FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives. Panel: Kathleen Scott, Lydia Rhodes, April Nelson, and Pamela Schaffert, all Certified Nurse Midwives from the Olson Center for Women’s Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
One of the most adventuresome and dynamic guitarists in jazz or rock is Nels Cline. Active since 1977 in a wide variety of genres, he is the guitarist for the alternative rock band, Wilco. Cline's command of the guitar is such that Spin magazine in 2012 named him the 43rd greatest guitarist of all time. He is also the leader of the Nels Cline Singers, a band which has explored the frontiers of jazz music on several recordings over the last decade.
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!
An hour of great jazz from legendary drummers of yesteryear and some that are making an impact on today's jazz scene. Art Blakey, Shelly Manne and Winard Harper are just a few of the artists we have for this show.
INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION LECTURE – Chaja Verveer, Holocaust Museum Houston Board member, and member of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission “Improbable Survivor: A Young Child in the Holocaust”
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Sibelan Forrester, Professor of Russian Language and Literature at Swarthmore College “East and West Connect and Compete: Anglo-American and Russian Science Fiction in the Cold War and Beyond”
A remarkable orchestral jazz work recorded in France in the last two years, I Hear The Sound is a live performance of material from saxophonist Archie Shepp, "Attica Blues". The big band effort brings to a new generation of listeners material first presented in 1972 on Impulse.
The vitality of funk music connected to the traditions of New Orleans second line music is hard to resist. The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, led by saxophonist Ken Field, brings this exciting, easily danceable groove into focus on the new effort, Live Snakes (Accurate 2014). It's the third album from this ensemble of musicians with a changing cast, but rock solid second line performances.
DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Steve Marantz, Researcher for ESPN Content Development, and author of “Sorcery at Caesar’s: Sugar Ray’s Marvelous Fight” “The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the ’68 Radial Divide”