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Song Travels with Michael Feinstein News Friendly Version (Series)

Produced by South Carolina Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Diane Schuur

From South Carolina Public Radio | Part of the Song Travels with Michael Feinstein News Friendly Version series | 53:00

Songtravelslogo_small Blessed with perfect pitch and a resonant voice, vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur received her training at the Washington State School for the Blind. Today Schuur is a two-time Grammy winner and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the White House. Her album Diane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra spent 33 weeks at Number One on the Billboard jazz charts. On this week's Song Travels she swings on a few favorite tunes including "I Get Along Without You Very Well" and "The Very Thought of You."

Vince Guaraldi The Story of Dr. Funk

From KCSM | 01:42:23

Full length radio documentary on jazz pianist and composer Vince Guaraldi documenting his life through the voices of Guaraldi biographer Derrick Bang and the many musicians, writers, and historians that crossed his path between the 1940's through the '70's in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Guaraldi_1__small Jazz pianist and composer Vince Guaraldi was a mainstay in the San Francisco Bay Area from the 1950's through 70's. The composer of the hit, Cast Your Fate to the Wind and music for the Peanuts shows had a humorous, profound, and rather tragic story dying at the age of forty seven. Hear Guaraldi's story woven together with music and interviews with Guaraldi biographer Derrick Bang, musicians Eddie Duran, Colin Bailey, Larry Vuckovich, Dean Reilly, Richard Hadlock, and Peanuts co-creator Lee Mendelson.  It's an original work written and narrated by Alisa Clancy, longtime audio producer, Program Director and Morning Drive time host at The Bay Area's Jazz Station, KCSM.