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The Rose Note with Isabel Rose

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.

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Radio Deluxe: Barbara Cook on the Art of Singing

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".

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Is That All There Is: The Life of Miss Peggy Lee

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.

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Song Travels: Tom Wopat on The Dukes of Hazzard & The Broadway Stage

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. 

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The Rose Note with Isabel Rose

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.  

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This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Picks

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.

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Song Travels: Dianne Shuur

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."

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This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Picks

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.

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Radio Deluxe: An Evening of Classic Jazz

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.  

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Song Travels: Patti Austin, The Apollo Theater & The Gershwins

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.

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The Rose Note: Introducing a New Voice, Isabel Rose

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. 

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This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Selections

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.

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Classic Jazz with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, May 03, 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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Bing Crosby: Childhood Memories, a Musical Tribute

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. 

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The Birthday of Lorenz Hart

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.

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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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