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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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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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Jazz Tonight Archived Programs
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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Saxophonist Steve Wilson and Drummer Lewis Nash
Saxophonist Steve Wilson and Drummer Lewis Nash
Sunday, October 12 at 9:00 pm

There are no two better musicians on the jazz scene today to form a saxophone and drum duo than Steve Wilson and Lewis Nash. These two artists have been members of some of the most significant jazz bands of recent years, including Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, Mulgrew Miller, Tommy Flanagan, Lionel Hampton and Betty Carter.

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The Music of "Peter Gunn"
Peter Gunn album jacket
Sunday, October 5 at 9:00 pm

The music of the late 50's TV series Peter Gunn, composed by Henry Mancini, was a gateway for many into the world of jazz. Hear some of the original score, as well as a revival of it by the Harmonie Music/New York directed by Steven Richman.

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Remembering Charlie Haden
Charlie Haden
Sunday, September 28 at 9:00 pm

Bassist Charlie Haden is remembered on this program.

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