Jazz

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9:10 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Brian Blade Brings 'Praise From The Heart' to Chapel Hill

Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band play UNC's Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill tonight.
Credit Thomas Radlwimmer / Wikipedia

Brian Blade is a jazz drummer who has played with artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, saxophone great Wayne Shorter, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris and producer-musician Daniel Lanois.

Since 1997, when he's had time, Brian has been recording with a group called Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band. Their latest album Landmarks was nominated for a Grammy.  

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The State of Things
11:55 am
Thu January 29, 2015

The Many Movements Of Branford Marsalis

The Branford Marsalis Quartet. From left to right: Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis, Branford Marsalis and Justin Faulkner

Branford Marsalis brings great music into the world in multiple ways: he plays it; he writes it; he produces in on his own record label; and he promotes it everywhere he goes. 

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The State of Things
11:24 am
Fri January 9, 2015

The Will McBride Group

The Will McBride Group: Will McBride, Brad Miles, Jeff Hatley and Michael Pelz-Sherman
Will McBride

The jazz-influenced pop ensemble, The Will McBride Group, led by guitarist Will McBride, recently released their fourth album, All In. It tells the story of the life and relationships of a musician through songs with both jazzy swing and rock rhythm. Host Frank Stasio talks to the group about their new record and they perform live in studio. The group is Will McBride on guitar and vocals; Jeff Hatley on bass and vocals; Brad Miles on drums, and Michael Pelz-Sherman on keyboards.

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The State of Things
11:45 am
Mon December 15, 2014

From Shoe Shiner To Ethnomusicologist, Meet Daoud Haroon

Daoud Haroon practicing one of his first instruments in the front room of his family apartment in Boston.
Daoud Haroon

Daoud Haroon has lived many lives in his 81 years. He grew up in the jazz clubs of Boston, shining shoes of many of the jazz greats as a young boy, and later playing alongside them as a percussionist and trombonist. He has worked in a wide range of trades from hat making to house painting. 

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The State of Things
12:17 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Big Band Christmas Show With Nnenna Freelon And John Brown

Jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon and bassist John Brown bring their big band Christmas show back to the Triangle this year.
Credit JAG Entertainment

Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon and bassist John Brown bring their big band Christmas tunes back to the stage at Durham’s Carolina Theatre this Sunday, December 7.

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The State of Things
11:58 am
Fri September 5, 2014

The Campbell Brothers Do “A Love Supreme”

American Sacred Steel gospel group Campbell Brothers
Credit kmuw

The Campbell Brothers, a New York-based sacred steel band, will be performing a reinterpretation of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme to kick off the Bull Durham Blues Festival this weekend.

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The State of Things
2:01 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

The Bucket Brothers' Young Talent

10-year-old Casey Valleroy, host Frank Stasio, and 14-year-old Logan Valleroy
Credit Carol Jackson / WUNC

Note: This is a rebroadcast of a show that aired June 6, 2014.

Logan and Casey Valleroy have years of experience playing nine different instruments. The years of musical experience are impressive since they have a combined total of 24 years of life.

The duo known as The Bucket Brothers has released three albums, played live with members of big-name local bands like The Old Ceremony and the Squirrel Nut Zippers, and they haven’t even entered high school yet.

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The State of Things
12:17 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

The Bucket Brothers' Young Talent

10-year-old Casey Valleroy, host Frank Stasio, and 14-year-old Logan Valleroy
Credit Carol Jackson / WUNC

  

Logan and Casey Valleroy have years of experience playing nine different instruments.

The years of musical experience are impressive since they have a combined total of 24 years of life.

The duo known as The Bucket Brothers has released three albums, played live with members of big-name local bands like The Old Ceremony and the Squirrel Nut Zippers, and they haven’t even entered high school yet.

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The State of Things
12:24 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Kate And Keith Become "Genevieve & Ferdinand"

Genevieve and Ferdinand Live

Jazz vocalist Kate McGarry and her guitarist husband Keith Ganz have been collaborating for a decade. Kate headlined their New York City-based jazz ensemble that recorded five albums, including Grammy-nominated "If Less Is More, Nothing Is Everything."

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The State of Things
12:05 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

NC Author Explores the Hidden Story Behind Lee Morgan's Killer

The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan

    

In 1972, jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan was fatally shot in a New York City club where he had performed. The killer of the 33 year-old? His common-law wife Helen Morgan. After the incident, she disappeared from the public eye and little else was known about her until recently.

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