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Sanborn Sessions Episode 1: Kandace Springs

Sanborn Sessions Episode 1: Kandace Springs

Season Premier Kandace Springs joins David Sanborn and his house band at Dave’s home studio in New York for the first session of Sanborn Sessions. Springs performs “People Make The World Go Round” and “Solitude” alongside Sanborn with support from Ben Williams on bass, Alice Soyer on vocals, Nate Smith on drums, Jon Herington on guitar, and Andy Ezrin on keyboards. The songs from the episode will be individually released as shorter video content for more bite-sized consumption, including two ...

The Bebop Channel To Begin Airing On Spectrum New York In 2020

The Bebop Channel To Begin Airing On Spectrum New York In 2020

The BeBop Channel (beboptv.com), the multicultural multi-platform streaming network from Harlem, is set to begin airing its programming by early 2020 to certain New York City cable households over Spectrum. The BeBop Channel will air in the north Manhattan region from the Upper West Side extending into the Bronx. Channel executives, which are currently developing a seven channel streaming format to accommodate “BeBop’s" growing and racially inclusive Harlem content for jazz, lifestyle, comedy, teen, culture, competition/game shows, festivals, theatricals, “Top ...

David Sanborn Releases Trailer For His New Show 'Sanborn Sessions'

David Sanborn Releases Trailer For His New Show 'Sanborn Sessions'

DAVE SANBORN, LEGENDARY SAXOPHONIST, PRESENTS THE FIRST SEASON OF HIS NEW SHOW “SANBORN SESSIONS” Digital Series Features Performances & Conversation With Kandace Springs, Michael McDonald, Terrace Martin, Bob James and Others. Dave Sanborn, veteran saxophonist and six time Grammy Award winner announced today that he will soon present the first episode of his new music show, Sanborn Sessions. The new series is hosted by Sanborn and features a diverse roster of accomplished artists from a variety of genres and generations. ...

Zacherley, the Cool Ghoul

Zacherley, the Cool Ghoul

Back in the late 1950s and early '60s, TV had a lot of time to fill. In the years before syndication, when TV was still a black-and-white medium, local stations had few programming options. They didn't have big budgets to create original shows, yet they still had to do something to connect with viewers in their markets and attract them back each day. This was especially true in the after-school and late-night slots.  Among the content that local stations aired ...

Johnny Costa Albums Reissued

Johnny Costa Albums Reissued

On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers was in Washington, D.C., testifying before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications. Rogers hosted Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, a children's show launched in Pittsburgh in 1968 on National Educational Television. He was in the hot seat trying to prevent a promised $20 million federal grant to PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting from being slashed in half. President Nixon wanted to cut the grant in half to use the money to support the war ...

The Bebop Channel To Acquire The New York Japanese Jazz Festival

The Bebop Channel To Acquire The New York Japanese Jazz Festival

The BeBop Channel (beboptv.com), the first television station to focus on scripted jazz programming, is acquiring The New York Japanese Jazz Festival (NYJJF) as soon as October, 2019. NYJJF, originally conceived by Art Blakey and Duke Ellington Orchestra alum, trombonist Gregory Charles Royal back in 2014 and licensed this past June to saxophonist Vincent Herring, who produced the festival with Smoke Jazz & Supper Club in July, fits perfectly into “BeBop’s” plans says Royal, who is also The BeBop Channel ...

Steve Allen's Music Room: 1984

Steve Allen's Music Room: 1984

Imagine a talk show where vibraphonist Terry Gibbs led a band consisting of trumpeters Conti Candoli, his brother Pete Candoli and Chuck Findley; trombonists Carl Fontana and Charlie Loper; saxophonsits Med Flory, Gus Vivona, Plas Johnson, Jerome Richardson and Bill Green; pianist Alan Broadbent; guitarist Tommy Tedesco; bassist Chuck Berghoffer; and drummer Frankie Capp. And let's add a 27-year-old Bill Maher as announcer and sidekick. Such a show  existed and ran from 1984 to 1986. It was Steve Allen's Music ...


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