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Father & Daughter Edition of Radio Deluxe

Friday, June 20, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM, it's a father/daughter edition of Radio Deluxe. Tune in as John Pizzarelli and his daughter Maddie trade the music they love. You'll hear a great mix of music - Fiona Apple, Oscar Peterson, Bobby Darin and Laura Marling and many others. 

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Sean Sullivan on The New School, Tin Pan Alley & Brazil

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tune in at 3PM for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein. This week, songwriter-guitarist Sean Sullivan drops by the studio to chat about his musical heritage. The southern-born native New Yorker was inspired by the Great American Songbook at young age, his mix of influences have resulted in a distinct sound - ranging from blues to bebop.

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A Note of Thanks from Jonathan Schwartz

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Recently, The Jonathan Channel sprang to life on the BAM stage with Sunday in New York with Jonathan Schwartz. It was a complete success. The Harvey Theater was packed, the performances were top-notch and there was even a standing ovation. In this essay, Jonathan Schwartz expresses his gratitude for "a remarkable and profoundly moving afternoon".

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The Sounds of Brazil on Full Display at Birdland

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Last Saturday evening, Stacey Kent performed work from her latest project, The Changing Lights to a sold out crowd at Birdland. 

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The Rose Note with Isabel Rose

Tuesday, June 17, 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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This Week: Staff Music Picks

Monday, June 16, 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 16 - June 22. 

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A Solo Performance from the Professorial John Pizzarelli

Friday, June 13, 2014

Guitar virtuoso John Pizzarelli flys solo in this episode of Radio Deluxe. Join him this afternoon at 3PM, as he hosts two-hours of cool jazz and Great American Songs. 

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World Cup Playlist: The Beat of Brazil

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The 2014 World Cup has begun and no one is immune to World Cup Fever - not even us. This week as soccer players and fans from around the world touched down at Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, we've had one thing on our minds - Bossa Nova. 

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Modern-Day Folk with Songwriter Eleni Mandell

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Vocalist/songwriter Eleni Mandell draws inspiration from the sound of Los Angeles-based musician Chuck E. Weiss, the gritty poetry of Tom Waits, and the cool edge of LA punk band X. Her own albums have been compared to work by artists ranging from Patsy Cline to Chan Marshall (Cat Power). Mandell brings her novel take on the singer/songwriter tradition to this week's program.

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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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