Music Lives at the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill, where, as WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, the role of jazz in the history of the United Nations is being celebrated - close to where the UN’s Headquarters might have been.
Jim Cotter’s full interview with jazz bass player Warren Oree.
A United Nations Jazz Jam: Musicians from Around the World, April 26th, 6 to 8 pm at the Woodmere Art Museum. Performers include Yoomi Kwan (Korea, on cello); Rosie Langabeer (New Zealand), on accordion and piano); Atiba (Trinidad, on steel drums); Gloria Galante (Italy, on harp); Qin-Qian (China, on Erhu); Koki Soul (French Canadian, guitar/percussion/vocals); Phyllis Hadad (Brazil, on piano) and Moguane Mahloeoe (South Africa, on percussion).
Join us this Saturday at 5 pm for In Recital - an occasional series of programs recorded in the WRTI performance studio. Always exciting, Jill Pasternak hosts the recitalists in a one-on-one discussion, followed by an in-studio performance.
Recorded live at Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill, this program features vocalist Denise King, fresh off of her European tour, delivering a "sassy" tribute to Sarah Vaughan: The First Lady Of Jazz. Tune in to hear Ms. King sing classic tunes such as "Misty," "Perdido," "If I Were A Bell," and "Teach Me Tonight." Personell: Denise King, vocals; Aaron Graves, piano; Lee Smith, bass; Khary Shiheed, drums
David Patrick Stearns previews The Month of Moderns - a series of concerts by the chamber choir The Crossing.
Susan Lewis explores the Woodmere Art Museum's 69th Annual Juried Exhibition.
We have two reports from the Kensington section of Philadelphia:
Jason Peifer previews this weekend's Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby in Philadelphia. In conjunction with the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival, the event highlights the growing arts scene in the Kensington neighborhood.