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Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz Appreciation Month

Airing April 1 through 30 on Real Jazz and Watercolors

SiriusXM is celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month all month long on Real Jazz and Watercolors, featuring more than 30 exclusive live performances with jazz legends Chick Corea, Hugh Masekela, Wynton Marsalis, Spyro Gyra, Marcus Miller, and David Sanborn.

Jazz Appreciation Month Schedule

April 1: Hugh Masekela + Larry Willis
JAM kicks off on April 1 with a SiriusXM exclusive live duet performance of legendary South African trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela and pianist and composer Larry Willis on Real Jazz channel 67 at 3pm Eastern/noon Pacific.

April 5: Hugh Masekela: Celebrating 75 Years
On Saturday April 5th at 8 pm ET, SiriusXM’s Real Jazz broadcasts live from Jazz at Lincoln Center, “Hugh Masekela: Celebrating 75 Years” featuring Masekela with guests in a career retrospective concert as part of the weekly SiriusXM exclusive series, Live From Jazz at Lincoln Center.

April 12: The Life and Music of Dave Brubeck
Other live performances from Jazz at Lincoln Center include The Life and Music of Dave Brubeck with Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on April 12....

April 26: The Real Ambassadors
...And the first-ever New York staging of Dave Brubeck's rarely heard 1950s jazz opera masterwork, The Real Ambassadors on April 19th at 8 pm ET.

Watercolors Special Programming
Meanwhile, Watercolors presents “Watercolors at the Show,” supporting and celebrating live contemporary jazz with concert performances recorded from popular venues such as the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, the Hamilton in Washington, DC, and the 2014 Smooth Jazz Cruise.

Listen each Friday of the month at 7 pm ET and the entire week of April 21 at 6 pm ET for performances by such contemporary jazz stars as Spyro Gyra, BWB, Kirk Whalum, Marcus Miller, Keiko Matsui, and more.

April 26 & 27
Watercolors Jazz Hall of Fame Ceremony and Concert

The second annual Watercolors Jazz Hall of Fame Ceremony and Concert honors inductees and multiple Grammy-winning musician, Marcus Miller and the late NBA legend and jazz musician Wayman Tisdale in an all-star tribute concert featuring Jonathan Butler, Jeffrey Osborne, Boney James, David Sanborn and more recorded live from the 2014 Smooth Jazz Cruise. The Watercolors Jazz Hall of Fame Ceremony and Concert airs Saturday, April 26th at 6pm eastern with replay on Sunday April 27 at 4pm eastern on SiriusXM’s Watercolors channel 66.

April 12, 19, 26: Jazz for Young People
Wynton Marsalis’ very popular weekly show, Jazz For Young People, will offer brand-new shows recorded in front of an audience of children the music of Dave Brubeck on April 12th,  John Coltrane on April 19th, and Tito Puente on Apr 26th. Jazz For Young People airs Saturdays 1 pm ET on Real Jazz.

April 27: Marcus Miller’s Miller Time
As Jazz Appreciation Month winds down, musician Marcus Miller - UNESCO Artist for Peace and Sirius XM host of the weekly show “Miller Time,” reports from Osaka Japan as preparations are set for the third annual UNESCO International Jazz Day on April 30th.  Marcus Miller’s Miller Time airs Sunday April 27th at 6 pm ET on Real Jazz.

April 30: Spyro Gyra’s “Morning Dance…Revisited”
Closing out the month-long celebration of jazz, contemporary jazz legends Spyro Gyra mark their 40th anniversary as a band with an exclusive SiriusXM special as the band remakes their critically acclaimed 1979 album Morning Dance, track back track in the SiriusXM studios in NY.  Spyro Gyra’s “Morning Dance…Revisited” special airs on Watercolors on Wednesday, April 30th at 4 pm ET.

  • The Blue Note Hour with Bruce Lundvall Fridays 6 pm ET
    Rebroadcast Sunday 9 am, Wednesdays midnight ET
    Hosted by Bruce Lundvall, Chairman Emeritus of Blue Note Records, this show is a celebration of the sound that has defined classic jazz for more than 70 years.

