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An exploration of contemporary and modern jazz with an emphasis on local talent: the city’s best mix of instrumental and vocal jazz.


7th December

Show Playlist
  • Fisher: Your Feet's Too Big. Fats Waller, pno., Fats Waller, voc., Fats Waller & His Rhythm.
  • Waller: Jitterbug Waltz. Chris McNulty (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Waller: Jitterbug Waltz. Charlie Byrd (guitar), Joe Byrd (bass), Wayne Phillips (drums)
  • Waller: Keepin out of mischief now. Neville Stribling's Jazz Players, "Smacka" Ftzgibbon (vocal)
  • Waller: I'm crazy about my baby. Louis Armstrong (vocal, trumpet), and his All-Stars
  • Waller: Squeeze Me. Ralph Sutton (piano), Don Burrows, John McCarthy (clarinets), Ed Gaston (bass), Len Barnard (drums)
  • Waller: Clothes Line Ballet. Ralph Sutton (solo piano)
  • various The Heather on the Hill/How are things in Glocca Mora? Johnny Frigo (violin), Joe Vito (piano),
  • Jones: One More Thad Jones (trumpet), Jazz Ensemble
  • Gershwin: Do it again. Shirley Horn, voc., Unnamed Orch/Jimmy Jones.
  • Tiomkin: Come a Little Closer/Wild is the Wind. Shirley Horn, voc., Shirley Horn, pno.
  • Coots/Gillespie: You go to my head. Bill Holman Orchestra

  • 30th November

    Show Playlist
  • Clayton: Scorpio. Buck Clayton Swing Band
  • Feather/Hampton: Evil gal blues. Dinah Washington (vocal)
  • Youmans/Caesar: Sometimes I'm Happy. Nat King Cole (vocal), Stuff Smith (Violin)
  • Ellington: In a Mellotone. Oscar Peterson, pno., "Stuff" Smith, vln., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Sims/Mulligan: Red Door. Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Zoot Sims (tenor sax), Jazz Ensemble.
  • Washington: Long John Blues. Dinah Washington, voc.
  • Benton/otis: Baby, you've got what it takes. Dinah Washington , Brook Benton (vocals)
  • Wonder: Isn't she lovely. Aaron Goldberg (piano)
  • Wonder: You are the sunshine of my life. Monty Alexander (piano), Ernest Ranglin (guitar), Eberhard Weber (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
  • Barnhill: That's the Biz. Esstee Big Band
  • Walker/prestwich: Flame Trees. Esstee Big Band, Margot Leighton (vocal)
  • Reardon/Distel: The Good Life. Bobby Darin (vocal)
  • Reardon/Distel: The Good Life. Jack Jones (vocal)
  • Delange/van Heusen: Darn that dream. Dinah Washington (vocal)
  • Rodgers/Hart: I could write a book. Dinah Washington (vocal)
  • Clare/Stept: Please don't talk about me when I'm gone. Kenny Davern (clarinet), Derek Smith (piano), Howard Alden (guitar), Milt hinton (bass), Joe Ascione (drums)
  • Gould (arr. Gould): Goodbye Michel. Tony Gould, pno., Peter Petrucci, gtr.
  • Kern/Gershwin: long ago and far away. Warren Vache (cornet), Jazz Ensemble

  • 23rd November

    Show Playlist
  • Brubeck/Gershwin: Summer Song/Summertime. Jackie Cain Roy Kral (vocals), Paul Desmond (alto saxophone), Jazz Ensemble
  • Gershwin: The Man I Love. George van Epps (solo guitar)
  • McPartland: Twilight World. Allen Farnham (solo piano)
  • Sugar Tony Newstead (trumpet), Tom Gwaitney (clarinet)Bill Rank (trombone), Spencer Clark (bass sax), John Eaton (piano), Gene May (bass), Skip Tomlinson (drums), Johnson "Fat Cat"McRae (vocal)
  • Rodgers/Hart: Thou Swell. Tony Newstead (trumpet), Tom Gwaitney (clarinet)Bill Rank (trombone), Spencer Clark (bass sax), John Eaton (piano), Gene May (bass), Skip Tomlinson (drums),
  • Knight: peppercorns. Peter Knight (trumpet), Colin Hopkins (piano), Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Frank Di Sario (bass), Tony Flooyd (drums)
  • Webb: Mr. Shuck and Jive. Art Garfunkel (vocal), Paul Desmond (alto sax solo)
  • Simon: America. Paul Desmond (Alto sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Ellington: Prelude to a Kiss. Bruno Canfora with RAI Big band
  • Elington: Prelude to a kiss. Warren Vache (flugelhorn), Bill Charlap (piano).
  • Ellington (arr. Motzing): Sophisticated Lady. Grace Knight, voc., Col Loughlan, sax., Unnamed Orch/William Motzing.
  • Carmichael (arr. Motzing): I Get Along Without you Very Well. Vince Jones, voc., Paul Panichi, tpt., Unnamed Orch/William Motzing.
  • Koehler/Arlen: Lets fall in love. The Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Dearie: I'm shadowing you. Yvette Johansson (vocal), Joe Ruberto (piano), Michael Tortoni (bass), Michael Rochford (drums)
  • Wallowitch: Bruce. Blossom Dearie (vocal and ).
  • Youmans/Caesar: Tea for Two. Paul Desmond (alto), Gerry Mulligan (baritone), Joe Benjamin (bass), Dave Bailey (drums)
  • Malneck/Livingston, Kahn: I'm through with love. Carmen McRae (vocal)
  • Gershwin: How Long has This Been Going On. Carmen McRae, voc., Unnamed Orch.
  • Landesmann/Wolf: Ballad of the Sad Young men. Marcin Wasilewski Trio
  • Desmond: Take Five. Paul Desmond (alto), Ed Bickert (guitar), Don Thompson (bass), Jerry Fuller (drums)

