Monday, July 09, 2012
DownBeat Magazine "Rising Star" bassist Linda Oh joins us to talk about transitioning from playing Tool and Metallica covers to her own jazz compositions - and she divulges some of her bass idols, including one "Mr. M." Plus, she and her quartet play some of her latest album, "Initial Here," live in our studio.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Governors Island is taking a trip back to the 1920s this weekend -- for an outdoor Jazz Age-era party. From flappers to tappers, guests are expected to don their best period costumes for dancing and dining.
Friday, June 01, 2012
By Andy Lanset : Director of Archives, New York Public Radio
From 1940 to 1942 Ralph Berton hosted WNYC's daily foray into jazz called Metropolitan Review, dedicated to "the finest in recorded hot jazz." The program was radio's first serious jazz music show on the air.
Monday, May 28, 2012
The jazz nine-piece plays each Monday night at The Stone through the end of June. Download the ensemble's song "Sly Notions."
Monday, April 23, 2012
In the 1960s and ‘70s, Latin boogaloo arose from the jazz, soul and R&B traditions around New York. Spanish Harlem native Johnny Colon was part of the boogaloo wave and helped define the iconic sound with hits like like “Boogaloo Blues." Today, the bandleader, pianist and educator joins us for a look at boogaloo's past and present.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
French-born gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel has come a long way from the Roma campsites where he honed his skills. Earlier this year, he performed his original theme to the hit Woody Allen film “Midnight in Paris” at the Academy Awards. The now New Jersey-based guitarist joins us with his band to play songs from his upcoming album, called “Origins.”
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Sax player Bill Evans talks about his new album, “Dragonfly,” and about performing at the Blue Note April 10-14, which will include special guest appearances by players of Evans' pedigree: namely Mike Mainieri on vibes, John Medeski on keyboards and fusion legend trumpeter Randy Brecker. “Dragonfly” is his 19th solo album and third with his Soulgrass band, and it features a fiery ensemble that fuses Evans' lineage with American blues, bluegrass, and progressive jazz.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Indian-American jazz pianist Vijay Iyer earned widespread acclaim for his 2009 album, “Historicity.” Now, the Ph.D. advances his forward-thinking jazz with an album called “Accelerando” – which moves through a blend of original compositions and those borrowed from the likes of Duke Ellington and even Michael Jackson. Iyer and his trio play live.