Jazz

Pianist Fred Hersch on Milestones

Apr 26, 2018

Host Rob Stevens interviewed jazz pianist Fred Hersch, who will bring his trio to Lafayette College's Williams Center on April 18.

The broadcast also featured selections from saxophonist Dave Liebman and pianist Bobby Avey, who will perform as a duo at Miller Symphony Hall's "Jazz Upstairs" on April 20. Plus, South African legend, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, who will play with his group Ekaya and guest trumpeter Freddie Hendrix at Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center on April 24.

(Original air-date: 04/16/18)

Charlie Barnett of Chaise Lounge on Milestones

Aug 4, 2017

Host Jim Wardrop talks with Charlie Barnett, the leader of Chaise Lounge, a jazz, lounge, swing, pop quintet from Bethesda, MD made up of the Washington area's top jazz musicians.

Barnett discusses their upcoming Musikfest performance on Sunday, August 13th at Red Stag Pub Liederplatz.

(Original air-date: 7/31/2017)

Swing Jazz Singer Chelsea Reed on Swing Sunday

Aug 1, 2017

Host Jim Wardrop talks with Chelsea Reed, vocalist and founder of  Philadelphia-based swing/jazz band Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five.  The band is performing at this year's Musikfest on opening night, Friday, August 4th at the PNC Series at the Musikfest Café at 8:00 PM.

(Original air-date: 7/30/2017)

Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra on Swing Sunday

Jul 18, 2017
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Host Jim Wardrop speaks with Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra about his special performance at this year’s Christmas City Summer Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 22nd.

(Original air-date: 7/16/2017)

Swing Sunday host, Jim Wadrop, welcomes the members of the Lehigh Valley Gypsy jazz band, The Barrel House Brothers, to the studio.

Gary Lader (piano, accordion); Robert Peruzzi (trombone); and Marvin Falcon (guitar, banjo, ukelele) discuss their upcoming performance at WDIY's 1st Homebrew Fest on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Ice House in Bethlehem.

(Original air-date: 6/19/2016)

Saxophonist Boney James Interviewed on Doodlin'

Aug 24, 2015

Doodlin' host John Dodds speaks with four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum selling saxophonist Boney James about his upcoming show at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center on Friday, August 21, 2015.

(Original air-date: 8/18/2015)

Williams Center for the Arts - 2015/2016 Season

Aug 23, 2015

With its upcoming 2015/2016 season, the Williams Center for the Arts celebrates its 33rd year of providing a rich array of music, productions, art, and more on the Lafayette College campus in Easton.  This year, the Williams Center expands its artistic palette with the inaugural Theater series.

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Director of the Performance Series Hollis Ashby about this season's opening performance by distinguished jazz ensemble, the Barry Harris Trio on Friday, Sept. 11th at 8PM.

Allan Meyerson Talks Jazz Improvisation on LV Arts Salon

Dec 12, 2014

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes jazz saxophonist and music teacher Allan Meyerson to the studio. Meyerson has recently self-published the teaching manual First Steps to Jazz Improvisation. The publication was celebrated with a book signing and in-store performance from Allan's quartet at Barnes & Noble in Center Valley, PA on December 12, 2014.

(Original air-date 12/8/2014)

Jazz Alto Saxist Steve Coleman on LV Arts Salon

Nov 11, 2014

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith talks with Steve Coleman, jazz alto saxist, bandleader, composer and music theoretician, Allentown resident, and recently-announced 2014 MacArthur Fellowship genius award winner.  They discuss his long career in music and other fields, moving from NYC to the Lehigh Valley about 20 years ago and being based here while performing around the globe, the MacArthur award and the impact of winning it, and his initial ideas of projects that are now made possible by the award.

(Original air-date 11/3/2014)

Donald L. Miller, author, historian, PBS documentarian, and John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College, talks to host Bathsheba Monk about his new book, Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America as well as his collaboration with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg on a new documentary.

(Original air-date 8/18/2014)