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Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride
Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride Mon, Mar 8th from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Helen Sung
Pianist Helen Sung has been making a splash on the jazz scene for more than 2 decades. This episode of Jazz Night, we hear how she rebelled against her parents to follow her jazz dreams, and listen to a 2016 live recording from Jazz at Lincoln Center featuring of her quartet playing original music including a lament inspired by her reflection on social justice.
Pete Fallico's Doodlin' Lounge
Pete Fallico's Doodlin' Lounge Wed, Mar 10th from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
World renowned Multi-reed Instrumentalist (Alto, Tenor, Soprano saxophone, Flutes, Ney, Shakuhachi), Composer, Band leader, Educator and Producer Rene McLean is Pete's guest in the Doodlin' Lounge.
Desert Island Jazz Encore Presentation
Desert Island Jazz Encore Presentation Fri, Mar 12th from 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Melissa Morgan
Desert Island Jazz is listening back to Encore shows with our Bay Area Giants of Jazz! Singer Melissa Morgan (originally broadcast in 2016)
I'm Talkin' Jazz
<strong>I'm Talkin' Jazz</strong> Sun, Mar 14th from 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Beth Carter with Greg Bridges
Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride
Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride Mon, Mar 15th from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
DIVA Jazz Orchestra
"When I was younger," Sherrie Maricle says, "it was almost a mission to blend in with all the men I was playing with. Not to be viewed as female in any way." But Maricle, a drummer inspired by the precision and power of Buddy Rich, found her calling as a leader of women — specifically, as leader of The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, which recently marked 25 years as a proving ground, a pipeline and a rejoinder to any lingering bias that this music is a masculine domain.

Jazz Night in America recently caught up with Maricle and the band at Dizzy's Club in New York during an album celebration for The DIVA Jazz Orchestra 25th Anniversary Project back in 2019. In this radio episode, we'll hear some of that new original music. And we'll hear from a few DIVA musicians, including Alexa Tarantino, an excellent saxophonist who was born in the same year as the band.

There's a rich, important and often under-recognized legacy of all-female big bands, so we'll also spend some time in this show paying tribute. Our host, Christian McBride, traveled to California to sit down with 93-year-old saxophonist Roz Cron — one of the last surviving members of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, which caused a sensation in the 1940s. You'll want to hear Cron's recollections of the road, which underscore why Earl "Fatha" Hines once characterized the International Sweethearts of Rhythm as "the first freedom riders."