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  • Jazz by Request

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    Join host Larry Beck as he shares requests and dedications from IPR listeners. And, you may just hear the group that Larry’s mother loves (pictured.) BlueNotes airs Saturday, October 26 at 8 p.m.

  • Movie Jazz

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    BlueNotes returns to its traditional format of classic and contemporary jazz with the introduction of several new artists. Joining host Larry Beck in-studio will be local filmmaker, Robert Mugge to talk about his work documenting American musicians. Mugge’s films include “Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise,” “Saxophone Colossus, Sonny Rollins,” and “Giving up the Ghosts: Closing […]

  • The Great American Jazz Charts

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    BlueNotes celebrates “The Great American Jazz Charts” on the August broadcast. Join host Larry Beck for two hours of iconic jazz classics that defined 20th Century American jazz. Featured artists include Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus and many others.   Hour 1   Theme Disc Track 1 “Giant Steps” Lionel Hampton   “Take the A […]

  • Great Jazz Vocalists

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    The great jazz vocalists are the focus of the July BlueNotes program. Featured artists include Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, and many others. Mark Buselli, director of the jazz studies program at Ball State University joins host Larry Beck in conversation about BSU jazz students and Mark’s career as a […]

  • Anniversary Show

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    June is the anniversary month for BlueNotes. Join host Larry Beck as he celebrates four years of jazz on IPR and the one year anniversary of BlueNotes as a regular monthly feature. Larry will share recollections of how the program came to be while playing his favorite jazz covers.

  • LP Jazz

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    The theme of the May BlueNotes program is “LP Jazz,” not to be confused with the 33 1/3 RPM record. Join host Larry Beck as he shares long-playing jazz, covers that don’t often receive regular airplay because of their length. Artists include Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, and John Coltrane.

  • Jazz Grammy Award Winners

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    The 2019 Jazz Grammy Award winners will be the focus of the April BlueNotes. Featured artists include John Daversa, Wayne Shorter, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and Terence Blanchard. Joining host Larry Beck in-studio will be filmmaker, actress, and vocalist Vanessa Theme Ament (pictured) to discuss her career and present tunes from her latest CD.

  • Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

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    Swing into spring with the March edition of BlueNotes. Join host Larry Beck as he features the music of actor Jeff Goldblum who’s currently wowing audiences with his new career as jazz pianist and bandleader. Plus, enjoy an eclectic blend of classic and contemporary jazz favorites.

  • In Memoriam 2018

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    The February BlueNotes features works by jazz artists who passed in 2018, including Roy Hargrove (pictured), Nancy Wilson, Hugh Masekela, Cecil Taylor, and many others. Join host Larry Beck for this mix of classic and contemporary jazz favorites. Aired Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • Swing Era Jazz

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    The January edition of BlueNotes is the perfect time to sit back with your favorite winter beverage and listen to the hot sounds of bands and vocalists from the Swing Era. Famous and not-so-famous bands and singers from the era are featured. Local big band historian David Reece joins host Larry Beck to discuss the […]

  • All Jazz Christmas 2018

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    Join host Larry Beck for the fourth annual BlueNotes All-Jazz Christmas. Hear jazz covers of favorite Christmas carols and popular holiday songs from an eclectic blend of classic jazz, big band swing, jazz vocals, and smooth jazz.   Airs 8-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018.

  • Oliver Nelson and James Rhinehart

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    The November BlueNotes features the work of American saxophonist, arranger, and composer Oliver Nelson along with the program’s traditional mix of classic and contemporary jazz favorites. Joining host Larry Beck is Dr. James Rhinehart from the Ball State School of Music in conversation about his career and an upcoming tribute concert to the music of […]

  • October BlueNotes

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    The October BlueNotes returns to its traditional format of classic and contemporary jazz favorites.  Featured on the playlist is 15-year old piano sensation Joey Alexander.  Joining host Larry Beck are Dr. John ‘Doc’ Peterson and Phil Dunn who together make up the jazz and blues duo the Peterson and Dunn Project. ‘Doc” was also the driving force behind Doc’s Music Hall […]

  • Bracken Library Jazz Collection

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    Join host Larry Beck and music librarian Amy Edmonds for an ‘audio tour’ of the Bracken Library Jazz Collection at Ball State University. Hear selected recordings from the collection and learn about available jazz resources. John Coltrane’s lost studio sessions will also be featured.

  • Latin Jazz

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    Latin jazz is the focus of the August BlueNotes program with bands from Central and South America. Featured artists include Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Arturo Sandoval, David Sanchez and many others. Paula Monsalve, Chilean vocalist and musician, joins host Larry Beck in conversation about her career. Saturday, Aug. 25

  • Great Jazz Vocalists

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    The great jazz vocalists are the focus of the July BlueNotes program. Featured artists include Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee and many others. Mark Buselli, Director of the Jazz Studies Program at Ball State University, joins host Larry Beck in conversation about BSU jazz students and Mark’s career as a […]

  • Movie and TV Jazz

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    BlueNotes: Jazz on Indiana Public Radio begins its regular monthly appearance on the IPR broadcast on Saturday, June 30 from 8-10pm.  The June focus is on jazz from movies and television with theme songs and incidental music from many films and TV programs popular in the 1950s and ’60s. Songs by composers Lalo Schiffrin, Earle […]

  • Spring BlueNotes

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    Jazz returns to Indiana Public Radio with the spring broadcast of BlueNotes on Saturday, March 31. Join host Larry Beck for a departure from earlier program formats. This month will feature an eclectic mix of contemporary jazz artists with a blend of smooth jazz, funky jazz, R&B inspired jazz, soulful jazz, and even Latin-influenced jazz. Featured musicians include […]

  • All Jazz Christmas 2017

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    BlueNotes returns to Indiana Public Radio with the third annual All Jazz Christmas on Saturday, December 23 from 8-10pm. Join host Larry Beck for a two-hour celebration of the holidays with jazz covers of Christmas carols, pop holiday songs, and Christmas hymns. Featured artists include Chet Baker, Carmen McRae, John Coltrane, Mel Torme, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, […]

  • Jazz Legends

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    Jazz returns to Indiana Public Radio with a salute to Jazz Legends on the fall broadcast of BlueNotes, Saturday, September 30 from 8-10pm. Join jazz host Larry Beck as he examines jazz artists who came of age in the 1950s and ’60s and who set the standards for modern American jazz. Featured musicians on the […]