Shows
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're getting ready for our spring run in New York City with a look back at a broadcast from The Town Hall in April 2009.Wynton Marsalis plays "My Jazz, My Soul" and appears in Guy Noir as subway busker Pierpont Marsalis, and Heather Masse sings "Our World." Plus, it's a tough time for marriage in Lake Wobegon, unless you have a ritual argument like Myrtle and Florian Krebsbach.
  • Heather Masse

    Growing up in rural Maine, Heather Masse sang hymns and folk songs around home with her family. Now based in New York, this New England Conservatory of Music alum is a one-third of the Juno Award-winning Canadian trio The Wailin' Jennys. Lock My Heart is her recording with piano legend Dick Hyman. A new album, August Love Song - on which she joins forces with trombone great Roswell Rudd - was recently released on Red House Records.
  • Wynton Marsalis

    Wynton Marsalis has been described as the most outstanding jazz musician and trumpeter of his generation. He is also one of the world's top classical trumpeters, a brilliant composer, a devoted arts advocate, and an inspiring educator. He has served as artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center since its inception. For his oratorio "Blood on the Fields," Marsalis became the first jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music. In 1983, he earned the distinction of being the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for both jazz and classical records, and he repeated the accomplishment the following year. His latest album, He and She (Blue Note), was released last month. The Quintet: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Ali Jackson (drums), Carlos Henriquez (bass), Dan Nimmer (piano), and Walter Blanding (tenor sax).