Jazz 91.1 Program Highlights

I'm Talkin' Jazz

Sunday at 8am


Saxophonist Joe Lovano with Michael Burman


Blues singer Lady Bianca with Kathleen Lawton


Vocal Duo Jackie Caine & Roy Kral with Dick Conte from the Archive


Saxophonist Bobby Watson and Drummer Victor Lewis with Chris Cortez


Saxophonist Ornette Coleman with Writer/Musicologist Robert Palmer


Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

Monday at 9pm


Rebecca Roubion
The songs of Nashville-based indie vocalist, pianist, and songwriter Rebecca Roubion have been featured on the TV shows Bones and Pretty Little Liars. Drawing from the influences of Carole King and Eva Cassidy, her voice has been compared to Norah Jones, and her single Break was included on the 2014 album Nashville’s Indie Spotlight. Roubion joins Feinstein to talk about her recordings, Fields and Forests, and she performs her original songs Vacherie Girl and Feel Better Sam.


Justin Kauflin
Jazz pianist Justin Kauflin attended William Paterson University, where he formed a friendship with his mentor, the late Clark Terry. Justin, who lost his vision at age 11, connected with the trumpeter, who was dealing with his own vision loss. Their journey together was chronicled in the documentary Keep On Keepin’ On. He went on to work with Quincy Jones, and his 2015 album, Dedication, topped the jazz charts. This week, Kauflin remembers his mentor with For Clark.


Rumer (Sarah Joyce) was raised in England and Pakistan, and her sound reveals a deep connection to the ’70s singer/songwriter era, along with shades of Broadway, ’30s jazz, and gospel. Her first album, Seasons of My Soul, reached #3 on the UK charts and was certified Platinum. Rumer joins Feinstein to talk about Judy Garland, Burt Bacharach, and old Hollywood, and performs a set including I Loves You, Porgy, That’s All, and her own song Come to Me High.


Sharon Isbin
Renowned classical guitarist Sharon Isbin has released more than 25 albums, toured worldwide, and premiered some of the finest new guitar works of the last century. Trained by the legendary Andrés Segovia, Isbin is the first and only female guitarist to win a classical Grammy and she is the founder and Director of the Guitar Department at the Juilliard School of Music. On this Song Travels, her mastery is on display as Isbin shares notable recordings of her work and plays from her classical repertoire.


Jay Leonhart
Bassist Jay Leonhart is a highly sought-after session musician, a trio leader, and a one-man act. He got his start as a kid playing banjo and guitar with his brother in the ’40s and ’50s and was inspired to take up the bass after hearing Ray Brown and the Oscar Peterson Trio. He’s played with musicians from all genres and has been on the New York jazz scene for almost five decades. This week, Leonhart brings songs and stories from his act and joins Feinstein for a duet of Problem.


Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride

Tuesday at 9pm


Bill Frisell: Up and Down the Mississippi
For the past two years guitarist, Bill Frisell, has curated Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Roots of Americana series. For the final performance of the series, he takes us back to where the music began - the Mississippi River Delta and explores music from New Orleans jazz to Delta blues to Stax and Sun records to Bob Dylan to Bix Beiderbecke.


Rahsaan Roland Kirk Celebrated
For what would have been Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s 80th birthday, former band mate, Steve Turre, leads a sextet at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The show features interviews with Turre and with Rahsaan’s widow, Dorthaan Kirk, as well as a field recording of Rahsaan’s original instrument, the Stritch.


Duke, Trane, Mingus: Latin Jazz, (sort of)
The LCJO take us to destinations in Latin America and Spain, through the music of Coltrane, Mingus and Ellington. But this isn’t your typical Afro-Latin jazz!


From Duke to the JLCO
For the past 25 years, saxophonist and clarinetist Joe Temperley has been the heart and soul of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Tonight, we get to know the man himself and hear new arrangements of Temperley’s Ellington favorites as well as his original music.


Wayne Shorter at Jazz at Lincoln Center
In spring of this year, Wayne Shorter’s life-long search for new possibilities landed him on stage with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. This concert offers an unprecedented opportunity to hear Shorter revisit the beautiful melodies that their creator has rarely, if ever, performed since recording them for posterity a half-century ago as well as some of Shorter’s most masterful material, including E.S.P., Lost, and Endangered Species.



Wednesday at 9pm


Ernestine Anderson
Born in Houston in 1928, Ernestine Anderson hit the jazz scene in the 1940s and has captivated audiences with her vocal warmth and rich intensity ever since. Anderson has performed at prestigious venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and has recorded with Hank Jones, Ray Brown, and Monty Alexander. In this Piano Jazz session from 1996, Anderson joins McPartland to perform Our Love is Here to Stay and In a Mellow Tone.


Clark Terry
One of the great innovators and educators in jazz, Clark Terry (1920 – February 21, 2015) was celebrated for his technical virtuosity and swinging lyricism. He is featured in the 2014 documentary Keep on Keepin’ On, which chronicled his mentorship with emerging jazz pianist Justin Kauflin. In memory of Clark Terry, Piano Jazz brings you this 1994 episode, which captures the master trumpet player’s magic and humor as he and McPartland play The Snapper and WHAM.


Onaje Allan Gumbs
Pianist, arranger, and songwriter Onaje Allan Gumbs began playing piano at age seven and drew his early inspiration from Henry Mancini. He studied classical piano and honed his skill in multiple genres, from jazz and pop to R&B and soul. He has played with greats such as Woody Shaw, Nat Adderly, and Cassandra Wilson. On this 1998 Piano Jazz, Gumbs performs his original compositions The First Time We Met and The Eyes of Wisdom.


Ray Brown
Double bass player Ray Brown (1926 – 2002) moved to New York in 1945 and immediately became part of the jazz scene. He worked extensively with the Oscar Peterson Trio, Jimmy Rowles, and Ella Fitzgerald, to whom he was married. He was one of the leading bassists in the bop style and was known for the precision of his playing and the beauty of his tone. In this 1996 session, Brown and McPartland play Embraceable You and Like Someone in Love.


Joe Lovano and Dave Holland
Saxophonist Joe Lovano and bassist Dave Holland first recorded together in 1992 on the album From the Soul. Lovano toured with the Woody Herman Thundering Herd in the 1970s and went on to join the John Scofield Quartet. Holland was part of the London jazz scene of the late ’60s before playing with Miles Davis’ band. On this Piano Jazz from 2000, Lovano and Holland share their dynamic energy with host McPartland in a trio collaboration.


In The Moment with Jim Bennett

Thursday at 8pm


Logan Kane
18 year old upright bassist/composer Logan Kane, recorded July 18th, 2015, at the California Jazz Conservatory, as part of their 2015 Rising Stars Summer series.


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, recorded on January 23rd, 2015. Darren presents "Studies Around Study In Brown," a tribute to Clifford Brown, and Max Roach, this Saturday September 12th, as part of the In The Moment Concert Series, at Musically Minded Academy.


The Billy Higgins Legacy Band
The Billy Higgins Legacy Band, with a tribute to Billy Higgins, recorded July 11th, 2015, at Musically Minded Academy in Oakland. With Bliss Rodriguez and Kanoa Mendenhall.


Edward Simon
Multi-award-winning Venezuelan pianist and composer Edward Simon in an evening of solo piano, at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland, on July 3rd, 2015.


Taylor Eigsti
Pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti's trio featuring guest vocalist Gretchen Parlato, recorded at the 25th Annual Jazz At Filoli series, on Father's Day June 21st, 2015, with drummer Kendrick Scott and bassist Zach Ostroff.