The Tom Nutile Big Band goes back to 1946, when Roy Nutile, Tom’s father, formed the Roy Nutile Band. Tom began playing the clarinet in the 4th grade, and later learned from his father how to run a big band and took over the leadership of his father’s in 2006, which became the Tom Nutile Band. It has amassed over 700 arrangements and is a 15 piece big band that plays a wide variety of swing, Latin dance, jazz and pop throughout New England.
Singer/songwriter and poet, Offiong Bassey stops by the studio to talk with Host Bonnie Johnson about her debut album Offiong Bassey and upcoming birthday concert. Nominated as New Artist of the Year for the 2013 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards, Ms. Bassey's music reflects "Afro-Peruvian rhythms and funk to R&B and Nigerian Ekombi". She will perform on Tuesday, November 12th 2013 (8pm) at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston. Tune in at 4pm.
...along with a few new tracks from CDs recently arrived in the station.
Every year the summers seem to go by faster and faster. We seem to be careening through life. Yet at other times, like waiting in line at the Registry or listening to a boring lecture, time slows to a crawl. Is the experience of time actively created in our own mind? Tune in tonight to Inquiry for a enlightening talk about our perception of time and what affects it when we speak with CLAUDIA HAMMOND, writer, broadcaster and psychology lecturer. Her new endlessly fascinating book is titled TIME WARPED: UNLOCKING THE MYSTERIES OF TIME PERCEPTION
Endowed with the kind of liquid phrasing and sheer wisdom that comes from depth of experience on the jazz performance campaign trail, Vanessa Rubin is an ever-evolving classic singer in the making. The development of a true jazz singer is a long-range prospect, laden with learning experiences that forge the voice into a true instrument, rich with passion, deeply invested in living through life’s joys and perils; such is the journey of Vanessa Rubin, jazz singer extraordinaire. Capable of employing the gamut of emotions, the mature Ms. Rubin can range from whisper to shout in the blink of an eye; from honey-laden ballads purring like a kitten, to up tempo swinging and scatting like a fluent saxophone, she delivers the goods.
British film maker, Hannah Rothschild, explores the extraordinary life of her great-aunt Pannonica de Koenigswarter, (close friend of Thelonius Monk and other jazz greats) who supported bebop long before it was appreciated by the general public.
Don't you wish you could turn back the hands of time? Not just for an hour, but for days, weeks, and years?? Join host Tom Shaker as he plays soul songs with "time" in the title. You'll hear Tyrone Davis, Irma Thomas, David Ruffin and many more on this week's Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!
Post-war America saw the hard edge of bebop evolve into Cool Jazz. The music flowed, bewitched and enchanted baritone sax man Gerry Mulligan and pianist John Lewis. They became twin pioneers of that sophisticated style. Now pianist Jonathan Batiste and baritone master Joe Temperly, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra transport us to the 1950's. The set includes Django, Delawny's Dilemma, and Animal Dance. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Listen now to an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Creedon Jr. (shown, left) and Dave Peterson (shown, right) of Worcester Baseball. They talk about bringing baseball back to Fitton Field. After one summer off, baseball is back in Worcester. The newest team in town will take the field in the summer of 2014. But first, it needs a name. That's where you come in.
Worcester Baseball, as the team is now being called, is looking for a team name that will stick. The winning name will be displayed on the uniforms the players wear, at Fitton Field where they’ll play, and in the box scores on the sports pages.
Worcester becomes the second Central Massachusetts community to field a team in the three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League, based in Chelmsford. The Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, who play at historic, and newly renovated, Doyle Field in Leominster, are a 2012 expansion franchise.
The Dirt Dawg’s 2013 season swung into action on June 5 with big expectations, but ended on August 8 with those hopes being dashed. Leominster’s team finished in the basement, with a record of 20-31 - 14 games behind first-place the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (38-18).
The Worcester and Leominster FCBL teams are the latest forays by Central Mass. into trying to sustain at least one baseball team at a time. The now-defunct Worcester Tornadoesof the Can-Am League played for eight seasons, from 2005 through 2012.
Read now: Steve Jones-D'Agostino's recent article on Worcester Baseball for GoLocalWorcester.
What would it be like to experience the end of the world? My guest tonight is Craig Childs, writer, journalist and commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition. Childs decided to investigate for him self the feeling of the apocalypse. This entailed visiting some of the most dangerous and remote parts of the earth while also sitting down with climatologists, biologists and other scientists concerned about the end of life, as we know it. Childs book is Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to The Everending Earth.
The Green River Formation of the former Fossil Lake in Wyoming contains some of the most detailed and beautiful fossils you have ever seen. These are fossils of fish, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and plants that have the quality of a fine work of art. Lance Grande, paleontologist and a curator at the Field Museum for Natural History, Chicago has spent over 30 years working on uncovering some of these prehistoric treasures. His new book The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time is a stunning visual showcase of these fossils. Tune in and learn about what makes these fossils so special and about life in prehistoric Wyoming.
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