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This Week…SHOWS #2055-2056…20-21 APRIL 2019

Feature…APRIL: JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH PART 3-2019 NEA JAZZ MASTERS!

Join Russ Davis as we continue our month-long salute to APRIL: JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH. This week as the National Endowment for the Arts will honor the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters—recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz—at a series of free events this April, held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. So join us to hear all about the 2019 Jazz Masters on the next JAZZ AMERICA from VOA1.

·Bob Dorough—Vocalist, Composer, Arranger, Pianist

·Abdullah Ibrahim—Pianist, Composer

·Maria Schneider—Composer, Arranger, Bandleader

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JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #2055…20-21 APRIL 2019

ABDULLAH IBRAHIM…manneberg-revisited (water from an ancient well)

* Jason Moran Introduction

NEA GUEST ALL-STARS…the balance (live @ kennedy center Washington, DC)

* Abdullah Ibrahim Interview

NEA GUEST ALL-STARS…tuang guru (live @ kennedy center Washington, DC)

GRACE KELLY…UBU party chant (go time Brooklyn 2)

* Deborah Rutter/President of Kennedy Center Introduction

SHELIA JORDAN…small day tomorrow (live @ kennedy center Washington, DC)

KURT ELLING & J.D. WALTER…nothing like you (live @ kennedy center Washington, DC)

KURT ELLING & J.D. WALTER…I’m hip (live @ kennedy center Washington, DC)

JASON MILES & KIND OF NEW…street vibe (black magic)

HOUR TWO… 

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #2056…20-21 APRIL 2019

MARIA SCHNEIDER JAZZ ORCHESTRA…arbiters of evolution (the Thompson fileds)

* Jason Moran Introduction

NEA GUEST ALL-STARS…choro dancado (live @ kennedy center Washington, DC)

* Maria Schneider Acceptance Speech

RENEE FLEMING…walking by flashlight (live @ kennedy center Washington, DC)

LOUIS ARMSTRONG…what a wonderful world (the elizabethville concert-1960)

WYNTON MARSALIS…gone my way (bolden-original soundtrack)

* Jason Moran’s Stanley Crouch Introduction

NEA GUEST ALL-STARS…lynne’s grin (live @ kennedy center Washington, DC)

NEA GUEST ALL-STARS…crenshaw follies (live @ kennedy center Washington, DC)

NEA GUEST ALL-STARS…git it in your soul (live @ kennedy center Washington, DC)

HERBIE HANCOCK…chameleon (live @ the we are the future festival Rome-2004)

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Next Week…SHOWS #2057-2058…27-28 APRIL 2019

Feature…APRIL: JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH PART 4…INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY CONCERT!

Join Russ Davis as we close out our month-long salute to APRIL: JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH. This week we’ll celebrate the INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY CONCERT in Melbourne, Australia as Herbie Hancock serves as artistic director for the concert filled with international jazz stars. It’s the annual event supported by UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and we’ll celebrate on the next JAZZ AMERICA from VOA1.