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Song Travels Presents Christine Ebersole

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?”

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This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Selections

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week of April 28 - May 4.

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Jonathan's Favorite Jazz Drummers

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Each week during Jazz Appreciation Month, Jonathan Schwartz has shared his favorite musicians from a jazz quartet. We've covered trumpet players, saxophonists and pianists. Last but certainly not least, we turn our focus to jazz drummers.

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American Music: Duke Ellington's Birthday Celebration

Monday, April 28, 2014

Join The Jonathan Channel and WQXR's Terrance McKnight as we celebrate the birthday of the Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Duke Ellington. Beginning Tuesday afternoon at 4PM ET, we'll take a look into the life of one of America's most beloved composers.

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DJ for A Day: Champian Fulton

Saturday, April 26, 2014

To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, The Jonathan Channel is inviting jazz musicians to act as DJ for a day. We continue our celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month with the jazz pianist/vocalist Champian Fulton. Tomorrow at 4PM, join Champian in the studio as she hosts an hour of the music that has inspired her. 

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Back On Broadway: Billy Porter on Radio Deluxe

Saturday, April 26, 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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Honorable Mention: The Birthday of Ella Fitzgerald

Friday, April 25, 2014

Beginning Friday afternoon at 3PM, The Jonathan Channel celebrates the birthday of Ella Fitzgerald. For over five decades, Ella Fitzgerald dominated the jazz world and tomorrow afternoon, we're having a party. From 3PM to 7PM, WQXR's Terrance McKnight hosts a musical tour through the life of this dynamic performer. 

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Song Travels Presents Brandy Clark

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Country vocalist and songwriter Brandy Clark has written major hits for modern country artists Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, and The Band Perry. With her acclaimed debut solo album, 12 Stories, she revitalizes the tradition of storytelling in country music with darkly humorous songs that speak from the experiences of a modern woman. Clark performs a set of her original songs including “Pray to Jesus” and “Take a Little Pill.”

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Jonathan on Woody's Show

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"Bullets Over Broadway" is an active and hilarious musical based on one of Woody Allen's films. In this essay, Jonathan Schwartz delves into the creation of the show, taking a look at everything from the process of writing a joke to the music selection. 

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DJ's for a Day: Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, The Jonathan Channel is inviting jazz musicians to act as DJ for a day. This week we are joined by the husband and wife jazz pianists Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes. Tune in tomorrow at 11AM as they team up to spin their favorite jazz records. 

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This Week In Jazz: Staff Music Selections

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week of April 21-27.

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DJ for A Day: Stacy Sullivan

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Winner of the 2014 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Female Vocalist, Stacy Sullivan, is a favorite of Jonathan Schwartz and can regularly be heard on The Jonathan Channel. April is Jazz Appreciation Month and we continue our celebration with Stacy Sullivan. We recently invited Mrs. Sullivan in to the studio to be a DJ for a day.  Join us tonight at 7PM, for an hour of great jazz hosted by Stacy Sullivan. 

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Jonathan's Favorite Trumpet Players

Monday, April 21, 2014

Every week during jazz appreciation month, Jonathan Schwartz will share his favorite musicians from a jazz quartet — think Stan Getz and Bill Evans. This week we feature trumpet players.

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Contemporary Jazz with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, April 19, 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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Song Travels Presents Cheyenne Jackson

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Actor/singer Cheyenne Jackson is equally at home on stage and in front of the camera. He won a Theatre World Award for his role in All Shook Up, and his television roles include stints on 30 Rock, Glee, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Jackson joins Feinstein to perform a set of favorite tunes, including selections from the album, The Power of Two.

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This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Selections

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week of April 14-20.

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DJ for A Day: Maude Maggart

Monday, April 14, 2014

Vocalist and jazz sensation Maude Maggart is no stranger to the stage, so it only makes sense that we would invite her into the studio to share with us some of her favorite tunes. Tune in tonight at 7PM as vocalist she spins some of her favorite jazz records.

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Spring is in the Air with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, April 12, 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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Song Travels Presents Dee Dee Bridgewater

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is widely known to the public radio audience as the host of NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater. In addition to her Tony award-winning role in The Wiz (1975), she has performed in shows including Sophisticated Ladies, Cabaret, and Lady Day. She’s also worked with jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, and Horace Silver. This week, Bridgewater shares her renditions of “God Bless the Child” and “Good Morning Heartache.”

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Jonathan Schwartz Favorite Piano Players

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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Every week during jazz appreciation month, Jonathan Schwartz will share with us his favorite musicians from a jazz quartet. This week we'll be featuring piano players. See below for his top seven piano players.

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