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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.

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I’m A Hit Record!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Today would have been Billie Holiday's 100th birthday. We're celebrating with a look at her life. Here, Jonathan Schwartz tells the story of her success as a commerical artist.

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Joelle Lurie on Song Travels

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Tonight at 10PM, jazz vocalist Joelle Lurie joins host Michael Feinstein for an hour of in-studio performances and music chat.

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Miss Jonathan's weekend shows? No worries, we've complied his playlists & created the perfect weekend mix. Take a look to see what was played & enjoy the mix using our Spotify player. 

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The Great American Songbook Live

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Each week, we put together a list of shows that we think are top notch. This week, we've chosen shows throughout the country, go on tour with the American Songbook!

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The Debate About Billie Holiday

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

This April would be been Billie Holiday's 100th birthday. To celebrate, we're telling the story of her life - beginning with her early years in Baltimore. Jonathan Schwartz narrates.

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Becoming Billie Holiday

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

This week, we're telling the story of a young Lady Day. Jonathan Schwartz narrates the transformation of the junvenile delinquent Billie Holiday into the full-fledged jazz musician.

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Prez and Lady Day

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

We continue telling the story of Billie Holiday's life by looking at her personal relationship with tenor saxophone player Lester Young. Jonathan Schwartz tells all. 

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Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia

Monday, March 30, 2015

This Wednesday, we kick off our month-long celebration of Lady Day's centennial anniversary. This week, we begin our celebration featuring her complete Columbia recordings (1933-1944).

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PLAYLIST: MoMA Captures Vintage Sounds of 1930s Harlem

Friday, March 27, 2015

In their multi-media exhibition, MoMA uses painting, literature and music to capture the radical spirit of The Great Migration. Check out the playlist using our Spotify player. 

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Go See Live Music!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Each week, we put together a list of shows that we think are top notch. This week, we've chosen shows throughout the country, go on tour with the American Songbook!

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Jonathan's Weekend Mix

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Miss Jonathan's weekend shows? No worries, we've complied his playlists & created the perfect weekend mix. Take a look to see what was played & enjoy the mix using our Spotify player. 

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Stephen Sondheim According to Jonathan Schwartz

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Last week, American composer Stephen Sondheim celebrated his 85th birthday. Schwartz was in the studio, dutifully spinning Sondheim. Join us from noon to 4PM for an encore presentation.

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A Billie Holiday Songbook

Monday, March 23, 2015

The recent release from pianist and Harlem native, Lara Downes, is a tribute to Lady Day. This week, we are featuring her album, A Billie Holiday Songbook - tune in and check it out.

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Jazz Favorites with Radio Deluxe

Friday, March 20, 2015

Saturday at 10AM, spend the morning with jazz from the personal collection of hosts John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey as they play music to help usher in spring.

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Joshua Bell & Jeremy Denk Tackle The Songbook

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thursday at 3PM, the classical duo of violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk visit the Song Travels studio. The two sit down with host Michael Feinstein to discuss music and more!

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LIVE: Tour The Songbook

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Each week, we put together a list of shows that we think are top notch. This week, we've chosen shows throughout the country, go on tour with the American Songbook!

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Get to Know Duchess

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The vocal trio Duchess is new to The Jonathan Channel, and we couldn't be more pleased. This week we are featuring their recent self-titled release as our album of the week. 

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Girl Singer, Part II

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Part two of Jonathan Schwartz article investigating the life and music of beloved jazz singer, Beverly Kenney. 

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American Songbook Rarities

Monday, March 16, 2015

Each weekend, Jonathan Schwartz brings us great music -- from the archives. If you missed his show this weekend, check out our playlist & Spotify player to hear what you missed.

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The Jonathan Channel Presents Ana Gasteyer

Friday, March 13, 2015

Tuesday night at 7PM, join comedian/singer Ana Gasteyer and her quintet for an evening of fun-loving renditions of American Songbook standards. 

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