The sounds of Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday and other masters of the American songbook can be heard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in the world.
“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.
Jonathan, who has been a fixture on the New York City radio dial for 50 years and a host on WNYC for the past 14 years, hosts and curates the playlist. The stream champions the Golden Age of American song with recordings by both the legends and the next generation of American standards performers, including Diana Krall, Michael Buble, Jane Monheit, Nancy LaMott, and obviously many others. “The Jonathan Channel” also features weekly programs from the internationally-revered Michael Feinstein and John Pizzarelli with Jessica Molaskey.
Winner of the 2014 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Female Vocalist, Stacy Sullivan, is a favorite of Jonathan Schwartz and can regularly be heard on The Jonathan Channel. April is Jazz Appreciation Month and we continue our celebration with Stacy Sullivan. We recently invited Mrs. Sullivan in to the studio to be a DJ for a day and this Saturday, she'll do just that. Join us Saturday afternoon at 4PM, as Stacy Sullivan hosts an hour of her favorite jazz records.
Actor/singer Cheyenne Jackson is equally at home on stage and in front of the camera. He won a Theatre World Award for his role in All Shook Up, and his television roles include stints on 30 Rock, Glee, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Jackson joins Feinstein to perform a set of favorite tunes, including selections from the album, The Power of Two.
The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week of April 14-20.
Vocalist and jazz sensation Maude Maggart is no stranger to the stage, so it only makes sense that we would invite her into the studio to share with us some of her favorite tunes. Tune in tonight at 7PM as vocalist she spins some of her favorite jazz records.
Every week, join world-renowned jazz musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music.
Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is widely known to the public radio audience as the host of NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater. In addition to her Tony award-winning role in The Wiz (1975), she has performed in shows including Sophisticated Ladies, Cabaret, and Lady Day. She’s also worked with jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, and Horace Silver. This week, Bridgewater shares her renditions of “God Bless the Child” and “Good Morning Heartache.”
Every week during jazz appreciation month, Jonathan Schwartz will share with us his favorite musicians from a jazz quartet. This week we'll be featuring piano players. See below for his top seven piano players.
The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week.
Four-time Grammy award winning vocalist, Dianne Reeves, is clearly no stranger to contemporary jazz. An undeniable talent, Reeves was recently hailed as, "the vocal heir of Sarah Vaughan" by Stephen Holden of The New York Times. Who better than, to help us kick off Jazz Appreciation Month? Saturday afternoon, Dianne Reeves will be in the studio to host an hour of jazz by artists that inspire her.