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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Diversions offers us new insights into to traditional jazz realms of yesterday while combining modern production value perspectives on today. A six-piece modern jazz ensemble with a rich and sumptuous sound.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back long-time friend of the show: artist and author JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA . He’s here tonight to talk about his new projects JEDI ACADEMY and NAPTASTROPHE!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

Roughly one third of people living in America face significant barriers to getting dental care. For much of rural America  the problem is poverty and the lack of dentists. Poor dental health can lead to more serious health problems and even death. Yet dentistry is a 110 billion dollar a year industry. What’s happening? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MARY OTTO, the oral health topic leader for the Association of Health Care Journalists about her new book: TEETH: THE STORY OF BEAUTY, INEQUALITY, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR ORAL HEALTH IN AMERICA. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Mike Karn started his career as a saxophonist, touring with Harry Connick, Jr., Ray Charles and others, but is now one of the busiest bass players in jazz.  He discusses this shift in focus with Judy and his new gig as the bassist in John Pizzarelli's band.

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:00pm

Tonight we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SUMMER OF LOVE. So let’s split for the coast, hang out at a pad on “the Haight” and catch “The Plane” and do some Owsley Purple. All night we will celebrate the rock music from the San Francisco area of the late 60s but also listen to the music of 1967 from the rest of the States and Britain. So put a flower in your hair and wear your love like heaven and let’s all get groovy.

Host: Uncle “tune in, turn on and drop out” Mark

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

From the early days of soul music Curtis Mayfield put his own "sound" in everything he did. Producer, writer, arranger, singer, guitarist, Curtis truly did it all. Join host Tom Shaker as we remember a soul music giant! It all starts at 7pm…

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America presents the music of trombonist J. J. Johnson curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner. Gardner invites his section partner Elliot Mason to tackle material from the "Jay and Kai” project, which featured trombonist Kai Winding. We hear from both Gardner and Mason about what made this project so special. Also, Jazz Night in America pulls back the curtain on  Johnson, the composer, courtesy of archival interview tape provided by biographer Joshua Berrett and we learn about Johnson, the man, from Carolyn Johnson who was Johnson’s wife from 1992 until his death in 2001.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 10:30pm

This week host  Al Vuona is joined by best selling author and journalist Curtis Wilkie, as he talks about his new book: The Road to Camelot which traces the steps of JFK's political campaign for the presidency. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM for a piece of political history and reminisce.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 9:00pm

The glass armonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin and it was his life-long companion. The beautiful ethereal sounds made by this strange musical instrument was thought to cure ills and, later, to cause musicians to go mad. It’s history is every bit as odd as the armonica. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with COREY MEAD, associate professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York about his wonderful history ANGELIC MUSIC: THE STORY OF BEN FRANKLIN’S GLASS ARMONICA.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk about Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, Neverland and that ticking crocodile. We welcome back ALLISON B. KAVEY, history professor at CUNY’s John Jay College and LESTER D. FRIEDMAN, chair of the Media Society Program at Hobart and William Smith College. They edited, and contributed papers to the collection SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT: PETER PAN IN THE POPULAR IMAGINATION.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 2:00pm

Jazztopad Festival of Wroclaw, Poland has organized satellite editions of its global jazz event all over the world, including Japan, Turkey and South Korea among others. For over 10 years, the festival has been commissioning music from some of the most important American jazz artists including Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Jason Moran, William Parker, Vijay Iyer and Terence Blanchard. On June 21 to 29, 2017, in what has become an annual event, Jazztopad presents its third American Edition to the US and Canada. Artistic Director Piotr Turkiewicz talks with Bonnie Johnson about this collaborative showcase that will bring leading Polish jazz and contemporary music ensemble artists into living rooms of private homes and multiple stages in NYC, DC and Vancouver. 



Photo is courtesy of Jazztopad 2017 performers Wójciński/Szmańda Quartet



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