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A Jazz Piano Christmas

Dec 22, 2014

A Jazz Piano Christmas airs Tuesday, December 23 at 8:00pm on KIOS.

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.

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KIOS BLUES CHART JULY 2014

Aug 3, 2014

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Legendary jazz drummer Louis Hayes and his band recorded a set of music last year at Smoke Jazz Club in New York City. The set draws the listener in with twelve numbers of sustained brilliance and is the "Return of the Jazz Communicators".

It swings!

Louis Hayes knows a thing or two about swing. He co-founded the Jazz Communicators with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard in 1967, after offering to present a summer's worth of performances in a club in Manhattan with a band that had not actually been founded at the time of the offer!

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On Chicago Fire, Eric Alexander demonstrates again why he is one of the busiest saxophonists on today's jazz scene. Alexander has a fully developed voice on the saxophone and can blow with the best of them. Harold Mabern, one of the greatest jazz pianists ever, is in the studio, as is bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth.  Additionally, special guest Jeremy Pelt steps in for a few tracks and demonstrates his mainstream credentials. This gathering of total professionals creates a smoking session!

Legendary Chicago Drummer & Bandleader Kahil El'Zabar continues to add fine recordings to an already impressive discography of discs firmly in the jazz avant-garde but rooted in straight-ahead jazz. Zabar's latest effort with his longstanding Ritual Trio band, Follow The Sun, continues in that direction. 

FEBRUARY  6: SOME OF THE BEST JAZZ FROM 2004:We go back a decade and listen to some of the fine recordings from 2004. The show includes music from Stefon Harris, Diana Krall, Gary Burton and more!
                       

FEBRUARY 20: PART TWO OF JAZZ FROM 2004: More of some of the notable jazz recordings of 2004 including music from Giacomo Gates, Winard Harper and Roseanna Vitro.

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