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Aabaraki

This is a hip Brooklyn band performing mostly original music. A trimmed down unit their music is a fresh sensual take on modern soul and funk music. Singer Aki has a sweet, nimble voice that is almost baritone. Tight and agile musicianship, sexy grooves, and a charming urban vibe, describes this bands music and presence.

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 22:00

Ricky 'King' Russell

Russell has been on stages playing blues for over 50 years.

He has an honorary doctorate from Harvard as Dr. of the Blues.

King Russell is an entertainer, killing guitarist with a crack swinging band.

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Event Date: 
Fri, 05/31/2013 - 22:00

Leo Blanco Latin Ensemble

Venezuelan composing great Leo Blanco gathers his crew of monster players for a night of sizzling Latin rhythms.

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Event Date: 
Thu, 05/30/2013 - 21:30

Gretchen Parlato, The Cookers at the Caramoor Jazz Festival

Date: 
Friday, June 21, 2013 - 6:00pm

There’s contrast between the intimate vocal sound of Ms. Parlato and the smokin’ hot all-star Cookers playing music by band members Billy Harper and Cecil McBee, at a long-running outdoor festival just north of New York City.

The 20th Anniversary Caramoor Jazz Festival takes place July 25-27, 2013.

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio and Lionel Loueke Trio

Date: 
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 6:00pm

At the organ, Smith’s trademarks are his slow and powerful groove, his turban and long white beard. The Benin-born guitarist Loueke – a graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute in Los Angeles – melds African guitar traditions with jazz and vocals, in harmony with himself.

God’s Trombones

Date: 
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 6:00pm

"The trombone comes the closest to the human voice with its bent pitches, scoops, and smears, and that very human quality is evident in everything that [James Weldon] Johnson wrote," says Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra  trombonist Chris Crenshaw.  Crenshaw  draws on his gospel roots to connect  secular music to poetry in this sprawling suite based on the James Weldon Johnson poem.

Gillespie and Puente

Date: 
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 6:00pm

The vibrant sound of Latin jazz is rooted in the musical heritage of Dizzy Gillespie and ‘The Mambo King’ Tito Puente. Bassist Carlos Henriquez leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with conguero Giovanni Hidalgo and drummer Ignacio Berroa. Selections include ‘Manteca,’ ‘Ran Kan Kan,’ ‘Oye Como Va’ and more.

Soul Jazz of the 60s

Date: 
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 6:00pm

In the nineteen sixties – 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.

Duos & Duets

Date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 7:00pm
Program: 

This edition of Folk Revival features live guest appearances by Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards, as well as Hoot n' Holler (Mark Killianski & Amy Alvey). There will also be a special interview with Dar Williams, looking ahead to her "duet" appearance with the Newton Philharmonia Orchestra.

Northeast Sounds

Date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:00pm
Program: 

Host Nick Noble, just back from a NorthEast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference in Rhode Island, will share the music he brought back from that adventure. Also, live in the studio, local singer-songwriter Sarah Huber.

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