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The Jazz Center
I'M TALKIN' JAZZ Sunday at 8 am 4/6
Saxophonist Chris Potter with Chris Cortez
4/13 Resonance with Alisa Clancy 4/20 Accordionist Andre Thierry with Greg Bridges 4/27 Pianist Peter Zak with Alisa Clancy
RIVERWALK JAZZ Sunday at 6 pm 4/6
Clarinet Marmalade: Hot Jazz to Smooth Ballads Clarinet takes center stage as Ron Hockett, Ken Peplowski, Allan Vaché, and Evan Christopher join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band to swap stories about their careers with this most versatile of woodwinds. They’re cooking up a clarinet marmalade — hot jazz, smooth ballads, and more.
4/13 Deuce Ambience: The Jazz Guitar of Marty Grosz and Howard Alden The guitar. Portable, popular, and sheer magic in the right hands — like those of Lonnie Johnson or Eddie Lang, Carl Kress or Django Reinhardt. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band welcomes Marty Grosz and Howard Alden to talk jazz guitar and the legendary players who made magic with the instrument.
4/20 Inventive Mr. Edison: The Life and Music of Harry “Sweets” Edison His name was Harry, but everyone called him Sweets — Harry “Sweets” Edison, the trumpet wizard who’s spare, blues-rooted solos gave the Count Basie Band that unmistakable sound. Join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band as they reflect on the life and music of the inventive Mr. Edison.
4/27 Eddie Condon: Renaissance Man of Jazz The Jim Cullum Jazz Band welcomes Maggie Condon, who shares a wealth of stories on the subject of her famous father: Eddie Condon — guitarist, bandleader, writer, and wisecracker. Don’t miss the music and memories about this remarkable musician, truly a Renaissance man of jazz.
THE ANNALS OF JAZZ WITH RICHARD HADLOCK Sunday at 7 pm
The sound of surprise describes both jazz itself and the enduring premise of "The Annals of Jazz." Since 1959, host Richard Hadlock has been improvising on historical themes and bringing forth worthy performers—from Armstrong to Zorn. Each Sunday, we may find Annals in Europe, Asia, Latin America or Back of Town anywhere.
THE JAZZ DECADES WITH RAY SMITH Sunday at 8 pm 4/6
South Frisco Jazz Band, Lou Gold, Bob Crosby, Rob Rhodes
4/13 Woody Herman, Willie Smith/Don Ewell, Abe Lyman, Chuck Thomas 4/20 Charleston Chasers, The Paramount Jazz Band of Boston, Swift Jewel Cowboys, Johnny Guarnieri, Duke Ellington, Joe Turner & his Memphis Men 4/27 Valaida Snow, Hal Kemp, Art Hickman, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Spike Hughes, Noble Sissle
Connect to College A Night of Information for High School Seniors and Parents
Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:00â€“8:00 pm Free and Open to the Public College Center Building 10, Second Floor 1700 West Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, CA RSVPs received by March 31 will be eligible for a scholarship drawing. RSVP one of three ways: Facebook event page collegeofsanmateo.edu/connectrsvp; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call (650) 574-6646.
The Jazz Center
JAZZSET WITH DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER Monday at 9 pm 4/7
Aaron Diehl Wins the Cole Porter Fellowship in Indianapolis As the American Pianists Association begins a year-long competition for the 2015 Cole Porter Fellowship, here is Aaron Diehl winning the current crown and performing with Dee Dee Bridgewater.
4/14 Billy Childs at The Blue Whale in Los Angeles The pianist’s quartet with Bob Sheppard on flute and three different saxophones plays Childs’s compositions and “Bolivia” by the late Cedar Walton.
4/21 Jason Moran at The Kennedy Center The set anticipates the next CD from Moran and The Bandwagon, making modern the ebullient music of the great Harlem stride pianist and songwriter Thomas “Fats” Waller.
4/28 Chris Potter Quartet at The Village Vanguard Halfway through The Sirens by saxophonist Potter, which is inspired by the epic Odyssey by Homer, Chris inserts “The Owl from Cranston” by the late drummer Paul Motian, who hired Potter for many weeks at The Vanguard.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER WITH WENDELL PIERCE Tuesday at 9 pm 4/1
Ethel Waters: Blues, Broadway, and Jazz Michael Feinstein leads a trio of vocalists in tribute to the woman who marked her career defying cultural boundaries – black and white, jazz and Broadway, secular and gospel. Ethel Waters’ legacy lives on in this hour of show stopping numbers. Adriane Lenox, Catherine Russell, and Tracie Thoms light up the Allen Room with song.
Bill Frisell: Gershwin & Beyond JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH SPECIAL! After decades at the forefront of jazz and new music, guitarist-composer Bill Frisell steps back to explore the roots of American songwriting. Accompanied by a trio of vocalists and multiinstrumentalists, Frisell brings the music of Gershwin, Billings, Foster, and Ives to the stage of the Allen Room.
4/15 The Music of Gillespie & Puente The vibrant sound of Latin jazz is rooted in the musical heritage of Dizzy Gillespie and ‘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.
4/22 A Joe Henderson Birthday Celebration Joe Henderson’s distinctive lyrical tenor sax could embellish bop, blues, bossa nova and his own big band sound. His friends and musical collaborators celebrate the man’s lifetime of invention. We feature pianist Renee Rosnes, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and saxophonist Chris Potter to mark the late Joe Henderson’s birthday.
