Savvanah Music Festival http://redriverradio.org en Savannah Music Festival: Swing Time Part One http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-swing-time-part-one <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, June 5, 2014. </span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The concept of a jazz party goes back to the origins of the music, since the very function of jazz was often connected to dancing. More recently however, the term jazz party has been used to describe a multi-day gathering of musicians and audiences in which the common bond is the creation of a good time atmosphere where it's all about swinging the bandstand. In this episode, we listen to Bucky </span>Pizzarelli<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Ken </span>Peplowski<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Howard Alden, and </span>Wycliffe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gordon, among others, performing some of the classics that helped define what we know today as "swing."</span></div><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 01:00:00 +0000 45112 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Swing Time Part One Savannah Music Festival: A Gershwin Songbook with Marcus Roberts and Sebastian Knauer http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-gershwin-songbook-marcus-roberts-and-sebastian-knauer <p><strong>Airs Thursday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; The music of George Gershwin played on piano by Sebastian Knauer as written on the page, and by jazz pianist Marcus Roberts improvisationally. Performed at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts during Savannah Music Festival. While it is often said that George Gershwin was ahead of his time, the fact remains that he created music in his time, and at his time. On this episode, hear a range of piano music performed at a concert during the Savannah Music Festival called &quot;Gershwin Songbook.&quot; The program included both popular songs and concertos, some of it played as written on the sheet music by classical pianist Sebastian Knauer, and other works improvised on the spot by jazz pianist Marcus Roberts. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 01:00:00 +0000 9304 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: A Gershwin Songbook with Marcus Roberts and Sebastian Knauer