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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 4:00pm

Join Chet Williamson on Jazz Matinee with his guest Jane Monheit. Monheit has been a light in both the jazz and cabaret world since emerging as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institue's 1998 vocal competition. In addition to her own recordings, she has worked alongside the likes of Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, and Ivan Lins. She says that the distinctive continually surprising sound of her album The Heart of The Matter is the result of an especially satisfying collaboration with Grammy-winning produce Gil Goldstein.

Bassist and alto saxophonist, George Mraz, will also be joining Chet Williamson on Jazz Matinee. George was a member of Oscar Peterson's group, and worked with musicians such as Pepper Adams, Stan Getz and Michel Petrucciani. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:30pm

Did the war on women rhetoric taint voters in the most recent midterm election? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30pm and find out just what voters really thought of this strategy when Al speaks with Charlotte Hays of the IWF, Independent Womens's Forum.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 9:00pm

Writer and Teacher Beverly Gray returns to Inquiry to talk about her biography Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon...and Beyond. Ron Howard starred in two of the most iconic television series, but from and early age dreamed of being a serious film director. Tune in and learn about his early his early film and television career and how he got his break sitting in the Director's chair thanks to Roger Corman.

Tonight on Inquiry,poet Martha Silano returns to discuss the recent controversy about the poet laureate of North Carolina and what being a laureate entails. She also reads a work from her recently published collection, Reckless Lovely: The United States of America. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 12:00pm

Singer-songwriter and jazz entrepreneur Tracy Clark joins host Bonnie Johnson to talk about her self-titled CD and band's upcoming performance at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.  

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia (more TBA)

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

Tune in and listen to Dreamfarm Radio host Julie Lavender and her guest Kim Richmond. Kim is an active and versatile musician based in the Los Angeles area. His first love is jazz, and his primary jazz voice is the alto saxophone. He has, however, been involved in nearly every facet of the professional music industry, both as a player and as a composer/arranger. His instruments are alto, soprano, tenor and baritone saxes, clarinet, bass clarinet, and flutes. Kim has been a member of the orchestras of Stan Kenton, Louis Bellson, Bob Florence, Bill Holman, and Vinny Golia among others. His own Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra is a workshop for his writing, conducting and leading. His Ensemble (sextet) is a platform for more free-form expression and improvsation with the members playing and Kim's writing being the key factors.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm

Tune into Jazz Matinee with Chet Williamson and guest performers, The Jason Anick Trio. The Jason Anick Trio is an ever-revolving group of some of the best young jazz musicians in New England.  The group performs uniquely arranged standards along with founding member Jason Anick's  eclectic and soulful compositions. The group got together in January 2012 to begin recording Anick's second album as leader, Tipping Point (February 18, 2014), blending Anick originals that openly incorporate the influences of mainstream jazz, classical, new acoustic music, Gypsy jazz, swing, and hard bop with a wide-ranging swath of jazz classics. Tipping Point declares that for open-eared members of the 28-year-old string master’s generation, musical exclusion is a dead end.  What tie together the various strains of Anick’s vision are his extraordinary command of his chosen instruments and the spirited contributions of the like-minded players that accompany him on this musical journey.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:00am

Inquiry welcomes LISSA WARREN, Vice President, Senior Director and Acquiring Editor of DaCapo Press. Her latest book is THE GOOD LUCK CAT: HOW A CAT SAVED A FAMILY AND A FAMILY SAVED A CAT. This touching and very frank memoir is a story of family love, loss and grief and how a family pet can give you real comfort in extremely difficult times. If you have a  pet that you love dearly, don’t miss this show. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:30am

Inquiry welcomes back artist, sculptor and teacher KITTY WALES. Tonight Kitty talks about her new works “Migration” and “Lionfish” (pictured) and about her travels to Republic of Azerbaijan to create a unique work from found materials. Kitty Wales work often involves building large sculptures of fish or animals from an amazing variety of found materials. Tune in and learn about how she created her monumental “Canis ex Machina” and other pieces.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:00pm

Tune into this edition of Jazz Matinee with host Chet Williamson and his guest Dana Landry. Dana is featured on recordings released by record labels including Summit, Origin, and Artist Alliance, several of which made it to the top of the Jazz Week U.S. Radio Chart. His first CD as a leader Journey Home, featuring virtuoso vibist Gary Burton, was nominated for a Grammy Award. His most recent, Memphis Skyline, finds him in a trio setting celebrating the jazz musicians of that great American musical city, some of whom are among his teachers and main influences. Landry has performed throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Australia, and China, and has played with jazz greats including Milt Jackson, Bob Brookmeyer, Bela Fleck, Dick Oatts, Ingrid Jensen, Jeff Coffin, Eddie Daniels, Don Aliquo, Rufus Reid, Clay Jenkins, Bob Mintzer, Slide Hampton, and others. In addition to his touring schedule, he performs regularly with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, playing everything from Disney pops concerts to Stravinsky and Copland.

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