Bucky Pizzarelli & Tony DeSare Perform Together at The Sheldon Concert Hall, September 2011

This episode features a musical performance and interviews with guests Jazz vocalist, pianist and composer Tony DeSare and the 85-year-young 7 string guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli. We’ll follow the East St. Louis High School Jazz Band to the “Essentially Ellington” competition in NYC at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Catch a feature on the combination of jazz music & poetry featuring Quincy Troupe, Hamiet Bluiett & Kelvyn Bell. Listen to the sounds of Bix Beiderbecke as our Jazz Gem features a group dedicated to his music, the Bixians. On Building Blocks of Jazz, Phill Dunlap and his guest look at the acoustic and electric bass and their place in jazz music. And meet our Rising Star of Jazz, Michael Ferrante, from Fort Zumwalt West High School.

This magazine style program based on Don Wolff’s popular jazz radio show, I Love Jazz, showcases his depth of musical knowledge and appreciation of the historical jazz tradition. As a local renowned jazz authority, Don’s insightful interviews reveal his dedication to music education and his personal love of jazz.

Bucky Pizzarelli & Tony DeSare Perform Together at The Sheldon Concert Hall, September 2011

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am