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This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Selections

Monday, March 17, 2014

Every week, The Jonathan Channel offers you an international look at whats going on in jazz. Here are this week's not-to-miss-selections. 

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New York Blues

Monday, March 17, 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 Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Peter, Paul & Mary rode the 1960s folk wave to worldwide acclaim. Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, along with the late Mary Travers,  performed enduring anthems of social change including “If I Had a Hammer” and Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind,” as well as the light-hearted “Puff, the Magic Dragon.”


Part 1: Clint Eastwood on Jazz & Film

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In 1996, while a host at the radio station WQEW New York, Jonathan Schwartz had the opportunity to sit down and talk music, literature and film with the legendary actor/musician/director Clint Eastwood.

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This Week In Jazz

Monday, March 10, 2014

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

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Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

Monday, March 10, 2014

In this episode, Radio Deluxe brings you jazz for your Saturday morning. Streaming from the New York's most deluxe living room, John and Jessica play a big of Melanie Gardot, Catherine Russell, and many more. 

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Song Travels Presents Tierney Sutton

Monday, March 10, 2014

Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton has headlined national venues including Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and the Kennedy Center. And she has earned five Grammy nominations, including four consecutive nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album. With her latest project, After Blue, Sutton takes on the genius of Pop & Folk singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell. Alongside her guitarist Serge Merlaud, Sutton performs a set of standards including “Fly Me to the Moon” and “You Must Believe in Spring.”

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What To See This Weekend

Friday, March 07, 2014

From New York City to Ganei Tikva, Israel - No matter where you are, you can be sure there will be great music. Here are our weekend picks.


Tony Bennett, Part Four

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

In this essay (part 4 of 4), Jonathan Schwartz recalls the desert, the late-1970's and his close friends Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. 

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Movie Music from The Golden Age

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Join us on on Saturday March 1st, from 4 to 8PM ET, as we explore the Oscar winning songs (and noteworthy nominations) from the Golden Age of Hollywood, hosted by WQXR's Annie Bergen

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New Music with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, March 01, 2014

In this episode, John and Jessica showcase their favorite new female singers, Catherine Russell and Kate McGary. Plus, a bit of Oscar Peterson and stories galore!


A Salute to Count Basie

Friday, February 28, 2014

During the month of February, The Jonathan Channel has been celebrating Black History Month by highlighting the life and career significant African American contributors to the American Songbook. Last but certainly not least, this week we will focus on the incomparable Count Basie.

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Song Travels Presents Bobby McFerrin

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Vocalist Bobby McFerrin is best known for his hit 1988 hit, "Don't Worry Be Happy," which was the first a capella song to reach Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won three Grammy Awards including Song of the Year. He is also an accomplished jazz artist with five Grammy wins for Best Male Jazz vocal, and has created a concert version of George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. 


Tony Bennett, Part Three

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In this essay (part 3 of 4), Jonathan Schwartz recalls the desert, the late-1970's and his close friends Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. 

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Radio Deluxe Goes Hollywood

Saturday, February 22, 2014

This week on Radio Deluxe, it's a music tribute to The Silver Screen, as John and Jessica salute Academy Award winners, losers and nominees. 


Celebrating Billie Holiday

Friday, February 21, 2014

This week on The Jonathan Channel, we continue our celebration of Black History Month with a week-long focus on the life and career of Billie Holiday. 


Song Travels Presents Wayne Brady

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wayne Brady became a star improvising on the popular TV show Whose Line It Anyway? The singer/actor/dancer/comedian also has appeared on stage in Rent and Chicago, and hosts TV game show Let's Make A Deal. Brady discusses the musical influence of Sammy Davis, Jr. and Sam Cooke. 


Tony Bennett, Part Two of Three

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In this essay (part 2 of 3), Jonathan Schwartz recalls the desert, the late-1970's and his close friends Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. 

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Remembering Harold Arlen

Saturday, February 15, 2014

On February 15, The Jonathan Channel celebrates the birthday of Harold Arlen. A cantor’s son from Buffalo, NY, Arlen is best known for composing the music to The Wizard of Oz. Forever billed as “the composer of Over the Rainbow,” Harold Arlen wrote some of the greatest melodies in what is considered the American Songbook.

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A Romantic Radio Deluxe

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Spend this Valentines Day weekend with the hippest couple on Lexington Avenue - John and Jessica Molaskey. These two will be spinning their favorite jazz records and while keeping the spirit of love alive.