February 2012 Archives

An interview with Ordway CEO/President, Patricia Mitchell, on the debut performance of Playing For Change, Feb. 12th, 7:30 p.m. Also featured is a new release by pianist Monty Alexander; and,releases by Kurt Elling, Jack DeJohnette/John Patitucci/Danilo Perez, Nina Simone and Charlie Haden/Hank Jones.

An interview with Hannibal Lokumbe, in advance of his premiere of “In The Spirit of Being,” with VocalEssence’s Witness project, Ordway Theater, 2/19/12

An interview with Bill T. Jones, choreographer/dancer, is featured today. Musicians featured include Abbey Lincoln, Frank Russell, Mark Sherman,and Archie Shepp/Joachim Kuhn. Tribute is paid to Jazz Master Jodie Christian, Chicago-born and bred pianist/composer who became an ancestor on February 13, 2012. Jazz Master Von Freeman is also featured in a recording with Jodie Christian.

Featured artists include Max Roach & Dizzy Gillespie, Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith, Sheila Jordan & Harvie S., Akiko Tsuruga and Cannonball Adderley. Jazz Master Von Freeman is heard performing the Wayne Shorter composition, “Footprints.”