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Classical Meets Jazz & Birthdays Of Charlie Byrd, Jack McDuff, Emily Remler, Chico Hamilton & More

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Monday, September 16

Night Train kicks off the week with a long list of birthday artists, including blues legend B.B. King, vocalese great Jon Hendricks, Brazilian, jazz and classical guitarist Charlie Byrd, baritone saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett, and jazz violin pioneer Joe Venuti (featured in a special with early guitar great Eddie Lang in hour two of the show). Plus more for the September Jazz Meets Classical feature and new music from the Eyal Vilner Big Band, Paul Combos and Nicki Parrott.

Tuesday, September 17

Concert previews, new music from guitarist Steve Khan and also from organist Tony Monaco with saxophonist Richie Cole, and birthday celebrations for drummer Jeff Ballard (heard tonight with Brad Mehldau and Danilo Perez) and soul jazz organist Jack McDuff (including a special featuring him in hour two of the show) all on tap tonight on the Night Train.

Wednesday, September 18

Night Train marks birthdays of trombonist John Fedchock and guitarist Emily Remler (including a special about her in hour two of the show) and continues the September Classical Music Month feature with music from Tessa Souter and Oregon. Plus percussionist Poncho Sanchez returns after seven years with a new album in tribute to John Coltrane.

Thursday, September 19

Tonight on the Night Train, more classical meets jazz for the September Classical Music Month feature, including an early birthday celebration for pioneering chamber jazz drummer Chico Hamilton. Plus new music, classic recording and more.

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.