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Bossa Nova on Radio Deluxe

Saturday, April 05, 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 Jimmy Webb

Thursday, April 03, 2014

One of the most prominent songwriters of his era, Jimmy Webb has written for artists including Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, and the Fifth Dimension. He has earned multiple Grammys, membership in the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Songwriters. In this session Webb presents some of his most memorable songs including “Galveston” and “MacArthur Park.”

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The Sound of Surprise: Jonathan Schwartz on Jazz

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Jonathan Schwartz has devoted his life to music. Over fifty years in the music industry, a musician and a disk jockey, has deepened his relationship to music - especially jazz. 

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A Musicial Celebration: Jazz Appreciation Month

Monday, March 31, 2014

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and The Jonathan Channel has put together quite a celebration. This month we turn our focus to—you guessed it—Jazz! Throughout the month Jonathan Schwartz will share his thoughts on jazz; including a few writings, favorites lists and classic jazz recordings. In addition to the music picks of Jonathan Schwartz, guest DJs will drop in to the WNYC studios to share their thoughts on jazz and to play the music that has inspired them. 

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This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Selections

Monday, March 31, 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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Classic Jazz with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, March 29, 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 Ann Hampton Callaway

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tony nominated actress, vocalist, and Platinum Award-winning songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway has sung with top orchestras and Big Bands the world over, including performances before President Bill Clinton in Washington, DC and Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow. As a songwriter, she has penned tunes for Barbara Streisand and wrote and sang the theme to the hit sitcom The Nanny. 

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Part III: Clint Eastwood & Jonathan Schwartz

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

As a host at WQEW New York, Jonathan Schwartz had to the opportunity to sit down and talk music and film with actor/musician/director Clint Eastwood. In this final segment, Clint and Jonathan discuss literature and the Great American Songbook. 

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An Important Voice: Mandy Patinkin

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The beard is back, after a few months away from the face of Mandy Patinkin, who now prepares for a new season of "Homeland," the enormously successful Showtime program that's mesmerized millions for a long while now. The New Yorker called him "a subtle actor," which minimizes the case. Mandy is a brilliant actor, credible down to the last word, mysterious, moving, and honest, and, as well, a remarkable singer, a theatrical figure, melancholy, and vigorously hilarious in much of his music.

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This Week in Jazz

Monday, March 24, 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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A Look at Broadway with Radio Deluxe

Monday, March 24, 2014

Heralded as “a leading member of a new generation of composers" by The New York Times, Tony award winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown, is a master of melody. This week, he stops by The Deluxe Apartment to talk with John and Jessica about his current project, The Bridges of Madison County

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A Conversation with Stephen Sondheim

Friday, March 21, 2014

Stephen Sondheim is a living legend. He was the student of Oscar Hammerstein II, he's written and contributed to countless Broadway shows (for which, he has won countless awards) and he is a published author. Sondheim's work is continually celebrated, and his birthday is no exception. In 2005, Symphony Space joined Jonathan Schwartz in celebrating the 75th birthday of this beloved composer.

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Song Travels presents Rumer

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rumer (Sarah Joyce) was raised in England and Pakistan, and her sound reveals a deep connection to the ‘70s singer/songwriter era, along with shades of Broadway, ‘30s jazz, and Gospel. Her debut album, Seasons of My Soul, reached #3 on the UK charts and was certified platinum. Rumer joins Feinstein to talk about Judy Garland, Burt Bacharach, and old Hollywood, and performs a set including “I Loves You, Porgy,” “That’s All,” and her own tune, “Come To Me High.” 

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Part II: Clint Eastwood on Jazz & Film

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

As a host at WQEW New York, Jonathan Schwartz had to the opportunity to sit down and talk music and film with actor/musician/director Clint Eastwood. Last week, we brought you the first part of our interview series and today, the conversation continues as Clint Eastwood and Jonathan Schwartz discuss their relationship with music.

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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.”

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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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