Woody Herman http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Classical Themes In Jazz-Part 1 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/classical-themes-jazz-part-1 <p>Jazz Unlimited&nbsp; for October 6 will be &ldquo;Classical Themes in Jazz.&rdquo; There are a lot of connections to jazz from classical music.&nbsp; Most of today&rsquo;s musicians are as well versed in classical music as in jazz.&nbsp; Since the beginning, classical themes have crept into the jazz lexicon.&nbsp; The show will feature themes by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Dvorak, Ravel, Borodin and Stravinsky, among other composers.&nbsp; The musicians include the John Kirby Sextet, the Nat &ldquo;King&rdquo; Cole Trio, Charlie Ventur Sat, 05 Oct 2013 17:11:39 +0000 Dennis Owsley 30443 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Classical Themes In Jazz-Part 1 Jazz from Newport and Monterey-Part 1 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jazz-newport-and-monterey-part-1 <p>Jazz Unlimited Sunday evening, July 14 will have “Music from the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals-Part One”&nbsp;&nbsp; The Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals are the longest running jazz festivals in history.&nbsp; Newport was founded in 1954 and Monterey in 1957.&nbsp; Newport was wracked by riots in 1960, 1970 and 1974, was canceled for a time and moved to New York City for a time in the 1970’s.&nbsp; The riots were caused by drunken young people who were attracted to the festivals when they added popular rock groups to boost attendance.&nbsp; Monterey has run uninterrupted for 55 ye Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:06:06 +0000 Dennis Owsley 28210 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jazz from Newport and Monterey-Part 1