Jazz 91.1 Program Highlights

I'm Talkin' Jazz

Sunday at 9am


Trombonist Doug Beavers with Jesse "Chuy" Varela


Guitarist Ray Obiedo with Alisa Clancy


Bassist Esperanza Spalding with Clifford Brown, Jr.


Pianist Oscar Hernandez with Jesse "Chuy" Varela


Bassist Eddie Gomez with Chris Cortez


Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride

Monday at 9pm


Grover Washington, Jr.


The Diva Big Band and Clora Bryant
The great "trumpetiste" Clora Bryant passed last month at the age of 92. She was right up there on the bandstand with Dizzy Gillespie back in the 40's and 50's. And she performed with The Diva Band on tonight's show in an encore broadcast of Jazz Night in America, No Man's Band.


Years of the Montreal Jazz Festival
Jazz Night in America celebrates forty years of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, considered to be the worldes largest jazz festival. Andre Menard, the co-founder and artistic director, shares historic performances and hilarious tales from the festival's storied history, including Astor Piazzolla’s first North American performance, launching Diana Krall to jazz stardom, and unforgettable concerts with Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, and more.


Charles Lloyd
"I've been drunk with music all my life," Charles Lloyd muses, "and it's been my spiritual path. And the times that I was knocked off my mooring, I just found a way to get back up."

Lloyd, a coolly venerable tenor saxophonist, flutist and composer, has famously been here and gone and back again. Fifty years ago, around the time he was named Jazzman of the Year by DownBeat magazine, he abruptly dropped off the scene, in search of equilibrium. He found it along the rugged California coast, where he established a new life, full of healing and contemplation, before rekindling his relationship with the spotlight.

He celebrated his 80th birthday this year - and released an acclaimed album, Vanished Gardens, featuring singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams with his band The Marvels. In this episode of Jazz Night in America, we'll get a taste of that collaboration, along with choice moments from Lloyd's recent appearances at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

And we'll join Jazz Night producer and writer Alex Ariff as he pays a visit to Lloyd's home and sanctum in the mountains near Santa Barbara, Calif. We'll hear portions of their conversation, as they sit on a bench near the ocean, touching on ancestral legacies and present realities. "I'm an elder now," Lloyd says almost tentatively, as if still making peace with the idea.


Gregory Porter Live In St. Lucia