This week The Courthouse Center for the Arts, is the subject of the program, with Richard Ericson, Artistic Producer. We talk about the upcoming season, and listen to some selections from Avenue Q, the musical that will be playing February 16 to March 4. For more information call 401.782.1018 or go to www.courthousearts.org .... Avenue Q has STRONG ADULT LANGUAGE & SITUATIONS
January 29th, 2012
January 27th, 2012
Tonight's show features the Bill Evans Trio recording from 1961, Live at the Village Vanguard. This classic recording features Bill Evans on Piano, Scott LaFaro on Bass and Paul Motian on drums collaborating on a new musical direction in the contrapuntal improvisations of the traditional jazz trio.
January 22nd, 2012
The RI Performance Party, is the subject of this week's program, with Jared Maynard, and Raffi Donoian, founders. We talk about their upcoming concerts, and listen to some of the music from the program being presented on February 3 at the Wheeler School in Providence and February 4, in East Greenwich.
January 20th, 2012
January 15th, 2012
This week we feature Frank Ward, baritone, in a rebroadcast of a show originally aired on February 7, 2010. We'll listen to some examples of great African-American music, as Frank talks about it's history. For more information go to www.frankwardjr.com
January 13th, 2012
A duo bill from two generations of jazz musicians with saxophone great Dexter Gordon from his "Go" album and pianist Fred Hersch from his recording Trio + 2.
January 8th, 2012
The Mystic River Chorale, is the subject of this week's program, with Frank Martginetti, Artistic Director, and David Rinzler, board member. We talk about their upcoming concerts, and listen to some of the music from the program being presented on Sunday - January 15, 2012 - 3:00 PM Harkness Chapel - Connecticut College. For more information call (860) 464-2938, or go to www.mysticriverchorale.org
January 6th, 2012
In this episode of Jazz After Dinner host Joe Parillo plays the Bobo Stenson Trio with Bobo Stenson on Piano; Anders Jormin on Bass and the late PaulMotian on Drums. Paul recently passed away on November 22, 2011. This is only a very small example to the vast amount of music Paul Motian made from playing with the Bill Evans Trio to Keith Jarrett, Thelonius Monk, Paul Bley and many, many others. Paul was born in Philadelphia and raised in Providence Rhode Island until he moved to New York City to start his jazz career. This is a somewhat meditative evening with subtle trance-like musical musings of the Bobo Stenson Trio with improvisations and interpretations on tunes by Ornette Coleman, Stephen Sondheim and even Henry Purcell as well as from the bassist Anders Jormin.