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 #1859-1860…20-21 MAY 2017

Special  Feature…WYNTON MARSALIS & JAZZ @ LINCOLN CENTER SALUTE THE MASTERS!

Join Russ Davis as he talks with the artistic director of NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center and award-winning trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis about his connection to the greats of jazz history and how he carries on the traditions of jazz with the J@LC Orchestra. We’ll hear a number of live performances by Wynton and the orchestra including an emphasis on the new release that celebrates the music of John Lewis and features keyboardist Jon Batiste, on the next Jazz America.

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #1859…20-21 MAY 2017

SUN RA…egypt strut (sun ra meets salah ragab in egypt)

JAZZMEIA HORN…I’m going down (social call)

* Wynton Marsalis Interview

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA…animal dance (the music of john lewis)

BOBBY WATSON…the computer scientist (made in america)

DAVE BRUBECK…take five (time out)

BRIA SKONBERG…alright, ok, you win (with a twist)

* Wynton Marsalis Interview

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA…happy go lucky local (swingin’ with duke)

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE…boogie woogie waltz (live at tonic)

HOUR TWO…

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #1860…20-21MAY 2017

WES MONTGOMERY…jingles (smokin’ in seattle)

REGINA CARTER & MICHE BRADEN…ac-cent-tchu-ate-the positive (ella: accentuate the positive)

* Jon Batiste Interview

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA…delaunay’s dilemma (the music of john lewis)

3 DIVAS…the beat goes on (3 divas)

ART TATUM…out of nowhere (art tatum: the jazz biography)

JACOB COLLIER…down the line (in my room)

 * Wynton Marsalis Interview

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA…two bass hit (the music of john lewis)

SF JAZZ COLLECTIVE…joshua (music of miles davis & orginal compositions)

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Next Week…SHOWS #1861-1862…27-28 MAY 2017

Special  Feature…MILES DAVIS’ 91ST BIRTHDAY…WE CELEBRATE!

Join Russ Davis as he talks with four modern jazz greats who worked with Miles Davis. We’ll talk to keyboard legends Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock and two great drummers Jack DeJohnette & Lenny White, who’ll tell us their “Miles Story” followed by the music of this great master who would have been 91 on May 26th, on the next Jazz America.