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S.C. Public Radio Offers HD Programming in Charleston

Aug 30, 2017
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South Carolina Public Radio has added an HD Radio™ broadcast signal in the Charleston area for those with HD radios.  The HD radio service transmits a digital signal with CD quality sound, free of hiss or static.  It will also display information, such as the name of the program.  It allows listeners to choose between our News & Music service (89.3 HD1 FM) or our News & Talk service (89.3 HD2 FM).  

Lari White
Courtesy of the artist

  --- News Stations: Sun, Jul 12, 2 pm | Classical Stations: Sun, Jul 12, 6 pm --- Lari White Vocalist and producer Lari White is known as Nashville’s “Renaissance Woman.” She made history as the first female producer of a male superstar for Toby Keith’s Platinum album White Trash Money. On this edition of Song Travels, White performs Willie Nelson’s “Crazy” along with standards by the Gershwins and Rodgers & Hammerstein.


Jon Regen on Song Travels

Jun 22, 2015
Jon Regen
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--- Classical Stations: Sun, Jun 28, 6pm | News Stations: Sun, Jun 28, 2 pm ---  Pianist, vocalist, and composer Jon Regen was an apprentice of the renowned pianist Kenny Barron. He’s performed at venues worldwide, including a month-long stint at the Blue Note in Japan, and toured with Kyle Eastwood’s band. On this Song Travels, Regan performs the title track from his 2015 album Stop Time and joins Michael Feinstein for a duet of “Young and Foolish.”


Dee Dee Bridgewater
Courtesy of the artist

  --- Classical Stations: Sun, Jun 21, 6 pm | News Stations: Sun, Jun 21, 2pm --- In honor of Billie Holiday’s centennial, Song Travels features Grammy-winning vocalist and actress Dee Dee Bridgewater, who embodied the late singer in the starring role in Lady Day. In addition to her Tony Award-winning role in The Wiz (1975), Bridgewater has appeared in shows including Sophisticated Ladies and Cabaret. This week, she shares about her experience playing Billie Holiday and performs “God Bless the Child” and “Good Morning Heartache.”


Gerry Mulligan on Piano Jazz

Jun 15, 2015
Gerry Mulligan
Carol Friedman/Library of Congress

    --- News Stations: Sat, Jun 20, 8pm | Classical Stations: Sun, Jun 21, 7pm --- Gerry Mulligan (1927 – 1996) was best known as a baritone saxophonist. He was pivotal in developing the West Coast jazz sound and was featured in big bands for years. He also composed and performed symphonic music and played piano. In this Piano Jazz session from 1987, Mulligan performs his original compositions “Ontet” and “Good Neighbor Thelonious.” He and McPartland wrap up the program with a duet of “Blues Angst.”


André Previn on Song Travels

Jun 8, 2015
André Previn
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--- News Stations: Sun, June 14, 2 pm | Classical Stations: 6 pm ---

Conductor, composer, and pianist André has received multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards, including honors from the Kennedy Center, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Grammy Awards. With more than fifty years of recordings to his credit, he has conducted and performed with orchestras the world over and was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On this Song Travels, Previn and host Feinstein explore some of his favorite compositions.


--- Classical Station: Sun, Jun 7, 6 pm | News Stations: Sun, Jun 7, 2 pm ---

Vocalist, bassist, and songwriter Kate Davis was recognized as a National Young Art Silver winner and twice invited to the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony. Hailed as a “talent not to be missed” by The Herald Tribune, she’s performed at such prestigious venues as The Kennedy Center and Rockwood Music Hall. This week, Davis performs her original songs “Movie” and “Every Good Girl is a Unicorn.”  

  

Doc Cheatham
Courtesy Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University.

  - News Stations: Sat, Jun 6, 8 pm | Classical Stations: Sun, Jun 7, 7 pm -

Trumpeter Adolphus “Doc” Cheatham (1905 – 1997) was known for his admirable technique and tone. His signature slight burr gave his solos an edge, but his approach was warm and elegant. He continued touring late into his life, with some of his best recordings from this later stage. On this 1992 Piano Jazz, Cheatham and McPartland play “Give Me a Kiss to Build a Dream On” and “I Double Dare You.”

- News Stations: Sat, May 30, 8 pm | Classical Stations: Sun, May 31, 7 pm -

Pamela Hines is a pianist and composer whose forte is a complex and engaging take on the structural components of music within the jazz form. She brings nuances and impressive technical abilities to all the tunes she plays, and as a composer, she draws out a theme from every musician working with her. In this session from 2000, Hines performs her original tune “Porridge.”

