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Jonathan on Woody's Show

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"Bullets Over Broadway" is an active and hilarious musical based on one of Woody Allen's films. In this essay, Jonathan Schwartz delves into the creation of the show, taking a look at...

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Jonathan's Favorite Trumpet Players

Monday, April 21, 2014

Every week during jazz appreciation month, Jonathan Schwartz will share his favorite musicians from a jazz quartet — think Stan Getz and Bill Evans. This week we feature trumpet players.

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The Sound of Surprise: Jonathan Schwartz on Jazz

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Jonathan Schwartz has devoted his life to music. Over fifty years in the music industry, a musician and a disk jockey, has deepened his relationship to music - especially jazz. 

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Part III: Clint Eastwood & Jonathan Schwartz

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

As a host at WQEW New York, Jonathan Schwartz had to the opportunity to sit down and talk music and film with actor/musician/director Clint Eastwood. In this final segment, Clint and Jonathan discuss literature and the Great American Songbook. 

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An Important Voice: Mandy Patinkin

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The beard is back, after a few months away from the face of Mandy Patinkin, who now prepares for a new season of "Homeland," the enormously successful Showtime program that's mesmerized millions for a long while now. The New Yorker called him "a subtle actor," which minimizes the case. Mandy is a brilliant actor, credible down to the last word, mysterious, moving, and honest, and, as well, a remarkable singer, a theatrical figure, melancholy, and vigorously hilarious in much of his music.

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A Conversation with Stephen Sondheim

Friday, March 21, 2014

Stephen Sondheim is a living legend. He was the student of Oscar Hammerstein II, he's written and contributed to countless Broadway shows (for which, he has won countless awards) and he is a published author. Sondheim's work is continually celebrated, and his birthday is no exception. In 2005, Symphony Space joined Jonathan Schwartz in celebrating the 75th birthday of this beloved composer.

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Part II: Clint Eastwood on Jazz & Film

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

As a host at WQEW New York, Jonathan Schwartz had to the opportunity to sit down and talk music and film with actor/musician/director Clint Eastwood. Last week, we brought you the first part of our interview series and today, the conversation continues as Clint Eastwood and Jonathan Schwartz discuss their relationship with music.

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Part 1: Clint Eastwood on Jazz & Film

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In 1996, while a host at the radio station WQEW New York, Jonathan Schwartz had the opportunity to sit down and talk music, literature and film with the legendary actor/musician/director Clint Eastwood.

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Tony Bennett, Part Four

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

In this essay (part 4 of 4), Jonathan Schwartz recalls the desert, the late-1970's and his close friends Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. 

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Movie Music from The Golden Age

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Join us on on Saturday March 1st, from 4 to 8PM ET, as we explore the Oscar winning songs (and noteworthy nominations) from the Golden Age of Hollywood, hosted by WQXR's Annie Bergen

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Tony Bennett, Part Three

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In this essay (part 3 of 4), Jonathan Schwartz recalls the desert, the late-1970's and his close friends Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. 

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Celebrating Billie Holiday

Friday, February 21, 2014

This week on The Jonathan Channel, we continue our celebration of Black History Month with a week-long focus on the life and career of Billie Holiday. 

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Tony Bennett, Part Two of Three

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In this essay (part 2 of 3), Jonathan Schwartz recalls the desert, the late-1970's and his close friends Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. 

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Remembering Harold Arlen

Saturday, February 15, 2014

On February 15, The Jonathan Channel celebrates the birthday of Harold Arlen. A cantor’s son from Buffalo, NY, Arlen is best known for composing the music to The Wizard of Oz. Forever billed as “the composer of Over the Rainbow,” Harold Arlen wrote some of the greatest melodies in what is considered the American Songbook.

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A Night on The Town

Friday, February 14, 2014

This weekend New York is filled with Valentine’s Day concerts. Here are our picks for a romantic night of music out on the town.

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Tony Bennett, Part One

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

In this essay, Jonathan Schwartz recalls the desert, the late-1970's and his close friends Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.


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The Life of Louis Armstrong

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

To celebrate Black History Month, we are highlighting the life and career of four significant African American contributors to the American Songbook. Last week, we shined the spotlight on Ella Fitzgerald - this week, we turn our focus to Louis Armstrong. Tune in this Friday at 3 to 4PM ET for an hour of music, focusing on Louis Armstrong. 

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Lady Ella: A Jonathan Schwartz Tribute

Friday, February 07, 2014

In June of 1996, the world lost a phenomenal talent. At the age of 76, after a long battle with diabetes, Ella Fitzgerald passed away at her home in Beverly Hills. Soon after her death, the international jazz community erupted in tribute. In New York, Jonathan Schwartz gathered together friends of Ella Fitzgerald to celebrate her life and music. 

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A Day of Light and Shadows

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

In 1979, Jonathan Schwartz wrote an essay recalling his experience of a 1978 Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees playoff game at Fenway Park. This vivid account ran originally in Sports Illustrated and has since been published as a book. 

 

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A Month of Celebration

Monday, February 03, 2014

To celebrate Black History Month, The Jonathan Channel will highlight the life and career of four significant African American contributors to the American Songbook. 

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