Award-winning pianist, composer Justin Kauflin talks with Bonnie Johnson about his Quincy Jones produced, Jazz Village recording Dedication and U.S. tour that will bring him to Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Kauflin discovered piano after losing his vision at age 11 and began a musical journey that lead him jazz studies at William Paterson University after graduating high school at the top of his class. A recent, highly acclaimed documentary "Keep On Keepin' On" chronicles's Kauflin's relationship with his mentor, legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, who he met while attending college. Tune in at 12 pm to hear his inspiring story.
In honor of his birthday week (born September 5, 1939) we will be featuring the music of singer-songwriter John Stewart (NOT comedian Jon Stewart). John Stewart sang with the Cumberland Three and the Kingston Trio, wrote hits for other artists (“Daydream Believer” for the Monkees, “Runaway Train” for Rosanne Cash), and had a top ten hit himself with “Gold” (1979). He was one of the most popular and respected songwriter/arrangers and a brilliant performer over a forty year career.
European Bass Player Ervin Dhimo presents his dynamic jazz-funk-fusion project THE ERViN DHIMO TRIO, featuring World renowned jazz pianist, composer and jazz educator, Steve Hunt and prodigy Percussionist/Drummer Vancil Cooper. "The Albanian-born electric bassist and his trio specialize in fierce, soulful, funky workouts on jazz, pop, and original tunes..." -Kevin Lowenthal, Boston Globe
Inquiry welcomes back Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author MICHAEL HILTZIK to continue his conversation about his new book BIG SCIENCE: ERNEST LAWRENCE AND THE INVENTION THAT LAUNCHED THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. After inventing the cyclotron, Lawrence would become instrumental in the development of the atomic bomb, the building of the Oak Ridge nuclear facility and later worked with Teller in the development of the super bomb. Along the way, his close friendship with physicist Robert J Oppenheimer deteriorated and scientists began to leave the Rad Lab. Tune in and learn about this critical period in the history of science and its relationship with the military.
The history of Asian Americans is a history of immigration as well as the history of how “race works in the United States”. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome ERIKA LEE. She teaches history at the University of Minnesota where she is also the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair of Immigration History and Director of the Immigration History Research Center. Lee’s new book is the monumental THE MAKING OF ASIAN AMERICA: A HISTORY and tonight we will focus on what happened to Japanese American citizens during World War II.
Tonight, Inquiry is excited to welcome back long-time friend of the show, writer and illustrator, JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA. He is here to talk about three new books: IT’S TOUGH TO LOSE YOUR BALLOON:, PLATYPUS POLICE SQUAD: LAST PANDA STANDING and finally the new volume of COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH. Special guest star: Gina!
British bassist Dave Green discusses his work with everyone from Colman Hawkins to Charlie Watts.
Van Morrison has sung it all, from rock to country, blues to jazz, celtic, soul and gospel! Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate one of pop music's most prolific singer songwriters on his 70th birthday. Tonight, we'll focus on his soul influences. It all starts at 7pm!
Legendary trombonist and conch shell virtuoso Steve Turre brings a monster lineup to Jazz at Lincoln Center to celebrate the 80th birthday of one of his influences, the late Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
Spinglish-the devious dialect of English used by professional spin doctors-is all around us. And the fact is, until you've mastered it, politicians and corporations (not to mention your colleagues and friends) will continue putting things over on you, and generally getting the better of you, every minute of every day-without your even knowing it.However, once you perfect the art of terminological inexactitude, you'll be the one manipulating and one-upping everyone else! Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author and National Lampoon contributor Chritopher Cerf his new book: Spinglish: The Definitive Dictionary of Deliberately Deceptive Language really says a lot about our society today.
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