Madeleine Peyroux on Song Travels

May 25, 2015
Madeleine Peyroux
Mary Ellen Mark

--- News Stations: Sun, May 31, 2 pm | Classical Stations: 6 pm --- 

  Vocalist Madeleine Peyroux started out busking on the streets of Paris, but went on to gain international acclaim for her versions of beloved folk tunes and jazz standards. Peyroux joins host Feinstein this week to talk about her love of song. Musical selections include her cover of a Buddy Holly tune, “Changing All Those Changes,” and a recording from her early days singing with a street band in Paris.


Thank You, Marcus Overton!

May 20, 2015
Marcus Overton
SCETV

  We at South Carolina ETV Radio would like to take a moment to thank Marcus Overton, who has retired from his position as host extraordinaire of Spoleto Today. In a career that has crossed disciplinary lines with impressive ease, Marcus became an Emmy Award-winning television producer, radio commentator, arts administrator, writer, and actor.

- News Stations: Sat, May 23, 8 pm | News Stations: Sun, May 24, 7 pm -

Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton (1908 – 2002) was one of the most influential figures in the annals of jazz. He made the vibes a vital voice in the arsenal of jazz instruments and gained international fame playing in Benny Goodman’s small groups and leading his own orchestra. On this 1989 Piano Jazz, Hampton and McPartland duet on a set including “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Mack the Knife.”

Gonzalo Rubalcaba
http://www.g-rubalcaba.com/

- News Stations: Sat, May 16, 8 pm | Classical Stations: Sun, May 17, 7 pm -

The music of pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba is a potent mixture of Cuban and American jazz. His style is both melodic and rhythmic, filled with exciting and intriguing influences. He plays everything from jazz to classical as well as music from his native land, Cuba. When he was a guest on Piano Jazz in 1995, he spoke with host McPartland through an interpreter and dazzled with pieces including “Con Alma” and “Straight No Chaser.”

- News Stations: Sat, May 09, 8 pm | Classical Stations: Sun, May 10, 7 pm 

In addition to being a lauded pianist, composer, and arranger, Sharon Freeman is an accomplished French horn player. She has worked with many jazz greats, including Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, and Charlie Haden. In 1988, she was McPartland’s guest on Piano Jazz, where she demonstrated her skill as a pianist on standards such as “Body and Soul” and “Heaven,” along with her own composition “Waltz for Achim.”

  - News Stations: Sat, May 2, 8 pm | Classical Stations: Sun, May 3, 7 pm -  Jazz musicians have long admired pianist and vocalist Shirley Horn (1934 – 2005). Her sensitive and relaxed playing style and unique vocals earned her comparisons to fellow jazz greats such as Count Basie and Nat King Cole. In this Piano Jazz session from 1995, Horn brings her unmistakable contralto to a set including “Wouldn’t It Be Lovely” and “End of a Beautiful Friendship.” McPartland performs her original tune “Days of Our Love.”


Emily King
EMMANUEL AFOLABI

  - News Stations: Sun, May 3, 2 pm | Classical Stations: Sun, May 3, 6 pm - Grammy-nominated vocalist and songwriter Emily King is the daughter of internationally known jazz duo Marion Cowings and Kim Kalesti, and her musical journey has taken her far. She’s toured with John Legend and Sara Bareilles, and she’s released duets with Jose James and Taylor McFerrin. In this edition of Song Travels, King performs her original songs “Distance” and “Georgia.”

Bonus: Ginny Mancini

Apr 20, 2015

On this special edition of the Piano Jazz Shorts podcast, we remember the life of Henry Mancini, who would have been 91 April 16th. Ginny Mancini was a recent guest on NPR's Song Travels with Michael Feinstein, and she told how she and Henry met, fell in love, and were married. It's a great story and we want to share it thereby adding to the Henry Mancini broadcast from last week's Piano Jazz. We hope you'll enjoy this excerpt from the Song Travels interview.

Stanley Cowell
Maxim François / Vision Fugitive

  - News Stations: Sat, Apr 25, 8 pm | Classical Stations: Sun, Apr 26, 7 pm - Recorded before a live audience at NPR studios in Washington, DC, Marian McPartland hosted pianist Stanley Cowell for this 1999 Piano Jazz. Known for his brilliant and highly personal approach, Cowell bridges traditional and contemporary styles of jazz. He and McPartland challenge each other in inventive duets, and Cowell performs his famous composition “Euqipoise.”

