The Bridge http://wrti.org en Women In Jazz Philly Tour with Jeff Duperon, Sunday, March 23, 8:30 PM http://wrti.org/post/women-jazz-philly-tour-jeff-duperon-sunday-march-23-830-pm <p>Join us this Sunday night at 8:30 PM, when Jeff Duperon welcomes the <strong>"Women in Jazz Philly Tour"</strong> to his show. The tour is honoring women's history month, and features the all-female jazz group "nVizion." <strong>The "Last-Stop concert" is Sunday, March 30 from 4 to 6 pm at St. Terese Church, 6611 Ardleigh Street in Philadelphia.</strong><br /><br />Vocalists Rhenda Ferrington, Lauren Lark, Shamika Byrd, and Julie Charnet with Kendrah Butler on piano and Sadayah Roberts on drums will stop by to discuss this important event. &nbsp;<br /> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:08:38 +0000 Jeff Duperon 7122 at http://wrti.org Women In Jazz Philly Tour with Jeff Duperon, Sunday, March 23, 8:30 PM Ambrose Akinmusire: 'Music Can Tell You What It Wants To Be' http://wrti.org/post/ambrose-akinmusire-music-can-tell-you-what-it-wants-be For a jazz trumpet player, you couldn't be more on top of the world than <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/114315329/ambrose-akinmusire" target="_blank">Ambrose Akinmusire</a>. The 32-year-old is looking good on the cover of this month's <em><a href="http://www.downbeat.com/default.asp?sect=stories&subsect=story_detail&sid=911" target="_blank">DownBeat</a></em>, and he's managed to please the jazz critics and connect with audiences. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:40:00 +0000 NPR Staff 7101 at http://wrti.org Ambrose Akinmusire: 'Music Can Tell You What It Wants To Be' Jazz Guitarist Pat Metheny: Unified as a Whole http://wrti.org/post/jazz-guitarist-pat-metheny-unified-whole <p>With the 2014 release of<em> Kin <em>(←→)</em></em>,<strong> Pat Metheny </strong>adds one more notch—another restlessly searching album that marks the zone between all jazz, all rock and all-world music—to his belt of aesthetic enterprises filled with zeal and innovation. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:03:54 +0000 A.D. Amorosi 7089 at http://wrti.org Jazz Guitarist Pat Metheny: Unified as a Whole Still "The New Thing" - Exploring and Celebrating Free Jazz http://wrti.org/post/still-new-thing-exploring-and-celebrating-free-jazz <p>WRTI's J. Michael <span class="il">Harrison</span> recently moderated a very special panel that explored music known as "<strong>The New Thing" </strong>- from the <strong>free jazz movement</strong> of the 1950s and 1960s, led by innovators such as <strong>Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, and Sun Ra.&nbsp; </strong></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 02:30:52 +0000 WRTI Staff 7038 at http://wrti.org Still "The New Thing" - Exploring and Celebrating Free Jazz ICON Suggests: Pianist and Composer John Escreet's SABOTAGE AND CELEBRATION http://wrti.org/post/icon-suggests-pianist-and-composer-john-escreets-sabotage-and-celebration <p>Ever since he released his debut recording, <em>Consequences</em>, on Posi-Tone Records in 2008, British pianist John Escreet has persisted in pushing at boundaries. On his subsequent rhythmically adventurous recordings you can hear the influence of avant-pianist Andrew Hill and former teacher Jason Moran, but as beguiling as those recordings were, they were more like really good sketch books with one or two amazing tunes with ideas for days and musician line-ups where everyone, none more so than the pianist, played their ass off.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:47:28 +0000 Nick Bewsey 6709 at http://wrti.org ICON Suggests: Pianist and Composer John Escreet's SABOTAGE AND CELEBRATION Newport Jazz Festival LIVE Webcast: Right Here On WRTI.ORG, August 3 and 4 http://wrti.