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I'M TALKIN' JAZZ Sunday at 8 am
* 2/2 Vibraphonist Herb Gibson with Lee Thomas * 2/9 Saxophonist David Murray with Alisa Clancy * 2/16 Pianist Ahmad Jamal with Chris Cortez * 2/23 Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant with Alisa Clancy
RIVERWALK JAZZ Sunday at 6 pm *2/2
The Rise and Fall of Joe “King” Oliver Joe “King” Oliver’s rise and fall comes to life through his personal letters, read by stage legend William Warfield. Cornetist Leon Oakley and tubist Mike Walbridge join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band to turn up the heat with 1920s classics.
Fats, Hoagy and W.C. Handy: Music Made in America The Jim Cullum Jazz Band is joined by Vernel Bagneris, Topsy Chapman and Shelly Berg to play tunes from Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and W.C. Handy. It’s an unforgettable hour of red-hot jazz.
2/16 Hearts Afire: A Riverwalk Jazz Valentine Dim the lights, snuggle up to your Valentine. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their special guests have a concert of love songs — from happy to sappy to snappy.
*2/23 Feelin’ the Spirit: The Luis Russell Story The Jim Cullum Jazz Band returns to San Antonio’s Pearl Stable with pianist Dick Hyman and vocalist Catherine Russell, daughter of Luis Russell, whose early recordings are considered classic examples of early swing music.
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.
THE JAZZ DECADES WITH RAY SMITH Sunday at 8 pm 2/2
Arthur Briggs, Freddy Johnson, Quintet of the Hot Club of France, Coleman Hawkins, The Savoy Syncop’s, Lud Gluskin, Noble Sissle, Willie Lewis
Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra, Jimmy Lunceford, Glenn Miller, Mildred Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Prima, Red Nichols, The Georgians, Fats Waller, Artie Shaw
2/16 West End Jazz Band, Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Armand, Hug, Art Hickman 2/23 George Wettling, Dick, McDonough, Buddy Clark, Marion Hardy, Benny Goodman, Quintet of the Hot Club of France, Alix Combelle, Hot Club Swing Stars
Connect to College A Night of Information for High School Seniors and Parents
Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:00–8:00 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 email@example.com; or call (650) 574-6646.
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JAZZSET WITH DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER Monday at 9 pm 2/3
Leading from the drums: Tootie Heath, Matt Wilson at The Village Vanguard Albert “Tootie” Heath leads his trio with Ethan Iverson, piano; Ben Street, bass. Of Wilson’s Arts & Crafts, NPR’s Patrick Jarenwattananon writes that Matt “exploits all the timbres a snare drum can give him . . “ with “goofy joy on his face.”
*2/10 Jason Moran’s Live:Time on the Quilts of Gee’s Bend Generations of African-American women in this tiny Alabama town made bedcovers from overalls, burlap sacks & materials at hand. These well-used quilts are valued for their colors, design, hidden stories. The Philadelphia Museum of Art commissioned Moran’s music, with narrative by Asali Solomon, for The Bandwagon Trio, Alicia Hall Moran and Bill Frisell.
*2/17 Kenny Barron and Dave Holland Duo Barron started out with Dizzy, Holland with Miles. Michael J. West writes “They focused on their instruments, and the music emanating from that focus was profound and masterly. . . . with the sobriety of two high-caliber musicians listening closely to each other.”
2/24 Eddie Palmieri’s Latin Jazz Septet Palmieri has just been named a 2013 NEA Jazz Master. Mark Schramm writes, “He plays the whole keyboard, and he’s not shy about throwing an elbow or forearm to get the effect he needs. He also plays some of the most beautiful romantic music you can imagine.”
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER WITH WENDELL PIERCE Tuesday at 9 pm *2/4
Bu’s Babies: Graduates Of The Jazz Messengers In the second half of the 20th Century a cadre of stars emerged from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. “Do you teach them what to play?” Blakey was asked. “Hell no! I teach them what NOT to play.” From the House of Swing we’ll hear from Blakey’s son, Takashi Blakey, along with appearances from graduates of “Blakey University” from over three decades: Bobby Watson, Javon Jackson, John Hicks, and Wynton Marsalis.
