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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 January

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  • Kaper, Bronislau: On Green Dolphin Street. George Shearing, pno., Nancy Wilson, voc.
  • Carmichael/Washington: The Nearness of You. Nancy Wilson (vocal), George Shearing Quintet
  • Hammerstein/Kern: I won't dance. George Shearing (piano), Neil Swainson (bass)
  • McHugh, Jimmy: Where Are You?. Bernie McGann, sax., Paul Grabowsky, pno., Philip Rex, db., Simon Barker, drums .
  • Loesser: Never will I marry. Nancy Wilson (vocal), Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Arlen/Capote: A Sleepin Bee. Nancy Wilson (vocal), Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Scwartz/Deitz: Dancing in the Dark. Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Hank Jones (piano), Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
  • Kahn/Malneck/Livingstone: I'm thru with love. Johnny Desmond (vocal), Tony Mottola (guitar)
  • Ellington: Prelude to a kiss. Tony Bennett (vocal)
  • Kern/hammerstein: The Song is You. Nancy Wilson (vocal), Gerald Wilson (arr. cond.), Jazz Orchestra
  • Gershwin: Someone to watch over me. Nancy Wilson (vocal), Gerald Wilson (arr. cond.) String Orchestra
  • Wilson: Viva Tirado. Gerald Wilson Orchestra
  • Blue Train. John Coltrane, sax.
  • Rodgers/Hart: Glad to be unhappy. Nancy Wilson (vocal), Hank Jones (piano), Jazz Trio
  • Berlin: Supper time. Nancy Wilson (vocal), Hank Jones (piano) Jazz trio
  • Dodgion: The Oregon Grinder. Hank Jones (piano), Isla Eckinger (bass), Kurt Bong (drums)
  • Van Ross, Paul: Blue Rendezvous with Three Turks. Hugh Stuckey, gtr., Kim Kelaart, electronic organ, Mark Lockett, drums, Paul Van Ross, sax.
  • Duke/Harburg: April in Paris. Thad Jones (trumpet), Billy Mitchell (tenor sax), Barry Harris (piano), Percy Heath (bass), Max Roach (drums)
  • Duke/Harburg: April in Paris. Lionel Hampton (vibes), Buddy de Franco (clarinet), Oscar Peterson (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Buddy Rich (drums)
  • Duke/Harburg: April in Paris. Sara Serpa (voice), Ran Blake (piano)
  • Grabowsky, Paul: Angel. Paul Grabowsky, pno.

  • 10th January

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  • Beiderbecke: in a Mist. Geoff Muldaur's Futuristic Ensemble.

  • 3rd January

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  • Strayhorn, Billy (arr. Schuller, Gunther): Chelsea Bridge. Joe Lovano, sax. Unnamed Orch/Gunther Schuller.

  • 27th December

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  • Marsalis: Harriet Tubman. Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Jazz Ensemble
  • Gershwin: Our love is here to stay. Marcus Roberts (piano), Reginald Veal (bass), Herlin Riley Junior (drums)
  • Carmichael: Rockin'Chair. Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Jazz Orchestra
  • Eldridge: Fish Market. Roy Eldridge and his Orchestra
  • Harding, Buster: Little Jazz. Artie Shaw and His Orch .
  • Bostic, Earl: Let Me Off Uptown. Anita O'Day, voc., Roy Eldridge, tpt. Unnamed Orch .
  • unknown: Knock me a kiss. Roy Eldridge (trumpet and vocal), Gene Krupa Orchestra

  • 20th December

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  • Torme, Mel: The Christmas Song. Jimmy Smith, org. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Martin, Hugh: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Tony Gould, pno.

