November 2015 programs for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

November 2015 programs for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

New Orleans Funk singer, pianist, composer, and producer Allen Toussaint (11/21).

Join host Michael Feinstein this month on Song Travels and meet Patti Austin, a singer dubbed "Queen of the Jingles" who collaborated with Michael Jackson and George Benson, and listen to New Orleans Funk musician Allen Toussaint perform a set of his original songs. 

11/7         Herb Alpert and Lani Hall  Herb Alpert is a world-renowned musician, composer, producer, and co-founder of A&M Records, the largest independent record label in history. He rose to fame with the Tijuana Brass and is the only artist to have a #1 record both as a singer and an instrumentalist. On this Song Travels, he and his wife, vocalist Lani Hall, discuss their remarkable careers. Alpert joins host Feinstein for an instrumental duet of "When Sonny Gets Blue," and Lani Hall performs “That Old Black Magic.”

11/14       Patti Austin  Vocalist Patti Austin made her debut at age four at the Apollo Theatre. In her career she has been a prolific session musician and top performer on commercials, which earned her the moniker “Queen of the Jingles.” Her duet partners include Michael Jackson, George Benson, Luther Vandross, and Johnny Mathis. Austin joins Feinstein to talk about their mutual admiration for Quincy Jones, Sammy Davis, Jr., and the Gershwins.

11/21       Allen Toussaint        Pianist, singer, composer, and producer Allen Toussaint defines the sound of New Orleans. He penned early R&B hits including “Working in a Coalmine” and “A Certain Girl,” produced Funk legends The Meters, and has worked with artists from The Band to Elvis Costello. This week, Toussaint performs a set of his original songs, including “Mother-in-law” and “Southern Nights.”

11/28       Dena Kaye  Dena Kaye is the only daughter of legendary entertainer Danny Kaye and composer-songwriter Sylvia Fine Kaye. Danny Kaye was a man of boundless talents as a singer, actor, comedian and much more. Dena Kaye is a journalist and author, and she carries on the legacy of her father's humanitarian work through UNICEF and the Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation. On this Song Travels, host Michael Feinstein and Dena Kaye look back at the remarkable life of her parents.