Charles Mingus was born on April 22, 1922. Join Milton Shirdan this Sunday on Bill Boyntons' SwingTown for a musical salaute to Charles Mingus on his birthday during the 2:00 hour. Exclusively on 90.7 WVAS-FM.
Originally published on Wed December 12, 2012 2:39 pm
When Joshua Redman plays Boston, it's a homecoming. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University and quickly won the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition. Warner Brothers signed him to make a string of successful albums.
NPR has declared Friday, April 13, 2012 as Jazz Day In America. Join us for a lunchtime concert, broadcast live, starring Jilla Webb and Kurt McKinney with special guests the ED Nixon Elementary Choir directed by Dr. Sandra Ware. Listen from 12:05 to 1: 00 PM at 90.7 FM or online at www.wvasfm.org and enjoy. Let's do lunch!
Juan-Carlos Formell participated in a multi-artist showcase at SOB's — home to Brazilian and Latin music in New York — a few years ago. Between a couple of amped-up bands, he took the stage alone (as I recall) and sang in Spanish, accompanying himself on guitar. His voice had urgency to it, and there was an irresistible engine inside that guitar. Ever since, I've wanted to hear and know more.
April has been designated as Jazz Appreciation Month and Public Radio Music Month. WVAS-FM has scheduled several special features to air throughout the month.
On April 12th tune in for a one hour special saluting Herbie Hancock on his birthday during Jazz at Nite.
Friday, April 13th has been designated as Jazz Day In America. Join WVAS-FM for a very lunchtime concert featuring Jilla Webb and Kurt McKinney with special guests The E.D. Nixon Elementary School Choir broadcast live from 12:00 until 1:00PM .
Originally published on Wed December 12, 2012 4:17 pm
The pioneering pianist Thelonious Monk left behind a treasure trove of compositions. Onstage at the KC Jazz Club at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., a current jazz treasure is here to play some of the best. Benny Green is on piano with Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums.