Aug 09, 2005 — In a few weeks when college professors return from their summer break, they'll probably share stories of the places they traveled, family reunions or how well their garden grew...typical summer stuff. But two North Country professors will have a new CD and a full summer of performances to talk about. Bill Vitek teaches philosophy at Clarkson University in Potsdam and Dan Gagliardi teaches mathematics at St. Lawrence University in Canton. Their new CD of jazz standards, A Fine Line, has just been released. They stopped by the studio a few days ago to talk about the new disc and the music they love, and began by talking about the title of the CD. Go to full article
Jul 26, 2005 — One of New Orleans' premier brass bands brings its mix of jazz, funk, and rock to the Adirondacks tomorrow night. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band plays at 8pm at the Lake Placid Center for Arts. The group's a staple in New Orleans clubs and at the famous Jazz and Heritage Festival. It's played all over the world and has collaborated with artists like David Bowie, Elvis Costello, and Dr. John. David Sommerstein spoke with one of the group's founders. Go to full article
Feb 10, 2005 — North Country Public Radio is media sponsor for a concert by the Pat Metheny Group, Monday evening, February 14th at 7:30 pm in SUNY Potsdams Maxcy Hall. Metheny is a world-acclaimed guitarist, who has won 16 Grammy Awards. Todd Moe talks with NCPR's Joel Hurd, who will give a pre-concert lecture in Maxcy Hall, Room 104, at 6:30 pm. Go to full article
Feb 21, 2003 — This Saturday evening the Lowville Library Winter Concert Series continues with a concert by one of the fastest rising and commercially successful jazz duos in the country. Joel Hurd has a preview. Go to full article
Jan 24, 2003 — The seven-member Canton Jazz Combo visited the NCPR studio January 16, 2003 to record some music and conversation. The high school group has big plans for a New York City jazz band cometition later this year. For more information about the jazz band and jazz combo, and their New York City plans, call director Tim Savage: 315-386-8561, x. 360 Go to full article
Jul 18, 2002 — The Village of Morristown is combining the best in art and music this weekend with its Jazz and Arts Festival Saturday from noon to 8 pm. Morristown town historian Lorraine Bogardus says a full slate of regional jazz performers and lecturers is planned, along with displays from local artists and artisans. Go to full article
Jul 11, 2002 — Grammy winner and founding member of the Manhattan Transfer, Laurel Masse, visits the North Country this weekend for three concerts. Todd Moe chats with Laurel about jazz and her concert tour this summer. Go to full article
Feb 27, 2002 — 21-year-old Cuban jazz trumpeter Jasek Manzano is in the North Country on his first trip ever to the United States. He's looking to fulfill a dream of studying music at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston. We talk to him about life in Cuba and hear his music. Go to full article
Jun 06, 2001 — David Sommerstein talks with Bill Summers, percussionist for Los Hombres Calientes, coming this weekend to the Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington. He samples the hot grooves from the band's latest album. Go to full article
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