Airs Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m. Drummer Matt Wilson is one of the friendliest guys in jazz, and his music, even at its most complex, reflects that: It's unpretentious and full of easygoing swing. He brought the latest edition of his working band, the Matt Wilson Quartet, to the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I., along with a set of new arrangements for string quartet and guest vocalist.
Airs Thursday, March 20 at 8 p.m. More than 25 years ago, two of the most original string players in the community of American vernacular instrumental music joined forces, setting in motion a partnership that continues today. Beginning as members of the David Grisman Quintet while in their young twenties, they have continued to stretch their musical boundaries through recordings, performances and educational initiatives over the past three decades. In this episode, we listen to multi-instrumentalist Mike Marshall and fiddler Darol Anger from their 2013 SMF performance at the Charles H. Morris Center.