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July 22, 2006

 

Porgy & Bess: The 1950s Jazz Revival

We’ll hear jazz interpretations of the score, as well as Miles Davis and Gil Evans, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Hank Jones, and Bill Potts.

April 15, 2006

 

Songs Of Peace

We'll hear instrumental themes using "Peace" as a title from John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Horace Silver, and more.

January 14, 2006

 

MLK Jr.

Dear Martin: Jazz Tributes To Martin Luther King Jr.

King was a jazz fan, and eloquently expressed his admiration for the music; numerous jazz musicians repaid the compliment.

December 24, 2005

 

The Night Before Christmas

Christmas-Eve jazz from Fats Navarro, Dexter Gordon, Louis Armstrong, Duke Pearson, Frank Sinatra, and more.

April 23, 2005

 

Jazz Goes To The Cold War

In the 1950s and 60s, as the Cold War & the civil-rights movement heated up, the U.S. State Department sent jazz musicians on goodwill tours around the world.

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