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I'M TALKIN' JAZZ Sunday at 8 am
12/1 Author Jon Hancock (Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall) with Alisa Clancy 12/8 Trumpeter Bria Skonberg with Alisa Clancy 12/15 Violinist Regina Carter with Lee Thomas 12/22 Guitarist Ray Obiedo with Alisa Clancy 12/29 Saxophonist David Sanborn with Chris Cortez
RIVERWALK JAZZ Sunday at 6 pm
12/1 Breaking Bread Together: The Spirit of Thanksgiving 12/8 When Swing Was the Thing: Diary of a Swing Era Teen Swing was the thing in 1935 — a teenage music craze that erupted on the heels of the Depression in the years before World War II. This week, we hear what the Swing Era was like from the perspective of the teenage diaries of Bob Inman, author of Swing Era Scrapbook. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and an all-star cast perform pieces from Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more.
pictured: Swing dancers. Photo courtesy euro-quest.tripod.com
12/15 Gennett Records: The Little Studio That Could Old rugs hung from the ceilings of the little ragtag studio, and the walls were stuffed with straw to dampen the sound from the trains passing by. Some of the most important jazz recordings in American musical history were recorded in the back of the Starr piano factory. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and guests perform the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Bix and His Gang and more from Starr-Gennett Records.
pictured: Gennett Records Cover courtesy Wayne Cty., IN www.waynenet.org
12/22 Home for the Holidays Holiday favorites performed by The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and special guests, along with excerpts from Louis Armstrong’s historic reading of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. Break out the ornaments and turn up the volume. Riverwalk Jazz puts listeners in the mood for trimming the tree, stuffing stockings, and sharing the holiday spirit.
12/29 NYC All-Stars and a New Year’s Jam
pictured: Norman Rockwell Christmas Painting. Image from Extraordinary Moms Network
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 performersâ€”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
12/1 Andy Kirk, Washboard Sam, Fred Waring 12/8 Fletcher Henderson, Billy Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Benny Goodman 12/15 Mal Hallett, The Cotton Club Orchestra, Andy Preer, Evergreen Classic Jazz Band 12/22 New York All Stars, Jean Goldkette, Red Nichols, Russell Gray, Bix Beiderbecke and his Rhythm Jugglers 12/29 Hudson-Delange Orchestra, Dixie Jazzers Wash Board Band, Pee Wee Erwin
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The Jazz Center
JAZZSET WITH DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER Monday at 9 pm
12/2 Jason Moran & The Bandwagon In his second season as Artistic Advisor for Jazz at The Kennedy Center, pianist Jason Moran (pictured, center) brings serious ideas and fun. He's a recent MacArthur Fellow and current faculty member at New England Conservatory of Music as well. Moran's Bandwagon with Tarus Mateen (pictured, right) and Nasheet Waits (pictured, left) have been together for 13 years, in this new concert from November, 2013, at the KC Jazz Club.
12/9 Bill Frisell and Music of John Lennon 12/16 Dee Alexander's Funkin with Electric Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown A heart-stopping moment in this free family concert comes when Dee Alexander (pictured) sings a classic — Jimi's Hey Joe, where you goin' with that gun in your hand? It's an anthem and a plea to stop the violence, in the middle of a funky dance-a-thon. The Jazz Institute of Chicago presented Alexander and her Evolution Arkestra at South Shore Cultural Center.
12/23 Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band 12/30 Wynton Marsalis Plays Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives and Sevens
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER WITH WENDELL PIERCE Tuesday at 9 pm
12/3 Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra
Pianist, composer, and arranger Toshiko Akiyoshi (pictured) mixes intricate bebop sensibilities and Japanese influences in a big band sound. Joined by long-time partner, saxophonist Lew Tabackin and Japanese taiko drummer Eitetsu Hayashi, Akiyoshi leads a dazzling performance of her own compositions including Remembering Bud and Pollination, alongside classics like Ellington’s Black and Tan Fantasy.
12/10 Prohibition and the Jazz Age
Photo Credit: Brian McMillen
“The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser" (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Prohibition was intended to stifle vice – but instead, it nourished crime and the clubs that would become a hot bed for jazz. Ken Burns joins Wendell Pierce to bring us the sound of the speakeasies in the work of Beiderbecke, Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson.
12/17 Brazilian Nights: Leny Andrade with Paquito D'Rivera 12/24 Big Band Holidays 12/31 Pre-Empted For Toast Of The Nation
pictured: New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach, right, watching agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid, ca. 1921. Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.
piano jazz WITH marian mcpartland Wednesday at 9 pm
12/4 Ellen Seeling The Montclair Womenâ€™s Big Band keeps the jazz ensemble tradition alive and swinging in the San Francisco Bay area. Trumpeter and veteran bandleader Ellen Seeling (pictured) brings along tenor sax Jean Fineberg and drummer, Allison Miller to this Piano Jazz recorded in 2007. They join McPartland and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi for quintet versions of Georgia and St. Thomas.
12/11 Pianist Stefano Bollani 12/18 Christmas with Marian McPartland Piano Jazz swings into 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. (pictured)
12/25 Composer/Arranger Gerald Wilson
in the moment with jim bennett Thursday at 9 pm
12/5 Saxophonist Dayna Stephens at Yoshi's San Francisco, October 1, 2013 12/12 Betty Shaw Local legend pianist Betty Shaw (pictured), recorded at Bird & Beckett Bookstore, in San Francisco, on September 8th, 2013, with Ian Carey, Robb Fisher and Ron Marabuto.
12/19 Anton Schwartz's Ugetsu Project Part 2 of tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz's (pictured) Ugetsu Project, recorded June 15th, 2013, at The Sound Room in Oakland. With John Gove, Don Beck, Adam Shulman, Mike Bordelon and Greg Wyser-Pratte.
12/26 The Cookers, Part 2 at Yoshi's Oakland, August 16, 2013 Photo credit: Bruce Hudson
The Jazz Center KCSM H oliday P rogramming A P aul W inter S olstice C oncert
Friday Night/Saturday Morning, December 21st from Midnight—2am 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 XXIX Wednesday, December 25th at 6am
NPR Music brings you another great concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Andy Bey, Stanley Cowell, Sullivan Fortner, Michele Rosewoman and others perform their favorite holiday songs.
A H erb W ong X mas : T he S winging J oys O f Y uletide J azz Wednesday, 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 49th year of Yuletide Jazz on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th. 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, Ray Charles, Oscar Peterson, Nat King Cole, Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis, Fats Waller, Herbie Hancock, 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 Toast of the Nation 2013-14 will make New Year's Eve stops in Boston, Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Denver and the Monterey Jazz Festival! 6pm
Donald Harrison Quintet LIVE at Berklee College of Music in Boston
Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio from the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Festival
The Wynton Marsalis Septet LIVE at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York
Paquito D'Rivera with Strings and More at Mayne Stage with Elbio Barilari in Chicago
10:15pm Convergence with special guest Larry Goldings, at DazzleJazz in Denver 11:15pm Bobby McFerrin and the spirityouall band from the 56th Monterey Jazz Festival 12:15am Donald Harrison Quintet Reprise 1:15am
Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio Reprise
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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