Jazz America with Russ Davis

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*Following is the log for the next JAZZ AMERICA program from the Voice of America, heard by an estimated audience of 40 million listeners worldwide each weekend on the entertainment service VOA1 via local radio affiliates.

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Jazz America with Russ Davis*

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This Week…SHOWS #1893-1894…16-17 SEPTEMBER 2017

Special  Feature…DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER GOES HOME TO MEMPHIS: WE GO TO MONTEREY!

Join Russ Davis as he talks to the award-winning vocalist, composer, actress, producer and NEA Jazz Master DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER who returned to her hometown of Memphis, TN to record her newest  release titled MEMPHIS: YES, I’M READY. We’ll talk to Dee Dee and hear this jazzy salute to Memphis Soul! Plus we’ll salute this weekend’s 60th Monterey Jazz Festival in California!

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #1893…16-17 SEPTEMBER 2017

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA…I needs to be be’d with (live @ Monterey Jazz Fest)

LARRY CARLTON & SWR BIG BAND…black friday (lights on)

* Dee Dee Bridgewater Interview

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER…b.a.b.y. (Memphis: yes, I’m ready)

HERBIE MANN…memphis underground (Memphis underground)

KIRK WHALUM…beauty in strength, strength in beauty (the gospel according to jazz vol. 4)

WES MONTGOMERY…what the world needs now is love (tequila-1966)

 * Dee Dee Bridgewater Interview

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER…the thrill is gone (Memphis: yes, I’m ready)

HERBIE HANCOCK…cantaloupe island (live @ Monterey Jazz Fest) 

HOUR TWO…

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #1894…16-17 SEPTEMBER 2017

BOOKER T. JONES…it’s changed (live @ 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Ceremony)

OSCAR PETERSON…younger than springtime (live @ Monterey Jazz Fest)

* Dee Dee Bridgewater Interview

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER…don’t be cruel (Memphis: yes, I’m ready)

CHARLES LLOYD NEW QUARTET…passin’ through (passin’ through)

HANK CRAWFORD…don’t you worry ‘bout a thing (don’t you worry ‘bout a thing)

SONNY ROLLINS…keep hold of yourself (live @ Monterey Jazz Fest)

* Dee Dee Bridgewater Interview

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER…I can’t get next to you (Memphis: yes, I’m ready)

JAZZ@LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA & JOEY ALEXANDER…very early (handful of keys)

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Next Week…SHOWS #1895-1896…23-24 SEPTEMBER 2017

Special  Feature…DETROIT REVISITED: 4 EMERGING VOICES IN JAZZ!

Join Russ Davis as he talks to four of the emerging artists in jazz today that he had the chance to meet at the recent Detroit Jazz Festival. We’ll talk to KAMASI WASHINGTON, CAMERON GRAVES, THEO CROKER & DONNY McCASLIN and hear their music! That’s on the next Jazz America.