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Sunday Nights at 9:00 pm to Midnight
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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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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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Jazz Tonight Archived Programs
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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Trombonist Steve Turre
Steve Turre album cover
Sunday, January 18 at 9:00 pm

Turre's self-titled Verve album has been a sleeper since its 1997 release. It brought together such diverse talents as singer Cassandra Wilson, violinist Regina Carter, trumpeter/fluegelhornist Jon Faddis and the late trombonemeister J. J. Johnson, and showcases Turre's talents as performer, composer and leader.

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"Cheek to Cheek" Duets by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Cheek To Cheek album cover
Sunday, January 11 at 9:00 pm

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga may seem like an unlikely pair for duets but their new collaboration, Cheek to Cheek reveals that both love the classic American popular song and both have the chops to interpret them.

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"The Art of Conversation"
The Art of Conversation album cover
Sunday, January 4 at 9:00 pm

Pianist Kenny Barron and bassist David Holland combine their great talents in The Art of Conversation, hear a sample on this program.

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(2:54:29)

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Year-end Revist of 2014
Holiday Jazz
Sunday, December 28 at 9:00 pm

Highlights from some of the sounds heard on Jazz Tonight during the past year on MPBN Radio.

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