Jonathan Schwartz is the host of “The Jonathan Channel,” WNYC’s 24/7 online music stream devoted to the Great American Songbook. The channel is an unparalleled showcase for this timeless music, presented by its strongest advocate, Schwartz, in his intimate and original approach that combines impeccable taste with personal tales, colorful anecdotes and encyclopedic knowledge. Tune in anytime to hear the sounds of Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, as well as the next generation of American standards performers, including Diana Krall, Michael Bublé, Michael Feinstein, Jane Monheit, and Nancy LaMott, among many others. Jonathan also hosts two shows on WNYC highlighting the American Songbook, on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon on 93.9 FM.
This afternoon event brings the spirit of Jonathan’s weekly radio broadcasts to the stage. Schwartz will host the event in his uniquely personal and spontaneous way, featuring performances and conversation with The John Pizzarelli Quartet, Jessica Molaskey, Tierney Sutton, Cyrille Aimée, and Tony DeSare.