Mon February 20, 2012

Malcolm X Tribute

Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965. Tune into Jazz at Nite for a short tribute to El Hadj Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X, Malcolm Little) this Tuesday evening during the 8:00 hour.


Fri February 17, 2012

Either/Orchestra On JazzSet

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:33 am

The Either/Orchestra at the New School in New York City from left to right: Charlie Kohlhase, Hailey Niswanger, Russ Gershon, saxophones; Joel Yennior, trombone; Tom Halter and Dan Rosenthal, trumpets; Gilson Schachnik, piano; Rick McLaughlin, bass; Pablo Bencid, drums; Vicente Lebron, percussion.
David Tallacksen WBGO

A creative composer and his 10-piece band embed melodies from a golden musical age in the Horn of Africa into Western harmony, and an Afro-Caribbean breeze blows through it, as Russ Gershon and the Either/Orchestra present The Collected Unconscious in Tishman Auditorium at the New School in New York City, in Surround Sound on JazzSet.

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Thu February 16, 2012

Whitney Houston Tribute

Join WVAS-FM for a very special tribute to the life and music of Whitney Houston this Friday evening (2/17/12) from 7:00 to 8:00 hosted by Milton Shirdan.


Mon February 13, 2012

A Jazzy Valentine

Happy Valentines Day from WVAS-FM

Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite Tuesday evening, February 14th for a very Jazzy Valentine from 8 until 11PM with music for the lover in you featuring songs suggested by our listeners and Facebook friends. That's Valentines Day on Jazz at Nite exclusively on 90.7 WVAS-FM.


Fri February 10, 2012

Valentines Day Preview

Join Milton Shirdan on SwingTown this Sunday afternoon during the 2:00 hour for a preview of A Jazzy Valentine. due to the huge number of suggestions by our listeners and Facebook friends we put together a three hour Valentines Day special and a one hour preview that will run on Sunday. Listen for your suggestions of music for the lover in you this Sunday on Bill Boyntons' SwingTown.


Thu February 9, 2012

The Mingus Orchestra On JazzSet

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:12 am

Gunther Schuller conducts the Mingus Orchestra at St. Bartholomew's Church.
Courtesy of the artist

Correction: The audio of this segment mentions a February performance by the Mingus Jazz Orchestra. There will be no Mingus Jazz Orchestra concert this year. The audio and text of this segment also misidentified the dates of the 2013 Mingus High School Competition. The competition is Feb. 15-18.

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Wed February 1, 2012

National Black History Month

February is National Black History Month.  A people without knowledge of its history is like a tree without roots.


Sat January 28, 2012
Mountain Stage

The Fox Hunt On Mountain Stage

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 2:03 pm

The Fox Hunt integrates a wide swath of influences, including indie, punk, and arena rock.

Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

The string band The Fox Hunt returns to Mountain Stage to dispense more dirt-laden tales of drinking, cheating and damnation around a single shared condenser microphone. Led by singer-songwriter John R. Miller, the Martinsburg, W.V., group assimilates influences that begin with early-20th-century string-band music and end with a variety of punk and rock.

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Mon January 23, 2012

Antonio Carlos Jobim Special

Antonio Carlos Jobim was born on January 25, 1927. Join Milton Shirdan this Wednesday evening on Jazz at Nite for a very special musical salute to Antonio Carlos Jobim during the 9:00 Hour only on 90.7FM WVAS.


Sat January 21, 2012

Milton Shirdan nomintated as one of the Top 45 DJ's.

Milton Shirdan, host of Jazz at Nite has been nominated by Radio Facts magazine as one of the Top 45 DJ's of 2011.

Vote for me for The Radio Facts Top 45 DJs 2011 Contest. Click this link to vote http://radiofacts.com/vote-top-45-djs/