Monday 6.13.16

Night Train highlights vocalists Shirley Horn, Joe Williams, Jeff Baker and Billie Holiday, along with classics from Cannonball Adderley, Art Tatum and Freddie Hubbard. And Rez Abbasi’s Acoustic Quartet does a Chick Corea/Return to Forever favorite for the June Chick Corea feature.

Tuesday 6.14.16

Monday, June 13

Tonight in the Global Village…the Afrobeat goes on, with Afrobeat sounds from Tony Allen, the drummer and musical director for Fela; Seun Kuti, heading up his father’s Egypt 80 band; and two contemporary bands inspired by Afrobeat, but adding their own touches to the style – London-based  Yaaba Funk and Brooklyn’s Zongo Junction.

Tuesday, June 14

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Thursday, June 16

3 AM is Nashville-based singer-songwriter Kira Small’s “epic breakup record,” an album filled with songs that detail pair and heartbreak but also provide the listener with a sense of uplift. Influenced by classic soul and R&B, Small’s latest release puts her in a class with singers such as Ann Peebles and Bonnie Raitt. We’ll hear selections from 3 AM as well as music from the new recording by Sarah Watkins, Young in All the Wrong Ways

Friday, June 17

Saturday June, 11th
It’s another Best of the Best with the eclectic, talented and completely charming alt-bluegrass group Still on the Hill. Their performance at the Old Settlers Inn shows off their blend of styles into a fresh and original style.

Check out the Arkansas duo preform "These Two Arms"

John Abbott

Musician Matt Wilson’s latest release is a celebration of his wife and the extended family they shared through music.

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In the late 80s a trio known as A Group of Guys set Wichita’s gospel music scene ablaze with their contemporary sound. The young men traveled around the region singing at churches, colleges and festivals. Bernard Gray talks with KMUW’s Carla Eckels about their music and about singing at a reunion concert Sunday in Wichita.

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Suzy Bogguss has been making music for over 30 years now, and, she says, much of it has been on her own terms.

Gavin Peters

After more than a decade making music together, Aaron Moreland and Dustin Arbuckle are experiencing unprecedented success as a recording act. Their new album, Promised Land or Bust, celebrates their hard work and friendship.

Monday 6.6.16

Night Train marks birthdays of guitar great Grant Green and pianist Monty Alexander (also featured tonight on Global Village, where the Jamaican and Caribbean side of his work is explored). And there’s music from June featured artist Chick Corea (with Bela Fleck, his Akoustic Band and his New Trio) – and new music from tenor sax master George Coleman, singer Nicholas Bearde, harmonica player Hendrik Meurkens, and trumpeter Jim Rotondi.

Tuesday 6.7.16