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Kate Reid 12/22-28
Vocalist/pianist Kate Reid brings her experience as a gigging jazz musician and L.A. studio singer to her work as associate professor of jazz voice in the Studio Music and Jazz department at the University of Miami. The performance aspect of her career is featured on her latest CD, The Heart Already Knows, which explores the creative possibilities of working in a duo format, pairing her with some of the greatest musicians working today, including guitarist Larry Koonse and pianist Fred Hersch.
Robert Redford 12/29-1/4/19
Robert Redford says his recently released film, “The Old Man and the Gun” is his last. And while we hope that is not the case, today we celebrate Redford’s long career and many passions, and specifically, one of his greatest passions, his love for jazz.
Duke Robillard One 1/5-11
Guitarist/vocalist Duke Robillard is known as a great blues man but he is also a fan and swinging exponent of early jazz, which he celebrates on his latest CD, Duke Robillard and His Dames of Rhythm, which includes vocals by some of his favorite singers, including a surprise appearance by Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern.
Duke Robillard Two 1/12-18
Second half of my conversation with Duke.
Chris Hopkins 1/19-25
Jazz pianist and saxophonist, Chris Hopkins was born in the U.S. but moved with his family to Germany while he was still a child. He studied classical music, originally on the harpsichord, but switched to jazz when a friend enticed him in that direction and, like many jazz musicians, started gigging in his teens. Now in his mid-forties, Chris has gathered a stellar list of musical associations and maintains a busy touring schedule in Europe, with his own band, Echos of Swing, and with many of the top players on the scene today.
Diane Schuur 1/26-2/1
Two-time Grammy winner, jazz vocalist Diane Schuur, carries on the tradition of the powerful women singers who inspired her, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington. Her latest CD focuses on two great men who have inspired her, Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra. Her CD, I Remember You (With Love To Stan and Frank) commemorates the support--musical and otherwise--she’s gotten from both of these towering figures.
Eugene Marlow 2/2-8
Composer/arranger/educator/author/film and music producer. Dr. Eugene Marlow embraces all of these activities with a passion a man half his age would envy. Between teaching courses in media and culture at Baruch College, composing and arranging in multiple styles of music, Marlow managed to make multiple trips to China to research his latest book, Jazz in China: From Dancehall Music to Individual Freedom of Expression, which discusses how the popularity and promotion of jazz in China has evolved over the years and how it’s increased popularity today reflects the culture, politics and economics of the country.
Jeremy Kahn 2/9-15
Jazz pianist Jeremy Kahn proudly states that he’s played with everyone from Joni Mitchell and Dizzy Gillespie to Aretha Franklin and Alvin and the Chipmunks, not to mention Barbara Cook, Charlie Haden and Max Roach. After a few years in New York City, Jeremy is back in his native Chicago and divides his time between his own concerts, teaching and playing in pit orchestras for theatrical productions. Jeremy enjoys it all and talked to me about how each facet of his creative life feeds the others.
Susan Glatzer 2/16-22
After spending years as a film executive at Paramont and other studios--on the production and acquisition side of things--Susan Glatzer has taken on directing with her uplifting documentary on the swing dance craze, Alive and Kicking. Susan has been an avid swing dancer herself for years and has seen the popularity of this joyful art form grow and expand throughout the world.
Danny Bacher 2/23-3/1
Eric Reed 3/2-8
Hung-ki Joo 3/9-15
Judy Wexler 3/16-22
Alan Pasqua 3/23-29