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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.


17th May

Show Playlist
  • Weckl: Alegria. Dave Weckl Band
  • Chindamo: The kid. Graeme Lyall (sax), Joe Chindamo (accordion), The con artists
  • Styne: Make Someone Happy. Angela Davis (saxophone), Jazz ensemble.
  • Styne: Make Someone Happy. Jimmy Durante (vocal)
  • Ellington: I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart. Mildred Bailey, voc., Mildred Bailey and Her Orch.
  • Ellington (arr. Nicolle): I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart. Michelle Nicolle Quartet.
  • Metheny: Have you heard. Pat Metheny Group
  • Traditional: Annie Laurie. Angela Davis (alto sax), Chris Ziemba (piano), Linda Oh (bass)
  • Woods: There will never be another you. Hank Mobley (tenor), Donal Byrd (trumpet), Ronnie Ball (piano), Doug Watkins (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
  • Egan/Whiting: Japanese Sandman. Connee Boswell and the Original Memphis Five
  • Handy: Friendless Blues. Nat King Cole (vocal), Jazz Orchestra
  • Basie (arr. Bernstein): Harvard Blues. Kevin Mahogany, voc., Kansas City Band.
  • Williams/Graham: I aint got nobody: Benny Goodman (clarinet), jazz ensemble
  • Davidson: Cover Drive. Daryll McKenzie Jazz Orchestra
  • LeMarques: A Paris. Jacky Terrasson (piano), Birelli Lagrene (guitar), Remi Vignolo (bass), Terreon gully (drums)
  • Gershwin: Nice work if you can get it. Jessica Williams (solo piano)
  • Gershwin: Bess, you is my woman now. Miles Davis (trumpet), Jazz Orchestra
  • Adamson/McHugh: Too young to go steady. Karrin Allyson (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Davis: The light between us. Angela Davis (alto sax), Tony Gould (piano), Sam Anning (bass)

  • 10th May

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  • Davis: Circuit for three. Angela Davis (alto sax), Tony Gould (piano), Sam Anning (bass)
  • Hubbard: Little Sunflower. Dorothy Ashby, harp, Richard Evans Orch.
  • Bowman: East of the Sun (and West of the Moon). George Shearing, pno., Denzil Best, drums, Marjorie Hyams, vibraphone, Chuck Wayne, gtr., John Levy, db.
  • Higginbotham: Good Morning Heartache. Cassandra Wilson, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Daly/Wilson: Today. Kerrie Biddell (vocal), Daly Wilson Big Band
  • Legrand: What are you doing the rest of your life? Marion Kenyon (piano), Bruce Clarke (guitar)
  • Basie: Jumpin' at the Woodside. Count Basie and His Orch, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross.
  • Brown (arr. Jones): G'wan Train (Short Version). Quincy Jones' s Orch.(melba liston trombone)
  • Osser/Thiele: Cool. Ali Ryerson
  • Morricone: Cinema Paradiso. Regina Carter (violin)
  • Santamaria: Afro Blue. Emily Remmler (guitar)
  • Santamaria: Afro Blue. Dianne Reeves (vocal), Jazz ensemble
  • Weiss/Creatore/Peretti/Linda: The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Ali McGregor (vocal)
  • Lang/Meder/Reisfeld: Its oh so quiet' Ali McGregor (vocal)
  • Lane: How about you. Bodil Niska (tenor sax), Bjørn Alterhaug (bass), Pelle Hultén (drums), Egil Kapstad (piano)
  • Morton: The Pearls. Lil Hardin Armstrong, pno.
  • Lubin: I'm Sending My Blessings. Rita Williams, voc., Ivy Benson & Her Girls Band.

