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Desert Island Jazz Encore Presentation
Desert Island Jazz Encore Presentation Fri, Jul 10th from 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Molly Holm
Desert Island Jazz is listening back this Spring/Summer to Encore shows with our Bay Area Giants of Jazz! SVocalist/Educator/Composer Molly Holm.
I'm Talkin' Jazz
<strong>I'm Talkin' Jazz</strong> Sun, Jul 12th from 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Bill Holman (Part 2) with Michael Burman
Arranger, bandleader and composer Bill Holman has worked on countless important studio dates by Carmen McRae, Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme among dozens more. As a prominent big band leader based on the West Coast, he has won multiple Grammy Awards for his own productions. vocal Jazz combo program at USC.
Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride
Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride Mon, Jul 13th from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
A Mambo Expedition In The Valley Of The Sun
A decade ago, "the world's only global musical instrument museum" opened in Phoenix. The Musical Instrument Museum, or MIM, now boasts almost 14,000 objects and instruments in their collection, with 370 exhibits from all over the globe — a testament to music's universal human truths. "We're doing the same stuff in different parts of the world," says Lowell Pickett, Artistic Director of the MIM Music Theater, "and we're using the same materials to make the instruments. We're using them to express the same emotions." That borderless conviction also shines bright in the music of Orquesta Akokán, a Cuban big band. Formed by a couple of Americans, pianist Michael Eckroth and guitarist Jacob Plasse, the band is a living salute to mambo's mid-century heyday — the domain of legends like Pérez Prado and Benny Moré. With a roster of Cuban musicians, including lead singer José "Pepito" Gómez, Orquesta Akokán plays new, original music in that style, with a balance of humility and pride.

We hope this episode leaves you with a dual admiration for mambo and the connecting tissue of the human experience through global music cultures. We'll hear about the MIM's massive collection with members of Akokán as our guide, as well as listen to highlights from the band's recent performance at the world-class MIM Music Theater.
Desert Island Jazz Encore Presentation
Desert Island Jazz Encore Presentation Fri, Jul 17th from 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Kristen Strom
Desert Island Jazz is listening back this Spring/Summer to Encore shows with our Bay Area Giants of Jazz! Bay Area Sportswriter & son of Gordon Jenkins, Bruce Jenkins.
I'm Talkin' Jazz
<strong>I'm Talkin' Jazz</strong><br> Sun, Jul 19th from 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Cedar Walton with Dick Conte
Celebrated pianist and composer Cedar Walton became an NEA Jazz Master in 2010 after 5 decades of excellence as a bandleader, writer and member of the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Many of his compositions such as Bolivia, Mode for Joe and Holy Land have become jazz standards.