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Movie Music from The Golden Age

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Join us on on Saturday March 1st, from 4 to 8PM ET, as we explore the Oscar winning songs (and noteworthy nominations) from the Golden Age of Hollywood, hosted by WQXR's Annie Bergen

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New Music with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, March 01, 2014

In this episode, John and Jessica showcase their favorite new female singers, Catherine Russell and Kate McGary. Plus, a bit of Oscar Peterson and stories galore!

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A Salute to Count Basie

Friday, February 28, 2014

During the month of February, The Jonathan Channel has been celebrating Black History Month by highlighting the life and career significant African American contributors to the American Songbook. Last but certainly not least, this week we will focus on the incomparable Count Basie.

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Song Travels Presents Bobby McFerrin

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Vocalist Bobby McFerrin is best known for his hit 1988 hit, "Don't Worry Be Happy," which was the first a capella song to reach Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won three Grammy Awards including Song of the Year. He is also an accomplished jazz artist with five Grammy wins for Best Male Jazz vocal, and has created a concert version of George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. 

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Tony Bennett, Part Three

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In this essay (part 3 of 4), Jonathan Schwartz recalls the desert, the late-1970's and his close friends Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. 

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Radio Deluxe Goes Hollywood

Saturday, February 22, 2014

This week on Radio Deluxe, it's a music tribute to The Silver Screen, as John and Jessica salute Academy Award winners, losers and nominees. 

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Celebrating Billie Holiday

Friday, February 21, 2014

This week on The Jonathan Channel, we continue our celebration of Black History Month with a week-long focus on the life and career of Billie Holiday. 

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Song Travels Presents Wayne Brady

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wayne Brady became a star improvising on the popular TV show Whose Line It Anyway? The singer/actor/dancer/comedian also has appeared on stage in Rent and Chicago, and hosts TV game show Let's Make A Deal. Brady discusses the musical influence of Sammy Davis, Jr. and Sam Cooke. 

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Tony Bennett, Part Two of Three

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In this essay (part 2 of 3), Jonathan Schwartz recalls the desert, the late-1970's and his close friends Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. 

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Remembering Harold Arlen

Saturday, February 15, 2014

On February 15, The Jonathan Channel celebrates the birthday of Harold Arlen. A cantor’s son from Buffalo, NY, Arlen is best known for composing the music to The Wizard of Oz. Forever billed as “the composer of Over the Rainbow,” Harold Arlen wrote some of the greatest melodies in what is considered the American Songbook.

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A Romantic Radio Deluxe

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Spend this Valentines Day weekend with the hippest couple on Lexington Avenue - John and Jessica Molaskey. These two will be spinning their favorite jazz records and while keeping the spirit of love alive.

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A Night on The Town

Friday, February 14, 2014

This weekend New York is filled with Valentine’s Day concerts. Here are our picks for a romantic night of music out on the town.

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Song Travels Presents Rosanne Cash

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Vocalist and songwriter Rosanne Cash is the daughter of Country music icon Johnny Cash and one of the preeminent artists of her time, with eleven number one Country singles. She is a Grammy winner, and her 2009 album, The List, won the Americana Music Award for Best Album of the Year. On this week’s Song Travels, Cash and her husband and co-writer John Leventhal join Michael Feinstein to perform a set of music from their latest album, The River & the Thread.

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Tony Bennett, Part One

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

In this essay, Jonathan Schwartz recalls the desert, the late-1970's and his close friends Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.


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The Life of Louis Armstrong

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

To celebrate Black History Month, we are highlighting the life and career of four significant African American contributors to the American Songbook. Last week, we shined the spotlight on Ella Fitzgerald - this week, we turn our focus to Louis Armstrong. Tune in this Friday at 3 to 4PM ET for an hour of music, focusing on Louis Armstrong. 

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Movie Magic with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, February 08, 2014

This week on Radio Deluxe, John Pizzarelli is focusing on a few of his favorite movie soundtracks. Tune in and hear music from An Affair To Remember, The Road Movies and many others!

 

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Lady Ella: A Jonathan Schwartz Tribute

Friday, February 07, 2014

In June of 1996, the world lost a phenomenal talent. At the age of 76, after a long battle with diabetes, Ella Fitzgerald passed away at her home in Beverly Hills. Soon after her death, the international jazz community erupted in tribute. In New York, Jonathan Schwartz gathered together friends of Ella Fitzgerald to celebrate her life and music. 

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Song Travels presents Allen Toussaint

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Pianist, singer, composer, and producer Allen Toussaint defines the sound of New Orleans. He penned early R&B hits including “Mother-in-law,” “Working in a Coalmine,” and “A Certain Girl.” He also produced Funk legends The Meters and has worked with artists from The Band to Elvis Costello. This week Toussaint and Feinstein discuss the vital role of New Orleans in American music. 

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A Day of Light and Shadows

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

In 1979, Jonathan Schwartz wrote an essay recalling his experience of a 1978 Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees playoff game at Fenway Park. This vivid account ran originally in Sports Illustrated and has since been published as a book. 

 

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A Month of Celebration

Monday, February 03, 2014

To celebrate Black History Month, The Jonathan Channel will highlight the life and career of four significant African American contributors to the American Songbook. 

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