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Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 9:00pm

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. 

Friday, September 2, 2011 - 6:00pm

The Detroit Jazz Festival chose well when they chose Mulgrew. He plays two pianos with Kenny Barron, then leads his group Wingspan, composing beautiful melodies with a beat that dances. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 7:00pm

In honor of Labor Day, featuring Joe Jencks, Paul Robeson, Joan Baez, the Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, the Weavers, and quite a few others. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 6:00pm

2011 marks 50 years since the Bill Evans Trio's landmark dates at the Village Vanguard. Bassist Eddie Gomez joined Evans' group a few years after, and the 11-year partnership yielded three Grammy wins. He has also worked with other heavyweights including Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Benny Goodman, and Herbie Hancock. He joins McPartland for "Turn Out The Stars and "Stella By Starlight."

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 2:00pm

On Wednesday pianist and "Jazz Inspired" creator and host Judy Carmichael joins us. She'll be taping an episode of "Jazz Inspired" this weekend at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival with actress Blythe Danner. We'll hear about that and more when the lady Count Basie anointed as "Stride" joins us on Jazz New England Wednesday at 2 pm. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 11:00am

In the late 70s and early 80s, bands like The Talking Heads, Devo, the B52s and OMD help define an exciting and progressive modern pop music that was called “New Wave”. But is there an easy definition for this extremely varied music ? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with THEO CATEFORIS, Assistant Professor of Music History and Culture in the Department of Art and Music Histories at Syracuse University. His new book ARE WE NOT NEW WAVE? MODERN POP AT THE TURN OF THE 1980S brings a surprising scholarly analysis to this progressive music that defined a generation of alternative music listeners. Tune in and find out why Devo epitomizes a neurotic disorder of the late nineteenth century and how Adam Ant found his groove in the Burundi Beat.

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us as we celebrate Luiz Simas, a talented Keyboardist/Vocalist with an eclectic style ranging from Bossa Nova to Brazilian Progressive Rock n' Roll (and everything in between!).

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 2:00pm

We've been calling it the 'most interesting project of the year' and on Tuesday Giacomo Gates discusses that new recording "The Revolution Will Be Jazz." The irrepressible vocalist has tackled the soulful and socially-conscious music of Gil Scott-Heron and taken it to number one on the jazz charts. Join us Tuesday at 2 on Jazz New England for a "revolution."

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the life and music of legendary soul man Nick Ashford. Along with his wife, this team wrote and produced classic Motown songs like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” “You’re all I need to Get By” and many others.  It all starts at 7pm!!

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 6:00pm

The living luminaries of jazz gather for one night as the National Endowment for the Arts honors America's 2010 Jazz Masters. Hear the words and works of 2010 inductees: - the pianists Muhal Richard Abrams, Kenny Barron and Cedar Walton; saxophonists and composers Bill Holman and Yusef Lateef; vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson; the inimitable vocalist Annie Ross and producer/writer George Avakian. Performances, tributes and good spirits mark this moment of jazz history. Wendell Pierce hosts.

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