April 2015 programs for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

April 2015 programs for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

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Hear ukulele music from the shores of Hawaii this month on Song Travels

Join host Michael Feinstein this month on Song Travels for a variety of original music, comedic flair, and interesting conversation featuring artists Joelle Lurie, Jose Feliciano, Ginny Mancini, and Jake Shimbukuro. 

4/4        Joelle Lurie  Jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress Joelle Lurie is a regular at hip New York City venues such as the Rockwood Music Hall and the Zinc Bar, where she performs with her ensemble, The Pinehurst Trio. She was also a soloist at the Boston Holiday Pops, and on this week’s Song Travels, Lurie delights with a set of standards and modern songs from her album Take Me There. Host Feinstein accompanies her on “Our Love is Here to Stay.”

4/11      José Feliciano  Singer, virtuoso guitarist, and composer José Feliciano joins host Michael Feinstein for an enchanting hour of conversation and music on this edition of Song Travels. The eight-time Grammy winner pays tribute to Elvis Presley with selections from his 2012 album, The King, with performances including “Love Me Tender” and “Always on My Mind.”

4/18      Ginny Mancini  Ginny Mancini performed with Mel Tormé and the Mel Tones before marrying fellow musician, composer, and conductor, Henry Mancini, who passed away in 1994. He would have celebrated his 91st birthday on April 16. This week, we remember Henry Mancini, as Ginny shares stories of their life together, her career, and Henry’s remarkable contributions to American film, television, and song.

4/25      Jake Shimabukuro  Jake Shimabukuro has carried the sound of the ukulele from the shores of Hawaii to the world’s concert stages. In his hands the humble “little guitar” sings everything from J.S. Bach to the Beatles. This week, Shimabukuro performs “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and joins host Feinstein for a duet of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”