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Jazz Siblings, JAM And Jazz Day Events, Lionel Loueke, Blossom Dearie & Willie Nelson

Monday, April 26

Night Train continues the April Siblings feature with some of the most prominent brothers in jazz. We’ll hear Robin Eubanks (with brothers Kevin and Duane), the Cannonball Adderley Sextet (with brother Nat), Elvin Jones (with Hank), the Dorsey Brothers (Tommy and Jimmy), the Heath Brothers (Percy, Jimmy and Albert), the Marsalis Family (father Ellis with sons Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason), Art Farmer (with twin Addison), the Montgomery Brothers (Wes, Buddy, and Monk), and the Clayton Brothers IJeff and John). There’s also new music from Behn Gillece, Nelson Riveros, Raul Gutierrez, Lisa Hilton, and Ian Hendrickson-Smith.

Tuesday, April 27

Night Train marks birthdays of guitarist Lionel Loueke (as a leader and with Chick Corea), and drummer Connie Kay (with Cannonball Adderley & Bill Evans, the Modern Jazz Quartet, and in an MJQ special in hour two of the show). We’ll also hear music from some musicians with famous jazz siblings for the April feature (Percy Heath, Elvin Jones, and Freddie Cole), and get to new releases from drummer and vibes player Joe Chambers (returning to Blue Note for the first time in over two decades) and Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo.

Wednesday, April 28

Night Train marks birthdays of guitarist Steve Khan (as a leader and with Steely Dan), Latin jazz pioneer Mario Bauza, and singer and pianist Blossom Dearie (including a music and interview special in our two of the show). The April Siblings feature continues with Delfeayo Marsalis, and the Mills Brothers. And we’ll hear the latest from the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Brazilian-jazz harmonica player Hendrik Meurkens, and a throwback jazz set from Loudon Wainwright III.

Thursday, April 29

Night Train joins in with Global Village and Strange Currency to celebrate the 88th birthday of Willie Nelson. We’ll hear the jazz side of his work in albums he did in tribute to Frank Sinatra, in a track he did with Dr. John, some instrumental Cole Porter, and a music and interview special with Nelson in hour two of the show.  It’s also the birthday of Duke Ellington, and Latin jazz greats Dave Valentin and Ray Barretto. New releases tonight include the Brianna Thomas Band, the Le Coq All Stars, and the Uptown Jazz Tentet.

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.