Updates on the best in classical and contemporary jazz.
ABOUT JAZZ ON WGBH
Friday, May 29, 8pm on WGBH 89.7
Claudio RoditiJazz from Studio Four
Host Steve Schwartz celebrates the music of trumpeter Claudio Roditi (born May 28, 1946, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). After graduating from the Berklee College of Music, Roditi became a staple on the Boston jazz scene. He is best known for his work with Paquito D'Rivera and Dizzy Gillespie's United Nation Orchestra.
Monday, June 1, 8pm on WGBH 89.7
John ColtraneJazz with Eric in the Evening
Host Eric Jackson shines the Monday night spotlight on legendary tenor and soprano saxophonist John Coltrane and his classic quartet of the early 1960s, with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums.
Friday, June 5, 8pm on WGBH 89.7
Bill CharlapJazz from Studio Four
The trio — piano, bass, and drums — has been a standard jazz format for decades. Host Steve Schwartz features some of the artists who perfected the art of the trio, including pianists Bill Charlap (shown), Bill Evans, and Red Garland.
Monday, June 8, 8pm on WGBH 89.7
Kenny BarronJazz with Eric in the Evening
Host Eric Jackson shines the Monday night spotlight on pianist Kenny Barron (born June 9, 1943, in Philadelphia). Barron has recorded more than 40 solo albums and dozens more as one of the most dependable sidemen in the business.