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I'M TALKIN' JAZZ Sunday at 8 am *3/2
Pianist Amina Figarova with Melanie Berzon
Bassist Esperanza Spalding with Clifford Brown Jr.
*3/16 Vocalist Mary Stallings with Alisa Clancy *3/23 Drummer Allison Miller with Melanie Berzon *3/30 Pianist Michele Rosewoman with Michael Burman
RIVERWALK JAZZ Sunday at 6 pm 3/2
New Orleans Jazz Pioneers and Their Legacy Bandleader and cornetist Jim Cullum recalls his early trips to New Orleans, where he met first-generation jazz pioneers, including drummer Paul Barbarin and cornetist Johnny Wiggs. He talks about how their music influenced his life’s work.
Women of the Harlem Renaissance In Jazz Age Harlem, the rise of black culture produced talents like Langston Hughes and Duke Ellington. But this “Black Renaissance” wasn’t limited to men. Actress Carol Woods joins the Jim Cullum Jazz Band as they introduce the artistic, fascinating women that launched New York’s great social revolution of the 1920s.
*3/16 Not Just Another Pretty Face: “Girl Singers” of the Swing Era So-called “girl singers” like Helen Humes, Ivie Anderson and Billie Holiday first made their mark working with Ellington, Shaw, Basie and other bandleaders. But they soon became legendary vocalists in their own right, proving that they were not just another pretty face.
*3/23 All the Cats Join In: Catherine Russell in Concert The Jim Cullum Jazz Band keeps America’s rich jazz tradition alive with the rhythms of hot jazz, swing and the blues as they share the stage with pianist Dick Hyman and vocalist Catherine Russell — “the real deal,” according to jazz critic Nat Hentoff.
*3/30 A Night at Bricktop’s: Jazz in 1930s’ Montmartre Vernel Bagneris and Topsy Chapman join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band to perform music from Montmartre’s bohemian jazz scene in the 1930s. And they celebrate Ada “Bricktop” Smith, the red-haired American chanteuse who taught Paris how to Charleston.
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 3/2
Tommy Dorsey, Barrelhouse Jazz Band, Royal Garden Jazz Band, Jimmy Dorsey, Swiss Dixie Stompers, Louis Armstrong
The Notable Misses and First Lady’s of Jazz 1925–1946
3/16 New York All Stars, Canadian Jazz Band of the AEF, Roy Johnson’s Happy Pals, Taylor’s Dixie Serenaders, Jean Goldkette 3/23 Bert Ambrose & his Orchestra, Ray Ventura, Jean Goldkette, Rhythm Maniacs, Rhythmic Eight, Spike Hughes, Danny Polo 3/30 Ina Ray Hutton, Alex Hassan, George Belshaw, Vic Lewis
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or call (650) 574-6646.
The Jazz Center
JAZZSET WITH DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER Monday at 9 pm 3/3
Dr. Lonnie Smith The 71-year-old Smith reminisced with NPR’s Arun Rath of All Things Considered about early dreams of the now iconic Hammond B-3 organ, Blue Note recording sessions, and, years later, receiving mysterious residuals checks when hip hop artists sampled his music.
3/10 The Late Mulgrew Miller’s Trio at the Kennedy Center Miller (1955-2013) played piano with Mercer Ellington, Betty Carter, Art Blakey, Tony Williams. All bands sounded better with Mulgrew. Loren Schoenberg writes “he could levitate a bandstand.” His death in Spring 2013 leaves the art form and community shaken.
3/17 Lionel Loueke Mark Schramm writes, “Loueke often opens his songs with his voice expanded in harmony, as he plays a single line on his guitar and then fans out from that. Everything is part of a curve. The music grows, as the band revels in itself and then slims back down. No hurry.”
*3/24 Two Skirts and A Shirt at The Kennedy Center “Do you remember when it was not unusual for jazz composers to write about social issues? What happened?” asks Rene Marie, onstage with Carla Cook & Allan Harris. They raise their voices in Compared to What, Tryin’ Times, & Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.
*3/31 Jane Bunnett and Hilario Duran at The Kennedy Center Saxophonist Bunnett traveled regularly from Toronto to Cuba for years, toting instruments and music for students there and bringing back the spirit of Havana. She and Duran sample their album Cuban Rhapsody. The great conguero Candido has a delightful cameo moment.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER WITH WENDELL PIERCE Tuesday at 9 pm 3/4
New Kings of the Crescent City Louis Armstrong. Sidney Bechet. Jelly Roll Morton. King Oliver. Immortals who directed and defined the development of jazz into the body of work that’s celebrated across the globe. Victor Goines, a son of the Crescent City, leads a stellar line up of musicians in celebration of the names that made New Orleans a latter day Atlantis of music.
