Dreamfarm Radio on KENW FM

10 pm Saturday
  • Hosted by Julie Lavender

Julie Lavender brings listeners right into the family barn with its soaring posts and beams. Each week, she welcomes accomplished independent jazz musicians and encourages their dreams, as they perform their music and talk about what inspires them. Julie also shares her own music and artistic passion. Dreamfarm Radio features original music, breaking down barriers between musical genres to explore a broad spectrum of jazz sounds.

December 2: DreamFarm Radio Live from River Walk Cafe I

Featuring:

Kim Richmond/Alto Sax and Flute
Steve Hunt/Piano
Bruce Gertz/Bass
Jack Dieffendorf/Drums
Julie Lavender/Vocals

Description:

Great classic Jazz recorded live for DreamFarm Radio at River Walk
Café in Nashua, NH.  Featuring veteran Jazz players from the LA and Boston areas.

December 9: Inside Man with Don Davis

Featuring:

Don Davis/Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet and…teeth!

Description:

Don Davis, a friend and frequent guest musician at DreamFarm, has played for us numerous times times as well as performed on several of Julie’s albums. Don plays, soprano/alto/tenor and bass saxophones, various flutes clarinet, percussion and even his teeth! He has performed live and recorded with scores of well-known and accomplished musicians of all sorts. It takes great skill and versatility to contribute to so many different bands so well, while weaving his very own signature sounds and ideas tastefully into the mix. His resume is a road map for a most interesting musical journey that starts right here at the farm.

December 16: Hannukah Swings! with Kenny Ellis

Featuring:  Kenny Ellis/Vocals

Description:   What do dreidels, latkes, overcoming and existential threat all have in common with jazz?  Everything! DreamFarm Radio brings you a very hip Hannukah celebration featuring Kenny Ellis's Hannukah album and some of the best big band swing around. Get ready to dig it.

Show Logs/Playbook:

Medley: Hannukah, Oh Hannukah (traditional) arr by Harvey R. Cohen /sung by Kenny Ellis
Ocho Kandelikas by Kenny Ellis
Swingin' Dreidel (traditiona) arr by  Harvey R. Coehn sung by Kenny Ellis
Sevivon (traditional) arr by Harvey R. Cohen sung by Kenny Ellis
Children of the Macabees (traditional) arr Harr R. Cohen sung by Kenny Ellis
Hanu-Calypso by Kenny Ellis
Medley: Hannukah Singin' (traditional) arr Harvey R. Cohen sung by Kenny Ellis
Rock of Ages (traditional) arr by Harvey R. Cohen sung by Kenny Ellis
Twas the Night arr Harvey R. Cohen composed and sung by Kenny Ellis   December 23: Christmas and All That Jazz Featuring:

Diane Reeves from "Christmas Time is Here"
Nancy Wilsom from "A Nancy Wilson Christmas"
Helen Merrill from "Christmas Song Book"
Al Jarreau from "Chrismas"

Description:

This week from DreamFarm we bring you a celebration of glorious vocal jazz Christmas songs; it's the sound of Chrismas swinging, grooving and souflfully seranading you like never before.  Our gift to you from the farm!  Merry Christmas!

Show Logs/Playbook:

Little Drummer Boy
Angels We Have Heard On HIgh
O Come O Come Emanuel
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
A Child is Born
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Some Children See Him
Sweet Little Jesus Boy   
December 30: Fugue Mill Dreams

Featuring:

Mark Shilansky/ Piano
Sara Caswell/ Violin
Kathleen Flynn/ Vocals
Eric Byers/ Guitar
Lee Harris Jr./ Drums
Keala Laumetheiwa/ Bass 

Description:

DreamFarm Radio takes you to a live CD release concert in the historic Amoskeag Mill in Manchester, NH where we are introduced to the music of Fugue Mill.

Fugue Mill weaves Jazz through the fabric of Americana, World, and Classical music, creating a complex and pleasing blend of musical and improvisational styles. Original group pieces are featured side by side with music by such composers as Leonard Cohen and Samuel Barber. Violin and mandolin augment the quartet of piano, guitar, bass, and drums, creating a transparent and vibrant palette of improvisation and counterpoint.