Music

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.

The Bearcat Piano Festival is coming to the UC campus starting February 6 and will feature two weeks of performances, master classes and other activities, concluding with the popular Pianopalooza concert on February 16. Two of the area’s finest pianists and professors at the College Conservatory of Music, Awadagin Pratt and Michael Chertock, are in the studio with Brian O’Donnell to talk about this mid-winter piano celebration.

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There are those who believe that - in a special place and at a special time - you can hear ghosts.  Some also believe that these ghosts, under the right circumstances, can be recorded.

On October 25th, 2012, local blues singer/songwriter John Ford checked into The Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.  Ford specifically requested Room 414 and, in that room, he set up a simple 1958 mono "Voice of Music" reel-to-reel tape recorder and proceeded to lay down 5 tracks in the hope of catching a ghost.

Phil DeGreg's jazz concerts in the month of February:

2/1       “Science of Wine” event at Boonshoft Museum, Dayton OH 7-10 w/Brasilia

2/4       CCM Werner Hall 8-10, CCM Faculty Group plays Mile's Davis' “Birth of the Cool”

2/5       Prime 47 Steakhouse downtown, solo piano, 5:30-9:30

2/8       Blue Wisp Jazz Club, 8-11PM, Brasilia CD Release Event

Miles Davis fans!

Jan 27, 2014

Unreleased Miles Davis Performances to Be Released - NY Times article 1/24/14 By ALLAN KOZINN:

Two hours of previously unreleased performances by Miles Davis, leading a band that included Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland, Airto Moreira and Steve Grossman, will be included in “Miles at the Fillmore – Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 3,” a four-CD set to be released by Columbia/Legacy on March 25.

Beatles specials

Jan 27, 2014

Tune in on Saturday nights, January 25th and February 1st at 11pm, for the two-part special, The Beatles in America, 1964.  It's a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States.  The regular Blues shows will return on February 8th.

The life and music of jazz great Max Roach, one of the founding fathers of the modernist style known as bebop, will be forever memorialized for future generations in the nation’s library.  The Library of Congress today celebrated the acquisition of Roach’s vast personal collection of papers, music, photos, and audio and video recordings.

As expected, CityBeat's 2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards resulted in an amazing evening of fun, great times and incredible music.  Covington's Madison Theater was packed with musicians, artists and supporters of the local music community.

This program features the music of various jazz vocalists including Ella Fitzgerald, June Christy, and Sarah Vaughan.  It's also delightful to hear standards by Linda Ronstadt, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.

This programs features the music of various jazz vocalists including Ella Fitzgerald, June Christy, and Sarah Vaughan.  It's also delightful to hear standards by Linda Ronstadt, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.

David Lewis has a musical commentary about the nearby Rodeheaver Music Publishing Company which recorded its records, most notably under the Rainbow Records label, in Cincinnati and featured gospel music and performers.

Tune in Saturday night at 10 for Swing with Bill Cartwright.  Have fun as The Pied Pipers sing “Mairzy Doats” and  The Andrews Sisters give out with “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

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Bill Donabedian, founder and owner of the Bunbury Music Festival, is bringing yet another great musical celebration to town.

The Buckle-Up Music Festival [July 18-20] will take place at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove and will feature dozens of acts for 3 days on 6-stages throughout the parks.

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

Email from Phil DeGreg:

Singer-songwriter Molly Sullivan was recently nominated for a CEA by the local music community, so I thought that listening to her latest release would be a great way to kick-off 2014.

In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Monday, January 20th, I've produced a special tribute show.  The show begins with Sweet Honey in the Rock and ends with a moving piece from the compilation "The Long Road to Freedom" on Buddha Records.  The piece features Irving Barnes with "I'll Never Turn Back No Mo'" and an excerpt from Dr. King's "We Were Here" speech.  You'll also hear spirituals from Mahalia Jackson, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin, and the Blind Boys of Alabama.  There's poetry from Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin and Dr.

Dennis Williams - obituary

Jan 12, 2014

From the Cincy Blues Society group mailing by native@zoomtown.com on Friday, 1/10/14:

Dennis A. Williams, 57, originally and most recently of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away from acute complications of liver disease on January 7th, 2014 at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dennis is survived by his devoted partner, Amy Lowe, and his two sons, Brandon and Aaron.

Tune in Saturday night at 10 for Swing with Bill Cartwright. Chris Connor, June Christy,  Sue Raney, and Dinah Washington are just a few of the great female singers heard this week.

The Blues: 1/11/14 show

Jan 12, 2014

Cincinnati's music scene is rich with talented musicians many of whom will be highlighted on this show.  You'll hear Noah Hunt performing with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and the Bluebirds recorded at their old Sunday evening gig at Allyn's Cafe in Columbia Tusculum.  There's a song by the Goshorn Brothers and another by the Sacred Mushroom...plus music from Big Joe Duskin, Greg Schaber, and the Blues Merchants.  It's a local archival edition of the Blues!

Cincinnati music icon Rob Fetters (The Bears, psychodots) has just released his latest solo project, Saint Ain’t, and he joins Brian O’Donnell to discuss the evolution of the album (several years in the making) as well as some of the musicians who joined him on the project.

Tommy Castro's bringing his hot blues to the Redmoor in Mt. Lookout Square on Tuesday, February 11th, and he'll probably be performing music from his new cd, "The Devil You Know,"

on Alligator Records. 

Cincy Winter Blues Fest

Jan 8, 2014

The Cincy Blues Society (founded in 1990) celebrates over two decades of supporting the Blues with its hottest Winter Blues Fest line-up yet! On February 7 & 8, 2014, The Phoenix will be rocking with more than 25 of the best local blues bands and two amazing touring headliners.  There will be four stages.

Tue Jan 7, 2014 10:40 am (PST) . Posted by patincincy  from the Cincy Blues Society on local blues mailing list:

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.

The Blues: 1.4.14 show

Jan 5, 2014

Lots and lots of new releases from little known blues musicians on the regional and national scene.  The show begins with a young guitar prodigy, Quinn Sullivan, who blew folks away at Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival last year.  Other musicians you'll hear on this show include Davell Crawford on Basin Street, Magic Slim's son Shawn Holt & the Teardrops, and Ron Sorin and the Blue Coast Band from Chicago.

The trio is still at The Dee Felice Café in Covington, KY every Thursday 7-11.  I am also at the Cincinnati Country Club by myself every Saturday. If you can get a member to take you there, you can come hear me play there. (from Lee Stolar's email dated 12/31/13)

Please note that Chez Nora in Covington where he played on Sunday evenings has permanently closed as of January 5, 2014 according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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.

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