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Friday, July 6, 2012 - 6:00pm

Drummer Allison Miller's set is a highlight of this three-day celebration of Women in Jazz, held in May at the Kennedy Center. The band (composed of Marty Ehrlich, reeds; Dan Tepfer, piano; and Todd Sickafoose, bass) plays original music by Miller, as well as "Intermission" by Mary Lou.

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 7:00pm

Enjoy multicultural folk songs in different languages, including folk songs in French, Spanish, German, Hebrew, Russian, Yiddish, and more!  Featuring tracks from the McGarrigle Sisters, Dennis Stroughmatt, Joan Baez, the Weavers, Bud & Travis, the Limeliters, Ian & Sylvia, the Highwaymen, Spailpin, the Brandywine Singers, Hugh Sufray, Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, the Singing Nun, the New Christy Minstrels, Judy Collins, and more!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

Novelist Doctorow was first introduced to jazz through his father who owned a record store in the thirties and helped John Hammond build his early record collection.

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 7:00pm

Beaches, cookouts, fireworks, carwashes, drive-ins:  Join host Tom Shaker as he starts your Fourth of July week off on the right foot on this week's 'Serenade.' Grab your sunscreen and get ready to dance!

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

In the 1960s - as rock music was changing the pop world - saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, pianist Horace Silver and drummer Art Blakey drew bebop, rhythm and blues, and gospel into a powerful small-group sound. Alto saxophonist Wess "Warmdaddy " Anderson and drummer Kenny Washington lead inspired sets in tribute to their soulful predecessors.

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 10:30pm

June 14 marked the official kickoff for "World Blood Donor Day" and across the US the demand for blood is a vital component in helping to save lives. Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by Tony Casina, Worldwide Marketing Manager for Immunohemotology, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics. Learn how you can be a blood donor and help a person in need.

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 6:00pm

The VJO has played 45 years of Monday nights here, in a rarely interrupted run. Dee Dee Bridgewater sang with the original iteration, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. In February, NPR Music webcast the VJO Live at the Village Vanguard. We have more from that night, including Thad Jones's "My Centennial."

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 2:00pm

This Friday during the 3PM hour of Jazz Matinee, host Ed Gardella will be joined by drummer Mark Holovnia.  Holovnia is an accomplished drummer and teacher who has toured with both the Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw bands.  He will be making music selections to share with the WICN listeners.

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 7:00pm

Host Nick Noble plays listener requests and fan favorites, featuring special guests: singer/songwriters Laura Siersema and Erin Thomas - and more!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

With three Grammys to her credit, Lari White's multi-faceted career as an award-winning recording artist, hit songwriter, producer, independent record label owner, and versatile actress has earned her the title of Nashville's "Renaissance Woman." As the first female producer of a male superstar, Lari recently made music history by producing Toby Keith's platinum album White Trash with Money. Her songwriting credits include Tammy Wynette, Lonestar, Toby Keith, and Sarah Buxton, and Danny Gokey. She had a part in the blockbuster movie Cast Away, and has made her critically-acclaimed Broadway debut in "Ring of Fire.” This "Renaissance Woman" joins host Feinstein to share her musical journey on this edition of Song Travels.

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