NPR Music, WBGO and WGBH Radio were at the Newport Jazz Festival and captured many of the performances there. Even if you didn't make it to Rhode Island, you can get a peek into the great weekend of Jazz from one of the best known festivals in the country.
As part of his regular Sunday show, Eric Jackson featured several WGBH recordings of Jazz pianist Dave Brubek, in honor of his upcoming birthday on December 6. Brubeck passed away just one day before he would have been 92.
Jazz with Eric Jackson on WGBH 12/4/2011. This show features saxophonist Eric Alexander. He is known for his hard blowing, straight ahead sound. This Spotlight focuses on his work as a leader and as a member of One For All.
Jazz with Eric Jackson on WGBH 11/20/2011. This show features drummer Cindy Blackman, who is married to Carlos Santana and studied at Berklee School of Music. Since the 80s she has worked with a variety of musicians including Lenny Kravitz, Sam Rivers and Jackie McLean.
Jazz with Eric Jackson on WGBH 11/6/2011. This show features Kurt Elling, an exciting vocalist who first started recording in the mid 90s for Blue Note. In mid October, Kurt stopped by the WGBH studios for an interview with Eric.