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Jazz Drummers & Pianists Keith Jarrett, Mary Lou Williams & Tania Maria

Monday, May 6

Night Train takes a break from drummers to highlight some string things tonight – violinists, string ensembles, and string quartet and orchestra accompaniment with jazz artists.  Among the artists featured are the Really Eclectic String Quartet, Stan Getz (from the famous Focus album), Cecile McLorin Salvant (with string quartet), Quartet Indigo, Chick Corea with the Harlem String Quartet, Regina Carter (from her Paganini album), the Turtle Island String Quartet, and the Modern Jazz Quartet and Martin Wind, both with symphony orchestras.

Tuesday, May 7

Night Train continues the May International Drum Month feature with a show devoted to great classic and contemporary jazz drummers – including Jack DeJohnette (with Miles Davis and with the supergroup Hudson), Stanton Moore, Paul Wertico, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Roy Haynes, Louis Hayes, Mel Lewis, WSU alum Matt Wilson and more.  

Wednesday, May 8

Night Train marks the birthdays to two great jazz pianists. We’ll hear music from Keith Jarrett’s two latest albums, with the Standards Trio and from a solo performance at La Fenice in Venice. And there’s music from Mary Lou Williams with Andy Kirk, a tribute to her from pianist Marian McPartland, and a Jazz Profiles special about her in hour two of the show. Plus more music for the May Drum Month feature - this time from Carl Allen and Jack Kilby – and there’s new music from Paul Serrato, Catherine Russell, and the ’97 Fred Hersch Trio.

Thursday, May 9

Night Train marks birthdays of drummer Dennis Chambers (with Barbara Dennerlein and John Scofield), guitarist Anthony Wilson (as a leader and with Diana Krall), and Brazilian singer, pianist and composer Tania Maria. And as part of the May Drum Month feature, there’s music from former Kansas City drummer Matt Kane, vibes and drum player Chuck Redd, and in hour two, a Jazz Profiles special featuring legendary jazz drummer Max Roach.