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Monday, June 02, 2014
The Jonathan Channel takes the stage at BAM in Brooklyn with an afternoon of songs and storytelling on Sunday. This week we're spotlighting a few of the artists you’ll find on the program. First up, critically-acclaimed Broadway veteran Jessica Molaskey.
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Each week, The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week of May 26 - June 2.
Friday, May 30, 2014
This afternoon at 3PM, join John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as they sift through their favorite new offerings in contemporary jazz. Today's playlist ranges from Elaine Elias and Eldar Jangerov to Joshua Redman.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Tune in at 3PM for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein, this week Richard Sherman stops by the studio. Composer Richard Sherman is one-half of the songwriting team responsible for some of The Disney Corporations most famous tunes (think "The Jungle Book" & "Mary Poppins"). In this episode, Feinstein and Sherman wax songwriting and The Great American Songbook.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Tonight at 9PM, tune in to The Rose Note. Isabel will be spinning her favorite records and promises to take you on a "journey into a swirl of sonic heaven!" You'll hear a bit of Peggy Lee, Lena Horne and many others.
Friday, May 23, 2014
This morning at 10AM, join hosts John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as they talk music with Tony Award winning singer/actress, Barbara Cook. A favorite singer of host Jessica Molaskey, the couple chat with Cook about what she calls, "the art of singing".
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Hosted by vocalist Stacy Sullivan, our tribute to Peggy Lee explores the music and personal struggles of a performer whose six-decade career took her to the heights of Hollywood fame. Saturday at 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Today at 3PM, actor/vocalist Tom Wopat stops by the Song Travels studio. Best known for his iconic role as Luke Duke on the television show, The Dukes of Hazzard, Wopat chats with Michael Feinstein about the transition from television to the theater and his thriving career on the Broadway stage.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Beginning at 9PM, tune in to The Rose Note for swinging sounds from the 1960's. Isabel will be spinning her favorite records and promises to take you on a "journey into a swirl of sonic heaven!" You'll hear a bit of Beverly Kenney, Jessica Molaskey and many others.
Monday, May 19, 2014
The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week of May 20 - 26.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Today at 3PM, Grammy-award winning vocalist/pianist Diane Shuur stops by the Song Travels studio. On this week's Song Travels she swings with Michael Feinstein on a few of her favorite tunes including "I Get Along Without You Very Well" and "The Very Thought of You."
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week of May 12 - 19.
Monday, May 12, 2014
This evening at 7PM ET, join world-renowned jazz musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music. You'll hear music from The Benny Goodman Sextet, Shirley Horn and many others.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Vocalist Patti Austin knows a thing or two about the music of George and Ira Gershwin. In 2008, she was she was awarded the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal album for her record "Avant Gershwin". Master interpreter of the Great American Songbook Michael Feinstein also knows thing or two about the Gershwins. Today at 3PM, tune into Song Travels for a riveting discussion of the music of the Gershwins, and of course, a few stellar in-studio performances.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
The Jonathan Channel is proud to announce the addition of a new host, Isabel Rose. Beginning this evening at 9PM, tune in for the super swinging sounds of our new show, The Rose Note. The show will feature the artists you know and love (Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, etc.), with a few extras thrown in for good measure. Join us in welcoming our new host, Isabel Rose.
Monday, May 05, 2014
The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week of May 4 - May 11.
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Friday, May 02, 2014
You may have noticed: here at The Jonathan Channel we love celebrating birthdays. That is exactly what we will be doing today as we flood the airwaves with 4-hours of the incomparable, unforgettable voice of Bing Crosby. Our afternoon of Bing Crosby kicks off this afternoon at 4PM. Tune in and join us as we celebrate the 111th birth anniversary of this American icon.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
This afternoon at 4PM, The Jonathan Channel celebrates the birth anniversary of lyricist Lorenz Hart. For almost 25 years, in collaboration with the composer Richard Rodgers, their compositions combined wit, humor and loneliness. Hart's lyrics fill The Great American Songbook (and The Jonathan Channel airwaves) and today in tribute, we're playing 3-hours of his timeless compositions.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Tony Award-winning actress/vocalist Christine Ebersole has been a stage and screen presence for more than 30 years. Her resume includes the musical Grey Gardens, the Broadway production of Oklahoma!, the TV drama One Life to Live, and FX’s American Horror Story: Coven. A recording artist as well as a performer, Ebersole presents a number of her favorite tracks, such as “Two for the Road” and “Shall We Dance?”