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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
In his new book Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy tackles such hot-button issues as the nature of racial opposition to President Barak Obama, whether Obama has a singular responsibility to African Americans, electoral politics, cultural chauvinism, black patriotism and the differences in Obama’s presentation of himself to blacks and to whites. Tune in this Sunday evening as Al is joined by Kennedy for a spirited debate on these and other issues.
Francois Gossieaux is one of the founders of Human 1.0, which maintains that to understand the fundamental shifts shaking up your business today you are better off understanding the Human 1.0 – which, by the way, has not changed in the last 10,000 years -- rather than trying to understand the Web 2.0 tools.
He is also author of The Hypersocial Organization.
Previously, Francois served as president of Corante, from 2005 to 2007, and as vice president and chief marketing officer of eRoom Technology, from 1998 to 2003.
MARY CASIELLO is a unique singer and songwriter who has worked hard to carve out a performing career in New England. Tune in to find out how she started writing songs, about her experiences at the Berklee College of Music and what it takes to make it as a singer in Boston. To listen to some of Mary’s music or keep up with her gigs, go to: marycasiello.com
Tonight on Inquiry, we have a far ranging and lively talk with visual artist HOWARD JOHNSON. Howard has been an active artist since the late 1960s and his unique and complex work often contains iconic imagery from ancient arcane texts as well as pop culture. Howard talks about his evolution as an artist; how he goes about creating one of his works, and what it has been like to be a fiercely independent artist in an increasingly conservative scene. There’s also talk about UFOs, grails and FEEP. Be sure to tune in for this interview with one of the region’s most unique artistic voices.
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