Airing Tuesday, 4/1 through Wednesday, 4/30 on Real Jazz and Watercolors

You may associate April with rainy days and not-quite-winter, not-quite-spring temperatures, but if you’re a jazz aficionado, it means something else: Jazz Appreciation Month on SiriusXM!

From April 1 through 30, Real Jazz, Ch. 67, and Watercolors, Ch. 66, will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with more than 30 exclusive live performances with jazz legends Chick Corea, Hugh Masekela, Wynton Marsalis, Spyro Gyra, Marcus Miller, and David Sanborn.

Since a month is a rather large chunk of time, we’ve broken down the entire next four weeks on Real Jazz and Watercolors, jazz special by jazz special. Read on!

Jazz Appreciation Month Schedule*

Hugh Masekela + Larry Willis
Tuesday 4/1 at 3 pm ET on Real Jazz
JAM kicks off on April 1 with a SiriusXM exclusive live duet performance of legendary South African trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela and pianist and composer Larry Willis.

Hugh Masekela: Celebrating 75 Years
Saturday 4/5 at 8 pm ET on Real Jazz
As part of the weekly SiriusXM exclusive series, Live From Jazz at Lincoln Center, Hugh Masekela: Celebrating 75 Years features Masekela with guests in a career retrospective concert.

The Life and Music of Dave Brubeck
Saturday 4/12 at 8 pm ET on Real Jazz
Other live performances from Jazz at Lincoln Center include The Life and Music of Dave Brubeck with Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

The Real Ambassadors
Saturday 4/19 at 8 pm ET on Real Jazz
[Continued from above]…And the first-ever New York staging of Dave Brubeck’s rarely heard 1950s jazz opera masterwork, The Real Ambassadors.

Watercolors at the Show
Every Friday in April and the entire week of 4/21 at 6 pm ET on Watercolors
Watercolors at the Show supports and celebrates live contemporary jazz with concert performances recorded from popular venues such as the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, the Hamilton in Washington, DC, and the 2014 Smooth Jazz Cruise. Listen each Friday of the month at 6 pm ET and the entire week of April 21 at 6 pm ET for performances by such contemporary jazz stars as Spyro Gyra, BWB, Kirk Whalum, Marcus Miller, Keiko Matsui, and more.

Watercolors Jazz Hall of Fame Ceremony and Concert
Saturday 4/26 at 6 pm ET & Sunday 4/27 4 pm ET on Watercolors
The second annual Watercolors Jazz Hall of Fame Ceremony and Concert honors inductees and multiple Grammy-winning musician, Marcus Miller and the late NBA legend and jazz musician Wayman Tisdale in an all-star tribute concert featuring Jonathan Butler, Jeffrey Osborne, Boney James, David Sanborn, and more, recorded live from the 2014 Smooth Jazz Cruise.

Jazz for Young People
Saturday 4/12, Saturday 4/19, Saturday 4/26 at 1 pm ET on Real Jazz
Wynton Marsalis’ very popular weekly show, Jazz For Young People, will offer brand-new shows recorded in front of an audience of children the music of Dave Brubeck on April 12th, John Coltrane on April 19th, and Tito Puente on Apr 26th.

Marcus Miller’s Miller Time
Sunday 4/27 at 6 pm ET on Real Jazz
As Jazz Appreciation Month winds down, musician Marcus Miller – UNESCO Artist for Peace and Sirius XM host of the weekly show “Miller Time,” reports from Osaka Japan as preparations are set for the third annual UNESCO International Jazz Day on April 30th.

Spyro Gyra’s Morning Dance…Revisited
Wednesday 4/30 at 4pm ET on Watercolors
Closing out the month-long celebration of jazz, contemporary jazz legends Spyro Gyra mark their 40th anniversary as a band with an exclusive SiriusXM special as the band remakes their critically acclaimed 1979 album, Morning Dance, track by track in the SiriusXM studios.

*Air times are subject to change.

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