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Jazz America with Russ Davis*
105 east 16th street/# 7 south•new york, ny 10003
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This Week…SHOWS #1979-1980…14-21 JULY 2018

Special  Feature…WORLD JAZZ PIONEERS: BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES

Join Russ Davis as he takes you to beautiful Montreal, Quebec for a celebration of the 39th Montreal Jazz Festival where the group Bela Fleck & the Flecktones received the prestigious “Miles Davis Award” from the festival for their 3 decades of constant innovation and high level creativity. They can certainly be considered some of the first artists to blend the music of the world with the jazz concept. We’ll talk to them about that and more aspects of their brilliant career and hear lots of their music on the next Jazz America.

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #1979…14-21 JULY 2018

ERROLL GARNER… s’wonderful (nightconcert

ALLAN HARRIS…filthy mcnasty (the genius of eddie jefferson)

* Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Interview

BELA FLECK & THE FLECTONES…funky jam (live in montreal-1 july 2018))

ANDY NARELL…dance class (long time band)

SADE…smooth operator (extended jazz version-single)

DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA…bonga (afro bossa)

 * Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Interview

BELA FLECK & THE FLECTONES…the west country (ufo tofu)

CHICK COREA…spain (chick corea’s akoustic band)

CYRILLE AIMEE…live alone and like it (let’s get lost)

HOUR TWO…

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #1980…14-21 JULY 2018

ABDULLAH IBRAHIM…chisa (African river)

GIGI…zomaye (gigi)

* Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Interview

BELA FLECK & THE FLECTONES…the sinister minister (greatest hits of the 20th century)

DR. BILLY TAYLOR & GERRY MULLIGAN…line for lyons (live at MCG)

KYLE EASTWOOD…big noise from winettka  (paris blue)

AS IS featuring ALAN & STACEY SCHULMAN…willow weep for me (here’s to life)

* Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Interview

BELA FLECK & THE FLECTONES…snatchin’ (little worlds)

MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA…arbiters of evolution (the Thompson fields)

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Next Week…SHOWS #1981-1982…21-28 JULY 2018

Special  Feature…GRETCHEN PARLATO: MARVELOUS MUSICIAN AND MOM!

Join Russ Davis as he returns to beautiful Montreal, Quebec for a conversation with one of the great vocalists in jazz today, Gretchen Parlato, who returned from a four hear layoff from performing after the birth of her son to play the festival with husband, percussionist Mark Guiliana. We’ll talk to her about mixing music with motherhood, the state of jazz vocalizing today and her exciting future projects.  And of course we’ll hear lots of her marvelous music on the next Jazz America.