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Summer Sunday News! By Alisa Clancy Jazz91 Program Director
Hot off the press: Big Band Jump host Don Kennedy is retiring! Don has a gaggle of fans (myself included) and I want to make sure that Sunday mornings keep swingin' between 6 and 8am. Beginning June 8th, Clint Baker will be the host of Breakfast, Dance & Barbecue. Clint promises to keep the spirit with Big Band, Basie, New Orleans & Traditional Jazz in that time-slot. As a long-time Bay Area bandleader and historian, Clint knows his stuff and I'm pretty sure the fun factor will be high. Also beginning that same date Riverwalk Jazz will be replaced by a new show, Rhythm Retrospective hosted by a Bay Area festival favorite, pianist Carl Sonny Leyland. It's Blues, Roots, R&B, Rockabilly. You name it…Carl gets into it, 6pm Sundays. Then, look out! We’ve lit up the calibrated candle in the Purple Grotto for a re-visit…we do keep it just as he left it you know! You'll want to hear Summer in the Grotto with Al Jazzbeaux Collins. I've culled 13 of Al's best shows and it'll make your lobes glow. Sunday nights at 8. All beginning June 8th…the day after Jazz on the Hill!
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I'M TALKIN' JAZZ Sunday at 8 am 6/1
Vocalist Jon Hendricks with Chris Cortez
Saxophonist Matt Renzi with Alisa Clancy
6/15 Drummer Wally Schnalle with Greg Bridges 6/22 Saxophonist Harry Allen with Alisa Clancy 6/29 Harmonicist Toots Thielemans with Chris Cortez
RIVERWALK JAZZ Sunday at 6 pm 6/1
Harlem to Hollywood: The Music of Harold Arlen Harold Arlen could have secured his place in songwriting history with just one tune: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” But there are so many more. Hear the Jim Cullum Jazz Band perform this esteemed composer’s unforgettable classics, and listen to rare interview clips of Arlen himself.
THE JAZZ DECADES WITH RAY SMITH Sunday at 8 pm 6/1
Artie Shaw, Clarence Williams, Bob Wilber
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.
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JAZZSET WITH DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER Monday at 9 pm 6/2
Amir El Saffar and Two Rivers at Newport From his Iraqi heritage, El Saffar plays the santur and from his Chicago childhood, the trumpet. His band has both sides too, with lute-like oud and buzuq, tenor sax, bass and drums. The music rocks. Commissioned by the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.
Regina Carter & Wynton Marsalis With her violin plus accordion & kora, MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter weaves sound tapestries from traditional African melodies. Trumpeter Marsalis & his long-time group delight Newport with Big Fat Hen from The Magic Hour, his album for children. It’s irresistible.
6/16 John Ellis and Double-Wide & Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society The tenor man’s band has a New Orleans carnival feel with trombone & sousaphone, Jason Marsalis on drums, and Gary Versace on organ & accordion. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society gives a taste of Argue’s imaginative theatrical piece for orchestra, Brooklyn Babylon.
6/23 Lewis Nash Quintet & Kurt Elling Kurt Elling sings from his album 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project, named for a famous address in songwriting. And class act drummer Lewis Nash leads his fine band with Jeremy Pelt and Jimmy Greene on trumpet and tenor.
6/30 Miguel Zenón & Laurent Coq & The Dafnis Prieto Sextet Miguel and Dafnis are a pair of MacArthur Foundation Fellows, Miguel from Puerto Rico, Dafnis from Cuba. Zenón and the French pianist Coq are inspired by the 1966 novel Rayuela (Hopscotch) by Julio Cortázar. Drummer Prieto premieres Two for One, commissioned by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with music from his album Taking the Soul for a Walk.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER WITH WENDELL PIERCE Tuesday at 9 pm 6/3
Vijay Iyer MacArthur Grant recipient and master pianist Vijay Iyer makes his debut at the House of Swing. Bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore round out Iyer’s critically acclaimed trio.
