Jazz Artist Spotlight – Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Learson Marsalis (born October 18, 1961) is a trumpeter, composer, teacher, music educator, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, United States. Marsalis has promoted the appreciation of classical and jazz music often to young audiences. Marsalis has been awarded nine Grammys in both genres, and a jazz recording of his was the first of its kind to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. In 1997, Marsalis became the first jazz musician ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his epic oratorio, Blood On The Fields. In a personal note to Marsalis, Zarin Mehta wrote, “I was not surprised at your winning the Pulitzer Prize for Blood On The Fields. It is a broad, beautifully painted canvas that impresses and inspires. It speaks to us all … I’m sure that, somewhere in the firmament, Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong and legions of others are smiling down on you.”
The Groove Jazz Top 10 - March 3, 2014
|1||Michael Lington||Soul Appeal||Nu Groove|
|2||Chieli Minucci||Blue Lagoon||Shanachie|
|3||Brian Culbertson||Fullerton Ave.||Blue Moon|
|4||Paolo Rustichelli||Med Groove||Next Age|
|6||Keiko Matsui||A Night With Cha Cha||Shanachie|
|7||Brian Simpson||Emerald City||Shanachie|
|8||Nicholas Cole||Snap||Cutmore Records|
|9||Walter Beasley||Silver Lining||Affable|
|10||Funkee Boy||Let If Flow (w/ Warren Hill)||Power Of One|
Jazz Cafe – The best in classic, modern, and contemporary jazz.
This program airs Sundays 9am-Noon
Jazz Spot – This is a Smooth Jazz show that is hosted by Jerry L. It is a genre of music that grew out of Jazz and is influenced by r&b, funk, rock and pop music styles. Artists commonly featured include Boney James, Kenny G., Paul Hardcastle, Nick Colionne, Chris Botti and Michael Franks. This program airs Monday – Thursday from 9 – 11 p.m.
This program airs Monday – Thursday from 9 – 11 p.m.
Jazz Set - Noted vocalist and stage performer Dee Dee Bridgewater has hosted NPR’s JazzSet since October 2001. Each week Bridgewater takes listeners on a one-hour trip to concert halls, clubs, and festivals around the country to experience the vitality of today’s best jazz performances. JazzSet is produced by WBGO 88.3 FM/Newark, New Jersey.
This program airs on Monday – Tuesday from 10 – 11 p.m.
Piano Jazz - Jazz legend Marian McPartland continues to showcase the world’s top musicians on NPR’s longest-running and most widely carried jazz program, Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz.
This program airs on Wednesday – Thursday from 10 – 11 p.m.
The World Cafe - David Dye is the host of this nationally acclaimed show, now syndicated on more than 250 public radio stations across the United States. Every week, Dye provides some of the best interviews with internationally known artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Joni Mitchell. He also introduces a half-million listeners each week to newcomers like Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons, PJ Harvey, Sheryl Crow, Beck, LCD Soundsystem and Amos Lee.
This program airs Monday – Friday from 1 – 3 p.m.
The Gospel Blend – Music for your spirit, body, and soul. The styles of Gospel music vary today more than at any other time in history. Join Jerry L. and James Dale to hear the following styles and more: Traditional, Contemporary, Southern, Christian Rock, and Country.
The program airs on Sunday from 6 – 9 a.m.
Roger On Your Radio (Big Band) - Join Roger Burt, a dedicated volunteer since the very beginning in 1980, for Big Band hits from the 40′s.
This program airs Sunday 1 – 5:00 p.m.
American Routes – American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical.
This program airs Saturday 8-10pm
Mountain Stage – Two hours of song from across the country and around the world. Mountain Stage is where the musicians come to play for you.
This program airs Saturday 10pm-Midnight
Undercurrents - Rock, Blues, Folk, Native, Americana, Funk, Electronica, Reggae, World, Dub, Roots, and Alternative Country. UnderCurrents is intelligent, fun, and easygoing — diving deep to reveal your past and future favorites.
This program airs Monday – Friday Midnight – 5am