversation with ALESSANDRO NOVA, Co-director of the Kunsthistoriches Institute in Florence, Italy. He has just written THE BOOK OF THE WIND: THE REPRESENTATION OF THE INVISIBLE, an interesting and beautiful art book on art and nature that discusses this very complex and fascinating subject. Tune in for  wonderful discussion about art, culture and nature.

What can a Magritte painting tell us about scientific theories? Why is the Little Prince like the essentials of quantum physics? These unusual questions will be answered tonight by GIOVANNI VIGNALE, the Curator’s Professor of Physics at the University of Missouri. His new book, THE BEAUTIFUL INVISIBLE: CREATIVITY, IMAGINATION AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS uses metaphors and analogies from literature and art to discuss some of the most abstract ideas of physics. Tune in and find out why theoretical physics is the modern form of theology.
 

Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 12:00pm

Join us, as we welcome our special guest, Kenny Hadley for a Sunday Jazz Matinee! Kenny will be playing several of his favorite records from his personal collection and speaking about his experiences with the musicians featured on his recordings.

Friday, October 14, 2011 - 6:00pm

Guitarist Yotam from Tel Aviv made a great first impression at the Kennedy Center in the sold-out Ella! concert (as broadcast on JazzSet). Now he is touring worldwide with pianist Monty Alexander. Yotam's friend Roy Assaf on piano is a graduate of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead training at the Kennedy Center. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us for our first of three parts of our upcoming series paying tribute to some of greatest names in rhythmic New Orleans Jazz! Expect some of your NOLA favorites such as Paul Mares, George Bruines, Leon Roppolo, and the infamous "Jelly Roll" Morton. Stay tuned next week for part 2!

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 2:00pm

On Thursday we meet Sara Serpa. She studied classical music in her native Portugal before coming to the U. S. to enroll and Berklee and later NEC., also studying with Jerry Bergonzi and Dominique Eade. Join us this week on Jazz New England as we celebrate the future of jazz vocalists with two rising stars.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 6:00pm

Sheila Jordan's unique singing style lights up Piano Jazz with guest host Jon Weber. Jordan reflects on her early inspirations in Detroit and chasing the great Charlie Parker, who later became a close friend. Along with brilliant pianist and collaborator Steve Kuhn, Jordan sets flame to "Hum Drum Blues and "The Touch of Your Lips."

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 6:00pm

Ben Heppner is recognized worldwide as the finest dramatic tenor before the public today. He excels in the most challenging roles, from Wagner's Tristan and Lohengrin to Verdi's Otello and Berlioz' Aeneas. He is acclaimed in music capitals around the world for his beautiful voice, intelligent musicianship and sparkling dramatic sense. His performances on the opera stage, in concert with the world's leading orchestras, in the most prestigious recital venues, and in recordings have set new standards in his demanding repertoire.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 2:00pm

 On Tuesday we welcome Tammy Scheffer . Born in Belgium and raised in Israel, she  studied at NEC with the likes of Jerry Bergonzi and vocalist-supreme Dominique Eade before moving to Brooklyn to start her career. She's back in New England this week for a performance and stops by to join us on Jazz New England, Tuesday at 2 pm.

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he profiles the legendary southern soul singer Overton Vertis Wright. Although OV Wright died young at age 41, his voice is still considered the standard for southern soul singers. Find out why his  songs “You’re Gonna Make Me Cry” and “A Nickel & A Nail” made him one of music’s “Lost Souls.” It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 6:00pm

Prohibition was intended to stifle vice - but instead, it nourished clubs run by organized crime and created a hot bed for jazz -- where "The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser" (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Ken Burns joins host Wendell Pierce to bring us the sound of the speakeasies. Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson are on the menu as Doug Wamble and Vince Giordano join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts. 

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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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