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Music, artist interviews, and upcoming performances around western Montana.

Tune in to "What I Like About Jazz" for a tribute to the late Horace Parlan.
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Jazz piano great Horace Parlan passed away March 1, at the age of 86. His unique piano style was heard in classic recordings by Charles Mingus, Stanley Turrentine, Thad Jones, and many more Jazz artists from the late 1950's through the '80s. Join us on "What I Like About Jazz" on  March 15 for a tribute to Horace Parlan.

Paul Nonnenmacher (at the far piano) plays his arrangement of Franz Liszt's La Campanella, along with Scott Koljonen, live on Montana Public Radio March 08, 2017.
Josh Burnham

The Pianissimo! crew joined us in the studio for a live session March 08, 2017. A dozen pianists shared two pianos and took turns playing songs for four and six hands.

Paul Nonnenmacher (at the far piano) plays his arrangement of Franz Liszt's La Campanella, along with Scott Koljonen, live on Montana Public Radio March 08, 2017.

From the “Musicians’ Spotlight” archives, 2010: He’s known worldwide as the lead singer for the multi-platinum selling pop-rock band, Men At Work, but Colin Hay has been performing for more than two decades as a solo artist. His music was featured on the television show, “Scrubs” and in the feature film, “Garden State,” and now Hay is witnessing a revival of interest in his work as a singer-songwriter.

Listen: UM Chamber Chorale Live On MTPR

Mar 8, 2017
The UM Chamber Chorale performing live on MTPR.
Danny Dauterive

The UM Chamber Chorale is a select choir whose members are chosen by audition at the beginning of each school year. As the premier choral ensemble, the Chamber Chorale regularly tours across the state and region. On March 1, they joined us for a special performance broadcast live on Montana Public Radio.

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, singer, fiddle player and founding member of the Irish traditional music group Altan, talks with John Floridis about the group's thirty-year career, including their past performances in Montana.

If Donna Summer was the "Queen of Disco" it could very well be that the "King of Disco" was English musician, composer and arranger Rod Temperton. Starting with the disco group "Heatwave," Temperton went on to work with artists like Quincy Jones, George Benson and Michael Jackson. And yes, he also wrote for Donna Summer.

Join Tom Engelmann as he hangs the disco ball and boogies down to the songs of Rod Temperton on another edition of “Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music.”

Tune in Monday, Feb. 27 at 8:00 p.m. on your radio or online.

Join Doc Sandoz & Joan Richarde from 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17 for some psychedelic music medicine on Montana Public Radio.
Brook Trout

The Psychedelic Circus skates its way to the airwaves this Friday, Feb. 17 with an assortment of musical remedies for cabin fever, winter malaise, or whatever may be blocking your way to February bliss!  Join Doc Sandoz & Joan Richarde from 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. for some psychedelic music medicine on Montana Public Radio. Tune in on your radio or online.

After a decade of making music together, Paper Bird shifted their lineup, welcoming Carleigh Aikins, who joined Sarah Anderson and Genevieve Patterson as one of band's lead singers. In late 2016, the Denver band released their first recording of its songs, which often remind listeners of territory between Fleet Foxes and Fleetwood Mac. The album benefited from the production expertise of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, John Oates.

Zach Cooper, Margaret Nichols Baldridge and Christopher Hahn perform trios for violin, horn and piano by Mozart and Brahms, live on Montana Public Radio.
Josh Burnham

Zach Cooper, Margaret Nichols Baldridge and Christopher Hahn perform trios for violin, horn and piano by Mozart and Brahms, live on Montana Public Radio.

Bruce Anfinson, "Montana's Musical Ambassador."
Courtesy bruceanfinson.com

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle calls Bruce Anfinson "Montana's Musical Ambassador." Bruce's ballads and tales of ranching life, draft horses and wildfires reflect his native Montana roots. He's the guest on this episode of "Musican's Spotlight."

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