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American Music

Spark lends an ear to the richness of original American music as it is created in the Bay Area. First visit with mandolin master David Grisman finds a happy medium between new jazz and traditional bluegrass with his groundbreaking David Grisman Quartet. Then travel with the all-star ensemble of the SFJazz Collective as they get ready for their debut tour through California. Finally, hear the Elderhostel Program encourage seniors to get up and get down in front of the microphone, performing their own gospel and blues.

[Original air date: Wed, Apr 13, 2005]

This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



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