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Sunday Nights at 9:00 pm to Midnight
Only On The Radio Stations of MPBN

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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Mes Amis, Recorded in MPBN's Bangor Studio
Mes Amis
Sunday, July 27 at 9:00 pm

Mes Amis, a Maine-based trio which brings its own stamp to "Gypsy swing," is heard in a vibrant Bangor studio performance.

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Jazz Tonight Archived Programs
Horace Parlan and Friends
Pianist-composer Horace Parlan
Sunday, July 20 at 9:00 pm

Pianist Horace Parlan is heard in early 60s sessions on Blue Note, with stalwarts Stanley and Tommy Turrentine, Grant Green, Booker Irvin and others.

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Ellington's Later-In-Career Suites
Duke Ellington
Sunday, July 13 at 9:00 pm

Duke Ellington wrote and recorded several suites in the latter part of his career. Some of them were released posthumously. Hear from three of these interesting works: The Queen's Suite (dedicated to Queen Elisabeth II), The Goutelas Suite and The Uwis Suite.

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Jazz in Maine
Jazz in Maine
Sunday, July 6 at 9:00 pm

Hear a showcase of some of the great jazz music created within the state's borders.

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Art Tatum
Pianist Art Tatum
Sunday, June 29 at 9:00 pm

Pianist Art Tatum will be heard solo and with some worthy cohorts, including trumpeter Roy Eldridge and Benny Carter on alto sax.

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Phil Woods at the Village Vanguard
Saxophonist Phil Woods
Sunday, June 22 at 9:00 pm

Alto saxophonist Phil Woods' October 7, 1982 date at the Village Vanguard will be sampled. Phil's quintet at the time included pianist Hal Galper, some of whose own work we'll also hear.

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