The Sibarg Ensemble performs live on The Hear and Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, August 8, 2019

Founded in 2008 in Tehran and dedicated to multiculturalism and peace, the Sibarg Ensemble brings together traditional Iranian music and jazz through original compositions, arrangements of classical melodies and folk songs, and structured improvisations. A trio version of the ensemble–Sara Saberi, oud, Hesam Abedini, vocals and Persian percussion, and Josh Charney, piano and keyboards–performs in … Continued

Host Derk Richardson covers a lot of musical ground in this episode: Birthday nods to Martha Reeves and Brian Augur, a Persuasions song featuring the late Jerry Lawson, the first song recorded by Elvis Presley (in 1953), favorite tracks from Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billie, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Kevin Welch, Jenna Mammina, Moby, Jenny Scheinman, … Continued

From singer-songwriters to avant-garde jazz; old faves, new voices, and live performances. With host Derk Richardson. This episode honors the passing of Jerry Lawson, of the Persuasions, and Joao Gilberto, acknowledges the birthdays of Swamp Dogg, Christine McVie, Suzanne Vega, Jerry Miller (Moby Grape), Arlo Guthrie, Butch Hancock, and Mavis Staples, and includes tracks from … Continued

The Hear and Now

The Sheldon Brown / Darren Johnston Quartet plays live on The Hear and Now – June 6, 2019

this episode is no longer available


This special live-music edition of The Hear and Now opens with a preview of a concert presented in Jim Bennett’s In the Moment series: The Sheldon Brown/Darren Johnston Quintet’s Tribute to Eric Dolphy, during which they’ll play music from Eric Dolphy and Booker Little’s legendary At The Five Spot recordings. For this live studio concert … Continued