Jazz à la Mode
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION with Garrison Keillior
AMERICAN ROUTES with Nick Spitzer
SUNDAY BAROQUE with Suzanne Bona
FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley
CONCIERTO with Frank Dominguez
Dexter Gordon vies with Duke Ellington as the most charismatic jazz artist I've ever seen in person. His horn shook with the same swagger as the Los Angeles native's 6'5" gait, and good looks landed him occasional acting roles that culminated in his portrayal of Dale Turner in the movie 'Round Midnight.
Clark Terry died on Saturday, February 21. The trumpet great was 94, and had been in declining health for several years. Clark was a genuinely beloved figure who won hearts and minds not so much as an icon but through his artistry and the wisdom, encouragement, and patient direction he imparted to countless aspiring musicians, including Miles Davis and Quincy Jones.
The Dallas Street Choir recently performed to a sold-out house. The group, comprised of homeless people, sang with renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.
Renowned guitarist and cuatrista from Puerto Rico, José González and Criollo Clasico Trio performed on Sunday January 25 at the Springfield Public Library.
Host Marian McPartland accompanies the renowned lyricists and songwriters on "The Way We Were" and "Nice 'n' Easy."