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
11:54 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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Entertainment
11:30 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 7

Birdland in New York City

This week, we venture down to midtown Manhattan to the place known as "The Jazz Corner Of The World." A jazz club that has hosted the best of the best since it opened in 1949.  Come join me as we explore the wonderful world of Birdland.

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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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