11th & Grant With Eric Funk

11th & Grant with Eric Funk is the premiere outlet for music performance in Montana, seeking out the state's most acclaimed, accomplished, and pioneering talent. The Emmy winning performance series also devotes significant time to each artist's personal story, insights into their music and their approach to life, ultimately providing a deeper experience than a seat at a concert. Accomplished composer and musician Eric Funk serves as host and artistic director, hand selecting each performer from communities around the state to form a diverse series featuring genres from jazz to classical, country to zydeco, and rock to fusion.

Craig Hall Quartet (No. 801)

First Aired Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Craig Hall Quartet reveals how far jazz guitar has come and where it is going.

As jazz moved out of the big band era and dance hall and onto the concert stage, quartets became the mainstay of this genre. The sound continues to evolve as the influence of world music braids into American jazz. The Craig Hall Quartet reveals how far jazz guitar has come and where it is going.

Jazz quartets became the mainstay of jazz music once this genre moved out of the big band era and out of the dance hall, onto the concert stage. The evolution of Jazz takes quantum leaps as variations of world music braid into American jazz. From Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck , and a host of others, jazz music developed and continues to develop in a hundred directions. The great guitarists Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Les Paul, and Charlie Christian paved the way. Craig Hall palpably reveals just how far jazz guitar has come, and where it is going.

Craig Hall Quartet

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Funders for this season of 11th & Grant

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Directed by:
Scott Sterling

Produced by:
Paul "Gomez" Routhier

Audio Director:
Jeremiah Slovarp - Jereco Studios, Inc.

Executive Producer
Aaron Pruitt

- 11th & Grant is a production of KUSM-TV/MontanaPBS, MSU-Bozeman -