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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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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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Nina Simone
Nina Simone
Sunday, October 19 at 9:00 pm

Nina Simone was a one-of-a-kind talent who defied categorization; singer-songwriter, pianist, arranger and civil rights activist all were part of Simone's repertoire. The musical styles she crossed-over into are no less eclectic: classical, jazz, blues, soul, folk, gospel, rhythm and blues and pop.

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