July 2015 programs for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

Join host Michael Feinstein this month on Song Travels for a variety of original music and interesting conversation with guests: Betty Buckley, Lari White, José James and Hilary Gardner.


July 2015 Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Programs

Mondays at 8:00 p.m.

The 2014-2015 Rochester Philharmonic Season continues with programs featuring guest pianists Vadym Kholodenko, Stephen Hough and Jon Nakamatsu, and violinist Augustin Hadelich.


July 2015 program listings for Pipedreams

Sundays at 8:00 p.m.

This month on Pipedreams we'll meet a dynamic young organist from the UK who, after musical studies there and in Vienna, swiftly established an international career as organist and pianist.


July 2015 Listings for From the Top

Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

July promises some of the most amazing young artists ever.  We start the month with From the Top's 300th episode.


Is the Great White Way Gay?

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A friend of mine was in a lead role in a blockbuster musical on Broadway.

July 2015 Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

"It seems like Lyric Opera can do no wrong this season"- or so says the Chicago Classical Review. (The Los Angeles Opera season begins July 18th.)

July 2015 listings for APM SymphonyCast

Fridays at 8:00 p.m.

This month we hear an encore performance of the Minnesota Orchestra's concert in Cuba (7/17), and we visit the BBC Proms (7/31).  It's a big month on APM SymphonyCast, Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m.


Frogs and other Summer Music

Frog songs and links are better than boring apologies. Read on. 

Why this dog looks a little sad . . .


The reason? This handsome dog will be missing owner Bob Sneider, the hardest-working jazz guitarist during The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.  He (Bob) hosts jam sessions every night with his Trio, among other things.  I caught up with Bob on the interwebs.

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With the Jazz Festival here again, this must be a crazy and fulfilling time for you.  How do you prepare for those late night jam sessions?

 There is no preparing for the jam sessions. Years of practicing and developing a repertoire of several hundred songs and flexibility to play them in other keys / tempos helps. Physically, I am a gym rat. I go to the gym every day during the fest. Swim and cardio vascular stuff. That helps with endurance. Being mentally alert and thinking about planning the sets and working the list of sitters-in is key. I do not drink at all — just water and coffee.

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:00am - 1:00am

Didn't get enough jazz at the XRIJF tonight? End the night with Grammy-nominated musician Joey DeFrancesco.

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