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December 22, 2017

​What venue but the Harvard of the 21st Century to argue the importance of this most fabulous year in the history of American popular music. But don't worry! This is no lecture or graduate seminar. No, barn-burning arrangements of songs by the likes of Joni Mitchell, T...

November 18, 2017

All the songs a big band shouldn't play. Played by a big band.

As the Washington Post said: "Fleisher is a not-exactly- lounge singer who does brainy, oddly tilted versions of such unlikely pop tunes as “Rainy Days and Mondays” and “For What It’s Worth” (yes, I mean t...

November 14, 2017

Photographing this mug can be a heavy lift, but master portrait man JD Urban is just the man for the job. Keep an eye out for the full panoply of shots from this remarkable series.

November 14, 2017

If you thought Season 2, Episode 1 was awesome (and it was with Tonya Pinkins, John Roberts, Harrison Greenbaum and Egonam Segbefia) well step back and give a girl some room! The dopest variety show from the dopest live performance venue from the dopest flagship radio...

November 6, 2017

Sun Songs. Tunes that twinkle. Warm your face along with Lance Horne, Matt Clohesy, Pete Smith, Sean Dixon, Riley Mulherkar and super special, super nova Molly Pope as they carry the flame of sister-, brother- and other-hood through the, long dark the night. Sing...

September 1, 2017

Martha Plimpton is Julian's special guest this month. Years ago they had an LA act that killed the people night after night. As the LA Times proclaimed: "Intoxicating...Fleisher and Plimpton make an irresistible team,with unerring chemistry,obvious regard and fabulous...

August 15, 2017

Ira Glass, the NPR MVP, is Julian's guest on the latest episode of The Naked American Songbook. Both gents are natives of Baltimore, where their mothers were lifelong friends. But that's the the tip of this naked American iceberg, so click here to avoid missing a titan...

August 8, 2017

Where I spent June

July 20, 2017

The first season of 44 Charlton was a grand and goofy experiment. The payoff was our epic final episode featuring comedy, music and dance served up in a combo-platter that only we can cook up.

Julian Fleisher, accompanied by Matt Ray, Bill Moring and Dave Berger -- and very special guest Leon Fleisher -- filled the Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center with songs both new and familiar in a one-time-only, family affair.

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