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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 5:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry w welcome back teacher and writer JAMES DEMPSEY (pictured)  to talk about the SPRING 2016 issue of THE WORCESTER JOURNAL. Joining him in the studio are two writers who are featured in this issue SASHA KOHAN and TOM MATTEWS. To read the current issue, go to: http://www.theworcesterjournal.com/

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

Described by NPR host Jon Weber as “a visionary composer, an extraordinary jazz pianist and a very bright young rising star in the jazz world”, and touted by the Boston Globe as being “among the leading lights of a new breed of jazz players”, Romain Collin continues to develop “a highly personal and contemporary vision” (A Blog Supreme, NPR), combining the tradition of improvisation with sound designing, and classical music. Having just released his third record, Press Enter (ACT), described by the New York Times as a “winning  new album” and hailed by Jazz journal, UK as an “absolute masterpiece”, Collin keeps developing “a unique voice...a crystal clear vision” (UK VIBE), making his mark on the New York scene, as well as internationally.

Romain, who was originally born in France, came to the US to attend Berklee College of Music (class of 2004) on a scholarship, where he studied performance with the likes of Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano while majoring in Music Synthesis. In 2007, Romain Collin graduated from the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz where he held a Full Scholarship as the pianist of an ensemble handpicked by Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Terence Blanchard. During this time, Romain had the opportunity to tour internationally with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, shared the stage with artists such as Marcus Miller, Jimmy Heath, and Terence Blanchard, and studied with the likes of Larry Goldings, Russell Ferrante, Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, Mulgrew Miller and Wynton Marsalis.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 6:00pm

Pianist Dick Hyman has enjoyed a long career playing concerts and composing for movies and television. He now refers to himself as "Mr. Eighty Eight," since he's reached that age milestone, which, of course, has particular significance for a pianist. Dick is Judy's first guest recorded onstage from Kiawah Island, SC. Join Dick and Judy as they talk about his work with Woody Alen and much more!

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the music of a singer they called "the World's Oldest Teenager." Gritty, greasy and lots of fun, Rufus was arguably the funkiest man to ever come out of Memphis, Tennessee.

Get ready for "The Funky Chicken" and "Walkin' The Dog" and lots more fun. It all starts at 7pm!
 

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 6:00pm

In the greater jazz world, Danilo Pérez is a respected pianist. In his homeland of Panama, he's a national icon and cultural ambassador, and not just for his artistry. Ever since he returned to perform in his war-torn homeland in the 1980s, he's seen the potential for jazz to be a vehicle for social change, and spent much of his time offstage seeding this vision in the form of youth music education programs. The Panama Jazz Festival he founded, for instance, doesn't just feature major international acts — it brings students from all sorts of backgrounds to share the stage, and funnels profits back to them.

Jazz Night In America goes to Panama City to take in festival performances by Pérez, John Patitucci and a rising-star violinist named Joshue Ashby, and finds out how music can change lives in Panama. This episode is guest-hosted by Felix Contreras of Alt.Latino.

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 10:30pm

In his new book: THE FEVER OF 1721 author Stephen Coss tells the story of Boston’s largest smallpox epidemic, and the political and journalistic controversies that were also in motion making it an explosive year in Boston’s and American history. Coss’s research uncovers  a truly unique story of medical progress, political rebellion, and freedom of the press. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author and historian Stephen Coss.

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Mauro DePasquale, executive director of Worcester Community Cable Access and band leader, singer and pianist for Jazzed Up. This episode aired originally on January 17, 2016.
 
WCCA is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit corporation that administers public-access cable television for Worcester. WCCA operates WCCA TV on Channel 194 – formerly Channel 13 - on Charter Cable’s Worcester system.
 
The mission of WCCA is to:

  • Advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
  • Provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
  • Promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
  • Promote communication through community use of media

 
During the past four years, Jazzed Up has served as “house band” for Luciano's at Union Station, Byblos, Coral Seafood and Summer Series at Wayside Inn, has made regular appearances at Oxford’s Casual Dining, and Marlboro’s Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar. They performed at Governor Charlie Baker's Inaugural, on WCCA TV, and right here on 90.5 WICN.
 
Jazzed Up can also be made available as a quartet or full orchestra. The trio can fit any music need, including cocktail hours, concerts, fundraisers, dinner music, holiday parties, corporate events, lounges, film- and recording-session support, and more.

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 9:00pm

Have you ever wondered what a mathematician does when she or he “works”? What is it like to wrestle with a tough abstract mathematical problem for months or even years? What do mathematicians do to relax? Tonight on Inquiry we will talk with CÉDRIC VILLANI, Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré and a Professor of Mathematics at the Université de Lyon about his fascinating new book BIRTH OF A THEOREM: A MATHEMATICAL ADVENTURE.

The final defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act allowed states to come out for marriage equality and allow gay couples to legally marry. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with the lawyer who brought the case before the Supreme Court that overturned DOMA. ROBERTA KAPLAN is a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP and she will be talking about exciting her new book:  THEN COMES MARRIAGE: UNITED STATES V. WINDSOR AND THE DEFEAT OF DOMA.
 

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

This week on The Folk Revival, host Nick Noble celebrates the legacy of the most important and influential Folk concert of all time, the Newport Folk Festival. Nick will bring back memories of great performances by greats like Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and many more!

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 6:00pm

What happens when fresh creativity is loosed on sublime standards? Rearranging Magic. Hear how DreamFarm Radio guests have arranged and rearranged some of the music we know and love.

Featuring:

“Caravan” by Duke Elliington
Arranged by The Maxim Lubarsky Percussion Trio:

“Artistry in Rhythm” and “The Peanut Vender” by Stan Kenton
Arranged by The Kim Richmond Jazz Orchestra

“Interstellar Gaze” based on “Star Eyes” by Gene de Paul and Don Raye
Reimagined by: Trio Now

“The Way You Look Tonight” by Jerome Kern
Arranged by: The Grace Kelly Band

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