6/10 Eddie Palmieri Retrospective ‘La Perfecta’, pianist/composer Palmieri’s first band, describes his perfect mix of driving Afro-Cuban grooves & jazz rhythms. Palmieri leads the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra & AfroCaribbean Jazz Octet, in this high-octane retrospective, honoring his half century of music.
6/17 Fresh Sounds: Ted Nash & Victor Goines JALC Orchestra members Ted Nash and Victor Goines present two newly commissioned works. Nash’s The Presidential Suite reflects on leadership and oratory. Goines presents Crescent City, a musical journey through New Orleans, joined by friend Branford Marsalis.
6/24 Re-imagined: The Music of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea Pianists Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea are kindred spirits, imaginative composers who have fused and redefined the sound of jazz. And we re-imagine works from both of their songbooks. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with guest Bobby Hutcherson plays the music of Herbie Hancock. The Manhattan Transfer with Jon Hendricks interprets Chick Corea.
piano jazz WITH marian mcpartland Wednesday at 9 pm
Amina Figarova Amina Figarova grew up in the former Soviet state of Azerbaijan. Originally a conservatory trained classical pianist, Figarova studied jazz performance in Rotterdam and at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. Her refined and lyrical style is on display as she performs her own Night Train, and McPartland joins her for Body and Soul.
6/11 Jerry Dodgion Saxophonist Jerry Dodgion has played with just about everyone in the jazz world throughout his long career, including Benny Carter, Red Norvo, Frank Sinatra, and Benny Goodman. A gifted improviser influenced by Charlie Parker, Dodgion always has something to say in his solos. Dodgion sits in with McPartland on Isfahan and pulls out his flute for McPartland’s Ambiance.
6/18 Helen Sung Pianist Helen Sung is a dazzling and passionate player originally from Houston, TX. A graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, she has played with such luminaries as Clark Terry and Wynton Marsalis. Sung shows off her compositional skills on her tune Hope Springs Eternally and joins McPartland on Someday My Prince Will Come.
6/25 Bruce Hornsby Respected for his piano playing and creative songwriting, Bruce Hornsby wows critics and fans alike with his fresh and unique sound. Since his 1986 Grammy win as Best New Artist with the album, The Way It Is, Hornsby’s compositions have traversed an eclectic mix of styles from pop to roots music to soul. This week the influence of Keith Jarrett and Bud Powell peeks through as he performs Solar and his hit song, That’s Just The Way It Is.
in the moment with jim bennett Thursday at 9 pm 6/5
Barbara Dane Legendary vocalist Barbara Dane recorded in a rare and intimate setting at Anna’s Jazz Island in Berkeley, on May 11th, 2008, with long time collaborator, pianist Ray Skjelbred.
6/12 Dann Zinn’s Quartet Saxophonist and flutist Dann Zinn’s Quartet, recorded July 29th, 2013, at the 41st Annual Stanford Jazz Festival, with Taylor Eigsti, Alan Hall, and John Shifflett.
6/19 Calvin Keys Guitarist Calvin Keys, recorded July 30th, 2013, at the 41st Annual Stanford Jazz Festival, with Brian Ho, Leon Joyce and Art Maxwell.
6/26 Karrin Allyson Internationally acclaimed pianist and vocalist Karrin Allyson, recorded at the 18th annual Jazz At Filoli series on June 29, 2008, with Rod Fleeman, Todd Straight and John Wiitala.
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JAZZ WITH BOB PARLOCHA
WITH HARRY RICHARD HALL
SUMMER IN THE GROTTO WITH JAZZBEAUX
THE ANNALS OF JAZZ WITH RICHARD HADLOCK
RHYTHM RETROSPECTIVE WITH CARL SONNY LEYLAND
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
BREAKFAST, DANCE & BBQ WITH CLINT BAKER
SUNDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
(M/W/F), LEE THOMAS (T/TH)
WITH CHRIS CORTEZ
A MORNING CUP OF JAZZ WITH ALISA CLANCY (M-F)
DESERT ISLAND JAZZ
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
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON WITH JESSE "CHUY" VARELA (M/T), MELANIE BERZON (W/TH/F)
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