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Jazz with George Thomas: Final Jazz Show
Friday, 06/29/12
By George Thomas
Tonight is my final Jazz Show on VPR. I'm honored to have shared jazz with the VPR community for the last 11 years and I'm glad to hear VPR will continue to air this great American art form. Many thanks to the generous musicians who shared their talents in VPR's Performance Space and through their CDs.
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Jazz with George Thomas: Adrian Rollini
Thursday, 06/28/12
By George Thomas
We celebrate an unusual jazz musician tonight, Adrian Rollini who played bass sax, goofus and hot fountain pen in several bands in the 20's and vocalist & bandleader Tierney Sutton. With your help we can finish VPR's Summer Membership Drive on goal, please call 800-639-6391 or go to VPR.net. Thanks.
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Jazz with George Thomas: Elmo Hope & Hope You Support VPR
Wednesday, 06/27/12
By George Thomas
The birthday of pianist & composer Elmo Hope allows us to celebrate this fairly obscure jazz great. Hopefully you will celebrate VPR by making a financial contribution by call 800-639-6391 or by going to VPR.net. You decide the amount to give but please make call now. And thanks.
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Jazz with George Thomas: Big Bill Broonzy
Tuesday, 06/26/12
By George Thomas
Tonight's birthdays include: blues guitarist & vocalist Big Bill Broonzy; bassist Reggie Workman; vocalist Georgie Fame; trombonist Gary Valente; drummer Joey Baron and pianist and arranger Bill Cunliffe. VPR's Summer Membership Drive is on and we look to you for financial support. Go to VPR.net or call 800-639-6391. And thanks.
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Jazz with George Thomas: Reuben Jackson On Poetry & Jazz - Summer Membership Drive
Monday, 06/25/12
By George Thomas
We welcome poet, teacher & archivist Reuben Jackson as we discuss his years working on the Duke Ellington Archive at the Smithsonian, his poetry and Poetry & Jazz. It's also VPR's Summer Membership Drive and we look for your contribution at VPR.net or by calling 1-800-639-6391. And thanks.
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Jazz with George Thomas: VPR's Summer Membership Drive - Jazz
Friday, 06/22/12
By George Thomas
It's VPR's Summer Membership Drive and we look for your financial support for Jazz and all the programming you enjoy. Please decide what VPR means to you, how often you listen and then call 1-800-639-9206 or go to VPR.net and make a pledge of support. And thanks.
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Jazz with George Thomas: Hot - Cool Jazz & Summer Membership Drive
Thursday, 06/21/12
By George Thomas
Tonight we have more Hot songs and Cool Jazz to help weather the season. You can help by joining in and supporting VPR during our Summer Membership Drive - call 1-800-639-6391 or go to VPR.net and make a pledge of financial support to your Public Radio station.
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Jazz with George Thomas: Hot Temps & Cool Jazz
Wednesday, 06/20/12
By George Thomas
It's VPR's Summer Membership Drive and we've got Hot Temps & Cool Jazz to inspire your financial support of your Public Radio station. Please call 1-800-639-6391 or go to VPR.net to show your support. We hear a number of classic Antonio Carlos Jobim songs and celebrate Eric Dolphy's birthday with his distinctive bass clarinet.
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Jazz with George Thomas: Summer Membership Drive Jazz
Tuesday, 06/19/12
By George Thomas
It's the first day of VPR's Summer Membership Drive and we look to you to support Jazz and all the programming you love by making the call to 1-800-639-6391 or by going to VPR.net. Pledge what you can, you decide the amount, but please make your pledge now. And thanks.
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Jazz with George Thomas: Sammy Cahn
Monday, 06/18/12
By George Thomas
Tonight we celebrate the birthdays of two songwriters: Sammy Cahn, lyricist of "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry," "I Should Care," "All The Way," "Teach Me Tonight" and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along;" andCon Conrad who wrote the music to, "The Continental" and "You Call It Madness."
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Jazz with George Thomas: Bill Tapia
Friday, 06/15/12
By George Thomas
We celebrate the birthdays of the 95 year old ukelele player Bill Tapia; multi-reed player Chris Potter and the vibraphonist Milt Jackson, a key member of the famous concert jazz group The Modern Jazz Quartet. New releases include the Pat Metheny CD with Chris Potter.
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Jazz with George Thomas: Kenny Drew
Thursday, 06/14/12
By George Thomas
We celebrate the birthday of pianist Kenny Drew, Jr. who combines classical compositions with jazz standards and his own tunes. New Orleans called us with songs by vocalist Johnny Adams, clarinet player & composer Evan Christopher and the traditional Crescent City classic, St. James Infirmary. 
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Jazz with George Thomas: Doc Cheatham
Wednesday, 06/13/12
By George Thomas
We celebrate the birthdays of trumpeter & vocalist Doc Cheatham and the guitarist Attilar Zollar who founded the Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro. It's also the birthday of my mother Ellen Kellywho loved blues, Count Basie & Joe Turner and Benny Goodman's 1938 Carnegie Hall concert.
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