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London By Day

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In mid-September of 1962, Jonathan Schwartz had the honor of recording at Abbey Road Studios in London. In this essay, he gives us the inside scoop.

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Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Monday, August 25, 2014

Each week, we compile a concert calendar for the most selective music fan. If you can't make it out, we've added a playlist to the page! Here are our picks for August 25-31.

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, August 25, 2014

Miss Jonathan's weekend shows? Just in case, we've put together Jonathan's weekend playlists. Follow us on Spotify & listen to what you may have missed!

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New Artist to Watch: Audra Mariel

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Audra Mariel is a jazz vocalist, an actor, and occasionally, a painter. This week, we've chosen her new self-titled album as our Album of The Week. Download the track, "Because of You."

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John Turturro Loves Jazz—and Jonathan Schwartz

Friday, August 22, 2014

Actor/director John Turturro stopped in to chat about his love of jazz, NYC & his latest film, "Fading Gigolo." And, as it turns out he's a pretty big Jonathan Schwartz fan, too. 

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When Basie Was Jazz' Greatest Dance Master

Thursday, August 21, 2014

For Count Basie's 110th birthday, we're revisiting his work with saxophonist Lester Young. Jazz writer Will Friedwald explores the artistry of two jazz greats. 

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Paris, Part Two

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Last week, Jonathan Schwartz began the retelling of his experience as a working musician in Paris. As promised, this week he's written the second installment.

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Miss Jonathan's weekend shows? Just in case, we've put together Jonathan's weekend playlists. Follow us on Spotify & listen to what you may have missed! 

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Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Monday, August 18, 2014

Each week, we compile a concert calendar for the most selective music fan. If you can't make it out, we've added a playlist to the page! Here are our picks for August 18-24. 

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Album of the Week: "It's a Good Day" from Cyrille Aimée

Monday, August 18, 2014

This week, we are featuring the new album "It's a Good Day", from French-Dominican jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée.  The album is a blend of gypsy jazz & well interpreted American standards.

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Paris, Part One

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Last week, Jonathan Schwartz wrote an essay about his almost-successful career as a singer. This week, he tells the first part of his experience as a working musician in Paris.

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Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Jonathan Channel is committed to bringing you great music - it's our job. Each week, we compile a concert calendar that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective music fan. In case you can't make it out, we've added a playlist to the page! Here are our picks for August 11 - 17. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Maybe you missed Jonathan's weekend shows? Rest assured they were what you have come to expect: well-curated shows, full of rare recordings and timeless songs. Just in case you missed any of it, we've put together Jonathan's playlists. Also, you can follow us on Spotify and listen to what you may have missed! 

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DJ Flops as Singer

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

For over a decade, in addition to working as a radio disc jockey, Jonathan Schwartz was a working musician. He recorded albums and took his music on the road. In this essay, he tells all about it. 

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Don Cheadle Makes Miles Davis Film a Reality

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

It may be hard to believe, but there has never been a Hollywood film about Miles Davis. Thanks to Don Cheadle, now there will be. Last week, The Jonathan Channel sat down with the Miles Davis family and learned all about the new film, Miles Ahead

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Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Monday, August 04, 2014

The Jonathan Channel is committed to bringing you great music - it's our job. Each week, we compile a concert calendar that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective music fan. In case you can't make it out, we've added a playlist to the page! Here are our picks for August 4 - 10. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, August 04, 2014

Maybe you missed Jonathan's weekend shows? Rest assured they were what you have come to expect: well-curated shows, full of rare recordings and timeless songs. Just in case you missed any of it, we've put compiled Jonathan's weekend playlists. 

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Tony Bennett's Two Loves: Singing and Painting

Friday, August 01, 2014

Throughout his life, the singer has passionately pursued an interest in art. In this 1981 interview with WQXR's Lloyd Moss, he talks about his life as a musical - and visual - artist.

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Celebrating Sarah Vaughan: The Divine One Meets Cécile McLorin Salvant

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The annual Jazz In July festival at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan has had an abundance of great programs this year. Bill Charlap is celebrating his 10th anniversary as artistic director while the festival marks its 30th. His program touched on many different faces of the American songbook: Miles Davis, Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein, and Fred Astaire. There was a meeting of three generations of piano men – Dick Hyman (the previous artistic director of Jazz In July), Charlap and Christian Sands. Last night was devoted to the divine one, Sarah Vaughan.

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Sam Friend & His New Orleans Swamp Donkeys

Thursday, July 31, 2014

This afternoon at 3PM, tune in for Songs Travels with Michael Feinstein. This week, the banjoist and bandleader Sam Friend drops by the Song Travels studio. Together, Sam Friend and his band share their love of grassroots jazz from a century ago with a rendition of "Sweet Lorraine".

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