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Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us at 6pm on Thursday night as we celebrate Jimmy Noone (1895-1944), a renowned and influential jazz clarinetist.  Remember to listen in to Jazz Rhythm the following week (on September 15th) for part 2!

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 5:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome HONEE HESS, Director of Education at the Worcester Art Museum and KATRINA STACEY, Assistant Curator of Education at the Worcester Art Museum. They introduce an upcoming exciting exhibition at the museum titled IN SEARCH OF JULIEN HUDSON: A FREE ARTIST OF COLOR IN PRE-CIVIL WAR NEW ORLEANS. This complex exhibition, which involved “detection, speculation and invention” attempts to piece together the details of the life of this important American artist. This is Part One of a series about this show. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

Warren Vache is a remarkable horn player, with astounding chops and a warm tone whether he's playing trumpet, flugelhorn, or cornet. He has developed his own unique and thoroughly modern style, but Vache's sense of jazz heritage is strong. He's known as a master performer of traditional jazz. Drummer Glenn Davis and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi join McPartland and Vache on "Basin Street Blues" and "Louisiana".

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 2:00pm

On Wednesday's edition of Jazz New England we'll talk Russian Jazz.  Russian-born and Leominister-based pianist Eugene Maslov visits. We'll catch up with this 'old friend' and and also hear from Larry Applebaum,  Senior Music Reference Librarian and jazz specialist in the Music Division at the Library of Congress. Larry visited Russian this year to help the country establish a Jazz Archive. All things "Russian Jazz" Wednesday on Jazz New England at 2 pm.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 7:00pm

On the Tuesday after Labor Day, the Bluegrass Junction will pay tribute in song to the working men and women who make America strong. We will have songs about truck drivers, farmers, mill workers and others. Of course there will be plenty of songs about coal miners. There are so many Bluegrass songs about the plight of this exploited lot including recent collections and Kathy Matea’s wonderful themed album, “Coal”. They symbolize all workers in our struggle to provide for ourselves and our families.

So, on September 6th at 7:00 pm, workers unite and lift your voices along with the bluegrass musicians who will spotlight labor and the day set aside to honor us. Tune in to the Bluegrass Junction and lose those “Working Man’s Blues”.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us as we explore the muisc of Cellist Jay Shulman, who celebrates the music of his father composer/cellist Allan Shulman and his jazz/classical recordings of the 30's and 40's.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 2:00pm

Guitarist Gerry Beaudoin returns to Jazz New England this Tuesday. In his long career he's recording with the legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and was a founding member of the  all-star guitar trio that included Duke Robillard and J. Geils.  Join us Tuesday at 2 pm when Gerry gets us up to date on his activities.

 

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:30am

Joan Jett was and continues to be one of the hardest playing and hardest working musicians in rock. The fact that she was a pioneer for women to be considered serious players in the rock world is only one of her many accomplishments. Today, in her 50s, she continues to play and write and music that is quintessential rock and roll. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with prolific author DAVE THOMPSON about his new biography: BAD REPUTATION: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF JOAN JETT. Tune in and learn about Jett’s early days in the Runaways and how the Black Hearts eventually came to be. 

Monday, September 5, 2011 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Labor Day with great soul & funk songs about work. From the hardest working man in show business, James Brown, to “Working on a Chain Gang” with Sam Cooke, end your holiday weekend with some classic soul. It all starts at 7pm this Monday!

Monday, September 5, 2011 - 6:00pm

The boundless creative spirit and pianist Chick Corea spins from jazz to classical to the avant garde.. Musicians of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra expand the Corea songbook with their own arrangements. Chick Corea joins them on acoustic piano for "Matrix," "Crystal Silence" and "Tones for Joan's Bones." Wendell Pierce hosts.

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Al Dean

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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