"Jazz Break" Tuesday on WXXI-AM

Scott Regan and Alex Crichton preview Tuesday's highlights at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

Burning Down The House

The Meters meet Fela? Ethiopian soul? Staten Island funk? Words fall short when you try to describe The Budos Band, and as great as they sound on record, it's the kind of stuff that begs to be heard live.

Classical Mornings - June 13 to June 17, 2011

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 6:00am - Fri, 06/17/2011 - 10:00am
Weekdays, 6-10am

Coming up this week on Classical 91.5 . . .

America's Music Festivals' Land of Enchantment II

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 8:00pm

America's Music Festivals' Land Enchantment series continues with music from the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.


Guitar heroes

Hooray for Google!  By placing a virtual guitar at the fingertips of computer users, the powerful search engine inspired millions (billions?) of people to make music. Look below for three creative uploads from the two-day global music fest.  If you miss it, the Google Guitar has a permanent home here.  What can you play?

I and Love and You

Bill Frisell first caught my attention when he included compositions by Aaron Copland, Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, Sonny Rollins, John Philip Sousa, Stephen Foster and Madonna on his 1992 album Have A Little Faith. It doesn't seem like a mix like that could hang together.

Originality Born of Incompetence

In general, I think the people at NPR do a great job. From the days when I listened to Ray Suarez host Talk of the Nation every day, I recognized a standard of actually listening to what the guests say and responding appropriately.


Rhymes With Mullet

In preparation for my show Mystery Train, I often head to the library and check out a couple dozen CDs at a time. Some I know, some I've heard of, some just have interesting covers. I spend an afternoon wading through, finger poised in case a track doesn't grab me.

Luna moth

There’s a fine line between passion and compulsion. German composer Robert Schumann walked it.  

Backstage Pass with Irina Lupines and Lyudmila Lakisova

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 1:00pm

Backstage Pass proudly presents Irina Lupines and Lyudmila Lakisova.

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