Program schedule

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Jul
17
Wed
Exploring Music with Bill McLaughlin
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Exploring Music with Bill McLaughlin

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods. Visit the website:www.exploringmusic.org.

A Jazz Hour
Jul 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Barry O’Sullivan presents the very best in contemporary reflective and nostalgic music in the jazz form from swing to bebop to mainstream and free form. The program features recorded music from Australian and international performers plus frequent interviews with music makers.

Hit Parade of Yesterday
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Step back in time with “Hit Parade of Yesterday” – Vintage music from the 20s & 30s, more precisely, 1926-1937, jazz, big bands, and some Australian bands, personalities and music from the movies are featured. Original recordings are used. A monthly special highlights a personality or a band or, perhaps, a type of music or dance. This program began in March 1978!

Jul
18
Thu
Exploring Music with Bill McLaughlin
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Exploring Music with Bill McLaughlin

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods. Visit the website:www.exploringmusic.org.

Let the Bands Play
Jul 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Much-loved show featuring a cavalcade of the best brass, military, pipe and concert bands from around the world, playing the best and widest selections from the band repertoire, as well as listener requests.

Hot Sweet and Jazzy
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hot, Sweet & Jazzy is a new regular weekly music program from the studios of The Pulse, Geelong, in which presenters happily share their enthusiasm with listeners.

The program has a rotating line-up of six jazz aficionados playing tunes from across and near the genre.

Hear enthusiastic and well-informed chat about the music in a relaxed, inviting and friendly atmosphere. There’s plenty of music as well, especially jazz for enjoyable listening, including traditional, mainstream, contemporary and everything in-between, from America, Australia, Europe and elsewhere. The team also showcase rare recordings to surprise and entertain even the most knowledgeable jazz listeners.

Your hosts of Hot, Sweet & Jazzy :

  • Peter Milley: trumpeter and leader of the Cairo Club Orchestra; record collector, especially of 78s; supplied period recordings for the soundtrack to the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries series; guesting on radio for 30 years.
  • Peter Fogarty: music lover; singer in jazz bands; presenter at The Pulse for 14 years and formerly at 3CR.
  • Ian Coots: former professional drummer for over 25 years; record collector; broadcaster at WYN and The Pulse for 6 years.
  • Ken Hirst: Former bass player with Jazz and Blues bands over the last 40 years; founder &  leader of his own Neo Swing Band – Swing It!!; broadcaster at WYN FM for 3 years.
  • Ross Williamson: music lover; presenter at The Pulse since 1987.
  • John Thompson: student of jazz and of its roots; wrote the country blues column for the Victorian Jazz Club for 17 years and has lectured on the subject; record collector; former jazz broadcaster on 3CS and currently on 3CR and The Pulse.

For further information, https://www.cbaa.org.au/article/hot-sweet-jazzy

Jul
19
Fri
Exploring Music with Bill McLaughlin
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Exploring Music with Bill McLaughlin

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods. Visit the website:www.exploringmusic.org.

Hit Parade of Yesterday
Jul 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Step back in time with “Hit Parade of Yesterday” – Vintage music from the 20s & 30s, more precisely, 1926-1937, jazz, big bands, and some Australian bands, personalities and music from the movies are featured. Original recordings are used. A monthly special highlights a personality or a band or, perhaps, a type of music or dance. This program began in March 1978!

The Broadway Musicals Yearbook
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Everyone has a favourite showtune.  Sometimes we don’t even know a favourite song was originally a showtune! Len Power’s weekly program, The Broadway Musicals Yearbook is full of surprises like that.

Each week, he’ll play songs from Broadway musicals that opened in a particular year – the hit shows and the flops.  There’ll be the songs you know and love and great songs you’ve never heard before.  You’ll also be surprised to hear superb songs from shows that lasted only a few performances and would have disappeared if they had not been recorded.

You’ll hear behind the scenes anecdotes of treachery, bad luck, poor management and total incompetency.  Did you know that in previews of House Of Flowers, every time Diahann Carroll had a success with a new song, jealous star, Pearl Bailey, demanded the song for herself?  And what about the lyric writer of Hair, Gerome Ragni, asking for the release of 500 butterflies into the audience at the start of every performance of the disastrous Via Galactica?

Each program focusses on a different year chosen at random – this week it could be 2005, next week it could be 1928 or maybe 1964.  You won’t know until you tune in.  As Broadway music is a reflection of musical styles current at the time, you’ll always hear a rich, varied and entertaining program.  It won’t be a history lesson or a collection of dusty old museum recordings – songs from the early shows will often be sung by modern artists with their own unique interpretations.

The show is written and presented by Len Power, a local theatre identity as well as Artsound’s theatre critic and a member of the Canberra Critics Circle.

‘The Broadway Musicals Yearbook’ plays weekly from Sunday 5th July at 5pm. 

You can also catch a weekly repeat of the program from Tuesday 7th July at 11am.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday Night Live: Wanderlust at Bungendore Woodworks Cafe

Friday Night Live: Wanderlust at Bungendore Woodworks Cafe

Wanderlust brings together the talents of six of Australia’s best jazz instrumentalists. Together they have developed a unique sound through highly original compositions, superb ensemble work and imaginative improvisation and interplay. Skillfully blending global beats with jazz improvisation, the emphasis is on composition, texture and mood, rather than a display of individual virtuosity.  This is an encore presentation of this concert to celebrate their return to Canberra tonight at the Jazzhaus.

Miroslav Bukowsky Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Jeremy Sawkins Guitar – Alister Spence Keyboards – Fabian Hevia Percussion – James Greening Trombone – Steve Elphick Bass

Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.

 

 

The award-winning FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE presents the best of contemporary jazz and related music concerts from live venues in Canberra, including our own recording studios. Hosted by long-time jazz enthusiast and presenter Chris Deacon OAM.