Song Travels Express

Song Travels Express

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Catch up with host Michael Feinstein and his musical guests on this week's episode of Song Travels from NPR Music. Hear samples of music from some of the top artists in jazz, rock, country, and blues, and uncover the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another.More from Song Travels Express »

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Betty Buckley

Tony Award-winning vocalist and actress Betty Buckley debuted the role of Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats and has had a lifelong career on the stage and screen. She also has released sixteen solo albums, including her 2014 album, Ghostlight, produced by T-Bone Burnett.

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Jon Regen

Pianist, vocalist, and composer Jon Regen was an apprentice of the renowned pianist Kenny Barron. He's performed at venues worldwide, including a month-long stint at teh Blue Note in Japan, and toured with Kyle Eastwood's band. On this Song Travels podcast, Regen performs the title track from his 2015 album Stop Time.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater

In honor of Billie Holiday's centennial, Song Travels features Grammy-winning vocalist and actress Dee Dee Bridgewater, who embodied the late singer in the starring role in Lady Day. In addition to her Tony Award-winning role in The Wiz (1975), Bridgewater has appeared in shows including Sophisticated Ladies and Cabaret. This week, she shares about her experience playing Billie Holiday and performs a few of Billie Holiday's signature songs.

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Andre Previn

Conductor, composer, and pianist Andre PRevin has received multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards, including honros from the Kennedy Center, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Grammy Awards. With more than fifty years of recordings to his credit, he has conducted and performed with orchestras the world over and was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On this Song Travels podcast, Previn and host Feinstein explore some of his favorite works, including archival recordings from his early years as a film score composer.

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Kate Davis Episode 02

Vocalist, bassist and songwriter Kate Davis is this week's guest on Song Travels with Michael Feinstein. She's performed at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center and Rockwood Music Hall, and MTV named her one of "15 Fresh Females Who Will Rule Pop" in 2014. This week, Davis talks about the nature of standards and songwriting and performs her original "Sunday Morning" with guitarist Gabe Schnider and drummer Conor Szymanski.

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Madaleine Peyroux

Vocalist Madeleine Peyroux started out busking on the streets of Paris, but went on to gain international acclaim for her versions of beloved folk tunes and jazz standards. On this Song Travels podcast, Peyroux joins host Michael Feinstein to talk about her life as a much-traveled musician and her love of song. Musical selections include a recording from her early days singing with a street band in Paris.

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Kate Davis - Bonus Episode 01

Vocalist, bassist and songwriter Kate Davis was recognized as a National Young Arts Silver Winner and twice invited to the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony. She's performed at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center and Rockwood Music Hall, and she has an upcoming performance at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC. This week, we bring you a special edition of the Song Travels podcast featuring Kate Davis performing her original song "Movie," which won ASCAP's Robert Allen Award in 2012.

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Kat Edmonson

Vocalist and songwriter Kat Edmonson has played major stages across the country. She has performed on The Tonight Show and Austin City Limits. Her 2014 album, The Big Picture, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. This week, Edmonson shares her original song "Champagne."

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Jitterbug Vipers

Austin, Texas based quartet the Jitterbug Vipers are a 1930s-style band with a rock-n-roll take on viper jazz. The Jitterbug Vipers are vocalist Sarah Sharp, guitarist Slim Richey, bassist Francie Meaux Jeaux, and drummer Masumi Jones. On this Song Travels, the Jitterbug Vipers play a set live in the studio. Host Michael Feinstein talks with lead singer Sarah Sharp about the history of viper jazz and the inspiration for the band's sizzling original tunes.

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Emily King

Grammy-nominated vocalist and songwriter Emily King is the daughter of internationally known jazz duo Marion Cowings and Kim Kalesti, and her musical journey has taken her far. She's toured with John Legend and Sara Bareilles, and she's released duets with Jose James and Taylor McFerrin. On this Song Travels podcast, King performs her original song "Georgia."

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