Tenor Saxophonist, bandleader and "party-starter" Craig Handy talks with host Bonnie Johnson about his career in jazz. This year, the Okeh recording artist released "Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith", an album that pays homage to "late, great organist" Jimmy Smith with a New Orleans flavor. Handy has performed with vocalist Betty Carter and most recently accompanied the band for Dee Dee Bridgewater, who also appears on this latest album. Notably in the 80's, Bill Cosby invited Handy to be the featured soloist in his sitcom’s music theme for 1989-90’s “The Cosby Show”. Catch his Colors at 4 pm.
A unique celebration anticipating the upcoming Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival featuring some of the artists who have appeared and/or will be appearing there, along with a number of the regular participants at the monthly maritime song sessions in Portsmouth, other artists so-inclined, and an enthusiastic audience: all singing songs of the sea!
Joining host Julie Lavender on the farm this evening is special guest Marlene del Rosario. An accomplished singer/songwriter and jazz vocalist from the Philippines, she relocated to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music and now leads The Marlene Jazz Ensemble.
Known for his work with Paul Winter, pianist Jeff Holmes will be speaking with host Chet Williamson. Holmes has written music for many artists including Ernie Watts.
This evening on Roots of Smooth, jazz organist Joey Defrancesco will be in the spotlight, known for recording with famed artists such as Miles Davis and Ray Charles. JazzTimes magazine has called him "the best B3 player on the planet." What a statement!
Pianist Tim Ray will be in the studio for a live performance. He has performed with artists such as Tony Bennett and Aretha Franklin. Currently, Tim is an associate professor in the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music.
KRISTA BUCKLAND REISER, General Manager and violinist for the WORCESTER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY returns to Inquiry to talk about the wonderful and varied and programs the society is offering this fall and early winter. With her in the studio is violinist ROHAN GREGORY, who talks about his evolution as a musician and his fascinating work with the like of the Indo-jazz group Natraj and playing with flamenco guitarist Juanito Pascual.
Movie musicals lead a “preposterous existence”. They are “crass, not respected, and several times almost extinct”. But they are also wildly popular and beloved. Movie musicals are wonderful, but musicals can also be trash! Tonight on Inquiry we talk with film historian RICHARD BARRIOS about his history of the movie musical DANGEROUS RHYTHM: WHY MOVIE MUSICALS MATTER. Tune in and find out why Cabaret worked but Paint Your Wagon failed miserably.
TV, radio and film composer Tony Monte talks about working with Steve Allen, Peggy Lee, Carly Simon and others and writing for everything from soap operas to stage productions.
Joining us this afternoon is harmonica player Clint Hoover. Having mastered both the chromatic and diatonic harmonicas, Clint's work has earned himself a place in the Encyclopedia of the Harmonica. As a respected music educator, Clint has also been on the applied music staff at numerous colleges around the country.
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