Jazz with Bob Perkins http://wrti.org en Lauren Lark on Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon: July 27, 8:30 PM http://wrti.org/post/lauren-lark-sunday-jazz-jeff-duperon-july-27-830-pm <p>On Sunday, July 27th at 8:30 PM, Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon welcomes<a href="http://www.laurenlark.com/" target="_blank"> <strong>Lauren Lark</strong> </a>who honed her talents of singing jazz, classical, and many genres in between with a diverse concentration on linguistics including French, Portuguese, Latin, and German at The University of The Arts and has performed at numerous venues and events worldwide.<br />&nbsp;<br />Lauren will discuss her latest project, “A WOMAN of ONE," This musical one-woman program showcases the many talents of the Philadelphia native Lauren Lark. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:59:00 +0000 Jeff Duperon 7504 at http://wrti.org Lauren Lark on Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon: July 27, 8:30 PM Octavius Catto Celebrated In Song At The Mann Center http://wrti.org/post/octavius-catto-celebrated-song-mann-center <p></p><p>You never know where you'll encounter composer <a href="http://www.uricaine.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Uri Caine</strong> </a>- born, raised, and educated in Philadelphia, but now equally well known in jazz and classical circles around the world. But the Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns found him rehearsing in yet another musical continent at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Olney.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:44:40 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 7477 at http://wrti.org Octavius Catto Celebrated In Song At The Mann Center Music for Your Independence Day Holiday! http://wrti.org/post/music-your-independence-day-holiday <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>We're celebrating America's independence with American classical music during the day and nostalgic jazz at night on July 3rd and 4th. Join us!</p><p><strong>CLASSICAL</strong></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:15:56 +0000 Maureen Malloy & Jack Moore 7458 at http://wrti.org Music for Your Independence Day Holiday! June Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine http://wrti.org/post/june-jazz-picks-icon-magazine <p><strong>Here's <strong><strong>Nick </strong><strong>Be</strong>wsey from ICON Magazine with a bunch of great jazz CDs to tell you about. </strong></strong></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:35:56 +0000 Nick Bewsey 7448 at http://wrti.org June Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine Jazz Pianist and Hard Bop Composer Horace Silver Dies at 85 http://wrti.org/post/jazz-pianist-and-hard-bop-composer-horace-silver-dies-85 <p>When I first heard <strong>Horace Silver </strong>play piano, I said to myself, "this fellow must have been groomed in the African America church." Not quite...but somewhat close: his mother was of Irish-African descent, and did sing in church; and his father was of Afro-Portuguese heritage.</p><p>One could detect in his unique, straight-ahead jazz style, gospel, blues, soul and funk - well before the latter adjective found its way into the music lexicon.&nbsp;</p><p>Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers: Doodlin'</p><p>http://youtu.be/tu4o65SwUIw</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:18:42 +0000 Bob Perkins 7430 at http://wrti.org Jazz Pianist and Hard Bop Composer Horace Silver Dies at 85 BP Remembers Jazz Vocalist Jimmy Scott http://wrti.org/post/bp-remembers-jazz-vocalist-jimmy-scott <p>The music world - and the world at large - lost a very fine singer of standard popular songs last week when <strong>Jimmy Scott </strong>died on June 12th at age 88.</p><p>It’s surprising that the name Jimmy Scott was unknown to a good number of folks. But to those familiar with his work and his way with a song, he was a legend...and some of those who favored his work, were and are, legends in their own right: Nancy Wilson, Ray Charles, and Billie Holiday, to name a few, sang his praises. The standard pop and jazz cognoscente, <em>knew</em> Jimmy Scott!</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:22:58 +0000 Bob Perkins 7427 at http://wrti.org BP Remembers Jazz Vocalist Jimmy Scott Legendary Pianist Horace Silver Dies At 85 http://wrti.org/post/legendary-pianist-horace-silver-dies-85 Pianist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15404943/horace-silver">Horace Silver</a>, whose potent and catchy combination of blues, funk and Latin sounds shifted the jazz landscape in the 1950s and '60s, died Wednesday morning at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y. He died of natural causes, according to his son, Gregory Silver. He was 85.<p>As a bandleader, Horace Silver mentored some of the hottest musicians of his era. As a composer, he devised numerous jazz standards still played today.<p>Silver grew up in Norwalk, Conn. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 23:25:03 +0000 NPR Music 7426 at http://wrti.org BP Kicks Off the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival http://wrti.org/post/bp-kicks-clifford-brown-jazz-festival <p>Join <strong>Bob Perkins</strong> on <strong>Wednesday, June 18th at 6 pm</strong> as he broadcasts live from opening night of the <strong>2014 <em>Clifford Brown Jazz Festival </em></strong>in Wilmington. <strong><a href="http://cliffordbrownjazzfest.org/brownie-roach-project/" target="_blank">The Brownie-Roach Project</a>,</strong> an all-star quartet dedicated to honoring the memory of the festival’s namesake,&nbsp; is this year's opening act. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:41:39 +0000 Maureen Malloy 7380 at http://wrti.org BP Kicks Off the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History http://wrti.org/post/take-75-great-solos-blue-note-records-history Blue Note Records has been many things over the course of its 75 years: a label responsible for blinding jazz innovations, a home for the titans of hard bop and soul jazz, a place for smart, sly, jazz-inflected pop creations.<p>One constant running throughout its history is improvisation. Its records have showcased jazz soloing in every possible mood and temperament. Thu, 29 May 2014 00:36:00 +0000 Tom Moon & Patrick Jarenwattananon 7357 at http://wrti.org Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History Cause For Celebration: The Iconic Blue Note Records At 75 http://wrti.org/post/cause-celebration-iconic-blue-note-records-75 Blue Note Records is the kind of record label that people like to call "storied" — so celebrated and impactful that no one narrative can capture its essence. From swing to bebop and hard bop, through fusion and the avant-garde, Blue Note has been telling the story of jazz in the grooves of its records since 1939 — and for its 75th anniversary, it's releasing remastered vinyl editions of some gems from its catalog. Wed, 28 May 2014 21:06:00 +0000 NPR Staff 7352 at http://wrti.org Cause For Celebration: The Iconic Blue Note Records At 75