Jazz

Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet

Mar 15, 2012

JazzSet returns to the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival for performances from two complementary bandleaders on the main Fort Adams stage: violinist Regina Carter and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.

Regina Carter started playing violin as a 4-year-old Suzuki method student in Detroit, and later played in school and community orchestras. After attending the New England Conservatory of Music, she chose jazz as her primary direction. JazzSet first presented her from the 1995 Telluride Jazz Festival — on a stage in the mountains, playing into the open air.

Shirley Scott...The Queen of the Organ

Mar 13, 2012

Shirley Scott was born on March 14, 1934. Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite this Wednesday evening for a very special musical salute to Shirley Scott during the 9:00 hour. Exclusively on 90.7 WVAS-FM.

Avishai Cohen's Triveni With Anat Cohen On JazzSet

Mar 9, 2012

Anat Cohen leads the Anzic Orchestra (Anat + music = Anzic), and Anzic opens this JazzSet by letting "Samba de Orfeu" morph into "Struttin' With Some Barbecue." Cohen loves both Brazilian and New Orleans music, and connects them with ease. "Struttin'" features the trumpet section one man at a time, concluding with Avishai Cohen. Later in the show, Anat will be back.

Wes Montgomery Salute

Mar 4, 2012

Wes Montgomery was born on March 6, 1923...Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite this Tuesday evening for a musical salute to Wes Montgomery on his birthday. Exclusively on 90.7  WVAS-FM.

Kevin Eubanks On JazzSet

Feb 23, 2012

Kevin Eubanks (briefly) and saxophonist Bill Pierce (in the mid 1980s) both played in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, the two-generation-spanning band that is so very important in jazz from 1950s through the '80s. Now Pierce chairs the Woodwinds Department at Berklee College.

Eubanks and Marvin Smith were in The Tonight Show band together for 15 years, with guitar riffs and rim shots for Jay Leno Monday through Friday. "Smitty" brought Los Angeles bassist Rene Camacho into this group.

Nina Simone Salute

Feb 20, 2012

Nina Simone was born on February 21, 1927. Tune in to Jazz at Nite this Tuesday evening during the 9:00 hour for a very special tribute to Nina Simone on what would have been her 85th birthday.

Malcolm X Tribute

Feb 20, 2012

Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965. Tune into Jazz at Nite for a short tribute to El Hadj Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X, Malcolm Little) this Tuesday evening during the 8:00 hour.

Either/Orchestra On JazzSet

Feb 17, 2012

A creative composer and his 10-piece band embed melodies from a golden musical age in the Horn of Africa into Western harmony, and an Afro-Caribbean breeze blows through it, as Russ Gershon and the Either/Orchestra present The Collected Unconscious in Tishman Auditorium at the New School in New York City, in Surround Sound on JazzSet.

Whitney Houston Tribute

Feb 16, 2012

Join WVAS-FM for a very special tribute to the life and music of Whitney Houston this Friday evening (2/17/12) from 7:00 to 8:00 hosted by Milton Shirdan.

A Jazzy Valentine

Feb 13, 2012

Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite Tuesday evening, February 14th for a very Jazzy Valentine from 8 until 11PM with music for the lover in you featuring songs suggested by our listeners and Facebook friends. That's Valentines Day on Jazz at Nite exclusively on 90.7 WVAS-FM.

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