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Song Travels presents Stephen Holden

Thursday, December 26, 2013

New York Times music and film critic Stephen Holden covered the 1970s singer/songwriter explosion before he went on to write up everything from film to cabaret. Music has been with him every step of the way. On this week’s program Holden illustrates his life’s journey through musical milestones from Bob Dylan to Sinatra to Sting.

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A Holiday Edition of Radio Deluxe

Saturday, December 21, 2013

In this episode, Radio Deluxe keeps the holiday fires burning! Join Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli as they open presents, drink egg nog and of course, play their holiday favorites. Tune in for this holiday edition of Radio Deluxe. 

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Song Travels presents Renée Fleming

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Grammy-winning opera star and actress Renée Fleming has performed some of the greatest operatic roles ever written at the world’s leading concert halls. Her awards include a Fulbright Lifetime Achievement medal and the National Medal of Arts. This week she shares a few of her favorite selections including songs by Franz Schubert, George Gershwin, and Leonard Cohen.

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All The Trimmings with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Today, enjoy a special renegade tree trimming edition of Radio Deluxe. Join John and Maddie Pizzarelli as they decorate their Christmas tree while spinning a few of their favorite Christmas songs. All of this, plus a Dave Brubeck tribute! 


Spend Your Day With Sinatra!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

This Thursday, The Jonathan Channel celebrates the birth anniversary of Frank Sinatra. We will pay tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes with a day-long celebration of his music.

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A Deluxe Tribute - December 7, 2013

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Join host John Pizzarelli with guest host (and daughter), Maddie for another addition of, Radio Deluxe! This week, it's all music as John and Maddie pay tribute to The Beatles, Horace Silver, and wife/mother Jessica Molaskey. Don't miss out on the fun!


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Song Travels Presents Shelby Lynne

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne has carved her own path as a respected independent artist. After years in Nashville she relocated to California, where the Grammy-winning artist continues to earn high praise with each new album. Lynne performs her own tunes and teams up with host Feinstein on “Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You.”



Radio Deluxe Presents Holiday Film Classics

Saturday, November 30, 2013

There are movies about the holidays and then there are the movies that we see at holiday time. Good, classic, family films start appearing on television around Thanksgiving weekend. And music plays a prominent role in most of them. Today, John Pizzarelli talks about – and listens to – some of his favorite movies.



Song Travels Presents Wynton Marsalis

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis hails from one of New Orleans’ most distinguished jazz families, and he has continued the Marsalis dynasty with multiple Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and the National Medal of Arts. Spend an hour with this legendary artist as he shares a few of his favorite things, including a recently discovered recording of Louis Armstrong’s last known performance.



A Few of Your Favorite Things - November 23,2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

This week, host John Pizzarelli showcases songwriters of The Great American Songbook. John will play pieces by Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Jimmy Van Heusen - the list goes on and on. Hear these great songs performed by artists you love, including: Judy Garland, Shirley Horn, Dick Haymes - you want it, they got it on Radio Deluxe. 



Song Travels Presents Ryan Bingham

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham has made the unlikely journey from rodeo rider to Grammy and Oscar winner for the Crazy Heart soundtrack. His gritty-beyond-his-years voice echoes the rough and tumble life he’s known. On this Song Travels, Bingham performs tunes with a roadhouse tinge, including his own “As I Do My Dancing” and “Too Deep To Fill.”


A Deluxe Celebration - November 16, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Join John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in deluxe celebration! This week, the couple celebrates Jessica's role in the television version of The Sound of Music, with jazz versions of theatre songs. Hear some great Oscar Peterson, Stacey Kent, Nancy LaMott, and much more!

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Song Travels Presents Gloria Gaynor

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gloria Gaynor is best known for her sensational 1978 hit, “I Will Survive,” which won the only Grammy ever awarded for Best Disco Recording. In the past decade she has released new music on unsuspecting audiences and has been honored with a slate of accolades. Gaynor performs “My Funny Valentine” and joins Feinstein for a duet of “The Very Thought of You.”

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New Finds and Old Favorites with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, November 09, 2013

When someone says to John, “Nobody’s making music like that anymore,” he sets them straight. Many contemporary artists are still performing and recording “music like that,” and this week John & Jessica present a few of their favorites on a Radio Deluxe episode called WORKING ARTISTS. 

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Eric Benet - November 7, 2013

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Singer, songwriter, and actor Eric Benét charges his old school soul songwriting with healthy doses of modern funk and hip-hop. His winning formula has been recognized with multiple Grammy and Image Award nominations. Benét joins Feinstein for a set of original tunes and classics by Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, and David Foster.


Jake Shimabukuro

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Jake Shimabukuro has carried the sound of the ukulele from Hawaiian shores to the world’s concert stages. In his hands the humble “little guitar” sings everything from J.S. Bach to the Beatles. On this Song Travels, Shimabukuro performs “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” and joins Feinstein for a duet of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

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Radio Deluxe Welcomes The Jonathan Channel

Saturday, November 02, 2013

This week's Radio Deluxe episode is called SONG LISTS AND LIST SONGS. John Pizzarelli plays songs off lists made by experts he trusts: Jonathan Schwartz, Ross Porter, and Bucky Pizzarelli. And while he’s almost on the subject, he also plays some examples of that musical form known as list songs - You’re the Top, All of You, Friendship, and more.

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