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Tony Bennett Part 1 and 2

Posted on March 23, 2012 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

Tony Bennett talks about his long career, early inspirations, iconic sessions with Bill Evans and his recent Grammy-winning “Duets II” CD with an all-star cast: Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé, Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, k.d. lang, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Natalie Cole, Andrea Bocelli, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, […]

Tony Bennett talks about his long career, early inspirations, iconic sessions with Bill Evans and his recent Grammy-winning “Duets II” CD with an all-star cast: Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé, Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, k.d. lang, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Natalie Cole, Andrea Bocelli, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, Carrie Underwood, and Mariah Carey. Tony and his collaborators received the Grammy for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” as well as the Grammy for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” for his duet, “Body and Soul” with Amy Winehouse.
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Larry Coryell

Posted on March 11, 2012 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

Jazz-rock pioneer, guitarist Larry Coryell has drawn on musical styles beyond these two forms, throughout his career. He continues to be inspired by a wide array of influences, everything from Tolstoy to Buddism and discusses this, and the challenge of writing his first opera.

Jazz-rock pioneer, guitarist Larry Coryell has drawn on musical styles beyond these two forms, throughout his career. He continues to be inspired by a wide array of influences, everything from Tolstoy to Buddism and discusses this, and the challenge of writing his first opera.
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Ava Astaire McKenzie

Posted on February 23, 2012 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

Ava Astaire McKenzie grew up surrounded by creativity. She draws on this experience lecturing around the world about her father Fred, and has expressed her own creativity in her book “At Home In Ireland” Cooking and Entertaining with Ava Astaire McKenzie. Ava talked with Judy about her life-long love of jazz and the influence jazz […]

Ava Astaire McKenzie grew up surrounded by creativity. She draws on this experience lecturing around the world about her father Fred, and has expressed her own creativity in her book “At Home In Ireland” Cooking and Entertaining with Ava Astaire McKenzie. Ava talked with Judy about her life-long love of jazz and the influence jazz had on her father.
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Conal Fowkes

Posted on February 15, 2012 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

Pianist Conal Fowkes discusses his long participation in Woody Allen’s jazz band and his recent part doing the vocals and piano work of the Cole Porter character in Woody’s film Midnight in Paris.

Pianist Conal Fowkes discusses his long participation in Woody Allen’s jazz band and his recent part doing the vocals and piano work of the Cole Porter character in Woody’s film Midnight in Paris.
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Blossom Dearie

Posted on February 14, 2012 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

The late Blossom Dearie delighted audiences with her tasty piano playing, hip vocal interpretations and sly humor. Blossom talks about her inspirations and favorite younger musicians.

The late Blossom Dearie delighted audiences with her tasty piano playing, hip vocal interpretations and sly humor. Blossom talks about her inspirations and favorite younger musicians.
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Pat O’Leary

Posted on January 17, 2012 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

Bassist Pat O’Leary has helped some of the best musicians in jazz swing like mad: Diana Krall, Bob Dorough, Lionel Hampton, Mel Lewis and others. O’Leary is also a composer and passionate teacher and talked to Judy about a fascinating project in Serbia where he combined his talents, working with students and professionals to present […]

Bassist Pat O’Leary has helped some of the best musicians in jazz swing like mad: Diana Krall, Bob Dorough, Lionel Hampton, Mel Lewis and others. O’Leary is also a composer and passionate teacher and talked to Judy about a fascinating project in Serbia where he combined his talents, working with students and professionals to present his arrangements of Serbian folk songs as reborn jazz orchestrations.
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Frank Gehry & F. Murray Abraham

Posted on January 9, 2012 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

Frank Gehry explores how architecture, like jazz, is a dynamic art that absorbs the times and culture it inhabits constantly reinventing itself while retaining its historic connection. In the second half of the show, Oscar winning actor (Best Actor, “Amadeus”) F. Murray Abraham discusses improvisation, spontaneity and jazz as great theater.

Frank Gehry explores how architecture, like jazz, is a dynamic art that absorbs the times and culture it inhabits constantly reinventing itself while retaining its historic connection. In the second half of the show, Oscar winning actor (Best Actor, “Amadeus”) F. Murray Abraham discusses improvisation, spontaneity and jazz as great theater.
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Seth MacFarlane

Posted on December 17, 2011 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

Seth MacFarlane, “Family Guy” creator, met with Judy in Hollywood (well, not really, but close by) to talk about his new CD and his favorite jazz recordings. Stewie and Peter dropped by to add their thoughts as well. Brian brought the martinis.

Seth MacFarlane, “Family Guy” creator, met with Judy in Hollywood (well, not really, but close by) to talk about his new CD and his favorite jazz recordings. Stewie and Peter dropped by to add their thoughts as well. Brian brought the martinis.
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Blythe Danner

Posted on December 14, 2011 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

Tony Award winning actress Blythe Danner joins Judy on stage at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival and connects with her early jazz roots. Blythe was a jazz singer in college and discusses with Judy how jazz has continued to influence her acting career.

Tony Award winning actress Blythe Danner joins Judy on stage at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival and connects with her early jazz roots. Blythe was a jazz singer in college and discusses with Judy how jazz has continued to influence her acting career.
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China Moses

Posted on December 9, 2011 by evy in Listen to Show

Recorded live at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland. China Moses, singer/host of MTV in France, talks about the influence her mom, Dee Dee Bridgewater has had on her work and how growing up in Paris has shaped her creativity.

Recorded live at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland. China Moses, singer/host of MTV in France, talks about the influence her mom, Dee Dee Bridgewater has had on her work and how growing up in Paris has shaped her creativity.

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