  • 3rd May

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    26th April

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  • Hamilton/Sievier: You're blasé. Louis Armstrong (vocal, trumpet), Russ Garcia Orchestra
  • Dorough: I've got just about everything. Tony Bennett (vocal), Ralph Sharon Trio
  • Barnes: Something Cool. June Christy, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Arlen/capote: A Sleepin bee. Mel Torme (vocal), Marty Paich orchestra
  • Jenkins/Mercer: p.S.I Love You. Frank Sinatra (vocal), Hollywood String Quartet
  • Brooks: Some of these days. Jimmy Rushing (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Bowman: east of the Sun. Lee Wiley (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Brown/mann: Afro Blue. Abbey Lincoln (vocal), Jazz ensemble.
  • Burke: Black Coffee. Peggy Lee, voc., Jimmy Rowles, pno., Ed Shaughnessy, drums, Pete Candoli, tpt., Max Wayne, db.
  • Anderson/Weill: september Song. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Paul Smith (piano)
  • Schroder: The Offering. Schroder's Big Band.
  • Schmidt: Sub-Zero. Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra
  • Schroder: Cubism. Jazz at Richmond Hill (Ken schroder, leader)
  • Spikes: Someday Sweetheart. Danny Moss, sax., Bob Barnard, cornet, Brian Lemon, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Davis, Jimmie: You are my Sunshine. James morrison (trumpet), Ray Brown (bass), herb ellis (guitar), Jeff Hamilton (drums).
  • Davis, Jimmie: You are my Sunshine. Cyrus Chestnut (piano) Michael Hawkins (bass), Neal Smith (drums)
  • Tristano: April. Lee Konitz, sax., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Goodman: Benny's Bugle. Bill Frisell (guitar), Eyvind Kong (viola), Rudy Royston (drums)
  • Carter: Keep on the Sunny side. Bill Frisell (guitar), Eyvind Kong (viola), Rudy Royston (drums)
  • De Franco: I lost the Blues. Buddy de Franco (clarinet), John Pizzarelli (guitar), Martin Pizzarelli (bass), Ray Kennedy (piano), Butch Miles (drums)
  • Noble: The very thought of you. Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Ellis Marsalis (piano), Reginald Veal (bass), Herlin Riley (drums)
  • Tristano: Freedom. Lennie Tristano (piano), Billy Bauer (guitar), Clyde Lombardi (bass)

  • 19th April

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  • Calloway: Ogeechee River Lullaby. Cab Calloway, voc., Cab Calloway and His Orch.
  • MacDonald: Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana). Milt Hinton, db., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Hefti: Splanky. Christian McBride, Milt Hinton, Ray Brown (basses)
  • Rodgers/Hart: You took advantage of me. Teddy Wilson (piano), Milt Hinton (bass), Jo Jones (drums)
  • Woods/Hines: Rosetta. Ralph Sutton, Jay McShann (pianos), milt Hinton (bass), Gus Johnson (drums)
  • Gershwin: Liza. Ralph Sutton (piano), Ruby Braff (cornet), Milt Hinton (bass), Mousie Alexander (drums)
  • Carmichael: One morning in May. Ralph Sutton (piano), Bob Barnard (trumpet), Milt Hinton (bass), Len Barnard (drums)
  • Hooker: Shake It Baby. Milt Hinton, db., Barry Guitar) Galbraith, John Lee Hooker, voc., John Lee Hooker, gtr., David Francis, drums.
  • Feller: I Just Dropped By to Say Hello. Elvin Jones, drums, Hank Jones, pno., Milt Hinton, db., Johnny Hartman, voc.
  • Cooley: Fever. Jimmy Smith, org., Kenny Burrell, gtr., Milt Hinton, db., Bill English, drums.
  • Kahn-Jones: I'll see you in my dreams. Zoot Sims (tenor sax), joe Venuti (violin), Milt Hinton (bass), John bunch (piano), Bobby Rosengarden (drums),
  • McHugh/Fields: On the sunny side of the street. Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Wild Bill Davis (organ), Dickie Thompson (guitar), Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums).
  • Johnson: Dues Blues. The Trombones Inc.
  • Smith: Long old road. Vic Dickenson (trombone), Joe Newman (trumpet), Frank Wess (tenor), Ray Tunia (piano), Jackie Williams (drums), Milt Hinton (bass)
  • Harburg/Arlen: happiness is a thing called Joe. Curtis Fuller (Trombne), Jazz Ensemble
  • Hanighen/mercer: When a woman loves a man. Ranee lee (vocal), Milt Hinton (bass), Drums – Archie Alleyne, Guitar – Richard Ring, Piano – Oliver Jones (5), Saxophone, Flute – Richard Beaudet
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: It might as well be spring. Joe Derise (piano, vocal), Milt Hinton (bass), Osie Johnson (drums)
  • Schwartz/Dietz: Dancing in the Dark. Tony Bennett (vocal), Ralph Burns Orchestra
  • Young: When I Fall in Love. Mundell Lowe, gtr., Jimmy Jones, pno., Ben Webster, sax., Milt Hinton, db., Dave Bailey, drums.
  • Ahbez: Nature Boy. Ike Quebec, sax., Milt Hinton, db., Freddie Roach, org., Al Harewood, drums.
  • Porter: Ridin High. Chris Connor vocal, Joe Puma (guitar), Milt Hinton (bass), Ralph Sharon (piano), Herbie Mann (flute), Osie Johnson (drums)
  • Levant/Heyman: Blame it on my youth. Chris Connor vocal, Joe Puma (guitar), Milt Hinton (bass), Ralph Sharon (piano), Herbie Mann (flute), Osie Johnson (drums)
  • Russell: Waltz from Outer space. George Russell and his Orchestra

