WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM, the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 8.2 million subscribers, announced today that it will expand jazz music programming with two new shows set to premiere this October. "Live from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" and "Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center" will feature live performances from a who's who of jazz musicians recorded direct from Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) and XM's New York broadcast studios. In advance of these new shows, JALC Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis will kick off a new season of his critically-acclaimed original XM series "In the Swing Seat with Wynton Marsalis" on September 28.
"Live from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" will provide listeners with VIP access to concerts recorded live from the famed New York jazz club Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, located in Frederick P. Rose Hall. Artistic Manager of Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Todd Barkan, will serve as host for this weekly series, broadcasting a variety of musical performances from the club Tony Bennett called "the best jazz room in this city."
The premiere episode of "Live from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" will debut Friday, October 19 at 8 pm ET on XM's traditional jazz channel, "Real Jazz" (XM 70), featuring a performance by jazz pianist Cedar Walton. Future episodes will include performances from Trio Da Paz, Tom Harrell and Charles McPherson and Eric Alexander, among others.
"Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center" also will make its XM debut in October. The weekly series takes listeners into the "House of Swing" with Wynton Marsalis leading the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), now in its 21st concert season.
"Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center" will premiere Saturday, October 20 at 8 pm ET on XM 70, kicking off the "Benny Carter Centennial," on what would have been his 100th birthday, as the JLCO performs music and arrangements by the legendary trumpeter/saxophonist. Future performances of the 2007-2008 Jazz at Lincoln Center season on XM will feature Monty Alexander, Dave Brubeck, Paquito D'Rivera, The Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir with Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III; Freddy Cole, Carla Cook, Chano Dominguez, Kurt Elling, Frank Foster, Wycliffe Gordon, Scott Hamilton, Allan Harris, Edwin Hawkins, Ivan Lins, Russell Malone, Branford Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller, Lewis Nash, Rosa Passos, Eric Reed, Marcus Roberts, Marlena Shaw and many more.
To kick off the new slate of jazz programming on XM, Wynton Marsalis, America's jazz ambassador, returns with new episodes of his exclusive XM series, "In the Swing Seat with Wynton Marsalis." The hour-long, monthly series takes listeners on a journey through the world of jazz while exploring the genius of artists like John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Thelonious Monk. Marsalis provides instruction on how to identify artists by their playing styles, discusses the connection between jazz and other art forms, and welcomes other jazz artists who stop by the studio to play and discuss their music.
"In the Swing Seat with Wynton Marsalis" premieres Friday, September 28 at 2 p.m. ET on XM 70. In addition, the season premiere episode will also be available all day Friday on XM's new original series channel, XMX (XM 2).
More programming information, including encore broadcast times, is available online at http://www.xmradio.com/realjazz.
About Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center is dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences for jazz. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and a comprehensive array of guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center advances a unique vision for the continued development of the art of jazz by producing a year-round schedule of performance, education and broadcast events for audiences of all ages. These productions include concerts, national and international tours, residencies, weekly national radio and television programs, recordings, publications, an annual high school jazz band competition and festival, a band director academy, a jazz appreciation curriculum for children, advanced training through the Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies, music publishing, children's concerts, lectures, adult education courses and student and educator workshops. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis Jazz at Lincoln Center will produce nearly 1,000 events during its 2007-08 season in its home in New York City, Frederick P. Rose Hall, and around the world. For more information, visit www.jalc.org.
XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 8.2 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2007 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.
XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota, is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2007. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/.
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