George Wein: 2014 Newport Preview

July 30, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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George Wein: 2014 Newport PreviewGeorge Wein, pianist and founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, reviews his career and previews the acts at this year’s fest with Tim Wilkins.

The Newport Jazz Festival will be held at Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island August 1-3, 2014.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing: “Red Hot!”

July 30, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Mostly Other People Do The Killing: “Red Hot!”Bassist Moppa Elliott and pianist Ron Stabinsky from the band Mostly Other People Do The Killing talk with Simon Rentner about Red Hot!, their album which offers an ironic tour through early jazz.

The band appears at the Newport Jazz Festival’s Harbor Stage on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12:50 p.m.

Memorial to Charlie Haden

July 30, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Memorial to Charlie HadenCharlie Haden talks with Rhonda Hamilton about his musical inspirations, collaborations and career. The bassist and NEA Jazz Master died July 11, 2014.

The Checkout: July 29, 2014 (Newport 2014 Preview)

July 30, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: July 29, 2014 (Newport 2014 Preview)We preview the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival with George Wein, the festival’s founder, members of the festival band Mostly Other People Do The Killing, and remember bassist Charlie Haden, who passed away July 11, 2014.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Canada Jazz with David Ryshpan

July 9, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Canada Jazz with David Ryshpan
The pianist and disc-jockey shares music from some of his favorite modern Canadian jazz artists — the Doxas Brothers, Jérôme Beaulieu, Rich Brown, Kenny Wheeler, and Field Trip – with WBGO’s Simon Rentner at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Tom Harrell’s Colors of a Dream

July 9, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Tom Harrell’s Colors of a Dream Trumpeter Tom Harrell shares a song he wrote in his dreams, talks Debussy, praises cellist Rubin Kodheli, and remembers Horace Silver with WBGO’s Simon Rentner at FIJM 2014.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD

July 9, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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Montreal Jazz Fest 2014:  Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOODThe far-fetched story of Toronto jazz students becoming hip hop stars.  BADBADNOTGOOD speaks to WBGO’s Simon Rentner at the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival.

The Checkout: July 7, 2014 (Montreal Jazz Fest Edition Part II)

July 9, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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The Checkout: July 7, 2014 (Montreal Jazz Fest Edition Part II)

On the scene of the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival:  Tom Harrell thinks of melodies in his dreams, and shares his appreciation for Debussy, Rubin Kodheli, and Horace Silver.  Pianist David Ryshpan gives us a playlist of modern Canadian jazz.  And Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD’s internet stardom.

The Checkout: July 1, 2014 (Montreal Jazz Fest edition part I)

July 4, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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The Checkout: July 1, 2014 (Montreal Jazz Fest edition part I)The 2014 Montreal International Jazz Festival rolls on with Monty Alexander, Vincent Réhel, and Baptiste Trotignon.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Monty Alexander

July 4, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Monty AlexanderPianist Monty Alexander tells the story of his remarkable journey from Jamaica to America with WBGO’s Gary Walker.

Monty Alexander performed at the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival.

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