Local musicians Pamela Hines and Jim Porcella will join Jazz Matinee with host Ed Gardella on Friday. Pamela and Jim will share their thoughts on the importance of being a contributing member of WICN. They will offer their views on the world of jazz and WICN's place in that world.
Join us on September 22nd for a taste of Jazz Rythym's food songs, as we explore a delicious world where our favorite jazz and our favorite food meet together.
On Thursday's Jazz Matinee Larry Coryell is our guest. He replaced the great Gabor Szabo in Chico Hamilton's band in the mid-60's and since then has done pretty much everything that can be done on the guitar. Larry's also visiting New England soon. Hear all about it on Thursday's Jazz Matinee.
On Thursday Jazz New England bassist, pianist and composer John Funkhouser drops by. His music is intelligent, interesting and inspiring. Hear for yourself at 2pm and find out where you can see John this weekend.
Many musicians swear by pianist Kenny Werner's groundbreaking book on improvisation, Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within (1996). In 2010, Werner produced the acclaimed album No Beginning No End, a profoundly touching tribute to his late daughter Katheryn. On this 2007 Piano Jazz, Werner and McPartland get together on a pair of Bill Evans tunes, :Very Early and "Waltz for Debbie."
The man who spent 30 years at the school as Dean of Curriculum and Executive Vice President joins us on Wednesday. Gary Burton retired from Berklee a few years ago but hasn't slowed down. His band will appear at this weekend's Beantown Jazz Festival. Catch up with this multi-Grammy winner Wednesday at 2 pm.
Tuesday at 3:30 the man who taught Sean Penn how to look like a guitar player (and provided the guitar playing you hear) in the Woody Allen film "Sweet and Lowdown" calls in. Howard Alden has been at the forefront of jazz guitarists for nearly 40 years. He'll be coming to New England this fall for a festival performance and chats with us on Tuesday's Jazz Matinee.
She's been chatting with WICN since she was 10 years old (her very first interview) and continues to visit the station whenever she can. One of our all-time favorites, Grace Kelly visits on Tuesday's Jazz New England. This 19 year old 'phenom' is as busy as ever. She'll chat with us before heading overseas to perform.
Bandleader and composer Paquito D'Rivera guides us among the composers of his Cuban homeland—Mario Bauza, Arturo 'Chico' O'Farrill, Ernesto Duarte et al. He brings Latin percussion with Horacio Hernandez (drums), Richard Padron (guitar) and Pedro Martinez (percussion), with the five-beat rhythm, to the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts.
A couple of Grammy winning vibraphonists join us this week on Jazz New England. Monday Dave Samuels is our guest. The Caribbean Jazz Project founder has unveiled his latest project, The Organik Vibe Trio to rave reviews. Tune in Monday at 2 pm to hear from this vibraphonist and Berklee educator.
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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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