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Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Jonathan Channel is committed to bringing you great music - it's our job. Each week, we compile a concert calendar that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective music fan (from New York to Stuttgart). In case you can't make it out, we've added a playlist to the page! Here are our picks for July 21 - July 27. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, July 21, 2014

Maybe you missed Jonathan's weekend shows? Rest assured they were what you have come to expect: well-curated shows, full of rare recordings and timeless songs. Just in case you missed any of it, we've put compiled Jonathan's weekend playlists. 

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Remembering Elaine Stritch

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"Elaine Stritch died. She was 89 years old. She was a spectacular, acerbic figure in the American theater and film. I'd like you to hear her, some of her golden moments." - Jonathan Schwartz

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A Leading Female Interpreter of The Great American Songbook

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thursday at 3PM, join us for Song Travels. In this episode, Michael Feinstein chats with backup singer turned Great American Songbook interpreter, Catherine Russell. Tune in as Russell and Feinstein perform jazz standards with a hint of the blues, including “I Cover the Waterfront” and Duke Ellington’s “Mood Indigo.”

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Happy Birthday Linda Ronstadt...And Videos!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The ‘You’re No Good’ singer has plenty of reasons to celebrate – 11 Grammy Awards, 100 million records sold, an Emmy Award, Tony and Golden Globe nominations, to name a few. Linda Ronstadt made her living singing Rock & Roll, but it was her interpretations of the Great American Songbook that really caught our attention. She may be enjoying her birthday in the Arizona desert in relative quiet (she was recently inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame after all), but the body of work she recorded soldiers on.

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Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Jonathan Channel is committed to bringing you great music - it's our job. Each week, we compile a concert calendar that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective music fan (from New York to Stuttgart). In case you can't make it out, we've added a playlist to the page! Here are our picks for July 14 - July 20. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, July 14, 2014

Every weekend, Jonathan Schwartz brings you a great mix of timeless music from the WNYC studios, and each week we listen and put together a playlist. Have you been trying to remember the name of that song you heard or maybe you didn't get a chance to tune in? No worries, here are Jonathan's weekend playlists. 

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Top 10 Oscar Hammerstein Videos

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tomorrow is the 119th birth anniversary of Oscar Hammerstein. To get ready for the celebration we’ve collected ten videos of some great interpretations of his songs. Leave us a comment and let us know which one is your favorite - or if we missed a great one – and tune in tomorrow afternoon at 4PM as we celebrate with the music of Oscar Hammerstein!

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50 Shades of Romance with Radio Deluxe

Friday, July 11, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM ET, join world-renowned musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music. In this episode, the couple plays a few romantic songs alongside songs about the 50 states

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Song Travels Goes Country with a Tribute to Merle Haggard

Thursday, July 10, 2014

This afternoon at 3PM, tune in for Songs Travels with Michael Feinstein. This week, Grammy-award winning vocalist Suzy Bogguss drops by the Song Travels studio to discuss and perform selections from her recent tribute to Merle Haggard, Lucky.

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Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Jonathan Channel is committed to bringing you great music - it's our job. Each week, we compile a concert calendar that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective music fan (from Syracuse to Rotterdam). Here are our picks for July 8 - July 13. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, July 07, 2014

Every weekend, Jonathan Schwartz brings you a great mix of timeless music from the WNYC studios, and each week we listen and put together a playlist. Have you been trying to remember the name of that song you heard or maybe you didn't get a chance to tune in? No worries, here are Jonathan's weekend playlists. 

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DJ for A Day: Tony DeSare

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Tuesday at 7PM, pianist Tony DeSare takes over The Jonathan Channel acting as guest DJ for a day. Recently, DeSare thrilled a packed house at our live BAM show and was named a "Rising Star" by Downbeat Magazine. So, we thought it would be a good idea to have him in the studio. 

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A Tribute to the Late Pianist Horace Silver

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM ET, join world-renowned musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe cabin in the woods or two hours of conversation and exceptional music. This week, you'll hear new songs from Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden, as well as a tribute to the late Horace Silver.

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Exploring the Angst & Evolution of Grammy-Nominated Gungor

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Today at 3PM, join us for Song Travels. In this episodeMichael Feinstein chats songwriting with the Grammy-nominated duo, Gungor. Tune in as the Colorado based husband and wife duo demonstrate their innovative sound with a performance of their song “I Am Mountain.”

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The Jonathan Channel's Fourth of July Playlist

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The Jonathan Channel and The Fourth of July, c'mon it's an obvious pairing. That in mind, we've put together a playlist of great American songs. Whether you're enjoying a picnic in the park, or lighting sparklers in the driveway - The Jonathan Channel can provide the accompaniment.

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Staff Picks: The Great American Songbook Live

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The Jonathan Channel is committed to bringing you great music - it's our job. Each week, we compile a concert calendar that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective music fan (from New York to Montreux). Here are our picks for July 1 - July 6. 

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What You Don't Know About Mel Tormé

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Mel Tormé was a singer of jazz standards, nicknamed The Velvet Fog and co-wrote the holiday smash-hit, "A Christmas Song". And you probably know those things. What you might not know: Jonathan Schwartz and Mel Tormé were good friends. Over the years, the two spent quite a bit of time together and in this essay, Jonathan Schwartz reveals a little of what he has learned about The Velvet Fog. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

This week on The Jonathan Channel we've celebrated the birth anniversary's of two legendary composers. Do you know what that means? It means well-curated shows, full of rare recordings and timeless songs. Just in case you missed any of it, we've put compiled Jonathan's weekend playlists. 

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Frank Loesser: Lyricist, Composer & Tony Award Winner

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Jonathan Channel celebrates the birthday of famed composer-lyricist Frank Loesser - the man who wrote the lyrics for "Guys And Dolls." Tune in today, as we celebrate the music of Frank Loesser from 4 PM to 8 PM ET.

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