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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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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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