CET Premieres Two New River Valley Rhythms Shows
River Valley Rhythms: The Brian Newman Quintet
Friday, July 21, at 9pm on CET & Sunday, July 23, at 9pm on CET Arts
This installment of River Valley Rhythms features The Brian Newman Quintet, a New York-based jazz group whose roots trace back to Ohio and the Cincinnati area. Recently hitting the national scene through recording and touring with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Brian Newman’s band of youthful energy lights up the Gallagher Theater at Xavier University. With a recent album, Eyes on the City, out on the shelves, Brian Newman sits down with the River Valley Rhythms team to talk about everything from Gaga, growing up in Ohio, John Von Ohlen and Cincinnati’s impact on his music today. Bringing a boisterous flavor to the contemporary Jazz scene, The Brian Newman Quintet is winning over new jazz fans at the same time they are trying to carry the medium into the 21st century. This show was recorded as part of the Xavier Jazz Series.
River Valley Rhythms: The ‘Nati 6
Friday, July 28, at 9pm on CET & Sunday, July 30, at 9pm on CET Arts
This episode of River Valley Rhythms features performances by The ‘Nati 6, a Cincinnati jazz super-group, put together by pianist and composer Dan Karlsberg. The performances featured in this special were recorded live as part of Xavier’s Jazz Series. This group of accomplished and nationally-known musicians recorded a self-titled album, The ‘Nati 6, as a tribute to Cincinnati’s jazz heritage. The members of the project area all veteran jazz performers who have recorded and toured with some of the world’s best-known contemporary jazz artists, or have been named one of the top artists themselves, including Jim Anderson, Art Gore, Kim Pensyl, Brent Gallaher and Marc Fields.