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Karrin Allyson's Artistry in Three Performances

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

This Sunday, join Jonathan Schwartz & Karrin Allyson (+ others), on stage at BAM for "It's All About Richard Rodgers."  We're getting ready with our favorite Allyson performances. 

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3 Things You Need to Know About Jazzman Freddy Cole

Monday, May 04, 2015

On Sunday, May 10th jazz musician Freddy Cole will join us for "It's All About Richard Rodgers" - live at BAM. Before you see him live, get to know a few things about our special guest. 

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Cassandra Wilson: Coming Forth By Day

Monday, May 04, 2015

In April, we celebrated Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday. We continue with Cassandra Wilson’s newly released Billie Holiday tribute, “Coming Forth by Day,” as our album of the week.  

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Song Travels Presents Emily King

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thursday at 10PM, join host Michael Feinstein for an hour of music talk and in-studio performances with Grammy-nominated vocalist, Emily King.

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Morning Jazz with Radio Deluxe

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Saturday at 10AM, spend the morning with jazz from the personal collection of hosts John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey as they play music to help usher in spring.

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The Great American Songbook Live

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Here is your concert calendar for the week! Spring is here - go out and celebrate it! 

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Blue Note & José James Salute Billie Holiday

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This week, we conclude our month long tribute to Billie Holiday with our album of the week, Yesterday I Had The Blues from Blue Note recording artist, José James. 

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You've Gotta' Have Hart

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Jonathan Channel celebrates the birthday of one of the premier lyricists of the Great American Songbook - the incomparable Lorenz Hart. Join us Saturday at 4PM for nothing but Hart.

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Broadway to BAM: Jessica Molaskey's Command of The Stage in 3 Performances

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

On May 10th, Jessica Molaskey & Jonathan Schwartz (and many others) will celebrate the Songbook giant, Richard Rodgers - live at BAM! Get to know the vocal stylings of Jessica Molaskey!

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Happy Birthday, Duke Ellington

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wednesday afternoon, we are celebrating the birthday of America's greatest ambassador of music & jazz - Duke Ellington. Tune in from 5PM to 7PM for nothing but Ellington.

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, April 27, 2015

Each weekend, Jonathan Schwartz hijacks the airwaves of WNYC. Then, we take his playlists and post them here. Check them out & hear the music you missed, using our Spotlify player. 

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Making Waves at Café Carlyle

Friday, April 24, 2015

Pianist Daniel Jobim and guitarist John Pizzarelli are a winning combination. Here is our review of their recent performance at New York City's Café Carlyle. 

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Jonathan Schwartz on Paying Tribute to Billie Holiday

Thursday, April 23, 2015

This month, we have been celebrating the centennial anniversary of Billie Holiday. Jonathan Schwartz would like to say a few words....

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FACT: The City Never Sleeps

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It's true that New York City is the city that never sleeps. It is also true that New Yorkers sleep even less in the Spring & Summer months. We've found a few shows worth staying up for. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, April 20, 2015

Miss Jonathan's weekend shows? No worries, we've complied his playlists & created the perfect weekend mix. Take a look to see what was played & enjoy the mix using our Spotify player. 

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Concert Calendar: Jazz Appreciation Month

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April is Jazz Appreciation Month & NYC is well aware. Here's our list of interesting jazz shows with a little Frank Sinatra thrown in because after all, we are The Jonathan Channel. 

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The Final Years

Monday, April 13, 2015

By the late 1950s, Billie Holiday's health was rapidly deteriorating. In 1959, the singer passed away in a New York City hospital. Jonathan Schwartz tells the story of her final years.

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'Strange Fruit'

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jonathan Schwartz and MoMA curator Leah Dickerman tell the story of the legendary song, Strange Fruit. 

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Don't Call It A Comeback

Monday, April 13, 2015

In 1947, Billie Holiday was released from Alderson Federal Prison on good behavior. She needed to restart her career - but how? Jonathan Schwartz has the story. 

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A Musical Mind

Monday, April 13, 2015

Here are the weekend playlists of Jonathan Schwartz. See what you missed or hear it again using our Spotify player at the bottom of the page! 

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