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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NPR Story
12:57 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Pat Metheny On Piano Jazz

Pat Metheny.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 11:56 am

On this Piano Jazz session, the Pat Metheny Trio, which includes star bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanchez, drops by for a set of Metheny originals and a few Ornette Coleman tunes.

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Live Music
11:18 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Grupo Pagan Highlights CFAC Jazz and Wine

Grupo Pagan
Credit Grupo Pagan

The Community Folk Art Center in Syracuse has been an established cultural epicenter of Central New York since its founding in 1972. This Friday evening, the CFAC is opening its doors and offering the community a chance to engage with and support its mission. In partnership with Syracuse Public Media WAER, the Folk Art Center is hosting An Evening of Jazz and Wine Tasting to wrap-up a month-long celebration of jazz appreciation. The event will feature the well-known talent of the locally based Latin American band, Grupo Pagan.

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Cohen's 10 Random Questions
11:45 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Ten Questions for Tia Fuller

Tia Fuller "Angelic Warrior"

In preparing for her upcoming Syracuse performance, saxophonist Tia Fuller spoke with afternoon jazz host and WAER Music Director Eric Cohen.  Eric believes that you can learn a lot about an artist by " asking a series of random questions to get a feel for what they are all about."

Take a listen and see if there are any "ah ha" moments for you.

Tia Fuller performs with her quartet in Syracuse Sunday April 28th at 3:00 PM at the Palace Theatre in Eastwood.  The program is the culmination of a month-long celebration of Jazz Appreciation.

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Folk Singer's CNY Connection
10:27 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Havens' Death Hits Close to Home

Richie Havens, Kathy Rowe, Frank Malfitano

Legendary folk singer Richie Havens, the first performer at Woodstock, died of a heart attack Monday at the age of 72.  While he was known internationally for his excellent guitar work and cover songs, his death hits close to home here in Central New York.  Syracuse Jazz Fest Executive Director, Frank Malfitano, knew him well on both personal and professional levels.

"For me, there simply was no sweeter man and no greater interpretive song stylist

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Arts & Culture
1:43 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Sara Watkins On Mountain Stage

Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 2:41 pm

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