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Erroll Garner, Chick Corea & Tal Farlow + Tierney Sutton, Stanley Clarke & Canada Day

Monday, June 28

Night Train marks the birthday of singer Tierney Sutton with selections from her albums in hour one, and a special with an interview and more music in hour two. The June feature continues with more music from pianists Chick Corea and Erroll Garner. And there’s new music from pianists Russell Ferrante and George Cables, guitarist Paul Silbergleit, and saxophonist Alexa Tarantino.

Tuesday, June 29

“Good Vibes” tonight on the Night Train, as the show features both legendary and contemporary jazz vibraphone players. We’ll hear music from Gary Burton, Bobby Hutcherson, Milt Jackson (with Cannonball Adderley and as part of the Modern Jazz Quartet), Kathy Kelly, Dan McCarthy, Warren Wolf and Bill Ware (with the group Vibes). We’ll also hear some tribute albums - from Rodney Whitaker (for Duke Ellington), Paul Combs (Tadd Dameron), Nicolas Bearde (Nat King Cole), and Claire Daly (Thelonious Monk) – and classic tracks from Duke Ellington and Eddie Harris.

Wednesday, June 30

Night Train wraps up the June feature with a two-fer, as we wrap up the Chick Corea feature and celebrate the birthday of bassist Stanley Clarke with music the two did together with Corea, Clarke & White and Joe Farrell, and a Return to Forever special in hour two. There’s also new music from trumpeter John Hasselback III, trombonist Michael Dease, and Wichita-born guitarist Greg Skaff.

Thursday, July 1

It’s Canada Day and Night Train joins in with Global Village and Strange Currency to celebrate with a program devoted to Canadian jazz artists, legendary and contemporary. Among the musicians featured are Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Holly Cole, Jane Bunnett, Molly Johnson, the all-Canadian Rob McConnell Jive 5, Carol Welsman, Cory Weeds, Renee Rosnes, Newfoundland transplant Florian Hoefner, and more – plus some jazz versions of songs from Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

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.