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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Jonathan Channel provides an intimate, insightful, and original approach to the Great American Songbook. You can enjoy this eclectic mix of beloved music by visiting TheJonathanChannel.org.

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Sundays with Schwartz - January 12, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

In this episode, Jonathan Schwartz tells the story of his parents first meeting. They met near a Broadway stage, his mother was dancing and the singing the music of Oscar Hammerstein...

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Angel From Montgomery - January 11, 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Raised in household steeped in the music of the Great American Songbook, singer Bonnie Raitt has become a "significant figure" in American music. Daughter of the Broadway star, John Raitt, Bonnie has reinterpreted the music of her childhood, carving out her own place in this country's musical history.

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A Foggy Day - January 10, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mel Torme was a close friend of Jonathan Schwartz. Throughout the years, the music and their mutual respect for one another bonded these two men. Jonathan remembers Mel Torme and tells the story of their first meeting.

This episode originally aired on December 6, 2013. 

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This Happy Madness - January 9, 2014

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Committed to the endurance of the Great American Songbook, Jonathan Schwartz was delighted to discover the Canadian jazz sensation, Diana Panton. Fairly new to the scene, Panton has released 5 albums to international critical acclaim. 

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My Kind of Town - January 8, 2014

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Betty Carter was an American jazz singer, a woman Jonathan Schwartz refers to as "a citizen of jazz". Known for her unmatched vocal ability and imaginative interpretation of lyrics, Betty Carter was a staple in the New York City jazz community. In this episode, Jonathan Schwartz recalls performing with this jazz legend. 

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Sunday with Schwartz - January 5, 2014

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Close friend of Jonathan Schwartz and former editor of The Boston Herald and New York Newsday, Donald Forst, passed away last Saturday.  In this episode, Jonathan pays tribute to his friend, recalling their first few moments of friendship. 

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Everybody Loves My Baby - January 4, 2014

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Brigitte Bardot is most known for her film career in the 1950's and 1960's. In addition to her work as an actress, Jonathan Schwartz reminds us, Bardot enjoyed success as a musician. During the 60's and 70's Bardot recorded several albums, in both French and English. In 1968, Bardot released a self-titled album complete with big band arrangements - including the standard Everybody Loves My Baby.

 

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Play it Again - January 3, 2014

Friday, January 03, 2014

In 1960, Frank Sinatra ended his relationship with Columbia Records and founded his own record label, Reprise Records. Sinatra insisted each artist enjoy full creative freedom and complete ownership of their work (including publishing rights). The original roster of artists included Bing Crosby, Jo Stafford, Rosemary Clooney, Redd Foxx and many more.  

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Feeling Good - January 2, 2013

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Brian Stokes Mitchell is a star of stage and screen, and can regularly be heard on The Jonathan Channel. Throughout his career, Stokes-Mitchell has received one Tony award and been nominated for 3 others. Hailed as "stunning" by Stephen Holden of The New York Times, Brian Stokes Mitchell is a master interpreter of the Great American Songbook.

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New Years Day with Jonathan Schwartz

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Spend the first day of 2014 in the studio with Jonathan Schwartz. Jonathan will be in the studio today, with a perfectly prepared mix of classic American songs.

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Spend New Years Eve with Radio Deluxe

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Radio Deluxe returns with another New Year’s Eve celebration on WNYC.  Join husband and wife musicians John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, for their annual broadcast from their "deluxe living room" to ring in the New Year with all your favorite music from the Great American songbook. 

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Sunday with Schwartz - December 29, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jonathan Schwartz is live in the studio today! Find him online at thejonathanchannel.org or on WNYC at 93.9 FM. 

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Anything Goes - December 20, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Michael Feinstein is one of today's leading interpreters of the Great American Songbook. In addition to his music, his weekly interview show, Song Travels, can be heard on The Jonathan Channel. Click here for a complete schedule.  

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That Old Feeling - December 27, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Beatles are not traditionally considered to be a part of the Great American Songbook. However, their music did had a large impact on American culture and Jonathan Schwartz. 

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All or Nothing at All - December 26, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

During WWII, the United States government worked with several record labels inside the U.S. to record albums specifically for American soldiers. V-discs (or victory discs) included the music of the eras most popular singers and orchestras. In this episode, Jonathan talks about this moment in American history and shares some music from these records. 

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Live on Christmas Day - December 25, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Jonathan Schwartz is live, in the studio on Christmas Day. Tune in for all of your favorite standards and holiday favorites. Let us be the soundtrack to a lovely holiday!

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The Jonathan Schwartz Christmas Show

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Jonathan Channel and WNYC will broadcast Jonathan's 44th annual Christmas Show live from Birdland! Tune in for an afternoon of songs and stories including performances by John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tierney Sutton, Loston Harris and many more!

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Day by Day - December 21, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Star of stage and screen, Mandy Patinkin documents the Jewish-American experience through song in his third solo album on Nonesuch records. Mamaloshen (mother tongue) is an exploration of Yiddish Song, and an album which Jonathan Schwartz holds in high regard. 

 

Originally aired on December 15, 2012.

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A Foggy Day - December 20, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Mel Torme was a close friend of Jonathan Schwartz. Throughout the years, the music and their mutual respect for one another bonded these two men. Jonathan remembers Mel Torme and tells the story of their first meeting.

This episode originally aired on December 6, 2013.

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