October 2014 programs for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

October 2014 programs for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

Rob Schwimmer, composer and pianist, talks about his experinces in music with Michael Fienstein.


Join host Michael Feinstein as he chats with composer and pianist Rob Schwimmer who has worked with some of the great artists of the 20th and 21st century.

10/4      Herb Alpert  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 number one record both as a singer and an instrumentalist. He and his wife, vocalist Lani Hall, join Michael Feinstein to talk about their remarkable careers. Alpert joins Feinstein for an instrumental duet, and Lani Hall performs “That Old Black Magic.”

10/11    Elaine Stritch  Three-time Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch (February 2, 1925 – July 17, 2014) became a star on
Broadway before going on to play acclaimed film and TV roles, including Colleen on the hit sitcom 30 Rock. After a
career spanning almost 70 years, Stritch retired to Michigan. She passed away at age 89. In one of her final interviews before her retirement, Elaine joined host Michael Feinstein for a candid talk about her life on the stage and off, along with some delightful musical highlights.

10/18    Charenee Wade  Jazz vocalist Charenee Wade began singing at age twelve and learned from jazz luminaries such as Carmen Lundy and Christian McBride. Her clear voice and high level of technique landed her first runner-up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk competition, and she followed this success with her debut album, Love Walked In. On this Song Travels, Wade
performs jazz classics, including “I Didn’t Know What Time it Was” and “Blue Monk.”

10/25    Rob Schwimmer  Composer/pianist Rob Schwimmer has worked with top artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, and Bette Midler. He has also penned scores for Oscar-winning short films and is a master of the theremin (known for the spooky music heard in classic horror films). He joins host Feinstein to talk about the endurance of standards and to perform a few of his own compositions.