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  • 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 […]

  • Audience Participation drives September BlueNotes

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    In September, BlueNotes celebrates the power a live audience has on musicians and the energy of their performances. Join host Larry Beck for exclusive recordings made at jazz clubs, concerts, and jazz festivals. Featured artists include Diana Krall, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Anita O’Day, and the legendary recording of Benny Goodman’s “Sing, Sing, Sing” from […]

  • Smooth for the summer

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    In August, BlueNotes Classic Jazz goes “smooth.” Join host Larry Beck for a look at a jazz genre that generated controversy among traditionalists. Featured artists include Marion Meadows, The Rippingtons, Paul Taylor and a slew of musicians with only one name — Kenny G, Sade, Najee and Basia. BlueNotes airs Saturday, August 27 at 8pm. […]

  • West Coast Jazz July

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    In July, BlueNotes Classic Jazz goes “cool” and heads west. Join host Larry Beck for an overview of West Coast Jazz, a low-key, sophisticated style of jazz originating in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the 1950s. Featured artists include Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Shelly Manne, Dave Brubeck, Shorty Rogers and Miles Davis. BlueNotes airs […]

  • Jazz à la carte

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    In June, BlueNotes Classic Jazz goes “Jazz à la carte” which simply means you’re likely to hear almost anything from a variety of jazz genres, past and present. Join host Larry Beck for a playlist that includes Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Vince Guaraldi, The Manhattan Jazz All-Stars, and a number of surprises.

  • Piano Jazz

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    May is a mellow month as BlueNotes salutes Piano Jazz. Join host Larry Beck for a great program of essential jazz recordings featuring solo piano, piano trios and quartets, and piano vocalists. Featured artists include Marian McPartland, Ahmed Jamal, Diana Krall, Dave Brubeck, Eliane Elias, Bill Evans and many others.

  • Jazz Appreciation Month

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    April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Join the BlueNotes celebration when host Larry Beck salutes the most iconic stars of the Golden Age of modern American jazz, the 1950s and 60s. A few of the featured musicians include Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughn, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, and Nina Simone.

  • “Sonny” Jazz

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    BlueNotes celebrates the arrival of spring with sunny, or rather “Sonny” jazz charts. Join host Larry Beck for a playlist that includes tracks by jazz greats Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Criss, and Sonny Terry. Other spring songs from the Great American Jazz Charts are featured. BlueNotes airs Saturday, March 26 at 8pm. First Hour […]

  • Swing Era Jazz

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    In February, BlueNotes Classic Jazz turns the clock back to the decades of the 1930s and ’40s. Join host Larry Beck for the BlueNotes annual salute to bands and vocalists of the Swing Era, a time when jazz was America’s most popular music. Featured artists include Benny Goodman, the Dorsey Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, […]

  • Winter BlueNotes

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    Jan. 29, 8 pm

  • All Jazz Christmas 2021

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    December 25, 2021

  • Piano Greats

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    November 27, 2021

  • Hoosier Jazz

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    October 30, 2021