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Béla Fleck

Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Banjoist Béla Fleck, discusses his work with Chick Corea and those 11 Grammies and 27 nominations!

Pat O’Leary

Date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Bassist Pat O’Leary has helped some of the best musicians in jazz swing like mad: Diana Krall, Bob Dorough, Lionel Hampton, Mel Lewis and others. O’Leary is also a composer and passionate teacher and talks with Judy about a fascinating project in Serbia where he combined his talents, working with students and professionals to present his arrangements of Serbian folk songs as reborn jazz orchestrations.

Conal Fowkes

Date: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Pianist Conal Fowkes discusses his long participation in Woody Allen’s jazz band and his recent part doing the vocals and piano work of the Cole Porter character in Woody’s film Midnight in Paris.

Ron Jones

Date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Composer for Family Guy and American Dad discusses the unusual artistic freedom he has with these shows and his great working relationship with Seth MacFarlane.

Stephen Holden

Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 6:00pm

New York Times music and film critic Stephen Holden covered the 1970s singer/songwriter explosion before he went on to write up everything from film to cabaret. Music has been with him every step of the way. On this week’s program Holden illustrates his life’s journey through musical milestones from Bob Dylan to Sinatra to Sting.

Aaron Neville

Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 6:00pm

Grammy-winning R&B /soul singer Aaron Neville has been a radio mainstay for over five decades. And he has been ambassador to the world for New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. On this week’s episode, Neville’s silky smooth voice is sure to get everyone in the Valentine’s Day spirit, as he performs a set of Doo-Wop greats including “This Magic Moment” and “Under The Boardwalk.”

Ryan Bingham

Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 6:00pm

Singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham has made the unlikely journey from rodeo rider to Grammy and Oscar winner for the Crazy Heart soundtrack. His gritty-beyond-his-years voice echoes the rough and tumble life he’s known. On this Song Travels, Bingham performs tunes with a roadhouse tinge, including his own “As I Do My Dancing” and “Too Deep To Fill.”

Alexis Cuadrado: A Lorca Soundscape at 92YTribeca

Date: 
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 6:00pm

As soon as composer Cuadrado of Barcelona earned his Master's in Jazz Performance at Queens College and settled in Brooklyn, the stock market plummeted. Cuadrado remembered that 80 years earlier, in 1929, poet Federico García Lorca of Granada was visiting New York when the stock market crashed. Lorca wrote verse about it, collected in Poeta en Nueva York (A Poet in New York). Now, Cuadrado has set Lorca's poetry to music, performed by Claudia Acuña, voice; Miguel Zenón, saxophone; Dan Tepfer, piano; the composer on bass; Mark Ferber, drums.

"FOLK SONG USA"

Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:00pm
Program: 

In 1947,  "Folk Song USA" was published -- a compilation of 111 American ballads collected by noted musicologists John and Alan Lomax and edited by Charles and Ruth Crawford Seeger (with guitar/banjo chords by Pete Seeger). Unlike earlier, words-only collections, this book was meant to be sung! It also detailed the history of each song by sub-genre, offering valuable insights on pre-WWII American rural life. Host Nick Noble has brought together covers of many of the songs that appear in this book, recorded by dozens of talented folk artists past and present.

Saul Conrad & Friends

10p: Kevin Haugh; 10:30p: Mike Greenstein; 11p: Katie Schecter

11:30p Saul Conrad (w/ Katie Schecter)

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 22:00

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