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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:00pm

"For 22 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been the only national organization dedicated to saving the homes and lives of elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis – musicians who have made our world richer through their music".  Providing affordable housing, health care and employment opportunities; "As the cases grow,  so does the need".

JFA President Jarrett Lilien talks with host Bonnie Johnson about the foundation's ongoing work, "saving jazz and blues one artist at a time" and the rebirth of New Orleans  ten years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Lilien is credited with spearheading the campaign that “directly assisted in rebuilding New Orleans by re-housing and creating work for over 1,000 of the city's most beloved musicians, while helping hundreds of their children as well..."  He's pictured above with celebrity jazz supporter and master of ceremonies Danny Glover and Executive Director Wendy Oxenhorn after being honored at the 24th Annual Jazz Loft Party benefiting the foundation.      Courtesy Photo (WENN/Derrick Salters)

Watch JFA's 2014 promotional video


Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:00pm

Pop, jazz & blues vocal stylist and multi-instrumentalist Suede talks with host Bonnie Johnson about recent projects and her upcoming performance at Scullers Jazz Club. The Provincetown Banner says, "Suede will rub you the right way!" Suede joins her band at Scullers on June 6th at 8 & 10pm.

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 2:00pm

Clint Eastwood, a movie maven and music legend, has molded modern artistic culture to a revolutionary new standard. Join us for a musical celebration for his 85th birthday! From producing to directing to acting, Eastwood debuted his career in cinematography in 1955. He directed Bird (1988) a film dedication to the pioneering bop saxophonist Charlie Parker (Forest Whitaker). By 1995, he was the lead in The Bridge's of Madison County with Meryl Streep. Since then, Eastwood has also crafted his own musical fingerprint, most recently starring live in Eastwood After Hours at Carnegie Hall in 1997. Honor Mr. Eastwood on this special edition of Jazz Matinee with host Ed Gardella.

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 9:00am

Tune in as host Brian Barlow chats with Leila Dunbar. Dunbar is the founder and owner of Leila Dunbar Appraisals and Consulting LLC. She has been a participating appraiser on the PBS series "Antiques Roadshow" since 1996 and is a former SVP and Director of Collectibles at Sotheby's Auction House from 1999-2008.

She was a jazz host on WICN for 7 years (1991-1998). She is back in town and back on the air this Friday. Don't miss this special edition of Mid-Morning Jazz!

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 7:00pm

In honor of Memorial Day, songs by and about those gone but not forgotten. We’ll hear from artists like Burl Ives, Doug Kwartler, Joan Baez, Kim & Reggie Harris, Pete Seeger, and many others, remembering those who served in so many different ways and are now no longer with us.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 6:00pm

At DreamFarm we love eclectic jazz influences but there is nothing quite like Classic trio jazz to bring you home to a happy listening place.

And these guys do it with such finesse that it is fresh and new, especially since they write original trio music and have released 2 new albums of it.

After many years of playing, recording and writing, these fellows truly shine and it was such fun to have them at the farm. I was taken to new heights as they backed me up on my own trio jazz tune “Velvet Arms of Midnight.” Thank you, Steve, Bruce and Jack.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we speak with visual artist NATHALIE MIEBACH. Her beautiful, colorful and complex work “ focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations.” Tune in and find out how she takes information on tides and storms and turns that into wonderfully engaging work, even music. Her website is:

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:30am

Mark Catesby traveled to Virginia from Britain in 1712. While in the Americas, he visited the Appalachians, Jamaica, Bermuda and the Bahamas sketching the plants and animals he found. He also and sent many seeds of new plants back to Britain. Returning to his home country, he proceeded to write and illustrate one of the most beautiful natural history books about Carolina, Florida and the Bahamas. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with E. CHARLES NELSON, writer, editor and botanist, who has edited a stunning new collection of essays about THE CURIOUS MISTER CATESBY. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

Director Tim Johnson, of DreamWorks Animation, talks about his feature film, "Over the Hedge" and the importance of music in animation.

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 7:00pm

Be a Pip for the evening and sing background vocals to soul classics like "I heard it Through The Grapevine,"  "Friendship Train" and, of course, "Midnight Train to Georgia." Join host Tom Shaker to celebrate this 4-time Grammy award winner's birthday. It all starts at 7pm!


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