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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

Against The Grain with Nick DiBiasio presents the 17th annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash on Wednesday, May 21st at 7pm, featuring a performance by The Zimmermen in WICN's Performance Hall.

The Zimmermen first got together in May 1998 when Nick invited several RI based musicians into WICN's studios to play the songs of Bob Dylan in honor of his birthday, and have continued the tradition every May. The band was also invited to perform at the September 2013 Pawtucket Arts Festival, and took part in a fund raiser for the RI Music Hall of Fame last November.

The Zimmermen are Mederick Bellaire, Fred Wilkes, Richard Sage, Vincent Pasternak, Kenn Reynolds, Kenny Johnson and Nick DiBiasio.

You're invited to help us celebrate the birth of one of the greatest songwriters of our time. Just RSVP to astha@wicn.org, or call 508.752.0700 to reserve your seats, and then join us on May 21st for some great music and birthday cake!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

Brian Bromberg is an American jazz bassist and record producer who performs on both electric and acoustic instruments.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson chats with saxophonist Tom Tallitsch. http://www.tomtallitsch.com/

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 3:30pm

Inquiry welcomes back CARY GINELL, award-winning writer, jazz historian and discographer. His new book is the next volume in the Hal Leonard Jazz Biography Series: THE EVOLUTION OF MANN: HERBIE MANN AND THE FLUTE IN JAZZ. Tune in and learn about Herbie Mann’s amazing and varied career and his interests in world music from Afro-Cuban Jazz to Brazilian Jazz and Bossa Nova to Middle Eastern Music and even Japanese music. Herbie Mann may not have been the first jazz flute player but he was the first jazz musician to specialize in the flute and he brought his music around the world. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JAMES DEMPSEY, writer and instructor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His new book is a fascinating biography titled THE TORTURED LIFE OF SCOFIELD THAYER. Scofield Thayer was born in Worcester and became the owner and editor of The Dial magazine, the premiere showcase for modernist writers and artists like Picasso, E. E. Cummings, T. S. Eliot and James Joyce. But Thayer was a complex and troubled man. An uneasy mix of “the Victorian and the libertine”, he believed in free love despite being married. He went under analysis with Freud in Vienna but spent his remaining decades suffering from mental illness. Then there is the story of the Dial Collection that resided at the Worcester Art Museum for decades, but is there no longer. To find out why, tune in.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

Radio personality and host of CBS Sunday Morning Charles Osgood compares jazz performances and his own writing for radio and TV.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson chats with B-3 player Jared Gold. http://www.jaredgoldb3.com/

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

The lead singer and founding member of the Isley Brothers turns 73 this week. Ron's smooth and sultry vocals were the trademark of this legendary soul/funk family band. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Ron's birthday with some great music; from "Twist & Shout" to "That Lady" to "Harvest For The World" for decades the Isley's helped define soul music. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

The NEA Jazz Masters honors crystallize the spirit of jazz – veterans sharing the stage with keepers of the flame: stories in words and once-in-a-lifetime performances. Join us to honor these Jazz Masters: Jack DeJohnette, Von Freeman, Charlie Haden, Sheila Jordan and Jimmy Owens. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson chats with pianist Lenny Marcus: http://www.lennymarcusmusic.com/

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