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I'M TALKIN' JAZZ Sunday at 8 am
12/2 Saxophonist Michael Pedecin with Alisa Clancy 12/9 Vocalist Bill Henderson with Lee Thomas 12/16 Guitarist Ray Obiedo with Alisa Clancy 12/23 Saxophonist Ken Peplowski with Michael Burman 12/30 Guitarist Kenny Burrell with Chris Cortez
RIVERWALK JAZZ Sunday at 6 pm
12/2 Nice Work if You Can Get It: A Gershwin Cabaret 12/9 Marty Grosz: Legend of Jazz Rhythm Guitar 12/16 Hot Jazz for a Cool Yule: Joyful Jazz for the Holidays The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and friends ‘jazz up’ holiday classics like Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Nutcracker Rag. Guest offerings feature jazz master Clark Terry, Broadway’s Carol Woods and the band’s performance of Little Drummer Boy with tap dance sensation Savion Glover.
12/23 Songstress Nina Ferro; Live in Concert with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band The soulful songstress Nina Ferro (pictured) has a quality of tone and technique that make her performances a oneof-a-kind experience. Ferro’s energetic style and musical grace ensure an entertaining evening of swinging jazz standards and sultry ballads as she joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band— in concert.
12/30 Jim Cullum Jazz Band 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee
THE ANNALS OF JAZZ WITH RICHARD HADLOCK Sundays 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.
in the moment with jim bennett Sunday at 8 pm
12/2 Emil ViklickĂ˝ Pianist Emil ViklickĂ˝ (pictured) recorded at Chez Hanny in San Francisco, on May 27th, 2012. With bassist John Shifflett and drummer Scott Amendola
12/9 Clarice Assad
Vocalist, composer, arranger and pianist Clarice Assad (pictured), with drummer and percussionist Keita Ogawa, recorded October 2nd, 2012 at Yoshi's in San Francisco, with special guests operatic soprano Melody Moore and Clarice's father, guitarist Sergio Assad.
12/16 Neil Cowley's trio
Pianist Neil Cowley's trio (pictured), recorded at Yoshi's in Oakland, on October 15th, 2012, with bassist Rex Horan and drummer Evan Jenkins.
12/23 Debbie Poryes Pianist Debbie Poryes (pictured) and her trio featuring drummer David Rokeach and bassist Noah Schenker, recorded October 28th, 2012, at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland.
12/30 Anne Sajdera
Pianist Anne Sajdera (pictured), recorded at the Piedmont Piano Company, in Oakland, on April 22, 2012, with bassist Gary Brown, drummer Celso Alberti and percussionist Brian Rice.
THE JAZZ DECADES WITH RAY SMITH Sunday at 11 pm
12/2 John Sheridan, George Hall, Arthur Gibbs, Louis Armstrong 12/9 Art Hodes, King Oliver, J. R. Morton, Barney Bigard, Capital Jazzmen, Stars of Jazz, Duke Ellington, Jack Teagarden 12/16 Tom Pletcher, Benny Carter, Jones & Astoria Hot 8 12/23 Benny Goodman, This is Jazz, The Historic Broadcasts of Rudy Blesh 12/30 Bob Crosby, Cleo Brown, Browy Bellhops, Tom Morton, Dorsey Brothers, Mound City Blue Blowers, Piccadilly Dance Orchestra
The Jazz Center
JAZZ PROFILES WITH NANCY WILSON Monday at 9 pm
12/3 Bob Brookmeyer Tribute Since the '50s, Bob Brookmeyer (pictured) has been one of the most original talents in jazz. Best known for his arresting solos on the unusual valve trombone, Brookmeyer became a major figure in the West Coast Jazz scene, especially after replacing trumpeter Chet Baker in Gerry Mulligan's pianoless quartet. He is equally gifted as a compelling composer-arranger and pianist. Interviewees include trumpeter Clark Terry, guitarist Jim Hall, composer Manny Albam and Maria Schneider, and saxophonist Joe Lovano.
