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Spring Is Here! A p r i l wa s a f a b u l o u s J a z z ( a n d P o e t r y ) Appreciation month! Now onto the lusty month of May. Memorial Day (May 27th) brings a San Jose Jazz Summerfest highlights show at 9pm as a lead-in to what we hope is a very exciting pledge drive season. We'll start off that Tuesday May 28th with an allday Miles Davis Birthday Blow-out. There will be LOTS of specials, documentaries, sweepstakes, and birthday candles to light!
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.
I'M TALKIN' JAZZ SUNDAY AT 8 AM
Celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month 5/5
Pianist Jon Jang with Chris Cortez
Vocalist Sachal Vasandani with Alisa Clancy
Trumpeter Tiger Okoshi with Dick Conte
Saxophonist Melecio Magdaluyo with Chris Cortez
HAVE YOU HEARD WITH PATRICK WOLFF MONDAY AT 9 PM 5/6
Lorraine Geller From her start with the Sweethearts Of Rhythm through the superb albums she co-led with her husband saxophonist Herb Geller, pianist Lorraine Geller was a rising star of bebop in the 1950s. A tragically early death cut short what would have been a huge contribution to jazz, but the sparkle and invention of her playing has stood the test of time.
5/13 Connie Crothers A Bay Area native, pianist Connie Crothers made her mark on the NY scene while studying extensively with pianist and theorist Lennie Tristano. After Tristano’s death, she remained one of the great missionaries of his vision, bending the rules of harmony and phrase until her death in August of 2016.
5/20 Nicole Mitchell Award winning flutist Nicole Mitchell is one of the hubs of the creative modern jazz scene of Chicago. She has made her mark as a community leader as the first female president of the AACM, as an instrumentalist with a unique voice, and as a composer of complex and relevant new music.
5/27 Pre-empted by the San Jose Jazz Highlights Show
JAZZ NIGHT IN AMERICA WITH CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TUEsDAY AT 9 PM 5/7
Women to Watch On this week’s Jazz Night in America, we hear from three young artists on what fuels their process: alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, tenor saxophonist María Grand, and vocalist/flutist Melanie Charles.
5/14 Catherine Russell at Jazz at Lincoln Center Catherine Russell remembers her late mother, singer Carline Ray, in a performance honoring the vocal jazz trio tradition, and shares stories of her mother’s journey in jazz coming up in the 1940s as a black woman.
5/21 Joe Lovano Back in his Hometown Jazz Night in America heads to Cleveland where we catch up with Joe Lovano, featuring highlights from two, sold-out nights at The Bop Stop at the Music Settlement where Lovano features his family, old classmates and locals who’ve been making music in Cleveland for years.
5/28 Big Ears Jazz Night in America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic European record label ECM at one of the premiere music events in America, the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, featuring NEA Jazz Master and pianist Carla Bley, Israeli trumpeter Avishai Cohen, and the Swiss pianist Nik Bärtsch.
JAZZ 91 PREVIEW
PIANO JAZZ WITH MARIAN MCPARTLAND WEDNEsDAY AT 9 PM
Shirley Horn On this 1989 Piano Jazz, Horn brings her unmistakable contralto, as well as her unique accompaniment to a set of standards including But Beautiful, It Never Entered My Mind and For All We Know.
Mary Lou Williams Mary Lou Williams was the guest on the very first Piano Jazz session ever, recorded in 1978 with Williams and bassist Ronnie Boykins. Even more than 40 years later, it’s a marvel to hear a seasoned musician like McPartland improvise the successful formula for Piano Jazz during the program’s first session.
5/15 Bud Shank On this 2006 Piano Jazz, saxophonist Bud Shank and host McPartland are joined by bassist Martin Wind and drummer Tim Horner to form a tight, swinging quartet.
5/22 Rosemary Clooney On this 1992 Piano Jazz session, Clooney brings her smooth vocals to a set of standards from America’s great songwriters: George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen and more.
5/29 Ahmad Jamal On this 1985 Piano Jazz, Jamal reprises two classics in duets with McPartland: Poinciana and But Not For Me. Jamal solos on Ellington’s Come Sunday, and he and McPartland close the program with a final duet on Dizzy Gillespie’s Woody ‘N’ You.
JAZZ PROFILES WITH NANCY WILSON THURsDAY AT 9 PM 5/2
Duke Ellington: The Composer, Part 1 Perhaps the most prolific of America’s composers, Ellington (1899-1974) left a legacy of over a thousand compositions. Explore how the blues figured prominently in his creations, and look into the genesis of favorite Ellington compositions.
Duke Ellington: The Composer, Part 2 Pianist/composer Billy Strayhorn and Ellington maintained a long and prolific writing partnership, collaborating in an uncanny, almost telepathic fashion. Explore how Ellington/Strayhorn’s compositional ideas pre-dated the bebop movement of the ‘40s.
5/16 Duke Ellington: The Songwriter Explore the songwriting side of Ellington, with insightful commentary from Ellington singers Joe Williams, Joya Sherrill, and Herb Jeffries, along with thoughts from composer and educator Gunther Schuller and impresario George Wein.
5/23 Duke Ellington: On Film & On Stage Ellington’s efforts for film and the stage were integral to his unrelenting pursuit of musical innovation, and they remain vital elements in his tremendous legacy as a composer.
5/30 Duke Ellington: The Pianist Follow Ellington’s piano-playing style, influences, and developments, from his earliest composition (“Soda Fountain Rag,” written when he was 15), to his extended suites and “sacred concerts” of his later years.
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WITH HARRY DUNCAN
IN THE SOUL KITCHEN
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
HAVE YOU HEARD WITH PATRICK WOLFF
JAZZ NIGHT IN AMERICA WITH CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE
JAZZ PROFILES WITH NANCY WILSON
PIANO JAZZ WITH MARIAN MCPARTLAND
CRAZY 'BOUT THE BLUES
JAYNE SANCHEZ (M) , LESLIE STOVAL (T), PETE FALLICO (W) GREG BRIDGES (TH), KATHLEEN LAWTON (F)
THE JAZZ OASIS
DESERT ISLAND JAZZ WITH ALISA CLANCY
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON WITH JESSE "CHUY" VARELA (M/T/W), MELANIE BERZON (TH/F)
(M/W/F), LEE THOMAS (T/TH)
A MORNING CUP OF JAZZ WITH ALISA CLANCY(T-F)
WITH CHRIS CORTEZ
A MORNING CUP OF JAZZ
THE JAZZ OASIS
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON
K EITH H INES
A MORNING CUP OF JAZZ