Pianist, composer, and arranger Toshiko Akiyoshi mixes intricate bebop sensibilities and Japanese influences in a big band sound. Joined by long-time partner, saxophonist Lew Tabackin and Japanese taiko drummer Eitetsu Hayashi, Akiyoshi leads a dazzling performance of her own compositions including Remembering Bud and Pollination, alongside classics like Ellington's Black and Tan Fantasy.
Judy talks with vocalist Maud Hixon about her new CD “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away” and its focus on the compositions on Mickey Leonard.
Bandleader and purcussionist Poncho Sanchez.
We celebrate the holidays with four hours of music from local artists, LIVE from our WICN Performance Hall! (artists TBA)
Visual artist ETHAN MURROW stops by Inquiry tonight. His monumental drawing installation titled FLOTILLA is currently on view as part of the Decordova’s 2013 Biennial. (http://www.decordova.org/ ). Ethan talks about that work, his solo show in Paris and the importance of collaborations. To see more of his work, go to: http://www.bigpaperairplane.com/
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and film maker NANCY ANDREWS about her latest wonderful film “Behind the Eyes Are the Ears” currently being shown as part of the Decordova’s 2013 Biennial. Nancy talks about her various film techniques, about writing and performing the film score and her cinema influences. Tune in and listen about this film and her work on a new feature length film.
The Bay State’s minimum wage has been stuck at $8 an hour since 2008, yet costs keep rising – and workers are long overdue for a raise. That’s why Raise Up Massachusetts is fighting to require employers to offer earned sick time and raise the minimum wage. Guest Russ Davis, executive director of Massachusetts Jobs with Justice (http://www.massjwj.net), which partners with Raise Up Massachusetts, weighs in on the topic.
You think you know their story. You’ve read about royalty and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But the lives of real princesses couldn’t be more different. Sure, many were graceful and benevolent leaders—but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power, and all of them had skeletons rattling in their royal closets. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author Linda McRobbie. Her new book 'Princesses Behaving Badly" paints a much different picture of those whose royal blood really boils.
"The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser" (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Prohibition was intended to stifle vice - but instead, it nourished crime and the clubs that would become a hot bed for jazz. Ken Burns joins Wendell Pierce to bring us the sound of the speakeasies in the work of Beiderbecke, Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson. Songs like Snake Dance, New Orleans Bump, and Variety Stomp will doubtless provoke merrymaking on par with the era of bathtub gin and backroom carousing. Special guests Doug Wamble and Vince Giordano join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts.
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Nick DiBiasio’s passion for music began on the evening of Sunday, February 9, 1964, when The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Against The Grain features Americana music by many local and international artists.
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