Global Village - Thurs June 30th 2011
Guest host Maggie LePique. Ukulele Spotlight with Heidi Swedberg Iin the second hour legendary bandleader, orchestrator and composer Gerald Wilson. From his days in the1930's as the trumpeter with the Jimmie Lunceford band to his current work as a recording artist and phenomenal leader of the Gerald Wilson Big Band, we look back and forward on one of the most remarkable musical careers in American music history.
10. Gerald Wilson Orchestra, *“Variation on a Theme By Igor Stravinsky,”
11. *“September Sky,”
12. El Chicano, “Viva Tirado,” Universal Music (original version)- Gerald Wilson "Viva Tirado" The Artist Selects EMI August 1962
Special thanks to Maestro Gerald Wilson for gracing the KPFK Studio's with his presence, he is truly a gift to our musical world and loved by All. Also thanks to Gerald's wife Josefina for helping to make the interview possible. And thanks to Gerald's grandson for Eric Otis for his musical contribution to the new recording and for taking such wonderful care of his beloved grandfather! Peace & Love, Maggie LePique
Heidi Swedberg's website: http://sukeyjumpmusic.com/
On today's program we heard selections off of Heidi's CD "PLAY!"
Recent "Ukulele Spotlight" shows can be heard here.
This show is also podcast. This is the xml link :
The UKE-LEAR FAMILY
Saturdays, Beginning Jul 9 (4 sessions)
Ukuleles are the ultimate holiday gift - portable, accessible and inexpensive. Here's an idea: once you have one - why not learn how to play it? This kid and family class will show you just what to do with that shiny new instrument! We'll start with simple 2- and 3-chord songs that will have everyone playing in the first lesson. Parents can accompany kids five and up, while kids eight and older are welcome on their own. Even parents are welcome on their own! Got a song you just have to play? Suggest it, and we'll work it out with you!
Heidi Swedberg 10:30-11:30am Saturdays, Starting Jul 9 $110
At McCabe's in Santa Monica