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Grace Kelly

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 6:00pm

Alto saxophone  phenom Grace Kelly has recorded with icons Lee Konitz and Phil Woods and is a seasoned road warrior with tour dates around the world -all before the age of 20! She recently added vocalist to her resume. Kelly duets with host Jon Weber on “The Way You Look Tonight,” and her original tunes:  the bouncy “Flying Fish” and the sultry bossa nova vocal, “Gone.”

Rez Abbasi, Trio da Paz at Newport

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

Three inspirations for guitarist Abbasi are Pakistani vocalist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-97), pianist Andrew Hill, and this Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet. Then guitarist Romero Lubambo and two Brazilian compatriots meet swinging tenor Harry Allen over bossa novas by Jobim. Rez and Paz, back to back, on JazzSet.

An Evening with Roy Haynes

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 6:00pm

At the age of 85, drummer Roy Haynes hasn't lost any of his percussive force. He made his marks ---playing with Charlie Parker, Pat Metheny, the Allman Brothers and even as DJ on the video game Grand Theft Auto IV. Now Haynes brings his vibrant Fountain of Youth Band to Rose Theater. 

Mark Holovnia

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 2:00pm

This Friday during the 3PM hour of Jazz Matinee, host Ed Gardella will be joined by drummer Mark Holovnia.  Holovnia is an accomplished drummer and teacher who has toured with both the Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw bands.  He will be making music selections to share with the WICN listeners.

Allison Miller and Boom Tic Boom at the 2012 Mary Lou Williams Festival

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 6:00pm

Drummer Allison Miller's set is a highlight of this three-day celebration of Women in Jazz, held in May at the Kennedy Center. The band (composed of Marty Ehrlich, reeds; Dan Tepfer, piano; and Todd Sickafoose, bass) plays original music by Miller, as well as "Intermission" by Mary Lou.

E.L. Doctorow

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

Novelist Doctorow was first introduced to jazz through his father who owned a record store in the thirties and helped John Hammond build his early record collection.

Soul of the 60s

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

In the 1960s - as rock music was changing the pop world - saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, pianist Horace Silver and drummer Art Blakey drew bebop, rhythm and blues, and gospel into a powerful small-group sound. Alto saxophonist Wess "Warmdaddy " Anderson and drummer Kenny Washington lead inspired sets in tribute to their soulful predecessors.

Richard Vacca

Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 12:00pm

The author of The Boston Jazz Chronicles: Faces, Places and Nightlife 1937-1962, Richard Vacca, will be with Al Dean on The Sunday Jazz Matinee on July 8th. Richard is a Boston based technical writer, editor, amateur historian and regular presenter on the topic of Boston jazz and nightclubs. He spent 7 years researching and assembling these chronicles.

This will be an informative afternoon discussing the nightclubs and musicians of this time and we will be playing the music from the era from 1937-1962 from Dick's personal collection.

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at Village Vanguard

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 6:00pm

The VJO has played 45 years of Monday nights here, in a rarely interrupted run. Dee Dee Bridgewater sang with the original iteration, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. In February, NPR Music webcast the VJO Live at the Village Vanguard. We have more from that night, including Thad Jones's "My Centennial."

Geoffrey Tozer

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 6:00pm

Singer/pianist Geoffrey Tozer talks about his kooky, fun-loving radio show “The Sly Crooner of Swanktown” and shares his thoughts on getting more swank in the world.


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