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Jazz Host Eric Jackson Previews Newport Festival

By WGBHArts   |   Thursday, August 2, 2012
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Hiromi, 2011 Newport Jazz Festival by Ayano Hisa

Anticipating the upcoming Newport Jazz Festival, Eric plays music from performers in the lineup,including Christian McBride, Pat Metheny's Unity Band, Dafnis Prieto, Ryan Truesdell, Lewis Nash and Dianne Reeves.

Listen to Eric in the Evening

Eric will also be on hand to introduce several of the bands on Saturday and Sunday in Newport. Another group performing at the festival this weekend is the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, all the way from New Orleans. It's their second stop, after spending this past weekend on stage in Copley Square for Boston's first Summer Arts Weekend.

>>Watch a video of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performing with Del McCoury at the Summer Arts Festival.

Marco Pignataro

Monday, April 23, 2012
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April 23, 2012

Photos by WGBH Volunteer photographer Drew Hyman.

Listen to the entire Marco Pignataro performance, recorded live at WGBH.

BOSTON — The April Jazz in Performance at WGBH's Fraser Studio presented Italian saxophonist Marco Pignataro. Now a Boston local, as Managing Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Pignataro greeted members of the WGBH Jazz Club and guests during an exlusive performance with band members Somer O'Brien, Nando Michelin, Ehud Ettun and Paolo Orlandi.

Watch Pignataro and his band perform "Arianna"

Jazz in Performance airs on WGBH 89.7FM, hosted by Eric Jackson and produced by Steve Schwartz. Each month they bring audiences up close to jazz greats for an exclusive performance.

Jazz in Performance is free to WGBH's Jazz Club members.

The Stanley Sagov Band

Friday, April 6, 2012
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March 7, 2012
Photos by WGBH Volunteer Melinda S. Gordon.

BOSTON — South African jazz pianist Stanley Sagov performed live in the WGBH Fraser studio with his band: Bob Gullotti (drums), Robert Douglas Gay (alto sax), Wannetta Jackson (vocalist), Stan Strickland (sax, flute and vocals), Mike Peipman (trumpet, flugelhorn, digeridoo), and John Lockwood (bass).

Jazz in Performance events are hosted each month by WGBH's Eric Jackson and produced by WGBH's Steve Schwartz.

Join the WGBH Jazz Club and learn about upcoming Jazz events.

Arni Cheatham Live at WGBH

Thursday, March 22, 2012
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Arni Cheatham (photo from Cheathams' Photography blog, Eyes & Ears)

BOSTON — Celebrated jazz saxaphonist Arni Cheatham visited WGBH to perform a show for fans and members of the WGBH Jazz Club. The event was recorded live in the WGBH Fraser Performance Studio.

Over the past 25 years, Cheatham has appeared with such notables as Jimmy Giuffre, Charlie Persip, and Son Seals, and has opened for legends Cab Calloway and Gary Burton. For more than two decades, Cheatham has played lead alto with The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra.

Cheatham played a few original compositions during his set in the WGBH studio. Joining him were Kevin Harris on Piano, Bill Lowe on Bass Trombone and Tuba, Keala Kumeheawa  on Accoustic Bass and Steve Langone on Drum Set.

Live jazz performances are hosted by WGBH's Eric Jackson and produced WGBH's by Steve Schwartz. Learn more about Jazz on WGBH radio, and join the WGBH Jazz Club to receive members-only invitations to future Jazz In Performance events.

Celebrate Shepp And Parlan

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Spotlight On Cindy Blackman 11/20/2011

Monday, December 19, 2011
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