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.”

Bobbi Conner
Cassidy Conner

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Vanessa Hinson about the latest research related to managing Parkinson’s Disease day-to-day.    Dr. Hinson is the Director of the Movement Disorders Program at the Medical University of South Carolina. 


Ginny Mancini on Song Travels

Apr 13, 2015

 - News Stations: Sunday, April 5, 2pm | Classical Stations: Sunday, April 5, 6 pm - 16.

  Ginny Mancini performed with Mel Tormé and the Mel Tones before marrying fellow musician, composer, and conductor, Henry Mancini, who passed away in 1994. He would have celebrated his 91st birthday on April 16. This week, we remember Henry Mancini, as Ginny shares stories of their life together, her career, and Henry’s remarkable contributions to American film, television, and song.


- News Stations: Sun, Apr 12, 2 pm | Classical Stations: 6 pm -

  Singer, virtuoso guitarist, and composer José Feliciano joins host Michael Feinstein for an enchanting hour of conversation and music on this edition of Song Travels

  

Jazz vocalist and pianist Dardanelle Hadley (1917 – 1997) was born Marcia Marie Mullen, the daughter of vocalist/pianist Marcius Mosely “Buck” Mullen. In the 1940s, she formed a trio that played regularly at the Copacabana Club in New York, and she went on to work with jazz greats such as Bucky Pizaarelli and Grady Tate. In this Piano Jazz session from 1984, Hadley shows off her chops on “All the Things You Are” and duets with McPartland on “It’s Delovely.”

Jeremy Denk and Joshua Bell
Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Michael Feinstein welcomes the dynamic classical duo of violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk. The two have been recording and performing together in the classical repertoire for years and are equally at home thumbing through the pages of the Great American Songbook. On this Song Travels, Bell and Denk perform selections by Ravél, Debussy, and Saint-Saëns, connecting the dots between French Impressionism and Gershwin. 

- News Stations: Sun, Mar 22, 2 pm | Classical Stations: Sun, Mar 22, 6 pm -

Remembering Marian: Jon Faddis and Jon Weber

Mar 4, 2015

Remembering Marian: A Celebration of the Music and Life of Marian McPartland was held on March 20, 2014. On what would have been her ninety-sixth birthday, the Piano Jazz family gathered at 92Y in New York to say goodbye. Hosted by Jon Weber, friends and family celebrated McPartland’s remarkable life in music.

Remembering Marian: Bill Charlap, George Mraz

Mar 4, 2015

Remembering Marian: A Celebration of the Music and Life of Marian McPartland was held on March 20, 2014. On what would have been her ninety-sixth birthday, the Piano Jazz family gathered at 92Y in New York to say goodbye. Hosted by Jon Weber, friends and family celebrated McPartland’s remarkable life in music.

Remembering Marian: Jon Weber, Eddie Gomez

Mar 4, 2015

Remembering Marian: A Celebration of the Music and Life of Marian McPartland was held on March 20, 2014. On what would have been her ninety-sixth birthday, the Piano Jazz family gathered at 92Y in New York to say goodbye. Hosted by Jon Weber, friends and family celebrated McPartland’s remarkable life in music.

Remembering Marian: A Celebration of the Music and Life of Marian McPartland was held on March 20, 2014. On what would have been her ninety-sixth birthday, the Piano Jazz family gathered at 92Y in New York to say goodbye. Hosted by Jon Weber, friends and family celebrated McPartland’s remarkable life in music.

Danilo Perez
Raj Naik and Luke Severn

Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez worked with Dizzy Gillespie and his United Nations Orchestra, where he absorbed bebop and prebop styles. But Dizzy also impressed upon him the importance of getting to the roots of his own heritage, and Perez began creating music that seeks connection and defies boundaries. In this Piano Jazz session from 1994, he demonstrates his fresh ideas of music with his original composition “Reminiscing.” 

- News Stations: Sat, Jan 31, 8 pm | Classical Stations: Sun, Feb 1, 7 pm -

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.
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  The husband and wife team of Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. met as members of the iconic ’60s group The Fifth Dimension. They went on to perform as a successful duo and to host their own television show. More than forty years later, their music and mutual love and respect are still going strong. Performances include “Mona Lisa” and “Here’s That Rainy Day.” 

- News Stations: Sun, Jan 25, 2 pm | Classical Station: Sun, Jan 25, 6 pm -

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