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World Accordion Day & birthday celebrations for Arthur Blythe, Keith Jarrett & Mary Lou Williams

Monday 5.5.14

Night Train highlights music from guitarist Bobby Broom, singer Shawnn Monteiro’s tribute to Carmen McRae, the Jazz Soul Seven’s salute to Curtis Mayfield, and drummer and WSU alum Matt Wilson’s Arts and Crafts lineup - plus classics from Charles Mingus, Ron Carter, and Fats Waller.

Tuesday 5.6.14

SPECIAL: Night Train teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency to celebrate World Accordion Day. Among the accordionists featured on tonight’s show: Gil Goldstein, Richard Galliano, Eddie Monteiro, Charlie Dennard, and Dino Saluzzi. Plus more from May featured artists, John Scofield and Sun Ra, and new music from Monty Alexander, Michael Pedicin, and Ian Hendrickson-Smith.

Wednesday 5.7.14

Night Train marks the birthday of alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe with music he did as a leader, with the World Saxophone Quartet, and as guest with McCoy Tyner. Plus more from May featured artists John Scofield and Sun Ra, and new music from drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr., bassist Ben Wolfe and saxophonist Tim Hegarty.

Thursday 5.8.14

Night Train highlights more music from May featured artists John Scofield and Sun Ra; features new music from Brian Lynch’s tribute to some Unsung Heroes of the jazz trumpet and Craig Handy’s dual salute to Jimmy Smith and the music of New Orleans; and marks birthdays to two jazz piano giants – Keith Jarrett and Mary Lou Williams, including a Jazz Profiles special about Williams in hour two of the show.