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Tonight's show features a number of legendary vocalists including Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra.  There's also a wonderful duet by

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Phish, John Fogerty, Lyle Lovett, Christina Aguilera, Santana, the Avett Brothers, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Charlie Wilson are bound for the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest. The roster also includes Robert Plant, Robin Thicke, Trey Songz, the Alabama Shakes, the String Cheese Incident, Public Enemy and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.

Phil Degreg's performance calendar January 2014:

Wednesday 1/15, Jack Binion’s Steakhouse, Horsehoe Casino with Lynne Scott 6-10

Thursday 1/16, Blue Wisp with Jamey Haddad, 7:30-10:30

Saturday 1/18,  Jeff Ruby Steakhouse, solo piano, 5:30-7:30

Saturday 1/18, Tony’s Restaurant with John Zappa trio 8-12

Sunday 1/19, Dee Felice Café w/ Phil DeGreg Trio 5-8

Sunday 1/26, Dee Felice Café w/ Phil DeGreg Trio 5-8

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Faux Frenchmen concerts

Jan 8, 2014
(Photo from the Faux Frenchmen website)

The Faux Frenchmen resume their Wednesday night residency at LaPoste in Clifton tonight after a Holiday break at a NEW TIME: 7:30 to 10pm.

New CD from Cincinnati's Trio Pi

Jan 3, 2014

Michael Sharfe and Jim Leslie from the jazz ensemble Trio Pi are in the studio with our Frank Johnson to talk about their new CD, Straight Up Swingin’, and the upcoming release party at Washington Platform on January 12.

Yes, folks, it's that time of year for drinks, burritos, friends, family and CHRISTMAS FUN ! And behind it all will be a music machine comprised of STEVE SCHMIDT on Hammond organ, BRAD MYERS, guitar and ANTHONY T. LEE, drums.

And, adding sweet vocals on top, will be EUGENE GOSS and - for the first time at this event - DIXIE KARAS !

This soulful, swinging, ebony/ivory juggernaut will be layin' it down for 3 BIG NIGHTS this year : Thurs.,Fri. and Sat., 12/19, 20 & 21. (Thanks to the Comet for its generosity !)

October 19th Swing Show

Oct 16, 2013

Tune in Saturday night at 10 for Swing with Bill Cartwright. On this week's program you'll hear from the Rat Pack founders Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, plus the sensational bands of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Woody Herman. Also along for the ride are The Andrews Sisters, Louie Armstrong, and much more!

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The world's best up-and-coming jazz trumpet players will converge at UC's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) this week to compete for $15,000 in total prizes during the International Trumpet Guild's 2013 Carmine Caruso International Jazz and Trumpet Solo Competition, sponsored by the Herb Alpert Foundation.

Remembering Marian McPartland

Aug 26, 2013
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On Sunday, September 1 at 10:00 pm, we remember Marian McPartland with a memorial program.

You may recognize the name Andy Stein from his frequent appearances as guest musician on A Prairie Home Companion. He’s a talented and respected jazz violinist who will be doing three appearances next week with Cincinnati’s own Faux Frenchmen. Brian O’Donnell gets all the details from band member George Cunningham.

It's Commonly Jazz is back!

Jul 26, 2013

The pavilion in Eden Park will host the It’s Commonly Jazz series of concerts this August. As Robyn Carey-Allgeyer learns from organizer Laura Gentry, each Thursday evening will feature different jazz performers in concert for free.

A profile of music great Stanley Jordan

Jul 5, 2013

He’s one of the most admired and prolific musicians working today. Though known as a jazz impresario, his musical interests are wide and his collaborators varied. Stanley Jordan was recently in town and came into our studio for an interview with Frank Johnson where they touched on topics ranging from Katy Perry to Debussy, mathematics to Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead.

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Guitarist Stanley Jordan will present a music seminar entitled "Keys to Optimal Learning for Musicians" at The Blue Wisp Jazz Club on Monday, June 24th at 7pm.  The seminar is open to all people interested in music, regardless of instrument, style or playing ability.

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