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Simon Rentner

Simon Rentner appears in the following:

5 Must-See Acts At The 2016 Winter Jazzfest

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New York City's Winter Jazzfest kicks off its 12th edition tonight, launching five days of nearly nonstop music. This year's installment is the biggest yet, featuring more than 120 groups and 600-plus musicians in and around Greenwich Village. What started as a one-night festival to give greater exposure to the ...

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Oui Et Oui: Montreal Jazz's French Connection

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Montreal is a city of two cultures: French and English, usually commingling, sometimes colliding. In their fight for cultural relevance, they are often at odds. In literature, they call this "two solitudes": part English, part French, but not quite either.

Yet as Montreal modernizes and these divisions become less noticeable, ...

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South By South Africa: 5 Jazz Acts From The Rainbow Nation

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Brilliant art often hides in plain sight. Such is the case in South Africa, where, for centuries, the country turned its back on black and "coloured" musicians.

In the mid-'60s, the apartheid government made it impossible for its best musicians to operate or make a living. Being a true jazz ...

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Hip-Hop Reacts to 9/11

Friday, September 09, 2011

Listen Right after 9/11, Davey D, a longtime hip-hop journalist and radio host, remembers rappers throwing benefit concerts for firefighters and cops. “I remember Cannabis joining ...

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Big Dreams

Thursday, March 30, 2006

One of the most innovative jazz musicians of the '60s and '70s, Rahsaan Roland Kirk was most famous for playing three or four wind instruments simultaneously. He got this idea -- and many others -- from a vivid dream. Simon Rentner found out ...

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Charles Mingus

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Mingus was known to his enemies and his friends as the "Angry Man of Jazz," and some of his best works are fueled by rage. Simon Rentner explores the vengeful impulses of one of the great composers of modern jazz.

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Big Dreams

Saturday, February 26, 2005

One of the most innovative jazz musicians of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Rahsaan Roland Kirk was most famous for playing three or four wind instruments simultaneously. He got this idea — and many others — from a vivid dream. Simon Rentner found out how Kirk’s dream world inspired a ...

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Living Inside the Grid

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Producer Simon Rentner explores how the grid has served artists throughout history.

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Living Inside the Grid

Saturday, May 31, 2003

Producer Simon Rentner explores how the grid has served artists throughout history.

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Vijay Iyer

Saturday, March 29, 2003

Vijay Iyer is a jazz pianist and composer as well as an accomplished cognitive scientist. His studies of the brain and the body actively shape how he perceives and makes music. Produced by Simon Rentner.

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Charles Mingus

Saturday, November 30, 2002

Mingus was known to his enemies and his friends as the "Angry Man of Jazz." The bassist and composer wrote music fueled by rage. We look at the vengeful impulses of the late jazz legend.

(Originally aired: May 2, 2002)

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Vijay Iyer Experiments with Jazz

Saturday, November 23, 2002

Vijay Iyer is a jazz pianist and composer as well as an accomplished cognitive scientist. His studies of the brain and the body actively shape how he perceives and makes music.

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Charles Mingus's Raging Jazz

Saturday, May 04, 2002

Charles Mingus was known to his enemies and his friends as the "Angry Man of Jazz." The bassist and composer wrote music fueled by rage. We look at the vengeful impulses of the late jazz legend. 

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