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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 9:00pm

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.

Tonight Inquiry welcomes Hisham D. Aidi, a lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Institute of African Affairs at Columbia University. His important new book is titled Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture. “Music is a powerful lens through which to view the identities and movements emerging in Muslim communities.” Writes Hisham D. Aidi in the introduction to this complex and fascinating history. Be sure to tune in.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

Singer Michelle Cruz joins the Johnny Badessa Big Band for "Unforgettable: Big Band Tribute - the music of Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole" and talks with Bonnie Johnson about her upcoming performance at the Pawtucket Arts Festival on Sunday, Sept 7th.

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:30pm

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

Quickly establishing himself as an up-and-coming bassist on the jazz and world music scene, Ehud Ettun has performed at various prominent places and has collaborated with some famous artists; such as, Danilo Perez, Anat Cohen, George Garzone and so forth.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:00am

Singer, song writer DALE LEPAGE drops by Inquiry to talk about the release of his latest recording made with his band THE MANHATTANS: POET IN THE DARK. Tune in and listen to Dale’s wild and unexpected story of how he got to be where he is today, how he writes his songs and how the band creates the arrangements. Tune in and hear a bit of the new CD too

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 9:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MARTIN WINDROW, author and military editor of Osprey Publishing. His latest book is quite unique and unexpected. THE OWL WHO LIKED SITTING ON CAESAR: LIVING WITH A TAWNY OWL is a fascinating account of Martin’s 14 year close bond with a captive Tawny Owl. This owl lived in his house and became an intimate part of his life. But this is not your typical nature lover’s tale, not by a long shot. Tune in and find out why.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:00pm

Miller is a two-time Grammy winner and the composer/producer of ten critically acclaimed and genre-defying albums. He has helped with other albums, performances, compositions and productions - in the company of some of the world's most respected and accomplished players and superstars from the mid 70's to the present.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 6:00pm

Jazz pianist John Sheridan discusses his years playing with Jim Cullum's Band on the radio show "Live From the Landing" and his thoughts on being a great ensemble player.

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 7:00pm

Singer, songwriter, actor, the voice of "Chef" on South Park, Isaac Hayes did it all, and then some. Along with David Porter he wrote classic songs for Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas & Mable John. Celebrate his life and music with host Tom Shaker this Monday night. It all starts at 7PM!

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 6:00pm

On this episode, we welcome drummer Ali Jackson and vibraphonist/multi-instrumentalist Warren Wolf - who got interested in jazz at a tender age and was brought up to excel in other music genres under the guidance of his father.

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