Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, June 22 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour and New Music.” The Keys and Strings Hour presents the quieter side of jazz, without horns. Fireworks will not be lacking, however, as we present the music of two virtuoso pianists: Art Tatum and Hiromi. The New Music segment for June will feature a rare 1959 album by Andrew Hill, Sonny Rollins’ “Roadshows, Vol.
Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, April 13 will be “Women in Current Jazz.” While there have been many female jazz vocalists, instrumentalists are harder to find. As times change, women have become heard in jazz playing all sorts of instruments, not just pianos and guitars. This show will feature female jazz artists who have been active since 2000, with three vocal recordings and 26 instrumental recordings. The female jazz artists featured on tonight’s show are organist Akiko Tsuraga; pianists Bertha Hope, Geri Allen, Hiromi Renee Rosnes, Shamie Royston and Kris Davis; composer, arranger and b
Jazz Unlimited for December 26, 2014 will be “Guitars & Violins and New Music.” Violins have been a part of jazz since the beginning. Photographic evidence suggests that early jazz combos that had front lines of trumpet, trombone and violin or trumpet, clarinet and violin were more prevalent than those that had front lines of trumpet, trombone and clarinet. The January “Keys and Strings Hour” will showcase groups containing violins and guitars including the Joe Venuti-Eddie Lang duo, the Stuff Smith Quintet with Oscar Peterson and Barney Kessel, the Quintet of the Hot Club of France,