Jazz

8:00pm

Thu December 13, 2012
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio

Bela & Marcus

Airs Thursday, December 13 at 9:00 p.m.  Tune in to hear banjoist Bela Fleck with pianist Marcus Roberts and his trio, live from Savannah in their debut performance together. The history of the banjo in jazz dates back to the earliest ensembles of the 20th century in New Orleans, when banjo players were occasionally the star of the band. Over the next 100 years, however, the banjo changed within American musical culture, gradually falling out of favor as a primary instrument within a jazz band. In the spring of 2011, the Savannah Music Festival premiered a project featuring banjoist Bela Fleck with pianist Marcus Roberts and his trio. The results proved that the banjo has always been a wonderful solo instrument in jazz, particularly in the hands of a great improvisor like Bela Fleck. Tune in to hear Marcus Roberts on piano, Jason Marsalis on drums, Rodney Jordan on bass and Bela Fleck on banjo, live from Savannah in their debut performance.

8:00pm

Thu November 22, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes Live

Airs Thursday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m. The art of playing jazz piano is something that Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes pursued for more than 20 years before they met one another. After these two premiere pianists fell in love and became a couple, they realized that one of the biggest challenges of being married and working together was finding time to rehearse. With three children and busy careers playing as leaders of their own groups, they eventually made the time to record together and began touring as a duo. This episode features highlights from two concerts that they played at the Charles H. Morris Center, across from each other on two nine-foot Steinways. 

8:00pm

Thu November 1, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap Trio Part 2

Bill Charlap

Airs Thursday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. In this episode, we listen to pianist Bill Charlap and his trio, along with a few guests.  The term "Great American Songbook" generally refers to a body of music that includes Broadway theatre, musical theatre, Hollywood musicals, and the so-called Tin Pan Alley period.  It include hundreds of songs of enduring popularity written from the Teens through the early 60's in the 20th Century, many of which became, and remain, a vital part of the repertoire of jazz musicians.

8:00pm

Thu October 25, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap Trio Part 1

Airs Thursday, October 25 at 8:00 p.m. In this episode, we listen to pianist Bill Charlap and his trio, along with a few guests.  The term "Great American Songbook" generally refers to a body of music that includes Broadway theatre, musical theatre, Hollywood musicals, and the so-called Tin Pan Alley period.  It include hundreds of songs of enduring popularity written from the Teens through the early 60's in the 20th Century, many of which became, and remain, a vital part of the repertoire of jazz musicians.

11:56pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Steve Howell live From Red River Radio

Airs Wednesday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m. Guitarist Steve Howell joins hosts Wally Derleth and Bill Beckett for a live show on Red River Radio. Howell presents a delicate blend of roots music from country, blues and rockabilly to torch songs. In 2011, his CD "Since I Saw You Last" was awarded the Historical Significance Award from the Academy of Texas Music. Support live, local music on the radio. Tune in for this exciting show and make your pledge at 800-552-8502 or On Line Here.

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