BlueNotes

For years public radio has been home for diverse music in America.  We all have that one song, one band, one moment that transports us to another time or place.  Public radio has always taken creative risks by giving voice to new and emerging artists.  And it has long been the champion of America's cultural heritage - Jazz.

The BlueNotes blog is the place for you to rekindle your passion for music.  Jazz, blues, AAA, folk, world...it's all here at Syracuse Public Media WAER.

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Entertainment
12:31 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 6

Billie Holiday

From the birthdays of Jimmy Cobb, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Benny Golson to a historic recording from Lady Day as well as a significant 1965 recording from the Miles Davis quintet, this episode of Jazz Journeys takes you on an excursion through some of the people and events that shaped this week in jazz history.

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Arts & Culture
11:25 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 5

Dexter Gordon in ROUND MIDNIGHT

Over the years, there have been a number of motion pictures that have used jazz as either a main or underlying theme.  On this week's episode of Jazz Journeys, I'll touch on two such examples.

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Entertainment
10:06 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 4

Donald Byrd

The jazz world lost a number of legendary musicians in 2013.  In this episode of Jazz Journeys, we remember a few who left an indelible mark on their craft.

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Entertainment
11:46 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Jazz Journeys - Episode 3 Jingle Jazz

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

On this holiday edition of Jazz Journeys, I dip into our bag of jazz goodies and introduce you to 5 Christmas songs that you might not be all that familiar with plus one extra bonus surprise at the end.  Take a listen and best wishes for the holiday season and New Year ahead.

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Arts & Culture
10:54 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Jazz Journeys - Episode 2

Vocalist Gregory Porter

On this week's episode, I'll discuss my breakout jazz star for 2013.

Also, we touch on some notable December birthdays, remember the last recordings of Bennie Moten's band  and also celebrate the centennial birthday for a legendary composer and lyricist.

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