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I'm Talkin' Jazz
<strong>I'm Talkin' Jazz</strong><br> Sun, Jan 19th from 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Abbey Lincoln with Dick Conte
The multi-talented Anna Marie Wooldridge known professionally as Abbey Lincoln left an indelible mark on the world as a distinctive jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress who was also an outspoken civil rights activist during the 1960's. Married to Max Roach from 1962 to 1970 she sang on his seminal civil rights-themed recording "We Insist!" and was awarded the esteemed NEA Jazz Master Award in 2003.
Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride
Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride Mon, Jan 20th from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Marilyn Maye
Marilyn Maye could easily be nominated as the voice of experience: At 91, she's one of our greatest living songbook singers, as well as a jazz-cabaret star of singular achievement. A vocal stylist both sensitive and swinging, with a deep understanding of her chosen tradition, she's had a storied career, and doesn't seem the slightest bit inclined to slow it down.

Maye has had hit singles - like "Cabaret" in 1966, and "Step To The Rear" the following year — as well as notable success on the musical-theater stage. She holds the record for the most appearances by a singer on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, where she logged a total of 76. She's performed her share of symphonic concerts, notably with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.

But her natural habitat is still the nightclub, where she can stretch out and banter with a crowd hanging onto her every word. She has long been one of the most beloved figures on New York's lively cabaret circuit, performing at places like the Metropolitan Room and Feinstein's/54 Below.

This episode of Jazz Night In America brings you into one such room — Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, one evening last fall — as Maye plays a set full of insight, warmth and puckish whimsy. (Hear the tangent she shoehorns into a take of "I've Got You Under My Skin.") You'll also hear Maye reflect on her long career, starting with the amateur contests that landed her a radio show in Topeka, Kansas, at age 9. She also fields insightful questions from her trusted piano accompanist, Tedd Firth.

"I always say I work to the audience, not for them," says Maye, who puts that philosophy to the test night after night. Hear her on Jazz Night, and you'll know precisely what she means.
Desert Island Jazz
Desert Island Jazz Fri, Jan 24th from 9:00AM - 10:00AM
John Hanrahan
A veteran of the Chicago music scene, Santa Cruz based drummer/singer John Hanrahan has made a strong and versatile impression in jam bands throughout the country as well as the project with his quartet

Currently the John Hanrahan Quartet has been performing a variety of tributes around the Bay Area to great jazz musicians of the 60's
I'm Talkin' Jazz
<strong>I'm Talkin' Jazz</strong><br> Sun, Jan 26th from 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Dan Hicks with Chris Cortez
The incomparable singer and songwriter (the late) Dan Hicks was born in Little Rock, Arkansas but adopted Mill Valley as his home in the early 1970's. He continued to lead his band Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks for many decades fusing an eclectic mix of genres that he dubbed "folk swing". Billboard magazine called him an eccentric whose music contained elements of country, folk, jazz and humor. He's worked with Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Bette Middler, Rickie Lee Jones and Brian Setzer among others and remains a true original.
Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride
Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride Mon, Jan 27th from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Wayne Shorter And The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra
In the Spring of 2015, Wayne Shorter’s life-long search for new possibilities landed him on stage with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. This concert offers an unprecedented opportunity to hear Shorter revisit the beautiful melodies that their creator has rarely, if ever, performed since recording them for posterity a half-century ago as well as some of Shorter’s most masterful material, including “E.S.P.,” “Lost,” and “Endangered Species.”

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