  • 13th December

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  • Brown: Sandu. The Clunk Orchestra
  • Torme, Mel: Born to be Blue. Clifford Brown, tpt., Helen Merrill, voc., Max Roach, drums Quincy Jones' s Orch .
  • Weill, Kurt: September Song. Clifford Brown, tpt., Max Roach, drums, Sarah Vaughan, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Sherlock: Brownie. James Sherlock (guitar), Howard Cairns (bass), Tony Floyd (drums)
  • Brown: Life is a Groove (Jordu). Karrin Allyson (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Brown: Sing Joy Sing. The Manhattan Transfer (vocal group)
  • Silver, Horace: Senor Blues. Horace Silver Quartet .
  • Golson: I remember Clifford. Stan Getz (tenor sax), Kenny Barron (piano)
  • Brown: Daahoud. Clifford Brown (trumpet), Zoot Sims (tenor sax), Stu Williamson (valve trombone), Bob Gordon (baritone sax), Russ Freeman (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Shelly Manne (drums)
  • Powell, Richard: Gertrude's Bounce. Clifford Brown, tpt., Max Roach, drums Jazz Ensemble .
  • Coots/Gillespie: You go to my head. Lou Donaldson (tenor sax), Clifford Brown (trumpet) Percy Heath (bass), Elmo Hope (piano), Philly Joe Jones (drums)
  • Stubblefield: Bushman's Song. Mickey tucker, Andy Vance (pianos), Annette Jenko (bass), Sonya Horbelt (percussion), Joseph Geia (didgeridoo)
  • Kosma, Joseph: Autumn Leaves. Denzil Best, drums, Eddie Calhoun, bass, Erroll Garner, pno.
  • Kosma/Mercer: Autumn Leaves. erroll Garner (piano)
  • Burns/Herman: Early Autumn. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
  • Duke/Dukelsky: Autumn in New York. Arthur Prysock (vocal), studio Orchestra
  • de Rose, Peter: Autumn Serenade. The Mell-O-Tones .
  • Brubeck: Autumn in Washington Square. Dave brubeck Quartet

  • 6th December

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  • Ellington, Duke: Sunset and the Mockingbird. Charlie Watts and the Tentet .
  • Lennon/McCartney: Eleanor Rigby. Sammy Figueroa, perc., Stanley Jordan, gtr.
  • Gesing: Drifter. Norma Winstone 9vocal), Klaus Gesing (reeds)

  • 29th November

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  • Henry/Hyde: Little Girl. John Pizzarelli (vocal, guitar), Jazz Ensemble
  • Lloyd: Forest Flower - Sunrise. Charles Lloyd (tenor sax), Keith Jarrett (piano), Cecil McBee (bass), Jack de Johnette (drums)
  • Schmidt: Sob-Zero. Daryll McKenzie Jazz Orchestra
  • Jarrett, Keith: In Your Quiet Place. Don Burrows, fte. Don Burrows Quintet .
  • Jarrett, Keith: Coral. Peter Petrucci, gtr., Tony Gould, pno.
  • Koehler/Arlen: Between the devil and the deep blue sea. Annie Ross (vocal), Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Jazz ensemble
  • Gordon/Warren: This is Always: Annie Ross (vocal), Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Ellington, Mercer: Things aint what they used to be. Keith Jarrett (piano), Gary Peacock (bass), Jack de Johnnette (drums)
  • Harris: For him, for her. Stefon Harris (vibraphone), Jazz Ensemble
  • Byrd: Black Byrd. Donald Byrd (trumpet), Jazz Ensemble
  • Porter: Everytime we say goodbye. Norma Winstone (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Porter: Every time we say goodbye. Keith Jarrett (piano), Charlie Haden (bass)
  • Taylor: Roger Wilco. Alex Taylor (trombone), Django Rowe (guitar), Lyndon Gray (bass), Stephen Neville (drums)
  • Jarrett: 2 Keith Jarrett (solo piano)
  • Barlow: Lost City. Dale Barlow (tenor saxophone), Jazz Ensemble
  • Delecca, Anton: Lost City. Anton Delecca Quartet .
  • Harburg: Over the Rainbow. Keith Jarrett (solo piano)