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Out Here & Beyond - Vocalist June Bisantz and trumpeter Gabor Viragh
Vocalist June Bisantz and trumpeter Gabor Viragh will join Chuck Obuchowski in the WWUH studios Tuesday, November 5 at 10 a.m. for a conversation about their Chet Baker Project, which will be performing Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m. at Japanalia Eiko, 11 Whitney St. in Hartford.
Bisantz's band also includes pianist Alex Nakhimovsky, guitarist Norman Johnson and bassist Matt Dwonszyk. WWUH listeners will hear selections from the first recording by the Chet Baker Project, but the group will be presenting material on Saturday from their forthcoming albums, "It's Always You" and "Dancing with Fred." The latter focuses on music associated with Fred Astaire. Details about the concert at 860-232-4677 or www.japanalia.com.
Morning Jazz airs Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - noon on Public Alternative Radio. Accent on Jazz is heard Tuesday - Friday from 9 p.m. - midnight.