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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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The Cookers
The Cookers Time And Time Again album cover.jpg
Sunday, November 30 at 9:00 pm

The latest edition of The Cookers, directed by trumpeter-composer David Weiss, could be described as an all-star band, especially with saxophonists Billy Harper and Donald Harrison, trumpeter Eddie Henderson, pianist George Cables, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Billy Hart. Their latest outing, Time and Time Again, lives up to the group's name.

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Jazz Tonight Archived Programs
Tom Luther Quintet in the Bangor Studio
Tom Luther Quintet
Sunday, November 23 at 9:00 pm

Composer-pianist Tom Luther of Belfast will be heard with his quintet in a performance from the Bangor studio.

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David Hazeltine
David Hazeltine's For All We Know album cover
Sunday, November 16 at 9:00 pm

Pianist David Hazeltine is emerging as an artist to be considered in his own right. His latest, For All We Know, in collaboration with tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake, will be featured.

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Novel Jazz Septet
 Novel Jazz Septet
Sunday, November 9 at 9:00 pm

A Maine band devoted to exploring the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn and bringing its own voice to it, Novel Jazz Septet is heard performing the latest additions to its repertoire in the Bangor studio.

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Cava Menzies "Moment to Moment"
Cava Menzies
Sunday, November 2 at 9:00 pm

Cava Menzies is a West Coast-based pianist (and daughter of trumpeter Eddie Henderson) whose quartet, with trumpeter Nick Phillips, has recently released Moment to Moment, a warm and emotive exploration of ballads.

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Orbert Davis' Take on "Sketches of Spain"
Sketches of Spain Revisited album jacket
Sunday, October 26 at 9:00 pm

Conductor, trumpeter, flugelhornist Orbert Davis is the latest artist to revisit Miles Davis’ and Gil Evans’ classic 1960 collaboration "Sketches of Spain." Orbert Davis offers a new arrangement and composition to this classic Jazz recording.

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