Jazz

2:52pm

Thu March 29, 2012
JazzSet

Benny Green Trio On JazzSet

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:32 am

Benny Green.
Courtesy of the artist

The pioneering pianist Thelonious Monk left behind a treasure trove of compositions. Onstage at the KC Jazz Club at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., a current jazz treasure is here to play some of the best. Benny Green is on piano with Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums.

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8:46pm

Mon March 26, 2012
Jazz

Sarah Vaughan Salute

Sarah Vaughan was born on March 27, 1924. Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite this Tuesday evening during the 9:00 hour for a musical salute to Sarah Vaughan on her birthday.

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6:48pm

Thu March 15, 2012
JazzSet

Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 3:12 pm

Regina Carter (right) with Yacouba Sissoko.
Ayano His Newport Jazz Festival

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.

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5:01pm

Tue March 13, 2012
Jazz

Shirley Scott...The Queen of the Organ

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.

2:12pm

Fri March 9, 2012
JazzSet

Avishai Cohen's Triveni With Anat Cohen On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 10:38 am

Anat Cohen (left) performs with Avishai Cohen (center) at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Ayano Hisa for NPR

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.

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5:53pm

Sun March 4, 2012
Jazz

Wes Montgomery Salute

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.

11:10am

Thu February 23, 2012
JazzSet

Kevin Eubanks On JazzSet

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 10:25 am

Note the message on Kevin Eubanks' cap: "Meet You at the Blue Room." It's a nice club in Kansas City, in the historic district where Count Basie, Lester Young and Mary Lou Williams used to play.
Len Katz Photography

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.

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5:28pm

Mon February 20, 2012
Jazz

Nina Simone Salute

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.

5:18pm

Mon February 20, 2012
Jazz

Malcolm X Tribute

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.

4:31pm

Fri February 17, 2012
JazzSet

Either/Orchestra On JazzSet

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:33 am

The Either/Orchestra at the New School in New York City from left to right: Charlie Kohlhase, Hailey Niswanger, Russ Gershon, saxophones; Joel Yennior, trombone; Tom Halter and Dan Rosenthal, trumpets; Gilson Schachnik, piano; Rick McLaughlin, bass; Pablo Bencid, drums; Vicente Lebron, percussion.
David Tallacksen WBGO

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.

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