12/10 Duke Ellington, The Overview Part 1 12/17 Duke Ellington, The Overview Part 2 Host Nancy Wilson picks up the Ellington (pictured) story in the early 1930s. As America struggled through the depths of the Depression, Ellington's star continued to rise. But his manager Irving Mills's move to book Ellington and his band on a tour of the racially-segregated Deep South brought Duke to a career crossroads. Commentary includes biographer John Edward Hasse, former Ellington bandmates, and Ellington himself.
12/24 Duke Ellington, The Bandleader Part 1 12/31 Pre-Empted for Toast of the Nation
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER WITH WENDELL PIERCE Tuesday at 9 pm
12/4 Afro Cuban Fiesta 12/11 Soul Jazz Summit: Lou Donaldson, George Colman, Dr. Lonnie Smith 12/18 Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra Pianist, composer and arranger Toshiko Akiyoshi mixes intricate bebop sensibilities and Japanese influences in a big band (pictured) sound. Joined by long-time partner, saxophonist Lew Tabackin and Japanese taiko drummer Eitetsu Hayashi, Akiyoshi leads the band in a dazzling performance of her own compositions.
12/25 Kim Burrell Gospel Jazz Vocalist Kim Burrell (pictured) fills The Allen Room with the sounds of holiday spirit. Her festive ensemble includes musical director Damien Sneed, Leon Lacy & Orchestra, and special guests. They offer soulful renditions of holiday classics including Silent Night, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and Little drummer Boy. Join us for this musical feast.
piano jazz WITH marian mcpartland Wednesday at 9 pm
12/5 Russell Malone Versatile guitarist Russell Malone (pictured) has been a first-call axe man for Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Diana Krall, Christina Aguilera, Harry Connick Jr., and Sonny Rollins, to name a few. On this 2002 Piano Jazz, Malone and bassist Richie Good join McPartland for Yesterdays and Blackberry Winter.
12/12 Pianist/Composer Dave Brubeck 12/19 Pianist Steve Kuhn 12/26 Christmas with Marian McPartland Piano Jazz swings in the holiday season with a special program of Christmas music. McPartland and her guests from seasons past share their favorite memories and perform yuletide classics and original holiday tunes. Guest artists include George Shearing, Tony DeSare, and Dena DeRose.
JAZZSET WITH DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER Thursday at 9 pm
12/6 Mulgrew Miller Trio at the KC Jazz Club 12/13 MacArthur Fellows at Newport: Miguel Zenon's Rayuela and the Dafnis Prieto Sextet 12/20 Happy New Year! with Wynton Marsalis at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola The audience is so happy, they swarm the stage on New Year's Eve 2011. Wynton and his men (pictured) put early New Orleans jazzâ€”Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrongâ€”front and center with a few brief and beautiful stories about the birth of jazz.
12/27 Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) at the 2009 Newport Jazz Festival
Coming up on his 89th birthday, host Dee Dee Bridgewater poses the rhetorical question, "Who in jazz today traveled and worked more than Dave Brubeck?"(pictured) In the late summer of 2009 alone, he played the Newport, Detroit and Monterey Jazz Festivals. From Newport he opens with a medley by his mentor Duke Ellington, moves on to Stormy Weather (it was a beautiful day) and On the Sunny Side of the Street, and features his men Bobby Militello on sax and flute, bassist Michael Moore, and drummer Randy Jones on Take Five. Reprising this show, we celebrate this singular artist and his last, long-running group, and say farewell.
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The Jazz Center KCSM H oliday P rogramming W ild W omen N ever H ave T he B lues Friday, December 14th at 9pm
As the days darken and the solstice approaches, we gather 'round the cauldrons once again and summon up the spirit of Wild Women past…it's the 20th Annual Celebration of Mayhem and Fake Champagne, Wild Women Never Have the Blues, a holiday tradition at KCSM since 1992. Join Kathleen Lawton, Alisa Clancy and Jayne Sanchez for a night of revelry and reckless gift-giving.
