Dave Frishberg is a well-known jazz pianist, vocalist and composer who has played with major jazz artists like Carmen McRae and Gene Krupa. His songs are often wry and witty. The New York Times describes him as “the Stephen Sondheim of jazz songwriting” and The London Daily Telegraph likened him to “a Woody Allen of song.” Those who have been lucky enough to work with pianist and lyricist Dave Frishberg will tell you he’s one of the most brilliant musicians around. Lucky for all of us he lives and works right here in Oregon. ART BEAT visits with Frishberg and learns more about his remarkable career and what he’s up to now. Tune in to the stations of Oregon Public Broadcasting on Thursday, July 8 at 8p.

Next it’s off to Eugene for a quick tour of the Maude Kerns Art Center and a glimpse at the story of the woman whose name it bears.

Who knew there were so many ways to paint a duck? ART BEAT checks in on some young artists competing in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Junior Duck Stamp Contest to see what they’re creating and how they are learning about conservation though art. 

ART BEAT repeats Sundays at 1am and 6pm. You can watch entire ART BEAT broadcasts at watch.opb.org. Video of the stories featured on ART BEAT can be viewed online immediately following the broadcast at opb.org/programs/artbeat.

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OREGON ART BEAT, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Emmy-Award winning local arts series, is in its 11th season. ART BEAT profiles Northwest artists, musicians and artisans — from an operatic baritone to a bit-and-spur craftsman to everything in between. The program airs Thursdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2am and 6pm. In the Mountain Time Zone of Eastern Oregon, the program airs at 9pm Thursdays and repeats at 7pm on Sundays. Funding for OREGON ART BEAT is provided in part by James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and the Kinsman Foundation. More information is available online at opb.org/artbeat.

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