*2/11 Frank Foster and Songs of Romance The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by musical director Vincent Gardner and joined by vocalists Dennis Rowland and Marlena Shaw, collaborates with the late, legendary Count Basie composer and arranger Frank Foster. The works are composed in an ode to romance.
*2/18 A Tribute To Bobby Short The phrase “Living Legend” is often bandied about – but there aren’t many who get that designation from the Library of Congress. That was one of the late Bobby Short's many accomplishments. A staple of Manhattan’s nightlife behind the piano of the Carlyle Club for over 35 years, he used to celebrate the “Great American Song”. This show from Michael Feinstein’s Jazz and Popular Song series features performances from Barbara Carroll, Paula West, T. Oliver Reid, and more.
*2/25 Journey To Brazil - Moacir Santos Moacir Santos’ career didn’t invite casual listeners – he composed largely for radio, film, and television, rarely touring and never leading a band. But his ingenious combination of traditional Brazilian jazz tropes with futurist leanings is celebrated at Jazz At Lincoln Center with guitarist Mario Adnet, saxophonist Zé Nogueira, and an orchestra of Brazilian talent.
piano jazz WITH marian mcpartland Wednesday at 9 pm
Remembering Cedar Walton Pianist Cedar Walton rode high on the cresting wave of ’60s Hard Bop. He performed with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and in Lee Morgan’s band and was house pianist at Prestige Records. Walton passed away in August 2013. On this 1980 session, he performs his tune N.P.S. and duets with McPartland on Lover Man.
2/12 Grace Kelly Saxophonist Grace Kelly made an impression in the Boston area with her playing before she was even a teenager. She studied with Lee Konitz from age thirteen and has played with a host of jazz legends, including Russell Malone and Phil Woods. Kelly shows off her sax skills on “Round Midnight” before demonstrating her vocal talents on East of the Sun (and West of the Moon).
*2/19 Cleo Laine & John Dankworth Saxophonist John “Johnny” Dankworth was one of the most celebrated jazz musicians and bandleaders of his native Great Britain. He performed with Charlie Parker during the Bop era, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006. Piano Jazz remembers Dankworth, who passed away in 2010, on this special set recorded at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Dankworth joins vocalist and wife Cleo Laine along with host McPartland for I Can’t Give You Anything But Love and Fine and Mellow.
*2/26 Alice Coltrane Alice Coltrane, the wife of jazz giant John Coltrane, performed with her husband’s band in his final years. She is also one of the few jazz harpists and a composer in her own right. On this 1982 Piano Jazz, Alice Coltrane performs her original tunes Transfiguration and One for the Father and joins McPartland for Giant Steps.
in the moment with jim bennett Thursday at 9 pm *2/6
Frank Jackson Legendary vocalist and pianist Frank Jackson with bassist John Clark’s Quartet, recorded September 15th, 2013 at Bird and Beckett Bookstore in San Francisco.
*2/13 Dayna Stephens Saxophonist Dayna Stephens, recorded for KCSM on October 1, 2013, at Yoshi’s in San Francisco with Pascal’s Triangle: Pascal LeBoeuf, Joe Sanders and Malachi Whitson, plus special guest Remy LeBoeuf.
*2/20 The Cookers The Cookers, recorded August 16th, 2013, at Yoshi’s In Oakland. With David Weiss, Eddie Henderson, Billy Harper, Craig Handy, George Cables, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart.
2/27 Adam Shulman’s Sextet Adam Shulman’s Sextet, recorded at the Sound Room in Oakland on October 12th, 2013 featuring original music inspired by Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. With Joel Behrman, Harvey Wainapel, Anton Schwartz, John Wiitala and Smith Dobson.
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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
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