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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 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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Jazz Tonight Archived Programs
The PigBee Trio
Sunday, July 5 at 9:00 pm

PigBee is not just the name of a most unusual hybrid -- it's also a most unusual trio of saxophone, drums and guitar, respectively the Forbes twins, Gideon and Jacob, and guitarist Peter Herman. The three appeared in the Bangor studio recently for an evening of original music, which will be heard on this program.

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Tenor Saxophonist Tim Warfield
Tim Warfield
June 28, 2015

Tenor saxophonist Tim Warfield is deserving of wider recognition, and we'll hear why on this program.

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Dinah Washington & Carmen McRae
Dinah Washington and Carmen McRae
June 21, 2015

Dinah Washington and Carmen McRae will be heard on this program.

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Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot
Saxophoneist Eric Dolphy
Sunday, June 14 at 9:00 pm

Reedman Eric Dolphy's historic stint at the Five Spot in New York is revisited on this program. Dolphy was an original, and June 20 would have been his 87th birthday.

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Lester Young
Lester Young
Sunday, June 7 at 9:00 pm

Saxophonist Lester Young is featured with pianist Teddy Wilson and others.

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