Jonathan Schwartz joined WNYC in 1999 and he’s been on the radio in New York City since 1967. His programs are extemporaneous.
His novels and stories have been published by Random House and Doubleday, including his memoir "All in Good Time," hailed by The New York Times as "luminous" and received enthusiastically by the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. Jonathan's stories and articles have been published in dozens of magazines. He was, for four years, the artistic director of Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, and for five years appeared as the music correspondent on NBC's Sunday Today Show. He has been a monthly columnist for GQ Magazine and a weekly columnist for the Village Voice. His own three CDs on the Muse label were released in 1978, 1979 and 1983. He has performed more than 400 times at Michael’s Pub, Rainbow & Stars, and other rooms in New York.
Jonathan Schwartz appears in the following:
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Listen as Jonathan retells a conversation with actor Dustin Hoffman in August 1983 about a part in his upcoming production of 'Death of a Salesman,' claiming he was right for the role.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
In this essay, Jonathan Schwartz tells the story of his friend Sally Keeble and her relationship to the legendary singer Frank Sinatra.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Wed, Feb. 18 | Join The Jonathan Channel for Champian Fulton's tribute to the late, great Dinah Washington. Hosted by Jonathan Schwartz.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
This week, Jonathan Schwartz continues the story of composer/arranger Nelson Riddle.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Bob Dylan is not a guest on today's show, but WNYC's Jonathan Schwartz and John Schaefer join us to discuss his new Sinatra cover album.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Sometimes, we are lucky enough to get a story from Jonathan Schwartz - in print. This is one of those lucky times.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Watch Ana Gasteyer and her swinging quintet in a special night of music and conversation with Jonathan Schwartz.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
How does a working musician celebrate Thanksgiving in Paris? Jonathan Schwartz has first hand experience. Enjoy his holiday how-to guide.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
This week, Jonathan Schwartz concludes the story of his relationship with author Anna Maida. As you would perhaps expect, a secret is revealed.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Last week, Jonathan Schwartz began the retelling of his relationship with a certain, Sally Keeble. He continues, only this week he introduces us to an author named Anna Maida.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The place? The California Desert. The time? 1988. The event? Jonathan Schwartz, Frank Sinatra & Jimmy Van Heusen sit down for a dinner. 26 years later, Jonathan Schwartz tells the story.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Mel Tormé was a singer of jazz standards, nicknamed The Velvet Fog and co-wrote the holiday smash-hit, "A Christmas Song". And you probably know those things. What you might not know:...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Today at 12PM, tune in for an encore airing of Jonathan Schwartz' tribute to Richard Rodgers. A prolific composer of American popular songs, Rodgers is also the most performed compose...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Mary Rodgers was born into a musical family. The daughter of composer Richard Rodgers, she composed several musicals including: Once Upon a Mattress and The Madwoman of Central Park W...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Recently, The Jonathan Channel sprang to life on the BAM stage with Sunday in New York with Jonathan Schwartz. It was a complete success. The Harvey Theater was packed, the performanc...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Nelson Riddle is widely considered to be one the of the greatest arrangers in this history of American popular music. Riddle was the preferred arranger of Frank Sinatra, producing the...