[JPL] The Jazz Week Ahead at SIRIUS: Dr. Billy Taylor, Jane Monheit & More

Abramovitz Matt mabramovitz at siriusradio.com
Mon Jul 19 18:21:24 EDT 2004


SIRIUS broadcasts direct from the JVC Jazz Festival at Newport, RI on August 14-15!

Starr Time: The Early Years of Kay Starr (July 21) 
[Swing Street/73 & Standard Time/75]
Before Kay Starr's biggest hits in the 1950s-heard today on Standard Time/75-she had earned a name for herself as a top-flight Swing singer.  Tune into Swing Street/73 for an 82nd birthday party featuring the early foundations of her later success.

Dial S for Sonny Clark (July 21) 
[Pure Jazz/72]
Sonny Clark may not have been a household name, but he was among the finest hard bop piano players.  Midday host Rhonda Hamilton remembers Sonny as a leader and a sideman on the 73rd anniversary of his birth starting at 12 noon ET.

Wayne Shorter on Jazz Profiles (July 23-24)
[NPR Now/106]
With over forty years of music-making, saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has given his spirit, intelligence, humor, and his singular vision to jazz. A leading figure in hard bop and jazz rock, his sound and style had a pervasive influence in later 1960s and early '70s jazz. He has worked as a bandleader of his own groups, as the musical director of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, as the primary composer in the Miles Davis Quintet, and as a co-founder of the band Weather Report.  Hear his story Friday at 11 p.m. ET, repeated on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET.

Dr. Billy Taylor Birthday Broadcast (July 24) 
[Pure Jazz/72]
Billy Taylor turns 83 today and we're ready to celebrate.  You'll hear words and music from this pianist and educator - as well as some of his favorites picked out especially for SIRIUS subscribers.  Tune in at 8 p.m. ET for a live performance of Dr. Taylor and his trio recorded in New York City in early 2001.

Johnny Hodges:  The Jeep is Jumpin! (July 25) 
[Pure Jazz/72 & Swing Street/73]
Don't miss the silkiest sax in jazz!  We celebrate the birth of Johnny Hodges with hourly sets throughout the day.  You'll hear some of his best-known solos on songs like "Day Dream," " Warm Valley," and "Jeep's Blues."
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Guest Host:  Jane Monheit (July 26) 
[Pure Jazz/72]
Singing sensation Jane Monheit takes over the controls at SIRIUS to play her favorite vocal records.  You'll hear all the music that inspired her forthcoming album, Taking a Chance on Love (Sony Classical), due out in September.  Jane's shift starts at 11 a.m. ET, repeated Monday, July 27 at 6 p.m. ET.

And congratulations to Catherine Wilcox of Olathe, Kansas, the winner of our Summer Getaway to Newport contest.  SIRIUS broadcasts direct from the festival on August 14 & 15.  For more information go to: <http://www.sirius.com/>.



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