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-live-webcast-right-here-wrtiorg-august-3-and-4 <p>Can't make it to Rhode Island for this year's Newport Jazz Festival? No worries...just visit us online at WRTI.org for LIVE webcasts starting on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th.</p><p><a href="http://www.wrti.org/live-event/newport-jazz-festival-live-webcast-wrtiorg-august-3-and-4"><strong>Click here for Live Webcasts!</strong></a></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:35:34 +0000 WRTI Staff 6281 at http://wrti.org Newport Jazz Festival LIVE Webcast: Right Here On WRTI.ORG, August 3 and 4 Alto Sax Player Soweto Kinch On The Bridge: June 28, 11 PM http://wrti.org/post/alto-sax-player-soweto-kinch-bridge-june-28-11-pm <p>British saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch is not a stranger to WRTI. Soweto has proven to be an extremely versatile musician, creatively fusing straight-ahead jazz with hip hop and spoken word; he always brings insight into the world of music.&nbsp;</p><p>This interview on Friday, June 28th is a precursor to Soweto's appearance at the Kimmel Center’s monthly <em>Sittin’ In </em>session. WRTI's J. Michael Harrison is host of the performance as he celebrates 20 years of radio presence in the Philadelphia region.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:34:02 +0000 J. Michael Harrison 6121 at http://wrti.org Alto Sax Player Soweto Kinch On The Bridge: June 28, 11 PM Drummer G. Calvin Weston On The Bridge Discussing 3 New CDs: Oct. 26th at 10 pm http://wrti.org/post/drummer-g-calvin-weston-bridge-discussing-3-new-cds-oct-26th-10-pm <p>Drummer <a href="http://www.myspace.com/calvinweston"><strong>G. Calvin Weston</strong></a> has been part of the revolving door of guests on The Bridge for years.&nbsp; It doesn't hurt that he lives just a few blocks from the WRTI studios.&nbsp; Impromptu late night visits have been part of his relationship with the show, and the audience has been quite the benefactor.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 21:44:00 +0000 J. Michael Harrison 4623 at http://wrti.org Drummer G. Calvin Weston On The Bridge Discussing 3 New CDs: Oct. 26th at 10 pm Trombonist, Composer, & Arranger Papo Vazquez Visits The Bridge: Oct 19th at 10 pm http://wrti.org/post/trombonist-composer-arranger-papo-vazquez-visits-bridge-oct-19th-10-pm <p>Charismatic trombonist and Philly homeboy <a href="http://www.papovazquez.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Papo Vazquez </strong></a>commandeers The Bridge to discuss <em>Oasis,</em> the latest release by his Mighty Pirates Troubadours ensemble.&nbsp; Papo Vazquez is more than 35 years into a career spanning the jazz, Latin, Afro-Caribbean and classical music recording worlds.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 03:31:29 +0000 J. Michael Harrison 4594 at http://wrti.org Trombonist, Composer, & Arranger Papo Vazquez Visits The Bridge: Oct 19th at 10 pm Burnt Sugar (The Arkestra Chamber) Lands On The Bridge: Sept. 21st at 10 pm http://wrti.org/post/burnt-sugar-arkestra-chamber-lands-bridge-sept-21st-10-pm <p>A sprawl­ing band of musi­cians from NYC, whose prodi­gious per­son­nel allows them to freely jug­gle a wide swath of the exper­i­men­tal soul-jazz-hip hop spectrum, Burnt Sugar moves amongst many styles, eras and gen­res to devise its own excit­ing hybrids while hon­oring its deep­est inspi­ra­tions: the first post-modernists of Amer­i­can music including Duke Elling­ton, Sun Ra, Par­lia­ment Funkadelic and The Art Ensem­ble of Chicago.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 11:01:07 +0000 J. Michael Harrison 4466 at http://wrti.org Burnt Sugar (The Arkestra Chamber) Lands On The Bridge: Sept. 21st at 10 pm