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Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night In America caught up with Scofield this past spring, just before he played a concert called "Quiet And Loud Jazz" in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room. One portion of the night featured a reunion of the Loud Jazz crew, with partners like bassist Gary Grainger and drummer Dennis Chambers. Another portion recreated the chamber arrangements from Quiet, with Scofield's longtime foil Joe Lovano standing in for Wayne Shorter on saxophones.

The idea was to both acknowledge and bridge the distance between the two disparate albums, which might have been more difficult were it not for Scofield's sly consistency. "It's not like other famous jazz musicians, where their style changes, you know, decade to decade," says Jim Beard, the veteran keyboardist on hand for the Loud Jazz half of the concert. "He sounds very similar to what he sounded like, you know, 30 years ago. I don't think he sounds that different. And it's just such a strong personal style that that's amazing."

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

This Week on The Soul Serenade

If you love great soul music and love hearing songs you might not have heard before, WICN’s resident Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey returns to the studio with a playlist devoted to the great sounds of Motown!

It all starts at 7pm!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

Vocalist Angie Wells has a sultry, powerful voice that reflects her love for jazz and blues greats Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Joe Williams and Muddy Waters.  After years as the Makeup Department Head for both Blackish and the recently released Mudbound, she’s adding touring as a jazz singer to her already overly full schedule.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

All songs will feature the two most popular first names in music: Mary and John. From “<Mary Don’t You Weep” to “John Henry,” “The Green Green Grass of Home” (down the road there comes Mary) to “Jolly Roving Tar” (get up Jack, John sit down) and much much more . . . Tune in and sing along!

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Tune in Friday nights from 7pm to 11pm!!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 9:00pm

The story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is one of the oddest parts of Genesis. Yet it has “shaped conceptions of human origins and human destiny” thanks to one Saint Augustine and his writings. It was Augustine who promoted the concept of the literal truth of this story. What happened because of his writings is what we will be talking about tonight when we speak with STEPHEN GREENBLATT, the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. His new book is THE RISE AND FALL OF ADAM AND EVE.

Tonight we continue our conversation with LAURA DASSOW WALLS. She is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. Her new book is HENRY DAVID THOREAU: A LIFE. Tonight we focus on Thoreau at Walden. Why did he decide to live on his own beside that pond in Concord and what did the experience teach him? Don’t miss this conversation!

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 10:00pm

In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve D’Agostino interviews Martyn Botfield and Ted Fox, co-founders and co-owners of Dancing Plover Farms.

For almost two decades, the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, led by Jennifer Hashley and based at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, has helped aspiring farmers to learn about the industry. The Project has also helped them to learn the vocation through trial and error on the program’s own farmland.

In a 2017 Telegram & Gazette article, Jennifer Hashley said the initiative developed from a concern about farming’s future - with many farmers aging and too few young people to inherit their land and occupation. The resources and instruction that New Entry provides have allowed my guests, Martyn Botfield and Ted Fox of Dancing Plover Farms – then, in Concord, and now, in Boxboro - to get into the business.

Having had a fruitful career in the pharmaceutical industry, Martyn told the T&G, he decided it was “time to grow some vegetables.”

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Beginning at 7PM: SOUL AND ROCK AROUND THE WORLD! Pack your suitcases; get your shots, and don’t forget your passport because SOUL SERENADE and POSITIVE NOISE are presenting another joint extravaganza: rock and soul music from all over the globe. Tom Shaker, who hosts Soul Serenade (7PM-10PM) and Uncle Mark and the Lovely Sheila, who host Positive Noise (10PM-1AM) are your seasoned tour guides.   Join them for some great music from all the continents (except Antarctica and Atlantis) and lots of surprises. Only on WICN 90.5FM.

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:00pm

Beginning at 7PM: SOUL AND ROCK AROUND THE WORLD! Pack your suitcases; get your shots, and don’t forget your passport because SOUL SERENADE and POSITIVE NOISE are presenting another joint extravaganza: rock and soul music from all over the globe. Tom Shaker, who hosts Soul Serenade (7PM-10PM) and Uncle Mark and the Lovely Sheila, who host Positive Noise (10PM-1AM) are your seasoned tour guides.   Join them for some great music from all the continents (except Antarctica and Atlantis) and lots of surprises. Only on WICN 90.5FM.

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