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
11:07 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 11

Bob Dorough

In Part 2 of my interview with the legendary pianist, composer and singer Bob Dorough, we touch on a variety of topics including Bob's feelings about the term "vocalese", his friendship with Miles Davis and a certain number that falls between 2 and 4.

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Community
8:52 am
Wed March 26, 2014

La Casita Welcomes a Community to Embrace Art, Culture

La Casita exterior

They filtered into the tidy gallery inside the pretty, refurbished 100-year-old former warehouse  on Syracuse's west side Friday night, stopping to look long, hard, and with much appreciation at the new exhibit set up on two walls.

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Entertainment
12:09 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 10

In a career that has spanned seven decades, pianist, singer and composer Bob Dorough has maintained his carefree approach and wonderful sense of humor. At the age 0f 90, he recently released a new album titled Eulalia.  In Part 1 of this episode of Jazz Journeys, we explore the mind and the world of the man who gave us Schoolhouse Rock, Mr. Bob Dorough.

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Entertainment
11:54 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 9

This week, we'll head down to New Orleans and get a taste of Mardi Gras 2014 with some of the artists and songs that have helped make this event become an international celebration.

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Entertainment
5:12 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 8

Vocalist/Keyboardist Sherma Andrews

On this week's episode, we learn a little bit about one of the rising young stars in the music industry...Sherma Andrews as she prepares to perform in Syracuse this coming Sunday February 16th at the Sheraton Syracuse University.  Sherma is the latest guest on my "Take Ten" segment where you'll learn a variety of interesting tidbits including who she would want to take a cross country drive with...hint hint...he's the leader of the free world.  Enjoy!

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