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  • May 2024: An Infusion of Fusion Jazz

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    Paying tribute to this truly unique American genre.

  • April 2024: Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month

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    A look back to jazz greats from the early 1900s thru the 1950s.

  • March 2024: Spring Jazz

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    Celebrating the long-awaited arrival of Spring this month with a playlist featuring musicians not heard on the program before.

  • February 2024: Swing Band Cavalcade (Encore)

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    An encore of our annual Swing Band Cavalcade from 2021.

  • January 2024: Winter Jazz

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    Two full hours of jazz charts to warm your spirits on a cold winter’s eve.

  • December 2023: All Jazz Christmas

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    A special time featuring two hours of jazz covers of your favorite Christmas songs.

  • November 2023: Tribute to Tony Bennett

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    On this month’s show, we’re paying tribute to the life and career of Tony Bennett.

  • October 2023: An Eclectic Jazz Mix

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    We have no specific theme for this show other than great jazz covers by great jazz musicians!

  • September 2023: George and Ira Get Jazzed

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    We’re celebrating the 125th anniversary of George Gershwin’s birth.

  • August 2023: The Golden Decade of American Jazz

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    Tune in for number of artists who redefined jazz after World War 2.

  • July 2023: Cool Jazz for a Hot Summer’s Eve

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    Songs specifically written for the season as well as plain ol’ cool jazz charts.

  • June 2023: The Great Jazz Crooners in American jazz

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    This month, we bring you our salute to the great jazz crooners.

  • May 2023: Paying Tribute to the Jazz Orchestras of the 1950s and ‘60s

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    For May, we salute the jazz orchestras of the 1950s and ‘60s.

  • April is Jazz Appreciation Month

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    We’ll celebrate with our Jazz ala Carte format which means you’re liable to hear almost anything.

  • Celebrating National Women’s History Month for March BlueNotes

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    March is National Women’s History Month and BlueNotes joins the observation tonight with a salute to the Great Women of American Jazz. Over these two hours, Larry will be featuring the pioneers who paved the way for women in jazz as well as today’s contemporary women who continue to push for recognition of women in […]

  • February Salute to Bands and Vocalists of the Swing Era

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    Tune in for a wonderful playlist of well-known and some of the lesser known bands of the Swing Era.

  • Celebrating the New Year and 8th Season

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    We bring you a great playlist to welcome in the first month of the New Year and to celebrate the start of our 8th annual season on IPR. In fact, we’ve been around a tad longer; BlueNotes began as an occasional jazz special on IPR back in 2015. Featured musicians this time include Horace Silver, […]

  • Winter Breeze for December BlueNotes

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    This month, we bring you our special annual All Jazz Christmas edition of BlueNotes, providing the ideal soundtrack for Christmas Eve festivities with family and friends or an evening to relax by the fire with jazz covers of your favorite Christmas carols, hymns and holiday pop songs. We’ll hear from artists such as Rich Severson, […]

  • Thanksgiving is in the Air for November BlueNotes

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    In November, BlueNotes showcases some of the coolest jazz ever written. Join host Larry Beck for California Jazz from the 1950s, what became known as West Coast Jazz. Featured artists include Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O’Day, Pete and Conte Candoli, Chris Connor and many others. Original air date: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at 8 […]

  • Autumn leaves may fall for October BlueNotes

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    In October, BlueNotes celebrates Autumn Jazz with an eclectic mix of artists to welcome the season and Halloween. Join host Larry Beck for a playlist that includes Stanley Clarke, Mary Lou Williams, Nelson Rangell, Cleo Laine, and a tribute to Ramsey Lewis who died in September. BlueNotes airs Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m. Check […]