  • A Night At Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Fridays 8 pm ET
    Sundays 4 pm ET
    Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola jumps all year 'round with the hottest talent in jazz at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home to Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC.

  • Manteca - Latin Jazz Fridays 9pm ETPut on your dancing shoes for some sizzling Latin Jazz from artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Cal Tjader, Paquito D'Rivera, Chucho Valdes, and Mongo Santamaria.

  • American Jazz Saturdays 9 am ET
    Rebroadcasts Sundays 9 pm ET

    Dick Golden and special guest Tony Bennett open up the Great American Song Book for two hours of swingin' classic jazz and vocals.

  • American Jazz Saturdays 10 am ET
    Rebroadcasts Mondays midnight ET
    East coast jazz broadcast legend Dick Golden spins two hours of tunes from the Great American Songbook played by classic jazz singers like Tony Benny and Ella Fitzgerald and stylish instrumentalists like Bill Evans and Miles Davis.

  • Jazz For Young People Saturdays 12 pm ET America’s jazz ambassador, Wynton Marsalis, breaks down the meaning of jazz for kids of all ages in a show inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s 60’s tv show “Music For Young People.

  • Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center Saturdays 8 pm ET
    Rebroadcasts Thursdays 12 am ET
    Real Jazz takes you live to the "House of Swing," as Wynton Marsalis leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

  • Trane Tracks Sundays 10 am ETSpend Sunday morning relaxing and unwinding with the music of one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Les Davis is the host for an hour of the music of the legendary John Coltrane.

  • Beyond Jazz Sundays 5 pm ETBeyond Jazz explores the roots of modern jazz music and features the legendary musicians who, 30 years ago, helped change the very definition of the form.

  • Miller Time with Marcus Miller Sunday 6 pm ET
    Rebroadcasts Tuesdays Midnight ET
    Esteemed producer/composer and bassist Marcus Miller serves up a 360 degree musical sample of jazz from the roots to the future, bebop to hip-hop, blues to fusion, old-time swing to new jack swing to anything.

  • Radio New Orleans Sundays at 8 pm ET
    Rebroadcast Sundays at 9 pm ET

    Radio New Orleans is classic and modern music from the Crescent City featuring everybody from Louis Armstrong to Trombone Shorty.

  • French Quarter Sundays 10 pm ET Take a rollicking journey through the soul of New Orleans with two hours of traditional New Orleans jazz music.

  • Eulis Cathey | email
    Weekdays 9 am - 3 pm ET
    For over 30 years, Eulis Cathey has made his living in jazz; as a radio personality, producer and record company executive at Verve, Island, Atlantic and others. His experience with artists such as Joe Henderson, Regina Carter and Gary Bartz gives him an insight and passion that frequently emerges.

  • Les Davis | email
    Mondays - Thursdays 6 pm - 12 am ET
    Sundays 10 am - 4 pm ET
    Les's "eureka!" moment came during a Frank Sinatra concert at NYC's Paramount Theater. For many decades since, he's been a jazz broadcaster and host of shows at The Village Gate, The Blue Note and other legendary haunts. "All those wonderful emails from the listeners really make my day," says Les.

  • Mark Ruffin | email
    Weekdays 3 pm - 6 pm ET
    Sundays 7 pm - 8 pm ET
    Mark Ruffin is a two-time Emmy-winning broadcaster and journalist who played jazz on the radio in Chicago for over 25 years before joining the Real Jazz airwaves. He’s written over 600 articles for Down Beat, Jazziz, Playboy, Chicago Magazine and others, and he welcomes your requests and feedback.

  • Dermot Hussey | email
    Saturdays 2 pm - 8 pm ET
    Hussey is a recipient of a Musgrave Medal, the prestigious Jamaican award for services to media and music, and he was inducted into the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Hall of Fame. As co-author of Bob Marley: Reggae King of the World and producer of the Marley interview on Marley's album Talkin' Blues, he brings a refreshing island breeze to Real Jazz.

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