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Dr. Billy Taylor + 2022 NEA Jazz Masters, Joanne Brackeen, Karrin Allyson, Delfeayo Marsalis & Charlie Christian

Monday, July 26

The NEA Jazz Masters for 2022 was just announced, throughout this week, Night Train highlights music from the new honorees. There’s also more music from July featured artist, Dr. Billy Taylor, for his centennial birthday. Night Train also marks the birthday of pianist, composer and 2018 NEA Jazz Master, Joanne Brackeen, including an interview she did after being named a Jazz Master. And there’s new music from guitarists John Stein and Paul Silbergleit, harmonica player Hendrik Meurkens, and Singapore pianist Jeremy Monteiro.

Tuesday, July 27

More music tonight on the Night Train from July featured artist Dr. Billy Taylor and the newly named 2022 NEA Jazz Masters, and birthday salutes to guitarist Joel Harrison (from a new album and from his tribute to George Harrison), pianist Edward Simon (with singer Luciana Souza) and vocalist Karrin Allyson (including a concert special in hour two with the Airmen of Note).

Wednesday, July 28

Night Train marks the birthday of New Orleans’ Delfeayo Marsalis with music from several of his own albums and a conversation with the trombonist and producer in hour two of the show. We also remember drummer Jerry Granelli who passed away last week, and continue the July feature of music from pianist, composer, and jazz advocate Dr. Billy Taylor (including one of his classic compositions performed by Nina Simone) and our week-long tribute to the newly named 2022 NEA Jazz Masters.

Plus new titles from trombonist Jennifer Wharton, saxophonist Dave McMurray (with a jazz celebration of the Grateful Dead), and pianist Michael Wolff.

Thursday, July 29

Night Train wraps up the July centennial birthday celebration for Dr. Billy Taylor and the week-long salute to the newly named NEA Jazz Masters, we mark the birthdays of guitarists Charlie Christian and Joe Beck (with a history of jazz guitar special in hour two), and highlight the latest releases from marimba player Jenny Klukken, guitarists Phill Fest and Rale Micic, soul jazz organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, and the Kyle Asche Organ Trio.

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.