  • 16th November

    Show Playlist
  • Brubeck/Gershwin: Summer Song/Summertime. Jackie Cain Roy Kral (vocals), Paul Desmond (alto saxophone), Jazz Ensemble
  • Gershwin: The Man I Love. George van Epps (solo guitar)
  • McPartland: Twilight World. Allen Farnham (solo piano)
  • Sugar Tony Newstead (trumpet), Tom Gwaitney (clarinet)Bill Rank (trombone), Spencer Clark (bass sax), John Eaton (piano), Gene May (bass), Skip Tomlinson (drums), Johnson "Fat Cat"McRae (vocal)
  • Rodgers/Hart: Thou Swell. Tony Newstead (trumpet), Tom Gwaitney (clarinet)Bill Rank (trombone), Spencer Clark (bass sax), John Eaton (piano), Gene May (bass), Skip Tomlinson (drums),
  • Knight: peppercorns. Peter Knight (trumpet), Colin Hopkins (piano), Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Frank Di Sario (bass), Tony Flooyd (drums)
  • Webb: Mr. Shuck and Jive. Art Garfunkel (vocal), Paul Desmond (alto sax solo)
  • Simon: America. Paul Desmond (Alto sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Ellington: Prelude to a Kiss. Bruno Canfora with RAI Big band
  • Elington: Prelude to a kiss. Warren Vache (flugelhorn), Bill Charlap (piano).
  • Ellington (arr. Motzing): Sophisticated Lady. Grace Knight, voc., Col Loughlan, sax., Unnamed Orch/William Motzing.
  • Carmichael (arr. Motzing): I Get Along Without you Very Well. Vince Jones, voc., Paul Panichi, tpt., Unnamed Orch/William Motzing.
  • Koehler/Arlen: Lets fall in love. The Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Dearie: I'm shadowing you. Yvette Johansson (vocal), Joe Ruberto (piano), Michael Tortoni (bass), Michael Rochford (drums)
  • Wallowitch: Bruce. Blossom Dearie (vocal and ).
  • Youmans/Caesar: Tea for Two. Paul Desmond (alto), Gerry Mulligan (baritone), Joe Benjamin (bass), Dave Bailey (drums)
  • Malneck/Livingston, Kahn: I'm through with love. Carmen McRae (vocal)
  • Gershwin: How Long has This Been Going On. Carmen McRae, voc., Unnamed Orch.
  • Landesmann/Wolf: Ballad of the Sad Young men. Marcin Wasilewski Trio
  • Desmond: Take Five. Paul Desmond (alto), Ed Bickert (guitar), Don Thompson (bass), Jerry Fuller (drums)

  • 9th November

    Show Playlist
  • Ellington: Take the A Train. Charles Mingus (jazz ensemble)
  • Jobim: So Danco Samba. Stan Getz (tenor sax)

  • 2nd November

    Show Playlist
  • Nelson: Stolen Moments. Kenny Barron, pno., Jack DeJohnette, drums, Gary Bartz, sax., Sonny Fortune, sax., Charles Buster Williams, dbl bass.
  • Nelson: Yearnin'. Olver Nelson and jazz ensemble
  • Traditional: Greensleeves. Oliver Nelson jazz ensemble, Bob Brookmeyer (trombone)
  • Traditional: Greensleeves. Jimmy Smith (organ), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Grady Tate (drums)
  • Strayhorn: Rain Check. Art Farmer, tpt., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Farmer: Rue Prevail. Art Farmer, tpt., Jazz Ensemble.

