Broadway singer/composer Ann Hampton Callaway discusses her CD tribute to jazz icon, Sarah Vaughan.
Allen Toussaint would have been 78 this week had he not died suddenly after a concert in Spain last November. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate his birthday with his huge legacy of music from Lee Dorsey, The Meters, The Neville Brothers and so much more!! It all starts at 7pm….
Jazz Night In America is honored to celebrate the 80th birthday of drummer, bandleader, and force of nature Tootie Heath. He’s recorded with Coltrane, lead a band for fifty years, and played with Dexter Gordon, Nina Simone, Wes Montgomery, and many more. In eight decades, Heath hasn’t missed a beat – listen in for the sound of a true jazz veteran.
In his new book THE GEOGRAPHY OF GENIUS, author Eric Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Eric Weiner about his research and the eye opening results.
Hummingbirds capture everyone’s imagination. But hummingbirds often run afoul of the actions of people and when they do, they get taken to one of a devoted group of select people skilled at rehabbing these tiny, feathered jewels. Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with TERRY MASEAR, who has been rescuing hummingbirds since 2005, in Hollywood no less. Her new book talks about the reality of caring for these high maintenance birds. Terry’s book is titled FASTEST THINGS ON WINGS: RESCUING HUMMINGBIRDS IN HOLLYWOOD.
Just a few years after the end of our conflict with Britain, the newly formed country of America was in poor financial condition. The country owed lots of money and the only way to get the needed funds was to raise taxes on farmers and landowners. Many of those farmers were deep in debt and lost their farms, lands and possessions. Finally enough was enough and organized bands of “Regulators” blocked courts and some resorted to violent insurrection in Massachusetts. It was a revolution on the heels of another revolution and the future of the United States was at stake. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with SEAN CONDON, an associate professor and chair of the History Department at Merrimack College about his new history of SHAY’S REBELLION: AUTHORITY AND DISTRESS IN POST-REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA.
Tune in to hear some old favorites, along with tracks from CDs recently arrived at the station. Singer/songwriter Hugh O’Doherty will also be joining host Nick Noble live in the studio between 7:30-8 PM.
Mozambican guitarist and singer Albino Mbie returns to DreamFarm with singer Isable Novella who also hails from Mozambique. Together they share a rich blend of African sounds and Jazz idioms. Moz Jazz and floating voices this week at the farm.
Can you imagine checking out a genuine astronomical telescope from a local library to view the moon, plants and stars? Tonight on Inquiry we speak with JOHN ROOT of the Aldrich Society Inc and Coordinator of the Library Telescope Program in Massachusetts all about this amazing program and how it works.
From 1969 to 1972, Howard Smith interviewed some of the most iconic musicians and cultural figures of the time and aired those fascinating interviews on his New York radio show. These interviews included luminaries like Lou Reed, Norman Mailer, Andy Warhol and Jim Morrison. Smith talked with Janis Joplin just days before she died. Nobody knew what happened to the tapes of those interviews until very recently when they were rediscovered. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with filmmaker and sculptor EZRA BOOKSTEIN who has edited these interviews and gotten them published in THE SMITH TAPES: ROCK STARS AND ICONS: 1969-1972.To listen to some of these interviews, go to: www.TheSmithTapes.com .
Los Angeles based vocalist Dave Damiani, is a proud throwback to the Rat Pack days of Frank Sinatra and the music of the Great American Songbook. Dave discusses the challenges and joys of keeping a big band employed, as well as the different attitude he’s experienced from younger musicians, who Dave feels are more positive about the performance experience.
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