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Jazz After Dark July 17 2018

Brazil, bossa nova, and more tonight on Jazz After Dark! 8 pm at 95.7 FM in Davis CA, live-streaming at kdrt.org.

June Katz, Cal Tjader, McCoy Tyner, Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfá, Luiz Bonfá, Vince Guaraldi; Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis.  Charlie Byrd solo, Stan Getz, Wynton Marsalis, Johnny O'Neal.

Replays Monday 11pm, Tuesday 12am, Wednesday 10-11pm

 

Marilyn Rose puts the "sound" of Musicians on Canvas, Friday July 20, 2018 at 4PM. Listening Lyrics

A unique concept - listen in as Marilyn Rose explains her passion to put the artist and the "sound" on canvas. 

Musicians in the greater Sacramento area, artist Marilyn Rose is shining a light on you! A well-respected portrait painter residing in Lincoln, Marilyn is in the midst of a self- styled project to showcase local musicians of all genre by painting at least thirty insightful oil paintings of them in action.

Since late April of this year, Marilyn has been connecting with as many local musicians as possible in local cities such as Roseville, Sacramento, and Davis. She gathers inspiration from their music while sketching and taking video from which she creates the 9x12” pieces. She doesn’t aim for a photographic likeness of either the musician or the instrument but she strives to express the spirit and passion that results from the interaction of the two.

To date, fifteen of these “portrait impressions” have been painted, with another fifteen to go. Two or three larger, more formal portraits will be added to the collection and all of the framed paintings will be unveiled at a reception at Watermelon Music in Davis, November 9, from 4 to 7 PM. The reception will be open to all music and art lovers, and all of the participating musicians plus their families and friends will receive a special invitation. Refreshments and a no host wine bar, provided by Fawnridge Winery in Auburn, will be offered and music for the evening will be provided by one or more of the participating musicians.

Marilyn believes strongly in the power of music and art to uplift and transform lives, so she wants to support the Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy by donating 20% of all sales from the project for either their Guitars for Vets program or for their scholarships for Sacramento youth in need.

For those outside the listening area this broadcast will be streamed live on KDRT

Matthew Grasso with his 7-string guitar joins Listening Lyrics on Friday July 6

This week Matthew Grasso will join us with his extended play 7-string guitar. Matthew will be joined by his son Miyan Grasso, who plays extended 7-string guitar, along with Mathew’s wife Aya Ueda--a soprano, keyboardist, and choral conductor. They will perform duos and trios for the show.

Matthew Grasso is classical guitarist, composer, arranger, musical instrument innovator, and improviser who began playing guitar at 12. He attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and complemented this training by studying the classical music of North India at the Ali Akbar College of Music with the late sarod master Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.