Jazz

12:18pm

Thu May 10, 2012
JazzSet

'Miles Davis And Gil Evans: Still Ahead' On JazzSet

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 1:26 pm

Terence Blanchard plays the role of Miles Davis' trumpet with commitment and emotion at Monterey.
Cole Thompson

Gil Evans was born on May 13, 1912. In three collaborations in the late 1950s, he and his friend and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz.

Their first album was Miles Ahead. This Monterey Jazz Festival concert is called "Still Ahead," with music from the pair's second and third records, Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain.

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10:47pm

Wed April 25, 2012
Jazz

The Art Of The Deejay

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.

 

1:28am

Wed April 25, 2012
Jazz

Ella Fitzgerald Salute

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.

8:32pm

Tue April 24, 2012
Jazz

Sheila Jordan Interview

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.

3:05pm

Fri April 20, 2012
Jazz

Charles Mingus Salute

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.

2:56pm

Fri April 20, 2012
Jazz

April is Public Radio Music Month

Here's a copy of the proclamation by Mayor Todd Strange in honor of Public Radio Month.

4:04pm

Thu April 12, 2012
JazzSet

James Farm On JazzSet

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:35 am

James Farm, left to right: Matt Penman, Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Eric Harland.
Jimmy Katz

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.

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2:49pm

Thu April 12, 2012
Jazz

Jazz Day In America Concert

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!

6:10pm

Tue April 10, 2012
Jazz

Herbie Hancock Salute

Herbie Hancock was born on April 12, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois. Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite for a musical salute to Herbie Hancock on his birthday. Only on 90.7 WVAS-FM.

11:59am

Fri April 6, 2012
JazzSet

Juan-Carlos Formell On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Juan-Carlos Formell and Johnny's Dream Club at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival.
Cole Thompson Monterey Jazz Festival

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.

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