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April Featured Artist Benny Carter, Herbie Hancock & Gene Ammons Birthdays And Lots ‘o Clarinets

Monday 4.11.16

Lots of clarinets tonight on the Night Train, with music from bebop clarinet pioneer Buddy DeFranco and contemporary artists including Dr. Michael White, Anat Cohn, Ken Peplowski, David Murray, and Paquito D’Rivera. Plus the Ted Rosenthal Trio’s remarkable reinvention of “Rhapsody in Blue,” Jane Ira Bloom’s surprising ballad project Sixteen Sunsets, and the jazz side of Ray Charles

Tuesday 4.12.16

Night Train marks birthdays of guitarist Mason Razavi, trumpeter Ryan Kisor and jazz legend Herbie Hancock (including a special in hour two of the show focusing on his early days as both a leader and sideman on the Blue Note label). Plus music from April featured artist (and this year’s Jazz Appreciation Month honoree) Benny Carter, and new music from the Danny Green Trio, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and saxophonist Kirsten Edkins.

Wednesday 4.13.16

Night Train highlights music from April featured artist Benny Carter, birthday artists Rusty Jones and Grant Geissman, and impressive new titles from clarinetist Ken Peplowski, pianist Bill Charlap, and Curtis Robinson with a tribute to Motown.

Thursday 4.14.16

Night Train highlights some Grammy-winning music from April featured artist Benny Carter; celebrates birthdays of soul jazz tenor man Gene Ammons and trombonist Steve Davis; and showcases new releases from guitarist and former Dizzy Gillespie band member Ed Cherry, and percussionist Joe Chambers.