April is Public Radio Music Month and WVAS-FM gives you a look into The Art Of The Deejay, a one hour special exploring the history of radio, clips from radio personalities from the past and conversations with current deejay. Featured are Aqueelah Jam, Brian Carter, Charles Twitty, David Brent Johnson, Dyana Williams, Gene Knight, Larry "Doc" Elliott, Mel Marsjhall and Milton Shirdan. Tune in at 6;00PM on WVAS-FM or online at www.wvasfm.org.
Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917. Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite this Wednesday evening for a musical salute to Ella Fitzgerald, The First Lady Of Song, on her birthday during the 9:00 hour, Exclusively on WVAS-FM.
Day 24 of Jazz Appreciation Month and Public Radio Music Month. Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite for a conversation with vocalist, composer and music educator Sheila Jordan during the 9:00 hour. Exclusively on WVAS-FM.
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.