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
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.
Peter Wolf is a driven verbalist. The former frontman of the J. Geils Band and WBCN deejay of “Woofer Goofer" legend had a memorable way of describing the easy access that he and his peers enjoyed with the great bluesmen who began playing clubs and coffeehouses around Boston in the mid-60s.
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.
A member of the Count Basie and Duke Ellington Orchestras, Terry also enjoyed a long freelance career which included jazz education and a featured slot in NBC's Tonight Show band. He was 94.