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The Jonathan Schwartz Christmas Show

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Missed the Christmas Show? Never fear. We will be reairing it throughout the holiday season: Wednesday, December 24th at 7PM and December 25th at 12PM.  

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Nelson Riddle Part One

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

In this essay, Jonathan Schwartz readily admits, "I have few idols. Nelson Riddle is two of them.." Here is the origin story of a great love as recalled by our host, Jonathan Schwartz. 

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Stepping Out In Style

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

'Tis the season for nights out! Parties, plays and cocktails - the city comes alive with events. We've chosen a few and added a Spotify playlist which allows you to preview the shows! 

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Holiday Favorites from WNYC

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Last weekend, Jonathan Schwartz turned his attention to the holidays. We've put together a playlist that's as Christmas as fir trees and cinnamon sticks. 

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Christmas in New York with Renée Fleming

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Holidays have arrived are here and with them comes the holiday music. This week we are featuring the latest release from Renée Fleming, Christmas in New York. 

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Songwriting with Sheldon Harnick

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tune in Thursday at 3PM for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein. This week, Feinstein sits down with songwriter and pulitzer prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick.

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Jonathan's Weekend Mix

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Each week, we compile Jonathan's weekend shows and put together a great American songbook Spotify playlist. It's the closest thing we can get to a Jonathan Schwartz mixtape.

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A Very Parisian Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How does a working musician celebrate Thanksgiving in Paris? Jonathan Schwartz has first hand experience. Enjoy his holiday how-to guide. 

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Lissy Walker's Wonderland

Sunday, November 23, 2014

On her most recent album, jazz vocalist Lissy Walker interprets songbook classics adding hints of 70's acoustic pop and country. Preview Wonderland with this week's free download.

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Carsie Blanton Is the Laziest Gal in Town

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tune in at 3PM for Song Travels, and get to know Carsie Blanton. Her latest project, Not Old Not New is a collection of jazz standards featuring musicians: Ellis Marsalis & Joe Dyson. 

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On The Town with The Songbook

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Each week, we put together a list of not-to-miss jazz and cabaret shows. This week: Tito Puente Tribute, On The Town revival & more. You can preview the shows with our Spotify playlist.

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A Jonathan Schwartz Mixtape

Monday, November 17, 2014

Each week, we compile Jonathan's weekend shows and put together a great American songbook Spotify playlist. It's the closest thing we can get to a Jonathan Schwartz mixtape.

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Rediscovering Johnny Mercer with The John Pizzarelli Swing Seven

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rediscover the songs of Johnny Mercer with The John Pizzarelli Swing Seven. This week, we are offering a sneak peek from their upcoming release, Mercer Street. 

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Backstage with The Miles Davis Family

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Get ready to learn about Miles Davis - all those intimate details you've always wanted. Friday at 11AM, take a tour through the music & life of Davis with his nephew & youngest son. 

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Eric Benét on The Songbook

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tune in at 3PM for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein. This week, Feinstein sits down with singer/songwriter and Grammy nominee Eric Benét.

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Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Each week, we put together a list of not-to-miss jazz and cabaret shows. Here are our staff picks for the week. You can preview the artists by clicking on the Spotify playlist.

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Jonathan's Weekend Picks

Monday, November 10, 2014

Did you miss Jonathan's weekend shows? We've compiled his playlists & prepared a Spotify playlist of Jonathan's weekend picks. You'll hear Red Garland, Paul Simon, Miles Davis & more! 

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Cheek to Cheek with Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Sunday, November 09, 2014

This week, we are taking a look at the new album, Cheek To Cheek. The record features American Songbook favorites sung by Tony Bennett and pop icon Lady Gaga.  

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Getting Naked with Cole Porter

Friday, November 07, 2014

Comedian Ana Gasteyer surprised the Standards world with the release of her album, I'm Hip. Friday at 11AM, Gasteyer and the album's producer to play their favorite Songbook selections. 

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Morning Mix with Radio Deluxe

Friday, November 07, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM, join John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey for two hours of conversation and music.

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