A P aul W inter S olstice C oncert
Thursday Night/Friday Morning, December 21at at Midnight Once again on the darkest night of the year, NPR Music presents the illuminating tradition From New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine: the 32nd annual Paul Winter Solstice Celebration, featuring gospel singer Theresa Thomason, Mbira Master Chris Berry and The Paul Winter Consort with Paul McCandless, Eugene Friesen, Paul Sullivan, Eliot Wadopian, Jamey Haddad, Tim Brumfield and the glorious Cathedral Pipe Organ. The towering walls of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine reverberate with sounds of celebration in this NPR holiday tradition. Pass the longest night of the year with Paul Winter's Solstice Celebration.
J azz P iano C hristmas XXIII Tuesday, December 25th at 6am
NPR Music brings you another great concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis, Jason Moran, Geri Allen, Taylor Eigsti and other artists perform their favorite holiday songs.
A H erb W ong X mas : T he S winging J oys O f Y uletide J azz Tuesday, December 25th from 7am—10am
The winter holidays bring another joyful jazzride on a popular Bay Area tradition...the wonderful sounds of Xmas swing and bebop with Dr. Herb Wong. Celebrate with Herb on his 48th year of Yuletide Jazz. You'll hear a rich brew of traditional and modern, evergreen and fresh new holiday jazz...solos to big bands from dozens of great jazz makers: Dave Brubeck, Maynard Ferguson, Ella Fitzgerald, McCoy Tyner, Louis Bellson, Oscar Peterson, Nat King Cole, Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis, Fats Waller, Stanley Turrentine, Christian McBride, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Dianne Reeves, the MJQ, Mel Torme, Duke Ellington, June Christy, Terence Blanchard, Bill Evans, Joe Williams and many more!
Monday, December 31st from 6pm—2am Count down, sing along, and dance to live music all night long. Travel from coast to coast with four celebrations of midnight from time zone to time zone. It's the perfect holiday special for any New Year's event. Spirited, improvised, grooving, and swinging, with strings, horns, voices and drums, each segment is a stop in a sequence of parties, each one contributing something new to the musical feast. 6pm
John Scofield Live with his Überjam Band at Berklee Performance Center in Boston
Henry Cole And The Afrobeat Collective from 92Y Tribeca
Wynton Marsalis: The Louis Armstrong Continuum—Music of the Hot Five’s and Seven’s Live at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Dee Alexander’s Funkin’ with Electric Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago
10:30pm TBA 11:30pm Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band in Los Angeles 12:15am John Scofield live with his Überjam Band 1am
Henry Cole And The AfroBeat Collective
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DESERT ISLAND JAZZ
JAZZ WITH BOB PARLOCHA
THE JAZZ DECADES WITH RAY SMITH
WITH HARRY RICHARD HALL
IN THE MOMENT WITH JIM BENNETT
JAZZ WITH BOB PARLOCHA
DAVE RAMIREZ (M) P ETE FALLICO (T) RON PELLETIER (W)
J AZZ S ET WITH D EE D EE B RIDGEWATER
THE JAZZ OASIS
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON
A MORNING CUP OF JAZZ
JAZZ WITH BOB PARLOCHA
CRAZY 'BOUT THE BLUES
PIANO JAZZ WITH MARIAN MCPARTLAND
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER WITH WENDELL PIERCE
J AZZ P ROFILES
WITH N ANCY W ILSON
GREG BRIDGES (T/TH), KATHLEEN LAWTON (F)
WITH JAYNE SANCHEZ (M/W),
THE JAZZ OASIS
THE ANNALS OF JAZZ WITH RICHARD HADLOCK
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON WITH JESSE "CHUY" VARELA (M/T), MELANIE BERZON (W/TH/F)
(M/W/F), CLIFFORD BROWN JR. (T/TH)
A MORNING CUP OF JAZZ WITH ALISA CLANCY (M-F)
WITH CHRIS CORTEZ
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