Great American Songs
Monday, May 04, 2015
Friday, July 25, 2014
By Michael Shobe : Assistant Program Director, WQXR
The John Pizzarelli Swing Seven ensemble is at Birdland this weekend. It’s an expanded version of his quartet and, as he announced last night, we were about to see their 5th performance as a unit.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
This afternoon at 3PM, tune in for Songs Travels with Michael Feinstein. This week, the L.A. musician Nick Waterhouse drops by the Song Travels studio. Waterhouse shares his love of raw, live rock-n-roll with performances of his own songs “Sleeping Pills” and “Hands on the Clock.”
Sunday, June 29, 2014
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.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Beginning at 9PM, tune in to The Rose Note for swinging sounds from the 1960's. 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 Beverly Kenney, Jessica Molaskey and many others.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is widely known to the public radio audience as the host of NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater. In addition to her Tony award-winning role in The Wiz (1975), she has performed in shows including Sophisticated Ladies, Cabaret, and Lady Day. She’s also worked with jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, and Horace Silver. This week, Bridgewater shares her renditions of “God Bless the Child” and “Good Morning Heartache.”
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.”
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.