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The sounds of Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday and other masters of the American songbook can be heard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in the world.

“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.

Jonathan, who has been a fixture on the New York City radio dial for 50 years and a host on WNYC for the past 14 years, hosts and curates the playlist. The stream champions the Golden Age of American song with recordings by both the legends and the next generation of American standards performers, including Diana Krall, Michael Buble, Jane Monheit, Nancy LaMott, and obviously many others. “The Jonathan Channel” also features weekly programs from the internationally-revered Michael Feinstein and John Pizzarelli with Jessica Molaskey.

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Bossa Nova on Radio Deluxe

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Every week, join world-renowned jazz musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music.

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Charade

Saturday, April 05, 2014

The Jonathan Channel provides an intimate, insightful, and original approach to the Great American Songbook. You can enjoy this eclectic mix of beloved music by visiting TheJonathanChannel.org.

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Polka Dots and Moonbeams

Friday, April 04, 2014

The Jonathan Channel provides an intimate, insightful, and original approach to the Great American Songbook. You can enjoy this eclectic mix of beloved music by visiting TheJonathanChannel.org.

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Dancing On The Ceiling

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Jonathan Channel provides an intimate, insightful, and original approach to the Great American Songbook. You can enjoy this eclectic mix of beloved music by visiting TheJonathanChannel.org.

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Song Travels Presents Jimmy Webb

Thursday, April 03, 2014

One of the most prominent songwriters of his era, Jimmy Webb has written for artists including Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, and the Fifth Dimension. He has earned multiple Grammys, membership in the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Songwriters. In this session Webb presents some of his most memorable songs including “Galveston” and “MacArthur Park.”

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Love Is Here To Stay

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Jonathan Channel provides an intimate, insightful, and original approach to the Great American Songbook. You can enjoy this eclectic mix of beloved music by visiting TheJonathanChannel.org.

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The Sound of Surprise: Jonathan Schwartz on Jazz

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Jonathan Schwartz has devoted his life to music. Over fifty years in the music industry, a musician and a disk jockey, has deepened his relationship to music - especially jazz. 

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A Musicial Celebration: Jazz Appreciation Month

Monday, March 31, 2014

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and The Jonathan Channel has put together quite a celebration. This month we turn our focus to—you guessed it—Jazz! Throughout the month Jonathan Schwartz will share his thoughts on jazz; including a few writings, favorites lists and classic jazz recordings. In addition to the music picks of Jonathan Schwartz, guest DJs will drop in to the WNYC studios to share their thoughts on jazz and to play the music that has inspired them. 

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This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Selections

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week.

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Sunday with Schwartz

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Jonathan Channel provides an intimate, insightful, and original approach to the Great American Songbook. You can enjoy this eclectic mix of beloved music by visiting TheJonathanChannel.org.

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Classic Jazz with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Every week, join world-renowned jazz musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music.

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My Way

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Jonathan Channel provides an intimate, insightful, and original approach to the Great American Songbook. You can enjoy this eclectic mix of beloved music by visiting TheJonathanChannel.org.

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The Object of My Affection

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Jonathan Channel provides an intimate, insightful, and original approach to the Great American Songbook. You can enjoy this eclectic mix of beloved music by visiting TheJonathanChannel.org.

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Song Travels presents Ann Hampton Callaway

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tony nominated actress, vocalist, and Platinum Award-winning songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway has sung with top orchestras and Big Bands the world over, including performances before President Bill Clinton in Washington, DC and Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow. As a songwriter, she has penned tunes for Barbara Streisand and wrote and sang the theme to the hit sitcom The Nanny. 

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The Song Is You

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Jonathan Channel provides an intimate, insightful, and original approach to the Great American Songbook. You can enjoy this eclectic mix of beloved music by visiting TheJonathanChannel.org.

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Skylark

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Jonathan Channel provides an intimate, insightful, and original approach to the Great American Songbook. You can enjoy this eclectic mix of beloved music by visiting TheJonathanChannel.org.

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Part III: Clint Eastwood & Jonathan Schwartz

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

As a host at WQEW New York, Jonathan Schwartz had to the opportunity to sit down and talk music and film with actor/musician/director Clint Eastwood. In this final segment, Clint and Jonathan discuss literature and the Great American Songbook. 

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An Important Voice: Mandy Patinkin

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The beard is back, after a few months away from the face of Mandy Patinkin, who now prepares for a new season of "Homeland," the enormously successful Showtime program that's mesmerized millions for a long while now. The New Yorker called him "a subtle actor," which minimizes the case. Mandy is a brilliant actor, credible down to the last word, mysterious, moving, and honest, and, as well, a remarkable singer, a theatrical figure, melancholy, and vigorously hilarious in much of his music.

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This Week in Jazz

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week.

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Sondheim at 84: A Musical Life

Monday, March 24, 2014

Today at noon, we celebrate the 84th birthday of a giant in American Musical Theater, Stephen Sondheim. Jonathan Schwartz will host a 4-hour musical tribute, focusing on the life and work of this prolific composer. 

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