Media Kit: Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

Song Travels with Michael Feinstein
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  Song Travels embraces a diverse array of stellar performers including Renee Fleming, Barry Manilow, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Valerie Simpson, and Jake Shimabukuro, to name a few. Each guest shares their passion for the songs through solo performances and duets with Feinstein, illustrating the continuing development of the songs across time.

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Bobby McFerrin
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  Vocalist Bobby McFerrin is best known for his 1988 hit “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” which was the first a capella song to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won three Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year. McFerrin also has five Grammy wins for Best Male Jazz Vocal, and has created a concert version of George Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. This week, McFerrin stops by Song Travels’ studio to talk about his endless creativity and the enduring appeal of the Gershwins.

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Jake Shimabukuro
Alex Ferrari

  - News Statons: Sun, Apr 26, 2 pm | Classical Stations: Sun, Apr 26, 6 pm - Jake Shimabukuro has carried the sound of the ukulele from the shores of Hawaii to the world’s concert stages. In his hands the humble “little guitar” sings everything from J.S. Bach to the Beatles. This week, Shimabukuro performs “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and joins host Feinstein for a duet of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

Gregory Porter
Shawn Peters

  Gregory PorterJazz and Soul singer Gregory Porter had a breakout year in 2012. His album Be Good topped many “Best of” lists and was named iTunes’ Jazz Album of the Year. He was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance. On this Song Travels, Porter is joined by his band mates Chip Crawford and Aaron James for a set including numbers from his latest album, Liquid Spirit.

Brandy Clark
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Brandy Clark

Country vocalist and songwriter Brandy Clark has written major hits for modern country artists Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, and The Band Perry. With her acclaimed debut solo album, 12 Stories, she revitalizes the tradition of storytelling in country music with darkly humorous songs that speak from the experiences of a modern woman. Clark performs a set of her original songs including “Pray to Jesus” and “Take a Little Pill.”