  • 26th October

    Show Playlist
  • Holman: Bright Eyes. Terry Gibbs and his Big Band
  • Smith: Boogie Woogie. Lester Young, sax., Jo Jones, drums, Carl Smith, tpt., Count Basie, pno., Walter Page, db., Jimmy Rushing, voc., Jones-Smith Incorporated.
  • Basie: Sent For You Yesterday and Here You Come Today. Jimmy Rushing, voc., Count Basie and His Orch.
  • Jackson: Ralph's New Blues. Modern Jazz Quartet
  • Rushing/basie: Blues in the Dark. Jimmy Rushing (vocal), Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Brooks: Some of these days. Jimmy Rushing (vocal), Jazz Ensemble.
  • Isaacs: Walk a Golden Mile. Mark isaacs (piano), James Muller (guitar), Jay Anderson (bass), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Bob Sheppard (soprano sax)
  • Arlen: When the Sun Comes Out. Paul Grabowsky, pno., Sam Anning, db., Ben Vanderwal, drums, Jamie Oehlers, sax.
  • Lewis: How High the Moon. Ella Fitzgerald, voc., Charlie Parker, sax., Jazz at the Philharmonic.
  • unknown: How high the moon. Dianne Reeves (vocal), Mulgrew Miller (piano), Charnett Moffatt (bass), Terry Lune Carrington (drums)
  • Corea: Spain. Chick Corea (keyboards), Jazz Ensemble.
  • Jones: Count 'Em. Bob Barnard, cornet, Bob Barnard's Jazz Orch.
  • Evans: Turn out the Stars. Connie Lansberg (vocal), Piano Trio
  • Chestnut, Cyrus: Sentimentalia. Cyrus Chestnut (piano), Steve Kirby (bass), Clarence Penn (drums)
  • Sinatra/Wolf/herron: I'm a fool to want you. Kenny Burrell (guitar)
  • Ellington: I let a song go out of my heart. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney (vocal)
  • Strayhorn: Passion Flower. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, Johnny Hodges (alto sax)
  • Kempk/Ellington: Hello Little Girl. Duke Ellington Orchestra, Jimmy Rushing (vocal)
  • Youmans/Rose ellison: more than you know. Jimmy Rushing (vocal), Dave Frishberg (piano)

  • 19th October

    Show Playlist
  • Peterson: Blues for Big Scotia. Oscar Petrson trio, All-Star Big band
  • Evans: Melinda. Stan Getz, sax., Bill Evans, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Gershwin: Who Cares? (Take 5) . Cannonball Adderley, sax., Bill Evans, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Evans: Turn Out the Stars. Jim Hall, gtr., Bill Evans, pno.
  • Bernstein: Some other time. Tony Bennett (vocal), Bill Evans (piano)
  • Davis: Freddie freeloader. Bill Evans Trio
  • Golson/Hendricks: That's Killer Joe. Manhattan Transfer (vocal group)
  • Gershwin: Nice work if you can get it. Stan Getz (tenor sax), Bob Brookmeyer (trombone),
  • Gershwin: Love is here to stay. Jimmy Cleveland (trombone), Jazz Ensemble
  • Murphy: Slow Exposure. Andrea Keller (piano), Tamara Murphy (bass), Allan Browne (drums)
  • Monk: Blue Monk. Bill Evans (two pianos)
  • Alsop/Doumany: Heaven Help: Christine Sullivan (vocal), jazz ensemble
  • Gershwin: Mine. Buddy de Franco (clarinet)
  • Burke: Wide-eyed. Rob Burke (sax), Tony gould (piano), Nick Haywood (bass), Tony Floyd (drums)

  • 12th October

    Show Playlist
  • Kessel: Swedish Pastry. Stan Hasselgard Sextete
  • Rodgers/Hart: Bewitched, bothered and bewildered. Silje Nergaard (vocal)
  • Gershwin: Who cares? Karin Krog (vocal)
  • Swan: When your lover has gone. Bjarne Nerem (tenor sax), Piano Trio
  • Rypdal: Dancing without Reindeers. Terje Rypdal (guitar)
  • Mikkelborg: Glass Painting. Palle Mikkelborg (trumpet)
  • Romberg: When I Grow Too Old to Dream. Judy Bailey, pno.
  • Romberg: When I Grow Too Old to Dream. Red Onions Jazz Band
  • Jones: backbone. Danish Radio Big Band.
  • Gershwin: someone to watch over me. Laila Dalseth (vocal), Piano trio
  • Henderson: Bye Bye Blackbird. Yvette Johannson, voc., John Montesante Quintet.
  • Freed/Lane: How about you? Antti Sarpila Quartet
  • Jones: Stockholm Sweetnin" Al Jarreau (male vocal)
  • Lennon/McCartney (arr. Hobgood): Norwegian wood. Kurt Elling, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Traditional: Dear Old Stockholm. Ulf Wakenius, gtr., Jan Lundgren, pno., Scott Hamilton, sax., Rhythm Section.
  • Pedersen: Dancing Girls. Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen Trio,
  • Jarrett: Innocence. Keith Jarrett, pno., Jan Garbarek, reeds, Palle Danielsson, db., Jon Christensen, perc.
  • Gustavson: Twins. Tord Gustavson Trio