Tom Engelmann

Host and Producer

Tom Engelmann produces "Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music."  The series features biographical sketches and the music of artists who often work behind the scenes or in support of major musicians.  Tom supports Montana Public Radio's jazz programming and occasionally hosts Freeforms.

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He had a long association with the Rolling Stones, but he also played with artists like John Lennon, Joe Cocker, Harry Nilsson and that excitable boy Warren Zevon,.  Join Tom Engelmann on April 27th as he celebrates the wild life of saxophonist Bobby Keys on another edition of “Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music.” 

During a short but brilliant career Laura Nyro wrote many of the songs that have been played and recorded by pop artists during the last forty years.  Join Tom Engelmann for another edition of “Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music” as he plays the songs of Laura Nyro  performed by The Fifth Dimension, Three Dog Night, Barbara Streisand, Blood Sweat and Tears and others.  It also features Laura singing with jazz group The Manhattan Transfer and on her last live recording from 1989.

During a short but brilliant career Laura Nyro wrote many of the songs that have been played and recorded by pop artists during the last forty years.  Join Tom Engelmann for another edition of “Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music” as he plays the songs of Laura Nyro  performed by The Fifth Dimension, Three Dog Night, Barbara Streisand, Blood Sweat and Tears and others.  It also features Laura singing with jazz group The Manhattan Transfer and on her last live recording from 1989.

During a short but brilliant career Laura Nyro wrote many of the songs that have been played and recorded by pop artists during the last forty years.  Join Tom Engelmann for another edition of “Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music” as he plays the songs of Laura Nyro  performed by The Fifth Dimension, Three Dog Night, Barbara Streisand, Blood Sweat and Tears and others.  It also features Laura singing with jazz group The Manhattan Transfer and on her last live recording from 1989.

Clare Fischer

Feb 7, 2014

2/17/2014 - Host Tom Engelmann returns with another episode of "Unsung Heroes: Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music," celebrating the career of the versatile Clare Fischer.  Fischer was a keyboardist, composer, arranger and bandleader.  During a career spanning six decades, he worked with jazz artists like Donald Byrd and George Benson and also with pop artists Prince, Robert Palmer, and Chaka Kahn.  Clare Fischer was particularly influential to the career of jazz great Herbie Hancock who once commented "I wouldn't be me without Clare Fischer."  He is the composer of jazz stan

Monday, November 18th, 2013, 7:30pm: host Tom Engelmann returns with another episode of "Unsung Heroes: Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music," profiling the work of the late guitarist and songwriter J.J.