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Sunday, December 23, 2018 Permalink

Holiday Specials Celebrating Homegrown Jazz And The Original Home Of Jazz

On this special holiday edition of Excellence in Jazz we present two one-hour specials along with our regular assortment of great jazz by jazz greats.  At 7 p.m. enjoy A CapRadio Christmas: Home For The Holidays, hosted by vocalist (and Insight substitute host) Beth Duncan. We'll present holiday tunes performed by Joe Gilman, Jacam Manricks, Vivian Lee, Jim Martinez, Tom Peron and other outstanding jazz artists who live right here in the Sacramento region. Plus we get to hear a few tunes featuring Beth in a duet with Sacramento guitar legend Steve Homan. Then at 9 p.m. EIJ host Devan Kortan takes you to the birthplace of jazz for a Crescent City Christmas celebration featuring performances by Wynton Marsalis, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and others.


6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Deanna Witkowski: Hymn To Joy (Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee) BUY from Makes The Heart To Sing: Jazz Hymns
6:02 p.m.
Vince Guaraldi: What Child Is This BUY from A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Original Sound Track Recording Of The CBS Television Special
6:06 p.m.
Gregory Porter: The Christmas Song BUY from Nat King Cole & Me
6:10 p.m.
Jack Sheldon: The Shadow Of Your Smile BUY from Listen Up
6:16 p.m.
Jimmy Amadie: Bossa/Swing BUY from The Philadelphia Story: The Gospel As We Know It
6:22 p.m.
Shirley Horn: Winter Wonderland BUY from Jazz For Joy
6:26 p.m.
Clark Gibson: Stardust BUY from Bird With Strings: Lost Arrangements
6:31 p.m.
Tamir Hendelman: On The Street Where You Live BUY from Destinations
6:41 p.m.
Eliane Elias: Você BUY from Made In Brazil
6:46 p.m.
Cory Weeds: Lady Wants To Know BUY from Dreamsville
6:52 p.m.
Joe Mazzaferro: Holding Hands BUY from In Terms Of...
8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Benny Green: Something I Dreamed Last Night BUY from Then And Now
8:04 p.m.
Miles Davis: All Of You BUY from 'Round About Midnight
8:12 p.m.
Duke Ellington: Jingle Bells BUY from Jingle Bell Jazz
8:15 p.m.
Bill Evans: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town BUY from Christmas Songs
8:20 p.m.
Graham Dechter: In A Mellow Tone BUY from Right On Time
8:29 p.m.
Nancy Wilson: I Can't Get Started BUY from The Essence Of Nancy Wilson
8:34 p.m.
Gerry Mulligan: Blueport BUY from At The Village Vanguard
8:46 p.m.
Chet Baker: Time After Time BUY from My Funny Valentine
8:49 p.m.
Chet Baker: Like Someone In Love BUY from My Funny Valentine
8:51 p.m.
Dexter Gordon: Stairway To The Stars BUY from Our Man In Paris
8:59 p.m.
Allison Au: Force Majeure BUY from Wander Wonder
9:00 p.m.
9:07 p.m.
Pat Bianchi: Mr. PM BUY from In The Moment
9:12 p.m.
Sonny Rollins: Decision BUY from The Best Of Sonny Rollins
9:20 p.m.
Phineas Newborn, Jr: Cheryl BUY from A World Of Piano!
9:24 p.m.
Grant Green: Minor League BUY from Solid
9:32 p.m.
Count Basie Orchestra: Let It Snow (feat. Ellis Marsalis) BUY from A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas!
9:38 p.m.
Oscar Peterson: Winter Wonderland BUY from An Oscar Peterson Christmas
9:42 p.m.
Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly: Jingles BUY from Smokin' In Seattle: Live At The Penthouse
9:48 p.m.
Chet Baker: Let's Get Lost BUY from Let's Get Lost: The Best Of Chet Baker Sings
9:52 p.m.
Lester Young: Ad Lib Blues BUY from Lester Swings

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