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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 Tonight Archived Programs
Trombonist Steve Turre's Latest Release
Steve Turre album cover
Sunday, April 19 at 9:00 pm

A CD from trombonist Steve Turre is always a cause for celebration. Recently we featured his brilliant and underrated late '90s self-titled Verve date. This program focuses on his latest, the very straight-ahead Spiritman. The emphasis is on his trombone playing, although one track showcases his skills on the conch shells.

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Trumpeter Clark Terry
Clark Terry, trumpeter
Sunday, April 12 at 9:00 pm

Clark Terry is appreciated on this program. The trumpeter, who passed away in February at 94, had a long and very influential career.

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"Liberation Blues"
Liberation Blues
Sunday, March 29 at 9:00 pm

Pianist Orrin Evans' Liberation Blues, recorded at Smoke Jazz Club in NYC, is a solid performance. Evans is heard with his trio and his quintet, which is fronted by trumpeter Sean Jones and tenor saxophonist JD Allen.

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Vocalist Roberta Gambarini
Vocalist Roberta Gambarini
Sunday, March 22 at 9:00 pm

Italian-born vocalist Roberta Gambarini has blossomed into a world-class jazz diva. Hear why.

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Charles Lloyd Quartet
Charles Lloyd quartet
Sunday, March 15 at 9:00 pm

Two just-issued live dates from 1965 by saxophonist Charles Lloyd's Quartet, with guitarist Gabor Szabo, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Pete La Roca, will be featured, by way of celebrating Lloyd's 77th birthday.

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