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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 master of the Great American Songbook, Jonathan guides listeners through decades of tunes, drawing from his encyclopedic knowledge of music and friendships with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Stephen Sondheim. 

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Songwriting with Sheldon Harnick

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tune in Thursday at 3PM for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein. This week, Feinstein sits down with songwriter and pulitzer prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick.

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Jonathan's Weekend Mix

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Each week, we compile Jonathan's weekend shows and put together a great American songbook Spotify playlist. It's the closest thing we can get to a Jonathan Schwartz mixtape.

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A Very Parisian Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How does a working musician celebrate Thanksgiving in Paris? Jonathan Schwartz has first hand experience. Enjoy his holiday how-to guide. 

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Lissy Walker's Wonderland

Sunday, November 23, 2014

On her most recent album, jazz vocalist Lissy Walker interprets songbook classics adding hints of 70's acoustic pop and country. Preview Wonderland with this week's free download.

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Carsie Blanton Is the Laziest Gal in Town

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tune in at 3PM for Song Travels, and get to know Carsie Blanton. Her latest project, Not Old Not New is a collection of jazz standards featuring musicians: Ellis Marsalis & Joe Dyson. 

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On The Town with The Songbook

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Each week, we put together a list of not-to-miss jazz and cabaret shows. This week: Tito Puente Tribute, On The Town revival & more. You can preview the shows with our Spotify playlist.

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A Jonathan Schwartz Mixtape

Monday, November 17, 2014

Each week, we compile Jonathan's weekend shows and put together a great American songbook Spotify playlist. It's the closest thing we can get to a Jonathan Schwartz mixtape.

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Rediscovering Johnny Mercer with The John Pizzarelli Swing Seven

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rediscover the songs of Johnny Mercer with The John Pizzarelli Swing Seven. This week, we are offering a sneak peek from their upcoming release, Mercer Street. 

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Backstage with The Miles Davis Family

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Get ready to learn about Miles Davis - all those intimate details you've always wanted. Friday at 11AM, take a tour through the music & life of Davis with his nephew & youngest son. 

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Eric Benét on The Songbook

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tune in at 3PM for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein. This week, Feinstein sits down with singer/songwriter and Grammy nominee Eric Benét.

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Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Each week, we put together a list of not-to-miss jazz and cabaret shows. Here are our staff picks for the week. You can preview the artists by clicking on the Spotify playlist.

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Jonathan's Weekend Picks

Monday, November 10, 2014

Did you miss Jonathan's weekend shows? We've compiled his playlists & prepared a Spotify playlist of Jonathan's weekend picks. You'll hear Red Garland, Paul Simon, Miles Davis & more! 

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Cheek to Cheek with Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Sunday, November 09, 2014

This week, we are taking a look at the new album, Cheek To Cheek. The record features American Songbook favorites sung by Tony Bennett and pop icon Lady Gaga.  

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Getting Naked with Cole Porter

Friday, November 07, 2014

Comedian Ana Gasteyer surprised the Standards world with the release of her album, I'm Hip. Friday at 11AM, Gasteyer and the album's producer to play their favorite Songbook selections. 

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Morning Mix with Radio Deluxe

Friday, November 07, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM, join John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey for two hours of conversation and music.

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Chris Young, Star of Hit TV Series Nashville

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Thursday at 3PM, Michael Feinstein sits with rising country star Chris Young. Enjoy in-studio performances from this recent Grammy nominee. 

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5 Reasons We're Hip for Ana Gasteyer

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Comedian Ana Gasteyer is obsessed with the Songbook - we really like that. In celebration of the release of her debut album, I'm Hip, we've compiled our favorite Gasteyer moments.  

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A Jonathan Anniversary

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Jonathan Schwartz and WNYC go together like Frank Sinatra and Capitol Records. In this essay, Jonathan reflects on his time at WNYC & his relationship with its president, Laura Walker. 

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New York City Celebrates Gypsy Jazz

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

This week, our picks include: the Django Reinhardt Festival and the Tony Award winning, Patti LuPone. You can preview the artists by clicking on the Spotify playlist.

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Each week we compile Jonathan's Weekend Playlists and create a best-of-the-weekend Spotify playlist. This week's list includes: Suzanne Vega, Creedence and Sarah Vaughan.  

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