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Mary Foster Conklin

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Vocalist and radio host Mary Foster Conklin is an old school song hound, with a special talent for uncovering lesser known treasures of the Great American Songbook and performing them in nontraditional venues. Her smoky voice with a tart twist of lemon has been described as both recognizably traditional yet unmistakably contemporary, as she puts her personal stamp on a repertoire that spans over nine decades. “Scratch her witty tough-girl-from Jersey patter,” wrote The Washington Post, “and you’ll find a sensitive artist (but not frail) with a wide-ranging boldly colored voice and an open ear for off-beat material.” Mary Foster Conklin has appeared in theatres, jazz clubs, cabarets and even fire escapes in the metropolitan New York area and throughout the United States and Canada

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New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, Kate Bush And More

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, Kate Bush And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Jesse Garland, Marilyn Scott and trombonist Michael Dease, with birthday shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, as well as vocalists Carla Hassett, Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Tara Davidson, and Kate Bush among others. Congratulations to new NEA Jazz Master Regina Carter . Thanks for listening and please support the artists ...

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Midsummer Releases From Duo Carmen Staaf & Allison Miller, Vocalists Deb Rasmussen and Lainie Cooke Plus Birthday Shoutouts And More

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This broadcast presents new releases from duo Carmen Staaf & Allison Miller, vocalists Deb Rasmussen and Lainie Cooke, Vancouver duo Laura Crema & Bill Coon, with birthday shoutouts to Lisa Maxwell, Cynthia Scott, Carmen Bradford, Helen Merrill, Nicole Glover, Janis Siegel and Luciana Souza, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear ...

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New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Fields, Phoebe Snow & More

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This broadcast presents new releases from pannist Joy Lapps, a Carla Bley tribute by Steve Cardenas, Ben Allison & Ted Nash, the WJ3 All Stars, saxophonist Jean Fineberg, vocalist Sylvia Brooks plus a single from pianist Lauren Lee, with birthday shoutouts to Mary Osborne, lyricist Dorothy Fields, Phoebe Snow, Gayelynn McKinney, Akua Dixon, Lauren Sevian and ...

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Summer Releases from Sasha Berliner, Lia Booth, Vicki Burns, Sheila Jordan, Naima Shamborguer & More

Read "Summer Releases from Sasha Berliner, Lia Booth, Vicki Burns, Sheila Jordan, Naima Shamborguer & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Sheila Jordan, Lia Booth, Vicki Burns, Naima Shamborguer and the first single from vibraphonist Sasha Berliner's latest project, plus birthday shoutouts to writer Joan Whitney (Behave Yourself, Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens), trombonist Natalie Cressman, saxophonist Caroline Davis, vocalists Suzanne Pittson, Lezlie Harrison and Mavis Staples, among others. ...

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Save The Country - Songs Celebrating July 4th, New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts and More

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This broadcast presents new releases from pianist Caili O'Doherty, bassist Michael Fiorino, the Nikos Chatzitsakos Tiny Big Band and a special digital reissue of Salome Bey's debut album, plus birthday shoutouts to Lena Horne, Tierney Sutton, Brandee Younger, Rhoda Scott, Madeline Eastman and Queen Esther, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you ...

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New Releases From ChimyTina, Kate Wyatt, Tasha Smith Godinez, Alan Broadbent Trio & Theo Croker

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This broadcast presents new releases from the duo Martina DaSilva & Dan Chmielinski who form the group ChimyTina, Theo Croker, the Alan Broadbent Trio, pianist Kate Wyatt and harpist Tasha Smith Godinez, plus birthday shoutouts to Sasha Berliner, Aubrey Johnson, Gillian Margot,, and Dave Grusin, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you ...

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New Releases Plus Jazz Fathers Jam With Their Offspring

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The annual Fathers Day broadcast celebrates Jazz Fathers and their children, presents new releases from NYO Jazz, Subconscious Trio, Jo Harrop, Carole Nelson Trio, Melissa Errico and the Paxton/Spangler Septet, plus birthday shoutouts to Daryl Sherman, Brianna Thomas, Alicia Olatuja, Carol Robbins, Nancy King and Tamuz Nissim, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the ...

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New Releases, Judy Garland Centennial & More Jazz Gemini Birthdays

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This broadcast presents new releases from guitarists Jocelyn Gould, Mary Halvorson and vocalists Jennifer Gammill and Shiri Zorn with birthday shoutouts to Judy Garland (100!) pianists Hazel Scott, Irene Higginbotham, Geri Allen and vocalist Lili Anel, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear on the show--see them live, buy (don't just ...

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High Hat, Trumpet and Rhythm - Celebrating Foremother Valaida Snow Plus New Releases From Tuba Skinny, Esthesis Quartet & More

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This broadcast presents new releases from Tuba Skinny, Esthesis Quartet (featuring Elsa Nilsson, Tina Raymond, Dawn Clement and Emma Dayhuff , Randy Napoleon and As Is with birthday shoutouts to trumpeter Valaida Snow, guitarist Memphis Minnie, saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, vocalists Dakota Staton, Ann Hampton Callaway, Ian Shaw, and Amanda Eckery, among others. Thanks for listening and ...


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