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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Three-time Emmy award winner Elaine Stritch became a star on Broadway before going on to a string of acclaimed film and television roles. One of her most recent roles was as Colleen, mother of Alec Baldwin’s character, Jack Donagy, on NBC’s hit sitcom 30 Rock.
Monday, January 27, 2014
On Monday, The Jonathan Channel celebrates the 129th birthday of the father of American Popular Song - Jerome Kern. The hero of Irving Berlin and George Gershwin (plus countless others), Kern's innovative compositions changed the face of American music forever with the invention of The Great American Songbook.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
This Sunday, The Jonathan Channel and WNYC celebrate the 101st birthday of composer Jimmy Van Heusen.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
This week on Radio Deluxe, John and Jessica share stories from their Christmas and New Years celebrations! Join in hear some good music and great stories.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Austin based quartet the Jitterbug Vipers play 1930s-style viper Jazz - the intoxicating underground take on swing classics by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Cab Callaway. The Jitterbug Vipers are vocalist Sarah Sharp, guitarist Slim Richey, bassist Francie Meaux Jeaux, and drummer Masumi Jones. On this Song Travels, the band presents a set sure to make you want to get up and dance…jitterbug or otherwise!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Rosemary Clooney lived in George Gershwin's house, next to Ira Gershwin's house, on North Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills. I spent a good deal of time in that house, playing George's piano, eating pasta with Rosie, drinking whiskey with Rosie, and talking with her until late at night.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Join hosts John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey for classic jazz and good conversation. In this episode, you'll hear a little bit of Count Basie, Annie Ross, Chet Baker and there will be a Carole King tribute. All of this and more on this week's Radio Deluxe.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Legendary composer and arranger Johnny Mandel started out working in the Big Bands of Joe Venuti, Buddy Rich, and Jimmy Dorsey, and later worked as an arranger for Count Basie. Mandel’s resume includes film and television classics such as “Suicide is Painless” (the M*A*S*H* theme) and “The Shadow of Your Smile” from The Sandpiper. The five-time Grammy winner sits down with Feinstein to discuss his lifetime in the industry, writing for screens large and small.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Saturday, January 11, 2014
This week, John and Jessica escape the cold weather with the warm tones of great records. Tune in, sit back and enjoy the music of Wes Montgomery, Donald Fagen, Bob Dylan and many more.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Vocalist, pianist, and Grammy-winning composer John Proulx has a voice that is reminiscent of another great all-around jazzman, the late Chet Baker. Proulx’s original songs have been recorded by artists including Nancy Wilson and Mary Stallings, and he’s also performed with legends Natalie Cole, Anita O’Day, and Marian McPartland. Proulx joins host Feinstein to discuss the continuing evolution of jazz in a changing world.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
My son will be 27 in a week or so. He lives in the West with a girl named Kerri. Adam is reasonable, socially comfortable, generous, and wickedly funny. He was 12 when he told me, as I drove him downtown, that he wanted to be a comedian when he grew up. At that moment, an immaculate Rolls Royce stopped next to us at a red light. "And I want that car!" He continued, peering into its plush insides. Then quietly he said, "I guess nobody is THAT funny."
Saturday, January 04, 2014
This week, Radio Deluxe is broadcasting from the Pizzarelli enclave in Saddle River, New Jersey. It's great talk and music streaming from the dining room table of the Pizzarelli family.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Jazz and Soul singer Gregory Porter had a breakout year in 2012. His album Be Good topped many “Best of” lists and was named iTunes’ Jazz Album of the Year. He was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance. On this Song Travels, Porter is joined by his band mates Chip Crawford and Aaron James for a set including numbers from his latest album, Liquid Spirit.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Join hosts John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as they pay tribute to some of their favorite musicians. Together they shine the spotlight on the music of Paul Simon, Wes Montgomery, Blossom Dearie and The Nat Cole Trio. It's great music on this week's edition of Radio Deluxe.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
New York Times music and film critic Stephen Holden covered the 1970s singer/songwriter explosion before he went on to write up everything from film to cabaret. Music has been with him every step of the way. On this week’s program Holden illustrates his life’s journey through musical milestones from Bob Dylan to Sinatra to Sting.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
In this episode, Radio Deluxe keeps the holiday fires burning! Join Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli as they open presents, drink egg nog and of course, play their holiday favorites. Tune in for this holiday edition of Radio Deluxe.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Grammy-winning opera star and actress Renée Fleming has performed some of the greatest operatic roles ever written at the world’s leading concert halls. Her awards include a Fulbright Lifetime Achievement medal and the National Medal of Arts. This week she shares a few of her favorite selections including songs by Franz Schubert, George Gershwin, and Leonard Cohen.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Today, enjoy a special renegade tree trimming edition of Radio Deluxe. Join John and Maddie Pizzarelli as they decorate their Christmas tree while spinning a few of their favorite Christmas songs. All of this, plus a Dave Brubeck tribute!