Jazz

8:00pm

Thu October 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Bill Frisell Trio

Airs Thursday October 4 at 8:00 p.m. In this episode we listen to a 2010 performance by an American guitarist who has been closely identified to jazz, although he has always taken elements of folk, blues, rock and other styles, and spun them into a wholly original sound. Guitarist Bill Frisell is joined in this closing weekend performance at the Savannah Music Festival by bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen.

8:00pm

Thu September 6, 2012
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Savannah Music Festival: Gerald Clayton, Part Two

Airs Thursday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. At the quarter century mark in age, jazz pianist Gerald Clayton has staked a claim in the music by sticking to his mantra that tradition and innovation can peacefully coexist. But with Gerald at the keyboard, this coexistence is often anything but peaceful. Dodging early pressures to emerge as a prodigy, Gerald instead honed his talents and his resolve to ensure that the next generation is never lacking for intricate and swinging performances that are steeped in tradition, while always facing the future. Tune in to listen to Gerald Clayton's solo performance at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival.

9:00pm

Mon September 3, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Caramoor Jazz Festival

Kenny Barron

Airs Monday, September 3 at 9:00 p.m. Join us for highlights from the 19th annual Caramoor Jazz Festival near Katonah, NY. Hosted by WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton and presenting The Cookers,  Gretchen Parlato,  Kenny Barron, the Dee Dee Bridgewater Quintet, Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth.

8:00pm

Thu August 30, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Dick Hyman Trio, Part Two

Airs Thursday, August 30 at 8:00 p.m.  Tune in for part two of a special featuring the 2010 Savannah Music Festival performance by a piano, guitar and reed trio featuring Dick Hyman, Howard Alden and Ken Peplowski. The term "piano trio" usually refers to to a group comprising a pianist, a double bass player and a drummer. The pianist is generally the leader of these trios, which are usually named after the pianist, such as the Bill Evans Trio or Oscar Peterson Trio. In 1937, however, Nat King Cole formed a piano-guitar-bass trio in Los Angeles, and it became the ensemble format that he would use for the remainder of his life, proving that you didn't need a drum kit to swing.

8:00pm

Thu August 23, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Dick Hyman Trio, Part One

Airs Thursday, August 23 at 8:00 p.m.   Tune in for part one of a two-part special featuring the Savannah Music Festival performance by a piano, guitar and reed trio featuring Dick Hyman, Howard Alden and Ken Peplowski. The term "piano trio" usually refers to to a group comprising a pianist, a double bass player and a drummer. The pianist is generally the leader of these trios, which are usually named after the pianist, such as the Bill Evans Trio or Oscar Peterson Trio. In 1937, however, Nat King Cole formed a piano-guitar-bass trio in Los Angeles, and it became the ensemble format that he would use for the remainder of his life, proving that you didn't need a drum kit to swing.

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