4/29 Dianne Reeves Singer Dianne Reeves turns every note into an alluring story. In Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room, she’s joined by guitarist Peter Sprague, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Terreon Gully.
piano jazz WITH marian mcpartland Wednesday at 9 pm
Pianist Mulgrew Miller Miller's sensitivity and stride virtuosity kept him busy throughout his career, with his postbop flair rooted in the Delta Blues. On this 2003 Piano Jazz, Miller shows his compositional prowess on Carousel, and trades licks with McPartland on Ellington’s What Am I Here For?
Pianist Marie Marcus Marie Marcus was a remarkable stride pianist and a protégé of Fats Waller. She settled down in Cape Cod, and became known as the Cape’s “First Lady of Jazz.” On this 1993 program she talks about her mentor and performs a medley of his most famous tunes.
4/16 Steely Dan’s Walter Becker and Donald Fagen Guitarist Walter Becker and singer/pianist Donald Fagen are the duo at the core of the jazz-influenced rock band, Steely Dan. They grew up listening to Bill Evans, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. Since the late 1960s they have been continually honing their integration of jazz and rock. The pair performs Steely Dan hits Josie and Chain Lightning as well as standards Mood Indigo and Hesitation Blues.
4/23 Reedman Paquito D’Rivera Havana-born saxophonist/clarinetist D’Rivera began as a child prodigy, and today his international style moves from bebop to Latin to Mozart. D’Rivera and bassist David Fink join McPartland for “Birk’s Works,” in honor of Dizzy Gillespie, and perform A Night in Englewood.
4/30 Guitarist Howard Alden Howard Alden has been hailed by critics as “the most impressive and creative member of a new generation of jazz guitarists.” His superb solo and accompaniment skills have led to work with legends including Red Norvo, Woody Herman and guitarist George Van Eps.
in the moment with jim bennett Thursday at 9 pm 4/3
Denny Zeitlin An encore broadcast of a solo piano performance by Denny Zeitlin, recorded at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland, on December 1, 2012.
4/10 Adam Shulman’s Sextet Pianist Adam Shulman’s Sextet, recorded at the Sound Room in Oakland on October 12th, 2013 featuring music inspired by Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. With Joel Behrman, Harvey Wainapel, Anton Schwartz, John Wiitala and Smith Dobson.
4/17 Musical Tribute To Our Colleague, The Late Bud Spangler A musical tribute to our colleague, the late Bud Spangler, with a live performance of the Tom Peron-Bud Spangler Interplay Quartet, featuring John Shifflett and Taylor Eigsti, recorded at the Vallejo Jazz Festival, on August 28th, 2006. Bud, who passed away in January, was a Bay Area treasure, beloved drummer, producer and radio host, who will be celebrated this Saturday afternoon, April 19th, at Yoshi’s in Oakland.
4/24 Myra Melford Pianist Myra Melford, recorded at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland, on December 13, 2013, in a benefit for KCSM’s In The Moment.
The Jazz Center J azz A lchemy : A L ove S upreme
In 2014, the National Museum of American History will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) with the theme Jazz Alchemy: A Love Supreme, to pay tribute to John Coltrane and the 50th anniversary of his composition A Love Supreme. Music inspires personal meaning and sometimes is a catalyst for change. Recorded in December of 1964, A Love Supreme is John Coltrane's musical anthem about the transformation that faith and music sparked in his life. While drug and alcohol dependence, and other life challenges may have temporarily stolen Coltrane's peace, it did not suppress his creative genius. Instead, Coltrane transmuted human suffering into a hymn — composing a four part suite that is legendary in the jazz canon as a "unique chemistry" that many performers and listeners acknowledge can be felt, but rarely can be put into words. Coltrane immersed himself in the composition, recording the chant A Love Supreme, writing the liner notes, and composing a poem to accompany the fourth movement, Psalm.
C elebrate S outh A frica ' s H istoric F irst D emocratic E lection Friday, April 25 | 2-6pm April 27th, 2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of South Africa’s first free, fair and democratic elections in which citizens of all races were allowed to take part. KCSM will celebrate this momentous occasion by tracing the music of South Africa, on Friday, April 25th, from 2-6pm, with Larry Slater’s The South African Jazz Story. Don’t miss it!
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JAZZ WITH BOB PARLOCHA
WITH HARRY RICHARD HALL
THE JAZZ DECADES WITH RAY SMITH
J AZZ S ET WITH D EE D EE B RIDGEWATER
PIANO JAZZ WITH MARIAN MCPARTLAND
JAZZ WITH BOB PARLOCHA
I N THE MOMENT WITH J IM B ENNETT
THE JAZZ OASIS
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON
A MORNING CUP OF JAZZ
JAZZ WITH BOB PARLOCHA
CRAZY 'BOUT THE BLUES
GREG BRIDGES (T/TH), KATHLEEN LAWTON (F)
DAVE RAMIREZ (M) P ETE FALLICO (T) RON PELLETIER (W)
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER WITH WENDELL PIERCE
WITH JAYNE SANCHEZ (M/W),
THE JAZZ OASIS
DESERT ISLAND JAZZ
THE ANNALS OF JAZZ WITH RICHARD HADLOCK
(M/W/F), LEE THOMAS (T/TH)
WITH CHRIS CORTEZ
A MORNING CUP OF JAZZ WITH ALISA CLANCY (M-F)
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON WITH JESSE "CHUY" VARELA (M/T), MELANIE BERZON (W/TH/F)
LATIN JAZZ WITH JESSE "CHUY" VARELA
AMERICAN JAZZ COUNTDOWN WITH CLIFFORD BROWN JR.
A MORNING CUP OF JAZZ WITH KEITH HINES
I'M TALKIN' JAZZ
BIG BAND JUMP