Monday 5.13.24

SPECIAL: It’s Stevie Wonder night on the Night Train, celebrating the soul giant’s birthday with great jazz covers of his classic songs by Grant Green, the Deep Blue Organ Trio, Bill Ware and more – plus, in hour two, a special performance featuring new arrangements of Stevie Wonder songs from the acclaimed SFJazz Collective.

(Global Village and Strange Currency also feature Stevie Wonder tonight.)


Tuesday 5.14.24

SPECIAL: Tonight on the Night Train, we pay tribute to David Sanborn, who passed away Sunday at the age of 78. The Grammy-winning alto saxophonist was a much in demand session player who worked with a who’s who of rock, pop, blues and jazz artists in a career that spanned over five and half decades. Night Train will highlight the jazz side of his work, with music from his albums as a leader, along with guest appearances he made with the Butterfield Blues Band (among his first appearances on record), John Scofield, Steve Khan, Eddie Palmieri, and more.


Wednesday 5.15.24

More music tonight on the Night Train from May Featured Artist Shirley Horn (from her Grammy-winning album, I Remember Miles) and the Featured New Release of the Week from singer Karrin Allyson. We also mark birthdays of guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves (featured in a Brazilian Duets concert special in hour two), pianist Ellis Larkins (with Ella Fitzgerald), and trumpeter Jun Iida (with music from his new album Evergreen). We’ll also hear new music from Vijay Iyer, and the duo of Larry Goldings and John Sneider. (Sneider is featured on the latest Into Music podcast from Jedd Beaudoin).


Thursday 5.16.24

Night Train marks birthdays of jazz vocal great Betty Carter (featured in a special in hour two of the show) and drummer Redd Holt. Plus more music from May Featured Artist Shirley Horn (from the posthumous release, Live at the 4 Queens) and the Featured New Release of the Week from singer Karrin Allyson – and Bill Frisell’s new Orchestras album.

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