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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, April 27, 2015

Each weekend, Jonathan Schwartz hijacks the airwaves of WNYC. Then, we take his playlists and post them here. Check them out & hear the music you missed, using our Spotlify player. 

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Jonathan Schwartz on Paying Tribute to Billie Holiday

Thursday, April 23, 2015

This month, we have been celebrating the centennial anniversary of Billie Holiday. Jonathan Schwartz would like to say a few words....

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Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, April 20, 2015

Miss Jonathan's weekend shows? No worries, we've complied his playlists & created the perfect weekend mix. Take a look to see what was played & enjoy the mix using our Spotify player. 

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The Final Years

Monday, April 13, 2015

By the late 1950s, Billie Holiday's health was rapidly deteriorating. In 1959, the singer passed away in a New York City hospital. Jonathan Schwartz tells the story of her final years.

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'Strange Fruit'

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jonathan Schwartz and MoMA curator Leah Dickerman tell the story of the legendary song, Strange Fruit. 

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Don't Call It A Comeback

Monday, April 13, 2015

In 1947, Billie Holiday was released from Alderson Federal Prison on good behavior. She needed to restart her career - but how? Jonathan Schwartz has the story. 

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Jonathan's Weekend Picks

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Miss Jonathan's weekend shows? No worries, we've complied his playlists & created the perfect weekend mix. Take a look to see what was played & enjoy the mix using our Spotify player. 

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God Bless The Child

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

In 1941, Billie Holiday co-wrote the lyrics to her famous song, "God Bless the Child". Jonathan Schwartz walks us through it, its lyrics and the process of writing the classic tune.

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Choices: Billie Holiday & Addiction

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Billie Holiday is known for her music. She is also known for her battle with drug addition. Jonathan Schwartz has the story.

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I’m A Hit Record!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Today would have been Billie Holiday's 100th birthday. We're celebrating with a look at her life. Here, Jonathan Schwartz tells the story of her success as a commerical artist.

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Becoming Billie Holiday

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

This week, we're telling the story of a young Lady Day. Jonathan Schwartz narrates the transformation of the junvenile delinquent Billie Holiday into the full-fledged jazz musician.

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Prez and Lady Day

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

We continue telling the story of Billie Holiday's life by looking at her personal relationship with tenor saxophone player Lester Young. Jonathan Schwartz tells all. 

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Stephen Sondheim According to Jonathan Schwartz

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Last week, American composer Stephen Sondheim celebrated his 85th birthday. Schwartz was in the studio, dutifully spinning Sondheim. Join us from noon to 4PM for an encore presentation.

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Girl Singer, Part II

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Part two of Jonathan Schwartz article investigating the life and music of beloved jazz singer, Beverly Kenney. 

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This Week in The American Songbook

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This week's concert calendar is full of great stuff: Dee Dee Bridgewater, The King and I, Steve Kuhn and much more. 

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Girl Singer, Part I

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

At the height of her career, jazz singer Beverly Kenney ended her life. She was 28 years old. In 1992, Jonathan Schwartz wrote an article detailing the tragic life of a beloved musician.

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Ring in Spring with Jonathan Schwartz

Monday, March 09, 2015

Each weekend, Jonathan Schwartz spins 8 hours of American songbook gems. If you missed it, we've compiled the playlist & added a Spotify player. It's no Schwartz - but it's all we got. 

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An Encore Performance: Champian Fulton & Jonathan Schwartz

Friday, March 06, 2015

Recently, Champian Fulton & her quintet, were joined by Jonathan Schwartz to present a tribute Dinah Washington - live in The Greene Space.  Saturday at 4PM, tune in to hear it again! 

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Dreaming of Spring with Radio Deluxe

Friday, February 20, 2015

Saturday at 10AM, spend the morning with jazz from the personal collection of hosts John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey as they play music to help usher in spring.

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On-Demand Video: Letters to Dinah Washington with Champian Fulton

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Watch video of Champian Fulton's tribute to the late, great Dinah Washington. Presented by The Jonathan Channel and hosted by Jonathan Schwartz.

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