  • 12th April

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  • Tchaikowsky: None but the lonely heart. Frank Sinatra (vocal)
  • Albinoni (arr. Loussier): Adagio. Jacques Loussier Trio.
  • Mozart: Sonata 15, Allegro, Andante, Allegretto The Swingle singers
  • Greig: Morning Mood. Duke Ellingon Orchestra
  • Grieg (arr. Whitney): In the Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt). Will Bradley and His Orch.
  • Beethoven (arr. Cooper): Beethoven's 5th Salsa. Simon Tedeschi, pno., James Morrison, tpt., Ian Cooper, vln., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Tchaikowsky Danse of the Floreadores. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
  • Tchaikowsky The Volga Vouty (Russian Dance) Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
  • Vivaldi: Spring ( The Four seasons). Eddie daniels (clarinet), Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
  • Mozart (arr. Chindamo): Clarinet Concerto in A, K622, adagio. Joe Chindamo, pno.
  • Unknown: Time was when. Hadda Brooks, voc.
  • Unknown: Close your eyes (and I'll be there). Hadda Brooks, voc.
  • Brown Body and Soul. Carmen McRae (vocal)
  • Campbell/connoly/shapiro If I had you. Dick Hyman (piano), Jay leonhart (bass), Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar), Butch Miles (drums)
  • Hodges: L.B.Blues. Bob Wilber (sax), Dick Hyman (organ), Britt Woodman (trombone), James Chirrillo (guitar), Phil Flanagan (bass), Joe Ascione (drums)

  • 5th April

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  • Mills/Cole: Straighten up and fly right. Vince Jones (vocal)
  • Hancock: Maiden Voyage. Herbie Hancock (piano), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), George Coleman (sax), Ron Carter (bass), Tony Williams (drums)
  • Pearson: Chant. Donald Byrd (trumpet), Herbie Hancock (piano) Jazz Ensemble
  • Feyne/Johnson/Hawkins: Tuxedo Junction. Manhattan Transfer (vocal group)
  • Haggart/Burke: What's New? Stan Kenton Orchestra
  • Kern: All the things you are. Lee Konitz (alto sax), Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Carson Smith (bass), Larry Bunker (drums)
  • Durham/Battle: Topsy. Lee Konitz (alto sax), Wayne Marsh (tenor sax), Billy Bauer (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
  • Davis: Circle. Miles Davis (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Tony Williams (drums)
  • Williams: Basin Street Blues. Judy Bailey, pno.
  • Williams: Basin Street Blues Peggy Lee (vocal), Quincy Jones Orchestra
  • Ellington: I aint got nothing but the blues. Barbara Morrison (vocal)
  • Edwards: Don't touch me. Barbara Morrison (vocal)
  • Hancock: Watermelon Man. Herbie Hancock (piano), Jazz Ensemble
  • Dietz/Scwartz: Dancing in the Dark. Buddy de Franco (clarinet), John Pizarelli (guitar), Martin Pizzarelli (bass), Ray Kennedy (piano), Butch Miles (drums)
  • Dietz: Alone Together. Kristin Berardi, voc., James Sherlock, gtr.
  • Ellington: In a mellotone. Chico Hamilton (drums), Eric Dolphy (flute)
  • Dolphy: South Street Exit. Eric Dolphy, fte., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Evans: Turn out the Stars. Herbie Hancock (piano), John McLaughlin (guitar)
  • Porter: So In Love. Michelle Nicolle, voc., Geoff Hughes, gtr., Ronny Ferella, drums, Tom Lee, db.
  • Rowles: The Peacocks. Sam Anning, db., Daniel Gassin, pno., Daniel Susnjar, drums.

