Tonight is my final Jazz Show on VPR. I’m honored to have shared jazz with the VPR community for the last 11 years and I’m glad to hear VPR will continue to air this great American art form. Many thanks to the generous musicians who shared their talents in VPR’s Performance Space and through their CDs.
We celebrate an unusual jazz musician tonight, Adrian Rollini who played bass sax, goofus and hot fountain pen in several bands in the 20’s and vocalist & bandleader Tierney Sutton. With your help we can finish VPR’s Summer Membership Drive on goal, please call 800-639-6391 or go to VPR.net. Thanks.
The birthday of pianist & composer Elmo Hope allows us to celebrate this fairly obscure jazz great. Hopefully you will celebrate VPR by making a financial contribution by call 800-639-6391 or by going to VPR.net. You decide the amount to give but please make call now. And thanks.
Tonight’s birthdays include: blues guitarist & vocalist Big Bill Broonzy; bassist Reggie Workman; vocalist Georgie Fame; trombonist Gary Valente; drummer Joey Baron and pianist and arranger Bill Cunliffe. VPR’s Summer Membership Drive is on and we look to you for financial support. Go to VPR.net or call 800-639-6391. And thanks.
We welcome poet, teacher & archivist Reuben Jackson as we discuss his years working on the Duke Ellington Archive at the Smithsonian, his poetry and Poetry & Jazz. It’s also VPR’s Summer Membership Drive and we look for your contribution at VPR.net or by calling 1-800-639-6391. And thanks.
It’s VPR’s Summer Membership Drive and we look for your financial support for Jazz and all the programming you enjoy. Please decide what VPR means to you, how often you listen and then call 1-800-639-9206 or go to VPR.net and make a pledge of support. And thanks.
Tonight we have more Hot songs and Cool Jazz to help weather the season. You can help by joining in and supporting VPR during our Summer Membership Drive – call 1-800-639-6391 or go to VPR.net and make a pledge of financial support to your Public Radio station.
It’s VPR’s Summer Membership Drive and we’ve got Hot Temps & Cool Jazz to inspire your financial support of your Public Radio station. Please call 1-800-639-6391 or go to VPR.net to show your support. We hear a number of classic Antonio Carlos Jobim songs and celebrate Eric Dolphy’s birthday with his distinctive bass clarinet.
It’s the first day of VPR’s Summer Membership Drive and we look to you to support Jazz and all the programming you love by making the call to 1-800-639-6391 or by going to VPR.net. Pledge what you can, you decide the amount, but please make your pledge now. And thanks.
Tonight we celebrate the birthdays of two songwriters: Sammy Cahn, lyricist of "Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry," "I Should Care," "All The Way," "Teach Me Tonight" and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along;" andCon Conrad who wrote the music to, "The Continental" and "You Call It Madness."