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This Week…SHOWS #1999-2000…22-28 SEPTEMBER 2018

Special  Feature…THE 61ST MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL!

Join Russ Davis as he presents highlights of the last big jazz event of the summer festival season…the 61st Monterey Jazz Festival in California, the longest continuously running festival in history. We’ll talk to newly named NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves and three artists who’ll join in celebrations of jazz greats who are gone but not forgotten. Randy Brecker remembers his brother Michael, Terri Lyne Carrington leads a celebration for the late, great pianist Geri Allen, and Christian McBride salutes one of his major influences, bass legend Ray Brown. Enjoy highlights of the 61st Monterey Jazz Festival on the next Jazz America.

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #1997…15-16 SEPTEMBER 2018

ANAT COHEN & TRIO BRASILIERO… baiao da esperanca  (rosa dos ventos)

INGRID & CHRISTINE JENSEN…old time (infinitude)

* Dianne Reeves Interview

DIANNE REEVES…tango (beautiful life)

GERALD WILSON ORCHESTRA…allegro (Monterey moods)

PAT METHENY…broadway blues (live @ 1982 Montreal Jazz Festival)

NORAH JONES…it’s a wonderful time for love (day breaks)

* Randy Brecker Interview

BRECKER BROTHERS BAND REUNION…straphangin’ (brecker brothers band reunion live)

JEFF CLAYTON & MZ VAL…and I sing (listen through the looking glass)

HOUR TWO…

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #1998…15-16 SEPTEMBER 2018

BRIA SKONBERG…how I know (with a twist)

GERI ALLEN & TIMELINE…four by five (live)

* Terri Lyne Carrington Interview

TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON…unconditional love (the mosaic project)

JOEY DEFRANCESCO…so near, so far (project freedom)

BOBBY SANABRIA & MULTIUNIVERSE BIG BAND…cool (west side story reimagined)

CECILE McLORIN SALVANT…one step (the window)

* Christian McBride Interview

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE…brown funk-for ray (a family affair)

BILL FRISELL…hawks (big sur)

JOHN COLTRANE…afro blue (1963)

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Next Week…SHOWS #2001-2002…29-30 SEPTEMBER 2018

Special  Feature…THE STARS COME OUT IN DETROIT! Detroit Jazz Festival Conversations Part 2

Join Russ Davis as he returns to the Detroit Jazz Festival to speak with four of the great artists who played this year. You’ll hear from Detroit’s own, violinist Regina Carter, the great son of New Orleans, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, and two great saxophonists, Tia Fuller and the son of Alice and John, Ravi Coltrane. Enjoy more of the words and music we discovered at the Detroit Jazz Festival on the next Jazz America.