  • 29th March

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  • Gensler/Robin: Love is just around the corner. Eddie Condon & His Windy city Seven
  • Waller: keepin out of mischief now. Pee Wee Russell (clarinet), Jess Stacy (piano), Sid Weiss (bass), George Weitling (drums)
  • Handy: Aunt hagar's Blues. Jack Teeguarden (trombone), Wild Bill Davison (cornet), Pee Wee Russell (clarinet), Gene Schroeder (piano), Eddie Condon (guitar), Morey Rayman (bas), Johnny Blowers (drums)
  • Russell: Pee Wee's Blues. Pee Wee Russell (clarinet), Nat Pierce (piano), Tommy Potter (bass), Karl Kiffe (drums),
  • Warner/Dubin: Lulu's Back in Town. Pee Wee Russell (clarinet), Buck Clayton (trumpet), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Wendell Marshall (bass), Osie Johnson (drums)
  • Hickman/Williams: Rose Room. Eddie Condon Orchestra
  • Stewart: Baby, you can count on me. Pee Wee Russell (clarinet), Marshall Brown (trombone), Russell George (bass), Ronnie Bedford (drums)
  • Russell: Englewood. Pee Wee Russell (clarinet), Buck Clayton (trumpet), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Wendell Marshall (bass), Osie Johnson (drums)
  • Carter: When Lights are Low. Jazz ambassadors (US Army field band)
  • Carter: When lights are low. Tony Bennett (vocal), Ralph Sharon Trio
  • Dameron: Hot House. Emily Remmler (guitar)
  • Dameron: if you could see me now. Chet Baker (trumpet) Jazz ensemble
  • Waller: Piccadilly. John Gill (solo piano)
  • Waller. Viper's Drag. John Gill (solo piano)
  • Murphy: Tourner La Page. Andrea Keller (piano), Tamara Murphy (bass), allan Browne (drums)
  • Murphy: Lullaby. Tony Gould, pno., Robert Burke, sax.
  • Legrand/Mercer: Once upon a summertime. Jeri Brown (vocal),

  • 22nd March

    Show Playlist
  • Brubeck: Unsquare Dance. Dave Brubeck Quartet.
  • Desmond: Take Five. Dave Brubeck Quartet.
  • Goodman: Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman featuring Gene Krupa
  • Shrdlu: The Drum battle. Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich
  • Morey: Someday My Prince Will Come. Bill Evans, pno., Paul Motian, drums, Scott LaFaro, db.
  • Rodgers: This Nearly Was Mine. Bill Frisell, gtr., Joe Lovano, sax., Paul Motian, drums.
  • Gillespie/clark: salt Peanuts. Miles Davis Quintet
  • pepper: Tin Tin Deo. Art Pepper (sax)., Red Garland (piano), Paul chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)
  • Lennon/McCartney: Blackbird. Tony Williams, drums, Jazz Ensemble.
  • Miller: The Mob. Allan Browne, perc., Onaje.
  • Gould: For Alan (Turnbull). Tony Gould, pno., Ted Vining, drums, Lyndon Gray, bass.