New York based drummer and Grammy nominee Matt Wilson is one of todays most celebrated jazz artists. He is universally recognized for his musical and melodic drumming style as well as being a gifted composer, bandleader, producer, and teaching artist. Trumpeter Phil Grenadier is the brother of the immensely successful jazz bassist Larry Grenadier. He has made sideman appearances on albums by Bob Belden, Owen Howard, Harvey Wainapel, Bob Nieske, and Melissa Kassel. His debut recording, Sweet Transients, was released in 2000. Tune in at 4pm with host Chet Williamson.
Along with Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff, Thom Bell was one of the architects of the smooth sound coming out in the 1970s on Philadelphia International Records. A producer and songwriter, Bell had hits with The Stylistics, The Delfonics and Denice Williams to name just a few. You'll recognize these soul classics the second you hear them. It all starts at 7pm!!
In 1949, Charlie Parker envisioned an album that would link jazz to pop and influence artists to come. His legendary venture with strings has done just that. Parker with Strings set his searching solos against a lush string quartet. And onstage Bird lives - as we feature saxophonists Wess Anderson and Charles McPherson and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas.
Five-time Grammy Nominee Tierney Sutton was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and was educated at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Known for her tonality, phrasing and interpretation, the Tierney Sutton Band takes time signatures to a new level and always leaves you guessing.
Maria Shriver's annual report on the economic status on women has been met with criticism.With a focus on financial insecurity, The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress, pushes government-centered policy prescriptions as solutions to American women's lives and wellbeing. Are women really no better off than they were 30 or 40 years ago? This week Al is joined by Charlotte Hayes, who believes women have made great strides and are not dependent on government handouts. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for "The Public Eye" and hear what's really going on.
In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Amy Mosher, strategy and innovation leader for Workforce Central Career Center’s One-Stop Career Center in Worcester. This episode aired originally on March 17, 2013.
Whether you're looking for a job or for qualified employees, Workforce Central Career Center may the right place for you. Its team of experienced staff provides employment services for the City of Worcester and the 37 surrounding towns at three locations: Worcester, Milford and Southbridge.
Operated by the City of Worcester's Division of Workforce Development in partnership with the Massachusetts Division of Career Services, Workforce Central is an equal-opportunity employer and program. Auxiliary aids and services are available on request to individuals with disabilities.
Mosher was the Telegram & Gazette's Vision Young Leader Award winner for 2012.
First: Carnaval! At the Worcester Center for Crafts. Tune in and learn all about it.
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back Mary Tinti, Associate Curator at the Fitchburg Art Museum. With Mary is artist Jeffu Wamouth. Together they will talk about Jeffu’s first retrospective Jeffu Warmouth: No More Funny Stuff at the Fitchburg Art Museum opening February 9. Jeffu’s art is often interactive, beautiful, engaging and lots of fun. Tune in and find out why! Tp see some of Jeffu’s art, please go to: http://www.jeffu.tv/ . To find out more about the Fitchburg Art Museum and this upcoming “not to miss” exhibition, please go to: http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/
Born into a rich legacy of musicianship, with an ear for music and interest that began developing by the age of four, Joey DeFrancesco is best-known for his organ playing. Catch Colors of Jazz when DeFrancesco talks with host Bonnie Johnson about his long career and latest CD One for Rudy, an album dedicated to the "legendary" recording engineer Rudy van Gelder. With more than thirty studio albums and numerous recordings that include mentors Jimmy Smith, Miles Davis and others; the multi-instrumentalist remains in the fore-front of jazz. Saxophonist David Sanborn joins Joey DeFrancesco in Trio for two nights ~ Live at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on January 24 & 25, 2014. Tune in at 4pm.
Four hours of music in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ann Dvorak was a hardworking charismatic star of film beginning in the 1920s. Her career at Warner Brothers was set to take off and the press hailed her as “Hollywood’s new Cinderella.” Then it all began to unravel. Dvorak was a complex and fascinating person who accomplished a lot, but she bravely bucked the Hollywood system and remains largely unknown today. Tune in to Inquiry tonight and find out why when we talk with writer and librarian CHRISTINA RICE about her new biography ANN DVORAK: HOLLYWOOD’S FORGOTTEN REBEL.
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A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.
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