Jazz 91.1 Program Highlights

I'm Talkin' Jazz

Sunday at 8am


Bassist Jeff Denson with Alisa Clancy


Pianist/Singer Macy Blackman with Mal Sharpe


Drummer Elvin Jones with Dick Conte


Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson with Chris Cortez


Bassist Kyle Eastwood with Alisa Clancy


Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

Monday at 9pm


Emily King
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.


Jitterbug Vipers
Austin, TX based quartet the Jitterbug Vipers play 1930s-style viper jazz. Their original music recalls classics by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Cab Callaway. The Jitterbug Vipers are vocalist Sarah Sharp, guitarist Slim Richey, bassist Francie Meaux Jeaux, and percussionist Masumi Jones. On this Song Travels, the band presents a set sure to make you want to get up and dance!


Kat Edmonson
Vocalist and songwriter Kat Edmonson has played major stages across the country. She performed on The Tonight Show and Austin City Limits. Her 2014 album, The Big Picture, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. This week, Edmonson shares her original song Champagne and teams up with Feinstein for Long Way Home.


Jean-Yves Thibaudet
French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is one of the leading performers on today’s classical music scene. He has more than forty albums to his credit, including interpretations of the classical repertoire as well as music by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Bill Evans. On this edition of Song Travels, Thibaudet brings his unique perspective to Alec Wilder’s I’ll Be Around and Gershwin’s Embraceable You.


Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride

Tuesday at 9pm


Prestige Records at 65!
Two years ago 26-year-old drummer, Jamison Ross, took first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.~~ His trio celebrates Prestige Records’ 65th anniversary, live at Jazz at Lincoln Center.


Remembering Kenny Wheeler at the Royal Room in Seattle
Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen sings Composer/Trumpeter Kenny Wheeler’s praises and revisit his music in saxophonist’s Steve Treseler’s home town of Seattle.


A Celebration of Joe Temperley at Jazz at Lincoln Center
For the past 25 years, saxophonist and clarinetist Joe Temperley, now 85, has been the heart and soul of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. In his honor, his band mates debut arrangements of Temperley’s Ellington favorites as well as his original music.


Our Point of View
Our Point of View is a leaderless super group of Blue Note artists featuring Lionel Loueke, Marcus Strickland, Ambrose Akinmusire, Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge and Kendrick Scott, at Blue Note Record’s 75th anniversary in New York. Label president Don Was and the musicians will tell stories about how Blue Note impacted their lives.



Wednesday at 9pm


Sharon Freeman
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.


Gonzalo Rubalcaba
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.


Lionel Hampton
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.


Pamela Hines
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.


In The Moment with Jim Bennett

Thursday at 8pm


Marko Djordjevic & Sveti
Drummer/composer Marko Djordjevic & Sveti, recorded at Chez Hanny in San Francisco, on January 25th, 2015. With Julian Waterfall Pollack, and David Ewell.


Ed Saindon with Dick Whittington
Vibraphonist Ed Saindon with pianist Dick Whittington, in a duet performance, recorded at the Jazzschool in Berkeley, (Now the California Jazz Conservatory) on June 10, 2006.


Darren Johnston's Wind Over Walls Quintet
Darren Johnston's Wind Over Walls Quintet featuring Myra Melford at the Community Music Center in San Francisco, on January 23rd, 2015. With trumpeter Darren Johnston, violinist Matt Szemela, bassist Doug Stuart and drummer Hamir Atwal. The Youth showcase Oakland Future Trio opens the evening.


Vinnie Rodriguez's Quartet
Drummer Vinnie Rodriguez's Quartet, in a tribute to Horace Silver, on March 28th, 2015, at the Bird and Beckett Bookstore in San Francisco. With pianist Keith Saunders, trumpeter Erik Jekabson and bassist Adam Gay.


Jacam Manricks Quartet
Saxophonist and composer Jacam Manricks and his quartet, recorded March 29th, 2015, at Chez Hanny in San Francisco. With pianist Ian McArdle, drummer Mike Quigg and bassist Giulio Xavier Cetto.