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Night Train starts May's feature, double bill of John Scofield + the Sun Ra Centennial

Monday 4.28.14

Night Train starts the week with more great jazz percussionists – this time, Joe Morello (who worked with both Dave Brubeck and Marian McPartland) and the legendary Roy Haynes – new music from Mike Longo, Antonio Adolf,  and Catherine Russell - and birthday salutes to guitarist Steve Khan, Latin jazz pioneer Mario Bauza, and singer and pianist Blossom Dearie, including a special devoted to her work in hour two of the show.

Tuesday 4.29.14

Night Train marks birthdays of the legendary Duke Ellington, jazz harmonica master Toots Thielemans, and two Latin jazz giants – percussionist Ray Barretto and flutist Dave Valentin. Plus more for the April ‘Big Beat’ feature – this time from drummers Joe Chambers and Akira Tana, and new music from Fareed Haque, George Cables, Bruce Barth, Dave Stryker, and a newly released live performance from the ‘60s from guitarist Pat Martino and organist Gene Ludwig.

Wednesday 4.30.14

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY SPECIAL: Night Train teams up with Global Village to celebrate International Jazz Day with a program showcasing artists from around the globe who play jazz, often in interesting fusions with a variety of world styles. Among the artists featured are Jamaica’s Monty Alexander, Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem, Norway’s Helge Lien Trio, and the new Haitian jazz project from Jacques Schwarz-Bart.

Then in hour two it’s a Savannah Music Festival special of Brazilian Duets with Toots Thielemans, Oscar Castro-Neves, Hamilton de Holanda, and more.

Thursday 5.1.14

Night Train marks the birthday of one of the great vocalists and balladeers of jazz – Shirley Horn. Plus the start of a new month’s feature – with music from guitarist John Scofield, and a centennial birthday celebration for one of the unique figures in jazz – Sun Ra. Also a new solo piano set from Jessica Williams, Jeff Hackworth’s latest Soul t o Go, a live set just out featuring David ‘Fathead’ Newman, and the first ballads project from soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom.