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More Jazz Meets Classical & Birthdays Of Jerry Hahn, Chico Hamilton & More

Monday 9.18.17

Night Train marks birthdays of guitarist Emily Remler and trombonist John Fedchock; continues with the September Jazz Meets Classical feature for Classical Music Month with music from Hank Jones, Joe Zawinul and a special with Third Stream pioneer Gunther Schuller; and highlights new music from Ahmad Jamal, the Christian McBride Big Band, Louis Hayes and George Freeman.

Tuesday 9.19.17

Night Train continues its September salute to Classical Music Month with some suites – from Duke Ellington, Charlie Byrd, Wynton Marsalis and Claude Bolling. Plus new music from guitarists Russell Malone and Amanda Monaco, flutist Gerald Beckett,  saxophonist Jeff Coffin (from the Dave Matthews Band) and trumpeter Farnell  Newton.

Wednesday 9.20.17

Lots of clarinets tonight on the Night Train, with music from bebop clarinet pioneer Buddy DeFranco,  trad player Dr. Michael White, and such contemporary artists as Anat Cohn, Ken Peplowski and David Murray. Night Train also continues the Jazz Meets Classical/Classical Music Month feature with music from Paquito D’Rivera’s Jazz Meets the Classics album, and the Ted Rosenthal Trio’s remarkable reinvention of “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Thursday 9.21.17

Night Train marks several birthdays tonight – including acclaimed Wichita jazz fusion guitar pioneer Jerry Hahn, chamber jazz pioneer Chico Hamilton, Crescent City pianist Henry Butler, and bassist Slam Stewart. Plus we continue our Classical Meets Jazz feature and mark Leonard Cohen’s birthday with Rene Marie’s show-stopping medley of Suzanne/Bolero, and highlight new music from Akiko Tsuruga and the Pete Malinverni Trio.