B&K Cafe

FRIDAY AT 8 PM (MONTHLY)

There have been many daring duos in the world — Now add to that list Bill McGlaughlin and Karrin Allyson! Together and apart, they’ve traveled and performed all over the world… met and worked with many of the greatest musicians on the planet and love to talk about Music and Life.

The B&K Cafe is just that, but now on the radio with you joining the duo over coffee. Bill is (mostly) a classical musician, who served as a trombonist with the the Philadelphia Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony, then turned to conducting with a variety of orchestras, from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra to the Kansas City Symphony. Along the way, he added broadcasting and has served as host of the Peabody Award winning St. Paul Sunday and of Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin from WFMT in Chicago, a post he has held since 2003. In addition his work as a composer has been heard widely, around the US and as far as the Royal Philharmonic in London.

Karrin is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist, composer, teacher, and bandleader with 15 CD’s and 5 Grammy Nominations. She is noted for her warm and exciting sound, and large breadth of repertoire, which embraces The Great American Songbook, Brazilian Bossa Nova, French Chansons, the great classic composers, as well as writing her own songs which are featured on “Some of That Sunshine” … Most recently Karrin headlined “Shoulder to Shoulder; Centennial Tribute to Women’s Suffrage” featuring songs of the Suffragist Era and two of her originals.

Hosts Bill McGlaughlin & Karrin Allyson welcome warmth and the blooming of nature through music for Spring!

Love is on the air and in the music as Karrin & Bill celebrate with a special Valentine’s Day Episode.

Karrin & Bill look for that much needed hope was we pass into 2021 with music by Handel, The Beatles and Sam Cooke.

Join our favorite quaratined couple for a delightful and musically wide ranging holiday special.

Posing a question asked of many-a composer…’where’d ya get that tune?”…this episode features music of Haydn, Brahms, Rachmaninov as well as Antonio Carlos Jobim & Thelonius Monk.

This episode features the great classical pianist Charles Rosen, Karrin Allyson singing blues, jazz & popular greats and a work by Bill McGlaughlin setting text of Walt Whitman.