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Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 1:00pm

Jazz is a major contribution of African Americans to the universal language of music. This week host Bonnie Johnson celebrates Veterans Day weekend with a special mix of music honoring military veterans and history including talk with special guest Rosalyn Elder.  The historian, entrepreneur and architect is founder of African American Heritage in Massachusetts an organization that celebrates the legacy and contributions made by African Americans in towns and cities throughout the state. The official brand launch party happens at the Museum of the National Center of African American Artists in Boston, Saturday, November 26, 2016.


Friday, November 11, 2016 - 10:00am

This edition of Jazz Highways will focus on jazz in war and host Brian Barlow will be joined by special guests, Thom Kenny and his wife, Carrie. Tune in as Thom recounts listening to the WICN stream while deployed and how his connection to jazz made a big difference on his deployments. Carrie who is a music teacher and teaches a class every year on jazz history will enlighten us with her knowledge and love for jazz. Join them as they start with pre-World War II music and carry the changes in music, genre, and stylistic influences through modern-day.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

Mostly tracks from newer CDs, a few old favorites, and a conversation with the multi-talented singer-songwriter-storyteller Don White

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 6:00pm

This was such a bubbly session…the music really did have a light, happy effervescent quality which was the perfect compliment to a sunny day at Dream Farm. My guest was award winning jazz guitarist, Gerry Beaudoin. Gerry has been featured on over fifty recordings as a leader, co-leader or contributing artist.  A consummate jazz and blues guitarist Gerry is also a composer and has recorded almost sixty original compositions in his career. His music has been used on the Learning Channel, Lifetime, NBC and ABC news as well as the Fox News Channel and The Sarah Silverman Show. An active performer across the USA and Canada Gerry is often seen in the company of legendary guitarist Jay Geils of the J.Geils Band, jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli, guitarist Howard Alden, saxophonist Harry Allen and Grammy Winning Saxophonist and arranger Fred Lipsius from the seminal jazz rock band Blood, Sweat and Tears. He has had his music placed on the Grammy Awards ballot three times in his career.

Gerry Beaudoin, Guitar
Gerald Beauoin III, Vibes
Brad Hallon, Bass

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 11:30am

Rhode Island was once a hotbed of jazz music and the history of jazz in that state is complex and varied. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with jazz musician DENNIS PRATT and college professor DR. TOM SHAKER, host of “Soul Serenade” on WICN. They have written the definitive history of jazz in Rhode Island: A TREASURY OF RHODE ISLAND JAZZ & SWING MUSICIANS Tune in and hear tales of the legendary Celebrity Club!

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and experimental filmmaker EVA LEE about her new performance work DUAL BRAINS which investigates neural interactions via EEG head gear with real-time readouts of performer’s brains. This is an amazing work that combines neuroscience with an artistic desire to understand consciousness and the self. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 4:30pm

Many of Jim Marshall’s photographs of jazz and rock musicians are iconic, instantly recognized. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with photographer AMELIA DAVIS, who spent over thirteen years as Jim Marshall’s assistant and is now the sole owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC. We will be talking about a stunning new collection of Jim Marshall’s photographs: JAZZ FESTIVAL/JIM MARSHALL which features shots taken at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals in 60s. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 3:00pm

What do T-Rex, David Bowie, Alice Cooper and Lou Reed all have in common? Glam! Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer SIMON REYNOLDS. He is the author of seven books about music and pop culture. Tonight we are talking about his latest: SHOCK AND AWE: GLAM ROCK AND ITS LEGACY, FROM THE SEVENTIES TO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. So slip on something decadent put on “Jeepster” and listen!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

Filmmaker and design consultant discusses the influence his grandparents, design icons Charles and Ray Eames, have had on his work.

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 10:00pm

Stay up late and getup early to vote! And to further get your mind off this troubling election season, at 11PM we will have a special salute to Saturday morning cartoons and classic TV themes. So, take  a break from worrying about the future of the planet, and enjoy some great music. THEN GO AND VOTE ON TUESDAY! (of course, those of us who did early voting can sleeping).


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