Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Sunday nights at 11PM

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase profiles the legends and legacy of jazz music. Each week, the program showcases the music, performers, composers and styles of jazz that have made it America’s premiere musical art form.

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase airs Sunday nights at 11PM. The program is hosted and produced by Paul Hitchcock, a veteran announcer with more than 30 years in public broadcasting. For additional information, contact the host at: p.hitchc@moreheadstate.edu

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Arts/Culture
12:36 am
Sun July 20, 2014

Michael Franks (SNJS #28)

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #28 (July 20 at 11pm)

Michael Franks occupied a uniquely popular niche in the world of soft jazz and pop music in the 1970’s. He was one of those crossover artists who defied easy category on the radio and found an audience mostly among college students.

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Arts/Culture
11:23 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Joshua Redman (SNJS #27)

Joshua Redman
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Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #27 (July 13 at 11pm) 

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Arts/Culture
8:02 pm
Sat July 5, 2014

Pieces Of A Dream (SNJS #26)

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Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #26 (July 6 at 11pm) 

Bassist Cedric Napoleon, drummer Curtis Harmon, and keyboardist James Lloyd founded crossover jazz group Pieces of a Dream in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They were teenagers at the time of their 1976 formation.

Although they were jazz-oriented, the group also emphasized R+B and incorporated funk, quiet storm, hip-hop, new jack swing, and smooth jazz into their recordings, which often featured vocalists (including Barbara Walker, Eva Cassidy, and Maysa Leak).

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Arts/Culture
11:25 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Ken Peplowski (SNJS #25)

Ken Peplowski
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Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #25 (June 29 at 11pm) 

One of the top clarinetists of the 1990s and a very talented tenor player, Ken Peplowski has helped keep the tradition of small-group swing (and occasionally Dixieland) alive.

Peplowski made his professional debut at ten and played locally in Cleveland. After spending 1978-1980 touring with the Tommy Dorsey ghost orchestra (directed by Buddy Morrow), Peplowski settled in New York, freelanced in a variety of settings, and played with Benny Goodman.

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Arts/Culture
5:17 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Eliane Elias (SNJS #24)

Eliane Elias
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Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #24 (June 22 at 11pm) 

The classical tradition meets the spontaneity of jazz through the virtuosic playing of Brazil-born and New York-based pianist Eliane Elias. A former member of the jazz ensemble Steps Ahead, Elias has continued to explore two distinct musical streams through her solo recordings and her performances since the mid 1980’s.

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Arts/Culture
2:27 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Art Pepper (SNJS #23)

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Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #23 (June 15 at 11pm) 

Despite a remarkably colorful and difficult life, Art Pepper was quite consistent in the recording studios; virtually every recording he made is well worth getting. In the 1950s he was able to develop his own sound despite the dominant influence of Charlie Parker.

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Arts/Culture
5:24 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Charlie Parker (SNJS #22)

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Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #22 (June 8 at 11pm)

Charlie Parker was one of the most influential improvising soloists in jazz, and a central figure in the development of bop in the 1940s. A legendary figure in his own lifetime, he was idolized by those who worked with him, and he inspired a generation of jazz performers and composers.

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