Jazzset with Dee Dee Bridgewater on KENW FM http://kenw.org en Gretchen Parlato, The Cookers On JazzSet http://kenw.org/post/gretchen-parlato-cookers-jazzset Ninety years ago near the village of Katonah, N.Y., art lovers Walter and Lucie Rosen bought Caramoor, a wooded estate, and built a home for their collection of painting and sculpture. Every room was a gallery, including their favorite, the Music Room; after they lost their only son in World War II, they presented a small concert series there to honor him. So began the transformation of Caramoor from a private home to an arts center and treasure for Westchester County, north of New York City.<p>Today, every summer from June to August, Caramoor presents chamber music and a resident orchestra. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:03:00 +0000 editor 19690 at http://kenw.org Gretchen Parlato, The Cookers On JazzSet Billy Childs Quartet On JazzSet http://kenw.org/post/billy-childs-quartet-jazzset It's New Year's Eve at The Blue Whale, a "live jazz + art space" in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles. Founded in 2009 by singer Joon Lee, this is a listening room. There's food at the bar, poetry (Rumi!) on the ceiling, and wall-to-wall people. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:57:00 +0000 editor 19421 at http://kenw.org Billy Childs Quartet On JazzSet Dee Dee Bridgewater On JazzSet http://kenw.org/post/dee-dee-bridgewater-jazzset <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15296069/dee-dee-bridgewater">Dee Dee Bridgewater</a>'s smile says it all: she's singing this week on <em>JazzSet </em>from the Caramoor Jazz Festival.<p>All summer, Caramoor presents chamber music, opera, Latin music, a resident orchestra and more — rain or shine. And it did rain in 2012, though the audience stayed dry under the Venetian Theater roof with Bridgewater and her awesome band.<p>Bridgewater's musical director is Edsel Gomez, arranger and pianist. He's her orchestra, pacesetter and descarga driver all in one. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 17:50:00 +0000 editor 19190 at http://kenw.org Dee Dee Bridgewater On JazzSet Lewis Nash Quintet, Kurt Elling On JazzSet http://kenw.org/post/lewis-nash-quintet-kurt-elling-jazzset There are three stages at the Newport Jazz Festival. At least two are always running simultaneously. Given the surfeit of options, it's rare to hear a complete set. The question begins to nag: <em>Should be we somewhere else? </em>And away you go, leaving a work in progress to make sure you don't miss one getting underway.<em></em><p><em></em>But sometimes if you choose a spot on the lawn and stay put, the juxtaposition of two bands delivers a fine festival experience. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:01:00 +0000 editor 18567 at http://kenw.org Lewis Nash Quintet, Kurt Elling On JazzSet John Ellis, Darcy James Argue On JazzSet http://kenw.org/post/john-ellis-darcy-james-argue-jazzset As we re-release these two sets from Newport, saxophonist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/91161786/john-ellis">John Ellis</a> (leader of one, player in the other) is leading workshops in Portugal and Italy. <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/103816068/darcy-james-argue">Darcy James Argue</a> has released a studio recording of <em>Brooklyn Babylon, </em>and his Secret Society tied with the <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/17003773/maria-schneider" target="_blank">Maria Schneider</a> Orchestra for the Big Band of 2013 in the just-out <em>DownBeat</em> Critics Poll. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:15:00 +0000 editor 18285 at http://kenw.org John Ellis, Darcy James Argue On JazzSet