02-23-20 Mike Savard, Jazz Historian & Greg Mallozzi, Film Maker - Conducting Conversations

February 24th, 2020

This week Mike Savard, jazz historian and Greg Mallozzi, filmmaker are our special guests. We talk about the upcoming documentary on the life of Dave McKenna, jazz pianist, they are involved with, and listen to some selections of music that made him one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. For more      information go to the facebook page “Dave McKenna Appreciation Society”.​

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02-21-20 Vibraphonist Cal Tjader - Jazz After Dinner

February 24th, 2020

This week Joe is featuring vibraphonist, Cal Tjader from his 2003 Fantasy Records recording titled "Cuban Fantasy".

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02-15-20 Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars - The 95.9 Company Break

February 20th, 2020

In this weeks 95.9 Company Break program Mike talks with Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars owners Suzanne & Stephen Capizzano. Olive Oils and Vinegars in all their healthy varieties are a family and cultural staple of Stephen’s Italian heritage. Suzanne as an experienced health professional in physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation, knows well the specific benefits of the Mediterranean Lifestyle by choosing high quality extra virgin olive oils, legumes, vegetables and fish. For more about Capizzano Olive Oil & Vinegars call 860-495-2187 or visit capizzanoco.com


02-15-20 Scheherazade - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

February 18th, 2020

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie Jones and the Newport Music Festivals Education & Outreach Coordinator Trevor Neal invite you to join them as they listen to Scheherazade.

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02-16-20 Viva Verdi! - WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival

February 18th, 2020

In this program WCRI host Mike Maino and Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos discuss this years 52nd Newport Music Festival. In this program Pamela highlights the Viva Verdi! concert at The Breakers Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:00 pm Sponsored by: Marjorie R. Yashar and Gerald Z. Gibian. For more information on the Newport Music Festival, to purchase tickets to an upcoming concert or to make a donation please visit newportmusic.org or call 401-846-113

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02-16-20 Peter Berton - Composer, Organist, Choir Director - Conducting Conversations

February 18th, 2020

This week Peter Berton, organist, choir director and composer is our special guest. We talk about the upcoming programs he's involved with at St. John the Evangelist Church, on the Point in Newport. Then we listen to some selections of music that will be presented during the showing of the silent movie “Hunchback of Notre Dame”, on Friday February 21st at 6:30PM. For more information you can go to www.saintjohns-newport.org


02-14-20 Saxophonist Lew Tabackin - Jazz After Dinner

February 18th, 2020

This week Joe is featuring saxophonist Lew Tabackin from his 1994 Concord Records recording "What A Little Moonlight Can Do".

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02-08-20 Beethoven Lives Upstairs - WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

February 12th, 2020

In this weeks WCRI Classical Kids Hour hosts Jamie Jones and the Newport Music Festivals Education & Outreach Coordinator Trevor Neal invite you to join them as they listen to Beethoven Lives Upstairs.

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