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Joe Lovano & Other Great Jazz Saxophonists, Vibes Pioneer Red Norvo And More

Monday 3.28.16

Night Train highlights tribute albums (Roseanna Vitro with the music of Clare Fischer, Laurie Antonioli’s celebration of Joni Mitchell, and the Dave Liebman Big Band playing the music of Wayne Shorter) along with a number of great jazz saxophonists - including John Coltrane, Sonny Rollin, Stan Getz, Hank Crawford, and Cannonball Adderley.

Tuesday 3.29.16

Night Train highlights Latin jazz tonight – including new releases from Mike Freeman ZonaVibe, Michael Spiro & Wayne Wallace, Arturo Sandoval, Bill O’Connell, and Alfredo Rodriguez – along with a Latin jazz project from Charlie Haden with March featured artist Joe Lovano, Afro-Peruvian jazz pioneer Gabriel Alegria, and saxophonist David Sanchez.

Wednesday 3.30.16

Night Train celebrates birthdays of guitarists Dave Stryker and Ximo Tebar, and singers Astrud Gilberto and Norah Jones – plus more music from March featured artist Joe Lovano (including guest appearances with ‘new tango’ pianist Pablo Ziegler and with Dr. Lonnie Smith on his new album and on the 1975 release Afrodesia, which was Lovano’s first appearance on record) and new music from Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, saxophonist Ernie Krivda, singer Karrin Allyson, and drummers Peter Erskine and Herlin Riley.

Thursday 3.31.16

Night Train wraps up the March feature of music from Joe Lovano with a guest appearance he made with Mose Allison, as part of the ScoLoHoFo lineup, and with his Nonet on 52nd Street Themes. Plus a birthday salute to vibes and marimba pioneer Red Norvo (with a tribute from Gary Burton and a Jazz Profiles special in hour two of the show); a new, previously unreleased live performance from Sarah Vaughan; and music from artists with upcoming local and regional concerts.

Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. Chris is also a critic and freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, and Option, among others.