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Paint the Town with a Broadway Revival & More

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On this week's calendar we've shifted our focus to the Songbook and Broadway. There's a lot going on from author Ralph Ellison's record collection to the Broadway revival of On The Town.

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"Body and Soul" Gets a Second Spin

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Each week, we gather Jonathan's weekend playlists. Last weekend, turns out there was a tiny "Body and Soul" marathon. Love that song? Us too & we also love each & every interpretation. 

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The Full Cast Recording of Lady Day on Broadway

Monday, September 29, 2014

This week, we're taking a look at the full cast recording of Lady Day at Emerson' Bar & Grill. Check out our review and grab a free download while you're at it! 

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Jazz Singer Audra Mariel Takes over for Jonathan Schwartz

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday at 11AM, Audra Mariel steals the reins from Jonathan Schwartz. She'll be in the studio hosting an hour of music that has inspired her: Joni Mitchell, Bessie Smith & more. 

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NPR's Ari Shapiro and the Pink Martini Ensemble

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday afternoon at 3PM, pianist & cofounder of the Pink Martini Ensemble visits Song Travels. Tom Lauderdale brings with him a few friends along, including NPR's Ari Shapiro. 

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A Visit with Anna Maida

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Last week, Jonathan Schwartz began the retelling of his relationship with a certain, Sally Keeble. He continues, only this week he introduces us to an author named Anna Maida. 

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The Founders of Jazz Come out to Play

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

This week, we've dug up a whole lotta' jazz. Here is our concert calendar for the week of 9/22-9/28.

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Ushering in the Sounds of the Season

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Last weekend, Jonathan Schwartz (and the rest of us) said goodbye to Summer & welcomed the arrival of Fall. If you missed the shows, peek at the playlists for the sounds of the season. 

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Revisiting the Classic Sounds of Our Favorite Crooner

Monday, September 22, 2014

This week, we take a look at a newly released collection of sweet songs from our muse, Frank Sinatra. We've added a playlist of our favorite artists reinterpreting "Sinatra with Love."

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Nellie McKay Spins an Hour of Forgotten 45's

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tuesday at 7PM, singer/songwriter Nellie McKay stops in the studio to host an hour of her favorite (and rarely heard) records. Lucky for us, she makes a darn good DJ. 

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Gloria Gaynor on the Great American Songbook

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday afternoon at 3PM, American singer Gloria Gaynor sits down with host Michael Feinstein and chats the great American songbook. 

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Sally and Anna: Part One of Four, or More

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This week, Jonathan Schwartz begins the story of his relationship with a woman named Sally Keeble. Could be it be love? Maybe, but it's only the first installment. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Wednesday, September 17, 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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Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Each week, we put together a list of not-to-miss jazz and great American songbook shows. Here are our staff picks for the week.

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The Headliner: Ann Hampton Callaway

Monday, September 15, 2014

In her latest release "From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project", vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway reinterprets the work of a jazz legend. 

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Saturday Morning Jazz with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM, join John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as they share their favorite jazz selections - new and old. 

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Neil Sedaka on Songwriting and the Songbook

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tune in Thursday at 3PM for Song Travels with host Michael Feinstein. In this episode, Neil Sedaka chat' about his career writing and performing early '60s pop hits. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Miss Jonathan's weekend shows? Just in case, we've put together Jonathan's weekend playlists. Follow us on Spotify & listen to what you may have missed!

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DJ for a Day: Cyrille Aimée

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Friday at 11AM, jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée takes a break from her busy performance schedule to play DJ for a day at WNYC.

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Icons of Pops Concerts

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

In the finale to the American Pops series, host Michael Feinstein takes a look at some of lesser known gems by some of the most widely appreciated American pops composers.

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