The next Jazz Night in America webcast will present A Jazz Piano Christmas 2014.
Every year, NPR Music invites a handful of the world's top keyboard players to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. We ask them to play some of their favorite holiday music for the audience — solo — and the recording becomes the public radio special A Jazz Piano Christmas.
The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 concert season. General admission tickets for individual concerts may also be purchased in advance or at the door for each concert. General admission prices are Adults $25 and Students $12.50. Concert dates, times and locations are listed below. For tickets and additional information, contact the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra business office at (402) 477-8446 or http://www.artsincorporated.org/njo/
December 4: Best Jazz of 2014 Part 1 The first of two shows looking back at some of the finest jazz releases from 2014. Joshua Breakstone, Matt Wilson, and Catherine Russell are a few of the artists on tonight's show.
Once again KIOS will air the United Stats Air Force Band's Jazz Heritage Series which will feature special guests. This year we will air the series on three consecutive days over the Thanksgiving holiday.
The first show on Wednesday November 26th will feature jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini. On Thanksgiving day, renowned trombonist Andy Martin will be featured. And on Friday, it's vibraphonist Joe Locke. All will be backed by the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force, The Airmen of Note.
KIOS will air a one-hour documentary Sunday night, November 2 at 7:00PM which chronicles the recordings made by Bob Dylan and The Band in 1967 that became known as "The Basement Tapes". The program will feature the music and stories behind one of the most significant moments in pop culture in the last 50 years.
Herbie Hancock is looking back at a legendary career in jazz.
For decades, he has been one of the most influential figures in jazz music. As a pianist and later keyboardist, he has made important contributions to the genre.
The new memoir, "Possibilities", explores the jazz pianist's work as a sideman with the Miles Davis Quintet in the 1960s. Also covered is the legendary Mwandishi Sextet and Hancock's chart-topping mid 70s jazz-funk recordings, in addition to his Buddhist spiritual practice.