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The Jonathan Channel” provides an unparalleled showcase for this timeless music, presented by its strongest advocate, Jonathan Schwartz, in his intimate, insightful, and utterly original approach that combines impeccable taste with countless personal tales, colorful anecdotes and encyclopedic knowledge.

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A Night of Johnny Mercer with the John Pizzarelli Swing Seven

Friday, July 25, 2014

The John Pizzarelli Swing Seven ensemble is at Birdland this weekend. It’s an expanded version of his quartet and, as he announced last night, we were about to see their 5th performance as a unit.

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A Listener's Guide To Old Soul and Record Collecting with Nick Waterhouse

Thursday, July 24, 2014

This afternoon at 3PM, tune in for Songs Travels with Michael Feinstein. This week, the L.A. musician Nick Waterhouse drops by the Song Travels studio. Waterhouse shares his love of raw, live rock-n-roll with performances of his own songs “Sleeping Pills” and “Hands on the Clock.”

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A Vacation Edition of Radio Deluxe

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM ET, join world-renowned musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey on their vacation. Broadcasting from an "undisclosed location in the woods", enjoy two hours of conversation and exceptional music. This week's theme? Jazz camp, of course

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Sinatra, Van Heusen and a Piano in the Desert

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. Here it is. 

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Jane Monheit's Jazz Party: From Broadway to Ballads

Monday, July 21, 2014

This month, Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit and trio have been enjoying a residency at Birdland. Last week, we were lucky enough to catch a performance.

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Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Monday, July 21, 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 (from New York to Stuttgart). In case you can't make it out, we've added a playlist to the page! Here are our picks for July 21 - July 27. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, July 21, 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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Remembering Elaine Stritch

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"Elaine Stritch died. She was 89 years old. She was a spectacular, acerbic figure in the American theater and film. I'd like you to hear her, some of her golden moments." - Jonathan Schwartz

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A Leading Female Interpreter of The Great American Songbook

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thursday at 3PM, join us for Song Travels. In this episode, Michael Feinstein chats with backup singer turned Great American Songbook interpreter, Catherine Russell. Tune in as Russell and Feinstein perform jazz standards with a hint of the blues, including “I Cover the Waterfront” and Duke Ellington’s “Mood Indigo.”

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Happy Birthday Linda Ronstadt...And Videos!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The ‘You’re No Good’ singer has plenty of reasons to celebrate – 11 Grammy Awards, 100 million records sold, an Emmy Award, Tony and Golden Globe nominations, to name a few. Linda Ronstadt made her living singing Rock & Roll, but it was her interpretations of the Great American Songbook that really caught our attention. She may be enjoying her birthday in the Arizona desert in relative quiet (she was recently inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame after all), but the body of work she recorded soldiers on.

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Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Monday, July 14, 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 (from New York to Stuttgart). In case you can't make it out, we've added a playlist to the page! Here are our picks for July 14 - July 20. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, July 14, 2014

Every weekend, Jonathan Schwartz brings you a great mix of timeless music from the WNYC studios, and each week we listen and put together a playlist. Have you been trying to remember the name of that song you heard or maybe you didn't get a chance to tune in? No worries, here are Jonathan's weekend playlists. 

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Top 10 Oscar Hammerstein Videos

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tomorrow is the 119th birth anniversary of Oscar Hammerstein. To get ready for the celebration we’ve collected ten videos of some great interpretations of his songs. Leave us a comment and let us know which one is your favorite - or if we missed a great one – and tune in tomorrow afternoon at 4PM as we celebrate with the music of Oscar Hammerstein!

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50 Shades of Romance with Radio Deluxe

Friday, July 11, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM ET, join world-renowned musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music. In this episode, the couple plays a few romantic songs alongside songs about the 50 states

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Song Travels Goes Country with a Tribute to Merle Haggard

Thursday, July 10, 2014

This afternoon at 3PM, tune in for Songs Travels with Michael Feinstein. This week, Grammy-award winning vocalist Suzy Bogguss drops by the Song Travels studio to discuss and perform selections from her recent tribute to Merle Haggard, Lucky.

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Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Tuesday, July 08, 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 (from Syracuse to Rotterdam). Here are our picks for July 8 - July 13. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, July 07, 2014

Every weekend, Jonathan Schwartz brings you a great mix of timeless music from the WNYC studios, and each week we listen and put together a playlist. Have you been trying to remember the name of that song you heard or maybe you didn't get a chance to tune in? No worries, here are Jonathan's weekend playlists. 

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DJ for A Day: Tony DeSare

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Tuesday at 7PM, pianist Tony DeSare takes over The Jonathan Channel acting as guest DJ for a day. Recently, DeSare thrilled a packed house at our live BAM show and was named a "Rising Star" by Downbeat Magazine. So, we thought it would be a good idea to have him in the studio. 

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A Tribute to the Late Pianist Horace Silver

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM ET, join world-renowned musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe cabin in the woods or two hours of conversation and exceptional music. This week, you'll hear new songs from Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden, as well as a tribute to the late Horace Silver.

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Exploring the Angst & Evolution of Grammy-Nominated Gungor

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Today at 3PM, join us for Song Travels. In this episodeMichael Feinstein chats songwriting with the Grammy-nominated duo, Gungor. Tune in as the Colorado based husband and wife duo demonstrate their innovative sound with a performance of their song “I Am Mountain.”

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