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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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Larry Fuller Takes Center Stage

Sunday, November 02, 2014

This week get to know the self-titled release from pianist Larry Fuller. A respected member of the jazz community, Fuller was once a part of Ray Brown's trio & now leads his own. 

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Music 101 with Karrin Allyson

Friday, October 31, 2014

Tune in Friday at 11AM, for a music lesson from Karrin Allyson. The four-time Grammy nominated jazz singer recently joined us in the studio to introduce us to her "vocal heroes." 

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Noir-Pop Quartet, the Leftover Cuties

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday at 3PM, Michael Feinstein chats with L.A. quartet, Leftover Cuties. In this episode the group plays a set from their latest release, The Spark and the Fire.

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This Week: Staff Music Picks

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This week, our picks include: A Tribute to Prestige Records, The Ron Carter Nonet & a Sondheim Halloween Celebration. You can preview the artists by clicking on the Spotify playlist.

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A Pledge to Play

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Last weekend, Jonathan Schwartz focused on 2 things: raising money & playing great music. He succeeded on both counts. Check out the weekend selections & this week's Spotify playlist. 

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Change Partners with Champian Fulton

Monday, October 27, 2014

On a recent tour through Canada, pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton recorded her fifth solo album, Change Partners: Live at the Yardbird Suite. Preview the album with a free download. 

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The Theremin and the Great American Songbook

Thursday, October 23, 2014

What do the theremin and the great American songbook have in common? Today at 3PM, join Michael Feinstein as he talks American standards with one of world's top theremin players. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Miss a show over the weekend? Don't worry about it! We've listened for you and compiled Jonathan's Weekend Playlists, there's also a Spotify playlist - so you can enjoy the music too. 

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A New York City Tribute to Cabaret (and more)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This week's show list includes: 25th Annual Celebration of Cabaret, a former Dukes of Hazzard star turned Standards interpreter and more. Check the listings for more info & showtimes. 

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