Tune in as we explore the lore, culture and personalities of classical jazz and swing, bringing alive the colorful personalities, dynamic development and distinctive atmosphere of classical jazz. These entertaining presentations will delight and charm whether you are just learning about Jazz and Swing or a dedicated "moldy fig".
Michael Feinstein is a tireless champion and conservator of American Popular Song. And no yuletide trip to Manhattan is complete without a visit to his holiday show at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. On this special program, he shares some of his favorite tunes and memories of the season.
This week on Jazz Inspired, host Judy Carmichael invites multi-talented funny man, Seth MacFarlane. Best known for his animated television series Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland show, jazz has inspired Seth throughout his life and he discusses how it is used in his work.
Join host Tom Shaker as he plays holiday music with a soul twist. “Santa Claus Go Straight to The Ghetto” and other favorites by James Brown, The Jackson Five, Issac Hayes and Donny Hathaway. Hang the mistletoe and spike the eggnog….the fun begins at 7pm!
Bandleader and composer Paquito D'Rivera brings alive the great Cuban composers of his homeland: Mario Bauza, Arturo 'Chico' O'Farrill, Ernesto Duarte and more. With his Latin percussion section - Horacio Hernandez (drums), Richard Padron (guitar) and Pedro Martinez (percussion) -- Rivera counts on the five beat "Clave" and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts.
This week Al is joined by Cristopher Sawyer, co-author of the new book "Denholms". Throughout this segment they will be taking a behind the scenes view of the history and memory of a Massachusetts landmark, the Denholms and McKay department store. For 103 years the largest department store outside of Boston was a true Worcester destination and a holiday wonderland. So tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for a nostalgic trip back in time.
Steve D'Agostino interviews Fardeen Chowdhurry, founder, owner and operator of Cool Hat Web Design, whose three main focuses are small businesses, non-profits and local artists. They talk about the hottest trends in web and social media.
New and transformative trends – social, political and economic - are occurring online via the web and social media. Examples range from the overthrow of Mubarak in Egypt to the rise of the Tea Party in America. As a result, business leaders need to do to adapt to this brave, complex and often confusing new world.
Whether throwing a well aimed rock, shooting an arrow at a bulls eye, or taking aim with a cannon at a fortress, if you want to hit your target, it’s all about ballistics. Tonight on Inquiry we talk one again with MARK DENNY, physicist and prolific writer, about his new book THEIR ARROWS WILL DARKEN THE SKY: THE EVOLUTION AND SCIENCE OF BALLISTICS. Tonight, we talk about the earliest black powder weapons, Matchlocks, Flintlocks, cannons and cannonades and how these weapons changed how wars were fought.
Inquiry welcomes WILLIAM K. RUDOLPH Ph.D, Curator of American Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum to talk about the exhibition IN SEARCH OF JULIEN HUDSON: FREE ARTIST OF COLOR IN PRE-CIVIL WAR NEW ORLEANS. Rudolph talks about what we know and don’t know and what we assume about this fascinating American artist; Hudson’s two trips to Paris and what is was like for an artist to work in pre-Civil War New Orleans.
Guest host Rhonda Hamilton is onstage with the high-profile bassist -- one of the finest ever in jazz -- and Christian's band, including Steve Wilson on sax, Peter Martin on piano, Carl Allen on drums, and introducing Warren Wolf on vibes.
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Shalin Liu Performance Center
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Rockport, MA 01966