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Making Waves at Café Carlyle

Friday, April 24, 2015

Pianist Daniel Jobim and guitarist John Pizzarelli are a winning combination. Here is our review of their recent performance at New York City's Café Carlyle. 

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Jonathan Schwartz on Paying Tribute to Billie Holiday

Thursday, April 23, 2015

This month, we have been celebrating the centennial anniversary of Billie Holiday. Jonathan Schwartz would like to say a few words....

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FACT: The City Never Sleeps

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It's true that New York City is the city that never sleeps. It is also true that New Yorkers sleep even less in the Spring & Summer months. We've found a few shows worth staying up for. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, April 20, 2015

Miss Jonathan's weekend shows? No worries, we've complied his playlists & created the perfect weekend mix. Take a look to see what was played & enjoy the mix using our Spotify player. 

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Concert Calendar: Jazz Appreciation Month

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April is Jazz Appreciation Month & NYC is well aware. Here's our list of interesting jazz shows with a little Frank Sinatra thrown in because after all, we are The Jonathan Channel. 

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The Final Years

Monday, April 13, 2015

By the late 1950s, Billie Holiday's health was rapidly deteriorating. In 1959, the singer passed away in a New York City hospital. Jonathan Schwartz tells the story of her final years.

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'Strange Fruit'

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jonathan Schwartz and MoMA curator Leah Dickerman tell the story of the legendary song, Strange Fruit. 

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Don't Call It A Comeback

Monday, April 13, 2015

In 1947, Billie Holiday was released from Alderson Federal Prison on good behavior. She needed to restart her career - but how? Jonathan Schwartz has the story. 

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A Musical Mind

Monday, April 13, 2015

Here are the weekend playlists of Jonathan Schwartz. See what you missed or hear it again using our Spotify player at the bottom of the page! 

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Jonathan's Weekend Picks

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Miss Jonathan's weekend shows? No worries, we've complied his playlists & created the perfect weekend mix. Take a look to see what was played & enjoy the mix using our Spotify player. 

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God Bless The Child

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

In 1941, Billie Holiday co-wrote the lyrics to her famous song, "God Bless the Child". Jonathan Schwartz walks us through it, its lyrics and the process of writing the classic tune.

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Concert Calendar: Billie Holiday Birthday Edition

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

April 7th would have been Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday, and we aren't the only one celebrating. Here is a listing of events, concerts, and tributes happening around the country.

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Choices: Billie Holiday & Addiction

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Billie Holiday is known for her music. She is also known for her battle with drug addition. Jonathan Schwartz has the story.

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I’m A Hit Record!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Today would have been Billie Holiday's 100th birthday. We're celebrating with a look at her life. Here, Jonathan Schwartz tells the story of her success as a commerical artist.

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Miss Jonathan's weekend shows? No worries, we've complied his playlists & created the perfect weekend mix. Take a look to see what was played & enjoy the mix using our Spotify player. 

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The Great American Songbook Live

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Each week, we put together a list of shows that we think are top notch. This week, we've chosen shows throughout the country, go on tour with the American Songbook!

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The Debate About Billie Holiday

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

This April would be been Billie Holiday's 100th birthday. To celebrate, we're telling the story of her life - beginning with her early years in Baltimore. Jonathan Schwartz narrates.

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Becoming Billie Holiday

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

This week, we're telling the story of a young Lady Day. Jonathan Schwartz narrates the transformation of the junvenile delinquent Billie Holiday into the full-fledged jazz musician.

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Prez and Lady Day

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

We continue telling the story of Billie Holiday's life by looking at her personal relationship with tenor saxophone player Lester Young. Jonathan Schwartz tells all. 

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Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia

Monday, March 30, 2015

This Wednesday, we kick off our month-long celebration of Lady Day's centennial anniversary. This week, we begin our celebration featuring her complete Columbia recordings (1933-1944).

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