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Jazz has long been synonymous with the radio stations of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, and the tradition continues every Sunday night with host Rich Tozier. Music from the legends, the up-and-comers and even the occasional live in-studio performance are all featured for three hours every Sunday beginning at 9:00 pm.

Email Rich Tozier to attend live showWhen these live performances occur at MPBN's Bangor studio, a limited number of free tickets are usually available. To attend, contact host Rich Tozier at rtozier@mpbn.net or leave word at (207) 404-5128. For directions to MPBN's Bangor facility, click here.

Due to national copyright agreements, audio on-demand and the corresponding playlist for the program cannot be posted at the same time. Playlists are available after the Jazz Tonight on-demand audio has been removed.

 

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Live from the Deer Head Inn
The Deer Head Inn
Sunday, March 1 at 9:00 pm

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA, bills itself as "the oldest continuously running jazz club in the country." Many jazz luminaries have settled in the area and invited their friends to join them in making music. The club has spawned a label which releases live performances from the Inn. We'll sample its first four releases which feature, among others, vibist Joe Locke, guitarists Vic Juris and Bucky Pizzarelli and pianist John Coates.

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Trumpeter John McNeil and Hush Point
Trumpeter John McNeil
Sunday, February 22 at 9:00 pm

Veteran trumpeter John McNeil is a highly respected player and educator by those who know him, but his availability as a public performer and recording artist has been hampered by a rare disease. A recent feature about him on All Things Considered has brought him some long overdue attention. He's recovered, and we'll hear some of his recent work as a member of the band Hush Point.

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The Annual Mardi Gras Show
Mardi Gras image
Sunday, February 15 at 9:00 pm

Celebrate the upcoming Fat Tuesday with the rhythm and blues sounds of the Crescent City of New Orleans, courtesy of Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis, Huey Smith and many others, from that music's golden era of the 50s.

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"At the Opera House"
At The Opera House album cover
Sunday, February 8 at 9:00 pm

In 1957, saxophonist Stan Getz and trombonist J. J. Johnson gave two historic concerts, which were released as one record, At the Opera House. Hear why these dates were so exciting!

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UMA's Jazz Ensemble
UMA Jazz Band Live
Sunday, February 1 at 9:00 pm

The latest edition of the University of Maine at Augusta's JAZZ ON TOUR ensemble, directed by Steve Grover, performs its freshest innovations in a Bangor studio concert.

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Swinging with Duke and Jimmy and More!
The Great Big Bands album cover
Sunday, January 25 at 9:00 pm

Big and small band swing from the 30s and 40s from Duke Ellington and Jimmy Lunceford, among others.

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