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Jazz Unlimited tonight, September 22, 2019, as we present “The Compositions of Richard Rodgers.”  Composer Richard Rogers was a Broadway Theater and film composer whose work was mainly associated with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein.  His compositions on will be played on this show by Art Blakey, Paul Desmond, Fred Hersch, Antonio Hart, Aretha Franklin, Harold Mabern, Bill Charlap, Kenny Dorham, Andy Bey, Roy Hargrove, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, Max Roach, Brad Mehldau, Bill Evans and Steve Davis.  Remember that this show is the Fall Member Campaign show

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Jazz Unlimited for September 8, 2019, presents “The Career Bred Mehladau.”  One of today’s major piano players, Brad Mehldau, was born in Jacksonville in 1970 and was recording by 1991.  Over his career, he has recorded with a variety of artists and is also interested in nineteenth century German Romanticism, and electronic music.  We will hear him with his own trios, Joshua Redman, Warren Wolf, Lee Konitz & Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Jimmy Cobb, Dayna Stephens, Charles Lloyd, Michael Brecker and Wayne Shorter.

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Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, November 25th will present “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music.”  The Keys and Strings Hour will present music new for my collection with a Hal Galper/Jeff Johnson duet, solo piano by Joanne Brackeen, Chris Anderson accompanying a singer, Ahmad Jamal, Shelly Berg with the London Philharmonic and Myra Melford.  New music will include a new Charlie Haden/Brad Mehldau duet, A Don Byron/Aruan Ortiz, duet the Ethan Ardelli quartet, Jon Batiste, the Greg Diaz Art of Imagination Orchestra, John Fedchok, Quartette Oblique, vocalist Petra van Nuis, the Johnn