3/11 Afro-Cuban Fiesta Danzones and “sons montunos” spill into the streets as maestro Paquito D’Rivera leads a journey through the music of his native Cuba. Sonero and guitarist David Oquendo, Las Hermanas Marquez and percussionist Candido Camero join in this Afro-Cuban Fiesta.
*3/18 Luciana Souza Trio Toast of the Brazilian jazz scene Luciana Souza offers up her trademark style of gentle but adventurous vocal explorations. With four Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Vocal, Souza lights up the Allen Room with a panache reserved for veterans twice her age.
3/25 Abyssinian Mass Wynton Marsalis was commissioned in 2008 to write a piece for the bicentennial of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. This incarnation of the opus that emerged embraces a celebration of life, humanity, and love, uniting musical traditions from across centuries and continents.
piano jazz WITH marian mcpartland Wednesday at 9 pm
Mary Lou Williams On this session from the very first Piano Jazz season Williams, who would have been 103 this year, proves a tough nut for McPartland to crack, but warms up enough play a duet and even sings on Rosa Mae. Other tunes include Caravan, and Williams’ Scratchin’ in the Gravel.
*3/12 Joanne Brackeen Virtuoso pianist and master composer Joanne Brackeen has been called “the Picasso of jazz piano. ” In her hands, the history of jazz is created and recreated as she floats seamlessly between traditional jazz and free play. Like McPartland, Brackeen has been a trailblazer for women in jazz. On this 2006 episode, the two friends get together on McPartland’s Ambiance and John Coltrane’s Giant Steps.
*3/19 Nadine Jansen Nadine Jansen is a multi-talented musician - masterful horn player, skilled singer and pianist. She formed her musical identity in Vaudeville and played with the likes of Skitch Henderson and The Clooney Sisters. Jansen shares stories from the bandstand and performs on both piano and flugelhorn, playing Nadine’s Blues.
*3/26 Dianne Reeves Dianne Reeves continues the legacies of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan, and has won three consecutive Grammies for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. On this Piano Jazz, host McPartland accompanies Reeves on Softly As in a Morning Sunrise and Million Dollar Secret.
in the moment with jim bennett Thursday at 9 pm *3/6
Carla Bley and The Lost Chords This encore broadcast features the seriously and not so seriously creative smaller ensemble of American composer, pianist, organist and bandleader Carla Bley. Carla, is joined in this musical adventure by her partner both in and out of music, bassist Steve Swallow, drummer Billy Drummond & saxophonist Andy Sheppard. Recorded 9/13/05 at Yoshi's, Oakland.
*3/13 Suzannah Smith Sings the Songs of Peggy Lee 2013 was a banner year for Bay Area based vocalist Smith. Frequent performances, giving birth to her first child, Miles, and widespread critical acclaim of her debut recording, Halfway Between Heaven And Love. On October 5th, 2013, at Musically Minded Academy in Oakland, she paid tribute to one of music’s great icons and composers, Peggy Lee.
*3/20 Geri Allen A rebroadcast of pianist Geri Allen’s Mary Lou Williams Collective, recorded at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on April 6th, 2007. Geri Allen reprises Mary Lou’s 2005 recording Zodiac Suite: Revisited, 12 pieces Williams wrote in 1944-45, one for each sign of the zodiac, in honor of notable personalities born under each one.
*3/27 Laila Smith Vocalist Laila Smith, at Jazz Church West in Danville, recorded January 5th, 2014 as part of the Jazz At Peace series with Anton Schwartz, John Shiflett and Jeff Buenz.
The Jazz Center C elebrate I nternational W omen ' s D ay Saturday, March 8th
Saturday, March 8th is International Womens' Day and KCSM-FM will be celebrating by featuring Jazz women musicians, composers, arrangers, producers and vocalists all day and night long. From foremothers Dorothy Donegan, Melba Liston and Jutta Hipp, to current movers and shakers Cecile McClorin Salvant, Tia Fuller and 12 year old pianist Emily Bear. Join Alicia Lopez, Keith Hines, Lee Thomas, Dick Conte and Michael Burman for our 21st Annual International Womens' Day Celebration. 24 hours of Women in Jazz, Saturday, March 8th, Midnight to Midnight.
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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