Song Travels Express
Joshua Bell & Jeremy Denk03/20/15
Feinstein welcomes the dynamic classical duo of violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk. The two have been recording and performing together in the classical repertoire for years and are equally at home thumbing through the pages of the Great...
American vocalist and songwriter Somi combines the music of her African heritage with American-style jazz, pop, and soul. Her parents emigrated from Rwanda and Uganda, and Somi spent eighteen months living in Lagos, Nigeria. The result was the...
Marilyn and Alan Bergman
Songwriters Marilyn and Alan Bergman are a legendary power couple in American popular music whose work includes the themes for television programs Alice, Good Times, and In the Heat of the Night. They've earned multiple Emmys, Grammys and Academy...
Vocalist, composer, and actress Nellie McKay brings a comedic flair to her stage shows, including Nellie with a Z, in which she plays a cabaret veteran three times her age! Her music also has been featured on the television series Weeds, Grey's...
Grammy-winning R&B/soul singer Aaron Neville has been a music mainstay for more than five decades. Ambassador to the world for New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, he is this week's guest on Song Travels. Neville performs a set of Doo-Wop greats,...
Jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress Rene Marie launched her career in 1999 with her self-released debut album, Renaissance, and quickly found success as a performer and recording artist. Her 2013 album, I Wanna Be Evil, is the first ever tribute...
Eric Hutchinson's self-released debut album, Sounds Like This, made it to #5 on iTunes' album chart and went on to #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. On this Song Travels, Hutchinson and host Michael Feinstein talk about the lineage of Pop music,...
British conductor, arranger, and scholar John Wilson serves as conductor for numerous orchestras throughout the United Kingdom, including his own, which has the reputation as an ensemble of world-class musicians. On this Song Travels, Wilson describes...
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. met as members of the iconic sixties R&B/Pop group The Fifth Dimension, with hits including "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In" and "One Less Bell to Answer." Together they have received seven Grammy Awards and earned...
Grammy award-winning vocalist and songwriter Melissa Manchester performed with Bette Midler as "Toots in the Middle" in the original group The Harlettes. She co-wrote and produced a number of hits through the '70s and '80s, and her songs have been...
The Divine Miss M - singer, actress and comedian Bette Midler - is Song Travels host Michael Feinstein's guest for an hour of pure radio fun. Midler opens a crate of favorite tunes from her record collection, from Louis Jordan to vintage Hawaiian...
Matt Munisteri is a guitarist, vocalist, and composer with an ear for a bygone era. His love of jazz, swing, and Dixieland has lead him to rediscover many of the all-but-forgotten musicians of the early twentieth century, including American...
Multi-Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Gregory Porter emerged on the jazz scene with his 2010 album Water and his critically acclaimed 2012 album Be Good, which topped many "Best of" lists and was named iTunes Jazz Album of the Year. On this...
Grammy-winning opera star and actress Renee Fleming has performed some of the greatest operatic roles ever written at the world's leading concert halls. Her awards include a Fulbright Lifetime Achievement medal and the National Medal of Arts. On this...
British jazz vocalist and pianist Anthony Strong built a reputation as a session pianist, supporting stars like B.B. King. His EP release Delovely reached number one on the UK jazz charts, and he has continued his rise with his last album of classic...
Ann Hampton Callaway
Tony nominated actress, vocalist, and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway has sung with top orchestras and Big Bands the world over and was a guest performer with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Her latest projects include the...
Lyricist Sheldon Harnick has been a pillar of Broadway for more than fifty years. After showing promise writing review songs, Harnick teamed up with composer Jerry Bock to write musicals. Their musical Fiorello! won a Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize...
Vocalist and songwriter Carsie Blanton taught herself to play guitar by listening to the music of Ani DiFranco and Joan Osborne as a teen, and her musical curiosity has continued throughout her life. Her smoky vocals recall Nina Simone and Billy...
Singer/songwriter and actor Eric Benet charges his old-school soul songwriting with healthy doses of modern funk and hip-hop. His winning formula has been recognized with multiple Grammy and NAACP Image Award nominations. He also has a busy acting...
Chris Young was the 2006 winner of the TV series Nashville Star and is quickly earning a spot among today's top Country voices. His first three albums have produced five Number One hits, and he was nominated for a Grammy in 2010 for Best Male Country...
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