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An Important Voice: Mandy Patinkin

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The beard is back, after a few months away from the face of Mandy Patinkin, who now prepares for a new season of "Homeland," the enormously successful Showtime program that's mesmerized millions for a long while now. The New Yorker called him "a subtle actor," which minimizes the case. Mandy is a brilliant actor, credible down to the last word, mysterious, moving, and honest, and, as well, a remarkable singer, a theatrical figure, melancholy, and vigorously hilarious in much of his music.

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This Week in Jazz

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week.

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A Look at Broadway with Radio Deluxe

Monday, March 24, 2014

Heralded as “a leading member of a new generation of composers" by The New York Times, Tony award winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown, is a master of melody. This week, he stops by The Deluxe Apartment to talk with John and Jessica about his current project, The Bridges of Madison County

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A Conversation with Stephen Sondheim

Friday, March 21, 2014

Stephen Sondheim is a living legend. He was the student of Oscar Hammerstein II, he's written and contributed to countless Broadway shows (for which, he has won countless awards) and he is a published author. Sondheim's work is continually celebrated, and his birthday is no exception. In 2005, Symphony Space joined Jonathan Schwartz in celebrating the 75th birthday of this beloved composer.

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Song Travels presents Rumer

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rumer (Sarah Joyce) was raised in England and Pakistan, and her sound reveals a deep connection to the ‘70s singer/songwriter era, along with shades of Broadway, ‘30s jazz, and Gospel. Her debut album, Seasons of My Soul, reached #3 on the UK charts and was certified platinum. Rumer joins Feinstein to talk about Judy Garland, Burt Bacharach, and old Hollywood, and performs a set including “I Loves You, Porgy,” “That’s All,” and her own tune, “Come To Me High.” 

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Part II: Clint Eastwood on Jazz & Film

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

As a host at WQEW New York, Jonathan Schwartz had to the opportunity to sit down and talk music and film with actor/musician/director Clint Eastwood. Last week, we brought you the first part of our interview series and today, the conversation continues as Clint Eastwood and Jonathan Schwartz discuss their relationship with music.

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This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Selections

Monday, March 17, 2014

Every week, The Jonathan Channel offers you an international look at whats going on in jazz. Here are this week's not-to-miss-selections. 

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New York Blues

Monday, March 17, 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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Song Travels Presents Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Peter, Paul & Mary rode the 1960s folk wave to worldwide acclaim. Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, along with the late Mary Travers,  performed enduring anthems of social change including “If I Had a Hammer” and Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind,” as well as the light-hearted “Puff, the Magic Dragon.”

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Part 1: Clint Eastwood on Jazz & Film

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In 1996, while a host at the radio station WQEW New York, Jonathan Schwartz had the opportunity to sit down and talk music, literature and film with the legendary actor/musician/director Clint Eastwood.

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This Week In Jazz

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week.

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Song Travels Presents Tierney Sutton

Monday, March 10, 2014

Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton has headlined national venues including Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and the Kennedy Center. And she has earned five Grammy nominations, including four consecutive nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album. With her latest project, After Blue, Sutton takes on the genius of Pop & Folk singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell. Alongside her guitarist Serge Merlaud, Sutton performs a set of standards including “Fly Me to the Moon” and “You Must Believe in Spring.”

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Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

Monday, March 10, 2014

In this episode, Radio Deluxe brings you jazz for your Saturday morning. Streaming from the New York's most deluxe living room, John and Jessica play a big of Melanie Gardot, Catherine Russell, and many more. 

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What To See This Weekend

Friday, March 07, 2014

From New York City to Ganei Tikva, Israel - No matter where you are, you can be sure there will be great music. Here are our weekend picks.

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Tony Bennett, Part Four

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

In this essay (part 4 of 4), Jonathan Schwartz recalls the desert, the late-1970's and his close friends Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. 

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Movie Music from The Golden Age

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Join us on on Saturday March 1st, from 4 to 8PM ET, as we explore the Oscar winning songs (and noteworthy nominations) from the Golden Age of Hollywood, hosted by WQXR's Annie Bergen

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New Music with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, March 01, 2014

In this episode, John and Jessica showcase their favorite new female singers, Catherine Russell and Kate McGary. Plus, a bit of Oscar Peterson and stories galore!

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A Salute to Count Basie

Friday, February 28, 2014

During the month of February, The Jonathan Channel has been celebrating Black History Month by highlighting the life and career significant African American contributors to the American Songbook. Last but certainly not least, this week we will focus on the incomparable Count Basie.

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Song Travels Presents Bobby McFerrin

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Vocalist Bobby McFerrin is best known for his hit 1988 hit, "Don't Worry Be Happy," which was the first a capella song to reach Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won three Grammy Awards including Song of the Year. He is also an accomplished jazz artist with five Grammy wins for Best Male Jazz vocal, and has created a concert version of George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. 

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Tony Bennett, Part Three

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In this essay (part 3 of 4), Jonathan Schwartz recalls the desert, the late-1970's and his close friends Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. 

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