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A Success for the Great American Songbook: Sunday in New York with Jonathan Schwartz

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Last Sunday, The Jonathan Channel took to the stage at BAM for Sunday in New York with Jonathan Schwartz. Hosted by Jonathan Schwartz, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, the program featured several top interpreters of the Great American Songbook. 

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This Week: Staff Music Picks

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music to see live across the nation. Each week, we present a show list that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective music fan. Here are our picks for June 9 - June 15. 

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The Rose Note with Isabel Rose

Tuesday, June 10, 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, Ray Charles and many others.

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Cole Porter: A Musical Legacy

Monday, June 09, 2014

Today at 4PM, we're commemorating the 123rd birth anniversary of Cole Porter with back-to-back Cole Porter tunes. Spend your Monday afternoon enjoying four-hours of Cole Porter's classic compositions. We'll play the hits you expect (and love); "I've Got You Under My Skin", "I Get A Kick Out of You", and some rarer recordings. 

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Great Getting Up Music

Saturday, June 07, 2014

This morning at 10AM ET, join world-renowned 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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John Pizzarelli: As Good as It Gets, 5 Must-See Performances

Friday, June 06, 2014

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This Sunday afternoon, we're bringing Jonathan's weekly radio broadcast to the stage at BAM. Who better to perform than world renowned guitar virtuoso, John Pizzarelli? Hailed by the Boston Globe for "reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz", John Pizzarelli personifies the spirit of The Jonathan Channel. It doesn't hurt that he's a stellar performer, either.   

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Tierney Sutton: 6 Grammy Nominations, 6 Videos to Watch

Thursday, June 05, 2014

6-time Grammy nominated jazz vocalist, Tierney Sutton has been called "a serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level" by Stephen Holden of The New York Times. This Sunday, you'll find out for yourself. Tierney will be on stage at BAM, performing work from her critically acclaimed catalog, including her most recent album After Blue.

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Johnny Mathis Explains His Ascent, from Gilmer, Texas to the Grammys

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Jazz & pop vocalist Johnny Mathis has been wowing listeners since the 1950s with his dynamic voice backed by lush arrangements of ballads like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” and his definitive version of “Misty.” Today at 3PM on Song Travels, this Grammy Hall of Famer reveals what lies behind his enduring success.

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This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Picks

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music to see live across the nation. Each week, we present a show list that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective music fan. Here are our picks for June 3- June 8. 

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Top 5: The Versatility of Cyrille Aimée

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Winner of Mountreux Jazz Festival's Vocal Competition. Winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition. JazzTimes dubbed her the "voice of a new generation". So of course, we were thrilled when French vocalist Cyrille Aimée agreed to perform at this weekend's live event, Sunday in New York with Jonathan Schwartz. Here is a bit of what you can expect to see. 

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Tony DeSare: 5 Key Performances

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Declared a "rising star" by Downbeat magazine, vocalist/pianist Tony DeSare will join The Jonathan Channel Sunday afternoon for our live show at BAM. A perfect addition to the line-up, DeSare is a stellar interpreter of The Great American Songbook with a modern twist.   

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Nelson Riddle: An Author of American Popular Song

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Nelson Riddle is widely considered to be one the of the greatest arrangers in this history of American popular music. Riddle was the preferred arranger of Frank Sinatra, producing the star’s most famous albums including the single "I've Got You Under My Skin". He won Grammy awards, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and influenced a generation of arrangers after him. Today at 12PM, Jonathan Schwartz plays his favorite Nelson Riddle arrangements & compositions.

 

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The Rose Note with Isabel Rose

Tuesday, June 03, 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 Eydie Gorme, Fred Astaire and many others.

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Jessica Molaskey's Artistry in Three Performances

Monday, June 02, 2014

The Jonathan Channel takes the stage at BAM in Brooklyn with an afternoon of songs and storytelling on Sunday. This week we're spotlighting a few of the artists you’ll find on the program. First up, critically-acclaimed Broadway veteran Jessica Molaskey. 

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This Week: Staff Music Picks

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Each week, The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week of May 26 - June 2.

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New Sounds with Radio Deluxe

Friday, May 30, 2014

This afternoon at 3PM, join John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as they sift through their favorite new offerings in contemporary jazz. Today's playlist ranges from Elaine Elias and Eldar Jangerov to Joshua Redman.

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Song Travels: Brotherly Love, The Jungle Book & George Gershwin

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tune in at 3PM for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein, this week Richard Sherman stops by the studio. Composer Richard Sherman is one-half of the songwriting team responsible for some of The Disney Corporations most famous tunes (think "The Jungle Book" & "Mary Poppins"). In this episode, Feinstein and Sherman wax songwriting and The Great American Songbook. 

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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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