The Jim Cullum Jazz Band takes you back in time to the legendary jazz nightclub, Nick's Steak House in Greenwich Village. For more than three decades, from the 30's to the 60's, veteran jazzmen such as Bobby Hackett, Eddie Condon, Mugsy Spanier and Pee Wee Russell played, and crowds gathered at "the place" in downtown Manhattan to hear classic hot, improvised jazz.
Throughout his career, banjoist Michael Miles has used a combination of musical and theatrical performance, education, and composition to change the way the banjo is viewed, and to explore the cultural and political boundaries of American music. His groundbreaking work has put him in a category all his own.
The Philadelphia Orchestra's seventh music director spoke with Jill Pasternak in 2008 as he prepared for his final Philadelphia appearance with the orchestra as its Maestro. In this fascinating interview he reflects on his time here, and shares some very revealing anecdotes about his interesting life--including the story of his youth in Germany.
The distinguished conductor, violinist, and composer Lorin Maazel, known for his perfect pitch and photographic memory, has stood as one of the master conductors of our era for more than 50 years. For the last seven he has led the world-renowned New York Philharmonic with artistry and passion. Currently, Maazel is music director of the Santiago Calatrava-designed opera house in Valencia, Spain, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, which opened at the start of the 2006/07 season.