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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Permalink

New Series Explores Jazz And The Next Generation

Excellence In Jazz On Campus: Hannah Oldfield

8-9 p.m.

Hannah OldfieldIn the debut of our occasional series, Excellence In Jazz On Campus,  jazz music director Gary Vercelli sits down with Hannah Oldfield, a senior at Sacramento's Rio Americano High School, to play selections chosen by her and talk jazz. Hannah is a saxophonist and vocalist whose talents have been nurtured by Rio’s award-winning music program under the direction of Josh Murray.  She’s headed for the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston this fall.

As a member of Rio’s AM Jazz Band, Hannah has performed in New York City, Monterey and Italy. This summer they will tour Japan. Hannah cites Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Desmond and Charles Mingus among her jazz influences and plans to pursue a career in music.

Serving as guest DJ, Hannah chose all of the tunes for this hour-long program except for one, which was chosen by Gary.  It features an extraordinary rendition of Mingus’ “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,” with lyrics by Joni Mitchell, sung by Hannah backed by her Rio bandmates.

Rounding out the hour are comments by Hannah about her jazz heroes, her passion for the music and the role it plays in her life. 


7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Russell Malone: Message To Jim Hall BUY from All About Melody
7:04 p.m.
Eliane Elias: Você BUY from Made In Brazil
7:12 p.m.
Robert Glasper: Francessence BUY from Miles Ahead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
7:14 p.m.
Warren Wolf: Montara BUY from Convergence
7:18 p.m.
Gregory Porter: Holding On BUY from Take Me To The Alley
7:25 p.m.
Michael Dease: Annette's For Sure BUY from Father Figure
7:30 p.m.
Benny Golson: Jump Start BUY from Horizon Ahead
7:34 p.m.
Carol Saboya: Passarim BUY from Carolina
7:40 p.m.
Rossano Sportiello: Misty BUY from Strictly Confidential
7:45 p.m.
Stacey Kent: Tenderly BUY from Tenderly
7:49 p.m.
Ken Peplowski: When October Goes BUY from Enrapture
7:54 p.m.
Greg Chako: The Sweet One BUY from Integration II
8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Oscar Peterson: Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time) BUY from Oscar Peterson Plays The Harold Arlen Song Book
8:06 p.m.
Chet Baker: Time After Time BUY from Let's Get Lost: The Best Of Chet Baker Sings
8:08 p.m.
Anita O'Day: Honeysuckle Rose BUY from Anita O'Day's Finest Hour
8:12 p.m.
Joe Pass: I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me BUY from Unforgettable
8:20 p.m.
Hannah Oldfield: Goodbye Porkpie Hat from Goodbye Porkpie Hat
8:25 p.m.
Brad Mehldau: Blackbird BUY from The Art Of The Trio, Vol. 1
8:35 p.m.
Dave Brubeck: Audrey BUY from Brubeck Time
8:39 p.m.
Lee Konitz: Marshmallow BUY from Subconscious-Lee
8:46 p.m.
Zoot Sims: East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon) BUY from Live At Falcon Lair
8:55 p.m.
Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond: Blues In Time BUY from Blues In Time
9:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
SFJAZZ Collective: And What If I Don't BUY from 10th Anniversary: Best Of Live At The SFJAZZ Center
9:05 p.m.
Antonio Adolfo: Killer Joe BUY from Tropical Infinito
9:11 p.m.
Coleman Hawkins: Moonglow BUY from The Hawk Relaxes
9:17 p.m.
Dena DeRose: I'm Glad There Is You BUY from United
9:22 p.m.
Stan Getz: How Deep Is The Ocean BUY from Stan Getz Plays
9:25 p.m.
Behn Gillece: Crashing Down BUY from Mindset
9:34 p.m.
Peter Bernstein: Cupcake BUY from Let Loose
9:39 p.m.
George Coleman: Invitation BUY from A Master Speaks
9:52 p.m.
Henry Robinett: Zebra Crossing BUY from I Have Known Mountains
9:58 p.m.
Ella Fitzgerald: Body And Soul BUY from The Best Of The Concert Years
10:00 p.m.
10:03 p.m.
Benny Golson: Three Little Words BUY from Horizon Ahead
10:09 p.m.
Oleg Kireyev & Keith Javors: April BUY from The Meeting
10:17 p.m.
Camille Bertault: Quoi De Plus Anodin (Empty Pockets) BUY from En Vie
10:20 p.m.
Cal Tjader: Lucero from Latin Concert
10:24 p.m.
Carol Saboya: Hello, Goodbye BUY from Carolina
10:28 p.m.
Antonio Adolfo: Partido Leve BUY from Tropical Infinito
10:35 p.m.
Miles Davis: Springsville BUY from Miles Ahead
10:39 p.m.
Mimi Jones: Mr. Poo-Poo BUY from Feet In The Mud
10:45 p.m.
Luis Pedromo & Controlling Ear Unit: A Different Kind Of Reality BUY from Twenty-Two
10:51 p.m.
Herbie Hancock: Succotash BUY from Inventions & Dimensions

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