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 #1869-1870…24-25 JUNE 2017

Special  Feature…38th MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL PREVIEW!

Join Russ Davis as he talks with Andre Menard & Alain Menard, the founders of the Montreal Jazz Festival that celebrates its 38th year in 2017. We’ll talk to these two visionaries and hear music from some of the artists who’ll play the festival this year including Diana Krall, Stanley Clarke, Ingrid & Christine Jensen, Christian McBride, John Pizzarelli and many more, on the next Jazz America.

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #1869…24-25 JUNE 2017

DIANA KRALL…I’ll see you in my dreams (turn up the quiet)

INGRID & CHRISTINE JENSEN…old time (infinitude)

* Andre Menard & Alain Menard Interview

RAY CHARLES ORCHESTRA…ghana (zurich 1961)

DeJOHNETTE, SCOFIELD, MEDESKI & GRENADIER…up on cripple creek (hudson)

TONY ALLEN…drum thunder suite (tribute to art blakey)

JOHN PIZZARELLI…let ‘em in (midnight mccartney)

 * Andre Menard & Alain Menard Interview

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE TRIO…car wash (live at the village vanguard

NICHOLAS PAYTON…kimathi-cotton gin & tonic (afro Caribbean mixtape)

BILL FRISELL-psycho pt. 1 (when you wish upon a star)

HOUR TWO…

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #1870…24-25 JUNE 2017

THE BAD PLUS…big eater (live at bonnaroo)

BRIA SKONBERG…go tell it (into your own)

* Andre Menard & Alain Menard Interview

NEIL COWLEY TRIO…rooster was a witness (live at montreux 2012

KURT ROSENWINKEL…chromatic b (caipi)

ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT…in my mind (artscience)

STANLEY CLARKE BAND…lopsy lu (live at the 2010 new orleans jazz festival)

SOMI…let me (petite afrique)

 * Andre Menard & Alain Menard Interview

ROBERTO FONSECA…cubano chant (ABUC)

VIJAY IYER…revolutions (reimagining)

PAT METHENY…broadway blues (live at the 1982 montreal jazz festival)

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Next Week…SHOWS #1871-1872…1-2 JULY 2017

Special  Feature…CELEBRATING THE 2018 NEA JAZZ MASTERS!

Join Russ Davis as he celebrates the announcement by The National Endowment for the Arts of the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters, vocalist Dianne Reeves, guitarist Pat Metheny and pianist & educator Joanne Brackeen. We’ll share conversations Russ has enjoyed with Ms. Reeves and Mr. Metheny and lots of music from all the recipients, on the next Jazz America.