Kenny Barron http://redriverradio.org en Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown 2012 Part 2 http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-piano-showdown-2012-part-2 <p><strong>Airs Thursday, August 292 8 p.m.</strong>&nbsp; ** Special Note: Cedar Walton passed away this week. This is one of his final performances at the Savannah Music Festival. Part two will air next Thursday night at 8 p.m. **<br>Even though you can't pack it in your hand luggage as you might a guitar, fiddle or flute, the piano opens up the entire world of music because it can translate the full range of harmony of orchestral and choral scores. There is no substitute for the visceral quality of a Steinway in full flow, with its ability to move instantly from the highly percussive to the warmly lyrical. Every year or two we produce an original concert entitled "Piano Showdown", which brings together four pianists who have spent most of their careers playing jazz. This two part program was recorded at the 2012 Savannah Music Festival and features pianists Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Aaron Diehl and Kevin Bales. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 01:00:00 +0000 32660 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown 2012 Part 2 Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown 2012 Part 1 http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-piano-showdown-2012-part-1 <p><strong>Airs Thursday, August 22 8 p.m. **&nbsp;</strong>Special Note: Cedar Walton passed away this week. This is one of his final performances at the Savannah Music Festival. Part two will air next Thursday night at 8 p.m. **</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 01:00:00 +0000 32191 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown 2012 Part 1 Savannah Music Festival: Kenny Barron Live http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-kenny-barron-live <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Philadelphia has been the birthplace of many great jazz musicians, including many masters of jazz. By the late </span>1920s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, players such as Eddie Lang and Joe </span>Venuti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had put Phillip on the jazz map, followed later by Stan </span>Getz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and a jazz scene in the </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that would include the Heath Brothers, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, John </span>Coltrane<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Benny </span>Golson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Philly Joe Jones, just to name a few. One local kid who fell in love with jazz while still in high school and gradually made a name for himself is none other than pianist Kenny Barron, who at age 68, is playing his finest music ever. Tune in to hear a 2012 solo recital given by Mr. Barron at the Savannah Music Festival.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 01:00:00 +0000 29023 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Kenny Barron Live Caramoor Jazz Festival http://redriverradio.org/post/caramoor-jazz-festival <p><strong>Airs Monday, September 3 at 9:00 p.m.</strong> Join us for highlights from the 19th annual Caramoor Jazz Festival near Katonah, NY. Hosted by WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton and presenting The Cookers,&nbsp; Gretchen Parlato,&nbsp; Kenny Barron, the Dee Dee Bridgewater Quintet, Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 02:00:00 +0000 Rhonda Hamilton 16182 at http://redriverradio.org Caramoor Jazz Festival