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Searching Sound: Lee Konitz and Paul Motian

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 6:00pm

Among the creators of the "cool sound," alto man Lee Konitz and drummer Paul Motian trade notes in a study of spontaneous composition. Konitz's rhapsodic improvisations combine with Motian's colorful textured rhythms in this set, composed in the moment and not to be missed. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Chick Corea

Monday, September 5, 2011 - 6:00pm

The boundless creative spirit and pianist Chick Corea spins from jazz to classical to the avant garde.. Musicians of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra expand the Corea songbook with their own arrangements. Chick Corea joins them on acoustic piano for "Matrix," "Crystal Silence" and "Tones for Joan's Bones." Wendell Pierce hosts.

Billie Holiday: The 1930s - Part 2 of 3

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 6:00pm

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan, April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.

Actress Karen Allen

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 6:00pm

Raiders of the Lost Arc star discusses growing up with jazz, her love for Fats Waller and how jazz influences her acting choices.

Steve Kroon

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 2:00pm

World renowned percussionist and bandleader Steve Kroon is our guest on Tuesday's Jazz New England. He's played and recorded with everyone from Ron Carter and Diana Krall to Aretha Franklin and Luther Vandross. We'll hear Steve's latest CD "Without A Doubt" and  stories of growing up musically in Harlem.

Patty Ascher

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 2:00pm

Patty Ascher, a Sao Paulo Brazil-based artist comes from a musical family and has been mentored by the legendary Roberto Menescal. Earlier this summer she worked with John Pizzarelli during his Brazilian tour. She's in the Northeast this week performing and joins us on Thursday at 2 pm.

Aimee Allen

Monday, August 22, 2011 - 2:00pm

Singer-Songwriter Aimee Allen is a true renaissance woman. She began singing professionally while attending Yale, later lived and performed in Paris before earning law degrees from Columbia and the Sorbonne. We'll hear selection from her latest release "Winters and Mays" and maybe a live tune or two.

Ron Carter

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 2:00pm

The legendary bassist talks about the recent re-issue of his 1970's CTI recording All Blues.

Warren Vache

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

Warren Vache is a remarkable horn player, with astounding chops and a warm tone whether he's playing trumpet, flugelhorn, or cornet. He has developed his own unique and thoroughly modern style, but Vache's sense of jazz heritage is strong. He's known as a master performer of traditional jazz. Drummer Glenn Davis and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi join McPartland and Vache on "Basin Street Blues" and "Louisiana".

Randy Weston at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 6:00pm

At the piano, Randy Weston's knees come up as high as the keys. He is a tall man with a deep sound on his instrument of 70 years. For him jazz is not a genre. It's spirit. It's home, celebrated in music from the opening "African Rhythms to his long-time theme, "Love, the Mystery Of. 


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