Nat Cole Centennial, Junos, Jacques Loussier, Andre Previn & Jazz Birthdays

Mar 11, 2019

Pianist Jacques Loussier
Credit Yves Veron

Monday, March 11

Night Train features Juno Jazz nominees in advance of the Awards on Sunday, and pays tribute to two pianists and composers who passed away recently, Andre Previn and Jacques Loussier. The show also continues the March feature marking the centennial birthday of Nat Cole, this time with music from an album from brother Freddy Cole that celebrated the music of Michel LeGrand who also passed away recently.  Plus new music from former KC drummer Matt Kane and vibes player Chuck Redd, and birthday salutes to singers Judy Niemack and Bobby McFerrin (including a special featuring McFerrin in hour two).

Pianist Andre Previn

Tuesday, March 12

Night Train features Juno Jazz nominees in advance of the Awards on Sunday, and pays tribute to two pianists and composers who passed away recently, Andre Previn and Jacques Loussier. The show also continues the March feature marking the centennial birthday of Nat Cole, this time with some selections from his trio and the first of a two part Jazz Profiles special, focusing on his work as a pianist, in hour two of the show. Plus birthday salutes to pianist Bill Anschell and bassist Leon Lee Dorsey, and new music from Emmet Cohen and David Hazeltine.

Wednesday, March 13

Night Train marks birthdays of veteran drummer Roy Haynes and trumpeters Blue Mitchell and Terence Blanchard. The show also continues the month-long centennial birthday celebration for Nat Cole with music from his classic After Midnight album, some early music he did with Lester Young, and part two of a Jazz Profiles special, focusing on his artistry as a singer, in hour two of the show. The week-long tribute to pianists Andre Previn and Jacques Loussier, who both passed away recently, and jazz nominees in the Juno Awards, who will be announced this Sunday, will also be featured tonight.

Thursday, March 14

Night Train wraps up a week-long tribute to pianists Jacques Loussier and Andre Previn, who passed away recently, and music from this year’s jazz nominees in Canada’s Juno Awards, presented this Sunday. Nat Cole’s first hit is also on tap as part of the month-long feature to mark his centennial birthday. And there’s music from singer Vanessa Rubin (with her first new solo album in almost two decades), legendary producer Quincy Jones, drummer Akira Tana, and organist Shirley Scott (including a special in hour two focusing on her classic ‘60s recordings), all born on this date.