Jazz Beat

Podcast released monthly

A Jazz and Blues podcast from New England Public Radio’s Tom Reney, the host of the daily Jazz à la Mode radio program for over 30 years.

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Jazz Beat
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Jazz Beat 44 is devoted to Tom Reney's appreciation of the blues singer and guitarist T-Bone Walker.

Aretha Franklin at President Barack Obama's Inauguration, January 20, 2009
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Charles Neville
Steven Sussman

Tom Reney pays memorial tribute to Charles Neville on this edition of Jazz Beat. 

Jazz Beat 41 - Anat Cohen

Mar 16, 2018
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This edition of Jazz Beat features an interview that Tom Reney conducted with Anat Cohen in 2008 when she was the Billy Taylor Artist in Residence at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Jazz Beat - Ruby Braff

Feb 2, 2018

In his latest edition of JazzBeat, NEPR’s Tom Reney turns the spotlight on Boston-born trumpeter Ruby Braff. Braff’s biography and his influences illuminate the period of jazz history that he inhabited. But the tone and style that you’ll hear in the episode’s music samples point to the timelessness of the music coming from his trumpet.