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Sir Stevie: Jammin' on Stevie Wonder - Part 4

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All good things come to an end, so here we are with the last part of our celebration of Stevie Wonder's 70th birthday in the key of jazz [check out parts one, two and three]. In this final installment tributes by Geri Allen, Stephane Belmondo and Sylvain Luc, Urbie Green, Max Ionata and Dado Moroni, Abbey Lincoln, Steve Khan, the New West Guitar Group with Gretchen Parlato, Joshua Redman the SFJAZZ Collective, and Grover Washington Jr.. Plus Stevie Wonder's first ...

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Sir Stevie: Jammin' on Stevie Wonder - Part 3

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There's so much amazing material penned by Stevie Wonder, so here we go again with the third part of our birthday special. After a dive in renditions from the '70s during part one and two, here we mix things up with a combination of contemporary stunners, like the unique take of Alicia Hall Moran on “Signed, Sealed, Delivered" or the incandescent rendition of “Too High" by Chris Hunter, with classics like Roland Kirk's version of “Ma Cherie Amour" or Toots ...

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Sir Stevie: Jammin' on Stevie Wonder - Part 2

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Stevie Wonder has often infused his performances with compelling renditions of jazz standards like Miles' “All Blues" or Coltrane's “Giant Steps." In return, countless jazz musicians have looked into his Songbook for compositions that would provide them with a fertile ground for their own explorations. In the second part of our “Stevie @70" special we cherry-picked tributes to his genius by the likes of Ran Blake, Cassandra Wilson, Gene Harris, Jamie Saft and many more, and a ...

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Sir Stevie: Jammin' on Stevie Wonder - Part 1

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Stevie Wonder has more entries in the Real Book than any other pop musician, The Beatles included. It is not surprising therefore that his Songbook has been mined by hundreds of jazz musicians, including the likes of Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Dexter Gordon or Herbie Hancock. To mark the 70th birthday of Stevie Wonder this week we will feature some of the best jazz renditions of his compositions. In this segment we focus, in particular, on ...

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Stevie Wonder at Pepsi Center

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Stevie Wonder Pepsi Center Denver, CO March 17, 2015 Is there anybody that doesn't like Stevie Wonder? Go ahead, I dare you, tell me how you don't like Stevie Wonder. Then go chase those kids off your lawn. For the legion of Stevie Wonder fans, it's fortunate that he goes out on the road every once in a while; maybe not frequently, but occasionally is much better than nothing. On the current tour, ...

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Stevie Wonder at Fiddlers Green in Denver

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Stevie Wonder Fiddlers Green Denver, Colorado July 1, 2008

How can you not like Stevie Wonder? The guy just gushes happiness and joy. He smiles all the time; and his music amplifies that demeanor. Tuesday night's show, outside at Fiddlers Green, made everybody smile. He concentrated mostly on his fertile 70s hit-making days, throwing in a few from the 80s and adding some surprising covers. Mostly, he had fun.

Wonder doesn't tour very ...


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