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Thu December 15, 2011
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Savannah Music Festival - Mark O'Conner's Hot Swing Trio

Mark O'Conner

Airs Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Violinist Mark O'Connor spent ten days at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival playing in a variety of projects. His Hot Swing! Trio at SMF featured guitarist Julian Lage and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi. Inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli (O'Connor's mentor), the group played two nights at the Charles H. Morris Center on a double bill with French bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons. Tune in to this episode to hear highlights from these performances.


Tue December 13, 2011
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Newport Jazz Festival 2011: Grace Kelly with Phil Woods In Concert

Grace Kelly with Phil Woods at Newport Jazz Festival 2011

Airs Tuesday, December 13th at 9:00 p.m.
The Boston-area alto saxophonist Grace Kelly is 19. The NEA Jazz Master and alto saxophonist Phil
Woods is 79. But the ambitious Kelly has already won over many with impressive command of her
instrument — including the fleet-fingered Woods, who entered the studio with her (and pianist Monty
Alexander) in 2010 to make a recording. Man With The Hat salutes Woods' sartorial trademark; he'll
be Kelly's guest at the Harbor Stage in Newport. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 6, 2011.

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Thu December 8, 2011
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Savannah Music Festival - Kathy Mattea

Airs Thursday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Though her childhood was steeped in the culture of mining and Appalachia, Kathy Mattea wasn't really exposed to much traditional mountain music. But after the 2006 Sago mining disaster in her home state of West Virginia, she took her collection of mining and mountain songs and embarked on a project that literally changed her life. Tune in to this episode for a 2010 SMF performance by Kathy Mattea at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.


Tue December 6, 2011
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Newport Jazz Festival 2011: Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet In Concert

Ambrose Akinmusire

Airs Tuesday, December 6 at 9:00 p.m.
Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is only 29; his bandmates hover around that age too. But not
only are they among the most sought-after and most distinctive players of their generation; they've
been working together as a band for years already. Their collaboration gave rise in 2011 to
'The Heart Emerges Glistening,' a svelte and darkly modernistic CD highlighted by Akinmusire's
clarion solos. The quintet performs from Newport's Harbor Stage on August 6, 2011.

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Thu December 1, 2011
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Savannah Music Festival - Hamilton de Holanda Quintet

Airs Thursday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m.
As the largest country in South America and the only Portuguese speaking one, Brazil has a history that unfolded over 500 years.  People from Europe, Africa, and South America came together and blended their foods, religions, customs, and of course their music, to create one of the most unique cultures in the world. In this episode, we listen to the Hamilton de Holanda Quintet performing at the 2008 Savannah Music Festival.