The Music of Stevie Wonder (mp3)
PREVIEW: SF Jazz Collective -- The Music of Stevie Wonder
Home the Swing!
Veteran actor (The Wire,
Tremé) and New Orleans native Wendell Pierce brings the outstanding
performances from Jazz at Lincoln Center's House of Swing. Each week, Pierce hosts the story of jazz through music and the players in their own words.
“Wendell understands the art of swing. He grew
up in the New Orleans, so that rhythm is in his heart and in his words.”
- Wynton Marsalis
You can find photos, a bio, links to Wendell’s work on, and all
you’ll need for program guides and web pages at www.jalc.org.
We’ll still hear from Ed Bradley in our featured shows from the
archive, and Wynton Marsalis on new shows from Rose Hall.
22 years, Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio has created
its own definitive voice.
This year, we're
bringing the work of musicians who have broken the mold and reworked the
sound of jazz.
(Check your local listings for broadcast dates & times)
3-Apr XXI-28 Bill Frisell: Gershwin &
JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH SPECIAL!
After decades at the forefront of jazz, guitarist-composer Bill Frisell
steps back to explore the roots of American songwriting. Accompanied by
a trio of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, Frisell brings the music
of Gershwin, Billings, Foster, and Ives to the stage of the Allen Room.
Wendell Pierce hosts.
10-Apr XXI-29 The Music Of Gillespie & Puente
The vibrant sound of Latin jazz is rooted in the musical heritage of Dizzy
Gillespie and ‘The Mambo King’ Tito Puente. Bassist Carlos
Henriquez leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with conguero
Giovanni Hidalgo and drummer Ignacio Berroa. Selections include ‘Manteca,’
‘Ran Kan Kan,’ ‘Oye Como Va’ and more. Wendell
17-Apr XXI-30 A Joe Henderson Birthday Celebration
Joe Henderson’s distinctive lyrical tenor sax could embellish bop,
blues, bossa nova and his big band sound. His friends and musical collaborators
celebrate the man’s lifetime of invention. We feature pianist
Renee Rosnes, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and Chris Potter to
mark the late Joe Henderson’s birthday. Wendell Pierce hosts.
24-Apr XXI-31 Dianne Reeves
Singer Dianne Reeves turns every note into an alluring story. In Jazz
at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room, she’s joined by guitarist
Peter Sprague, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer
Terreon Gully. Wendell Pierce hosts.
1-May XXI-32 Ahmad Jamal & Wynton Marsalis (NEW)
How sweet it is when two of jazz's great minds get together! Pianist and
composer Ahmad Jamal unites with JALC director Wynton Marsalis to play
tunes from Jamal's rich and innovative catalogue- backed by his own quartet
and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts.
8-May XXI-33 NEA Jazz Masters: Jack DeJohnette, Von Freeman,
The NEA Jazz Masters honors crystallize the spirit of jazz – veterans
sharing the stage with keepers of the flame: stories in words and once-in-a-lifetime
performances. Join us to honor these Jazz Masters: Jack DeJohnette, Von
Freeman, Charlie Haden, Sheila Jordan and Jimmy Owens. Wendell Pierce
15-May XXI-34 Chick Corea
The boundless creative spirit and pianist Chick Corea spins from jazz
to classical to the avant garde. Musicians of the Jazz at Lincoln Center
Orchestra expand the Corea songbook with their own arrangements. Chick
Corea joins them on acoustic piano for Matrix, Crystal Silence and Tones
for Joan’s Bones. Wendell Pierce hosts.
22-May XXI-35 God’s Trombones
"The trombone comes the closest to the human voice with its bent
pitches, scoops, and smears, and that very human quality is evident in
everything that [James Weldon] Johnson wrote," says Jazz at Lincoln
Center Orchestra trombonist Chris Crenshaw. Crenshaw draws
on his gospel roots to connect secular music to poetry in this sprawling
suite based on the James Weldon Johnson poem. Wendell Pierce hosts.
29-May XXI-36 Vijay Iyer (NEW)
MacArthur Grant recipient and master pianist Vijay Iyer makes his debut
at the House of Swing. Bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore
round out Iyer's critically acclaimed trio. Wendell Pierce Hosts.
5-Jun XXI-37 Eddie Palmieri Retrospective
‘La Perfecta’ – pianist and composer Eddie Palmieri’s
first band -- aptly describes his perfect mix of driving Afro-Cuban grooves
and jazz rhythms. Palmieri takes the helm with two of his
ensembles - the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra and Afro-Caribbean Jazz Octet
– in this high-octane retrospective, honoring his half century of
12-Jun XXI-38 Fresh Sounds: Ted Nash & Victor Goines (NEW)
JALC Orchestra members Ted Nash and Victor Goines present two newly commissioned
works. Nash's The Presidential Suite reflects on leadership and oratory
with help from "The Wire" and "Treme" star Wendell
Pierce. Goines presents "Crescent City", a musical journey through
his hometown, New Orleans- joined by lifelong friend Branford Marsalis.
Wendell Pierce hosts.
19-Jun XXI-39 An Evening with Roy Haynes (NEW)
At the age of 89, drummer Roy Haynes carries on with driving percussive
force. He made his mark playing with Charlie Parker and has burnished
it with Pat Metheny, the Allman Brothers, and even as a DJ on the video
game Grand Theft Auto IV. Haynes leads his vibrant Fountain of Youth Band
in our Rose Theater. Wendell Pierce hosts.
26-Jun XXI-40 SFJazz Collective: The Music Of
Stevie Wonder’s colorful palette and unforgettable melodies have
inspired artists of all genres and generations. The innovating, energizing SF
Jazz Collective – takes on the challenge of the Wonder songbook
and their own compositions. Miguel Zenon (alto), Mark Turner (tenor),
Avishai Cohen (tpt), Robin Eubanks (trb), Stefon Harris (vibes), Edward
Simon (piano), Matt Penman (bass), Eric Harland (drums) tackle “Mon
Cherie,” “Superstition” and “Sir Duke”.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce.
Program or podcast ** order may change due to production needs.
Check this page for most up-to-date-information.
Some archive shows hosted by Wynton Marsalis or other guest hosts.