Etienne Charles is a trumpeter from Trinidad whose three previous albums have featured calypso music as interpreted through an engaging post-bop focus. Charles continues to grow as an artist as evidenced on his latest, Creole Soul. His latest recording reflects his interest in Carribean music and the music of New Orleans.
This weekend KIOS will present NPR Music's web-only stream of the Newport Jazz Festival. On August 3rd and 4th from 10:00AM to 6:30PM central time many of today's top performers will hit the jazz festival stage, including the Wayne Shorter Quartet with special guest Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band with Paquito D'Rivera. For the complete lineup you may visit http://www.kios.org/live-event/newport-jazz-festival
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – “The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Legacy of Vatican II: The Constitution of the Church (Lumen Gentium)”, Part 3 – Wendy Wright, Professor of Theology and holder of the John C. Kenefick Chair in the Humanities at Creighton University “Mother, Sister, Queen: Mary and the Second Vatican Council”
DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Linda Duckworth, Past-President of the League of Women Voters of Nebraska, and currently Chairman of the League of Women Voters Nominating Committee “Lady Arrested for Voting!: Susan B. Anthony – The Woman Who Changed the Mind of the Nation”
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Waitman Beorn, Assistant Professor of History, and the Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha “Auschwitz: A History of the Camp from Incarceration to Extermination”
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – “The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Legacy of Vatican II: The Constitution of the Church (Lumen Gentium)”, Part 2 – Blase Cupich, Bishop of Spokane, Washington “Second Vatican Council Bishops: Apprentices at the School of the Holy Spirit”
One of the most eclectic guitarists in jazz is back with his associates for another enjoyable journey into music. Big Sur is the new recording from Guitarist Bill Frisell and his band. Composed by the guitarist at Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur, California, the new effort presents a kaleidoscope of musical colors listeners have grown accustomed to expect from the veteran guitarist. Frisell is joined by Eyvind Kang, viola; Hank Roberts, cello; Jenny Scheinman; violin and Rudy Royston, drums.
A new release by a Chicago-based outfit headed by tenor saxophonist Shelly Yoelin is an intoxicating mix of straight ahead bop, ballads and Latin sounds. Five of the seven members provide material.The highlights include Diddley Dance, the Bo Diddley beat would be right at home in New Orleans. Beautiful Sweetheart, composed by pianist Bobby Schiff is a lovely ballad dedicated to his wife Natasha. Eastern Fun incorporates Klezmer music into the mix. One of the highlights of the year so far.