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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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Jazz With Strings
String for bass
Sunday, May 31 at 9:00 pm

Jazz with strings in the music of Stan Getz, Charlie Parker and others.

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Jazz Tonight Archived Programs
Alto Saxophonist Charles McPherson
Charles McPherson
Sunday, May 24 at 9:00 pm

Alto saxophonist Charles McPherson has performed in many settings over a long career, and is perhaps best known for his work with Charles Mingus. At 75 he can play as emotively as ever, and swing hard, too. His latest, The Journey, finds him in top form. Hear some of it on this program.

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Saxophonist Art Pepper
Saxophonist Art Pepper
Sunday, May 17 at 9:00 pm

The late alto saxophonist Art Pepper will be heard with his quartet in some blazingly exciting performances recorded in Seattle and Japan in 1981, a year before his death. These have been recently released as Neon Live, a series of 3 CDs.

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UMaine Jazz Ensemble
UMA Jazz Band Live
Sunday, May 10 at 9:00 pm

The University of Maine Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jack Burt, is featured in a concert recorded in the Bangor studio.

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(2:54:31)

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Bobby Porcelli and Afro-Latin Jazz Recorded Live
Bobby Porcelli
Sunday, May 3 at 9:00 pm

Alto saxophonist Bobby Porcelli and his Afro-Latin Jazz Group, featuring members of the Arturo O'Farrill Orchestra, performed in the Bangor studio in late March and melted the snow. Hear this hot session.

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Recent Jazz Recordings
Jazz in Maine
Sunday, April 26 at 9:00 pm

Hear a sampling of some of the new and recent acquisitions to the Jazz Tonight library.

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(2:54:29)

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