Since its launch in August of last year, The Jazz River has sought to live up to its ideal to represent Jazz’s influence on the world and the world’s influence on Jazz. Over those many Sunday evenings, we’ve showcased are Jazz from Africa (three times), Japan, India (twice), East Asia, Eastern Europe, Louisiana, Israel and Arabic jazz, Classical connections, Scandinavia, and Americana. We have also presented features on artists as diverse as Sun Ra, Don Cherry, Gil Scott-Heron, Jimi Hendrix, and Frank Zappa, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz (twice) as well as producer Hal Willner. Just to name a few.

Each show has also offered some historical and cultural context for appreciating the importance of the music and the musicians. I want to say how gratified I feel that KUVO felt that this idea was important to put it on the air and that it has resonated with so many of you. Thank you so much.

These are truly weird and unsettling times we’re all living through, and if this music has offered some company, comfort, and relief during these days, won’t you consider making a donation at whatever level fits our budget during this Membership Campaign.

A little is the same as a lot. If you’re thirsty, you don’t want a lake, a glass of water will do, and if you’re lonely, you don’t need the world to love you, just another person. Whatever you can spare is more than welcome.

With your support, I promise that The Jazz River will keep putting out inventive and entertaining programs. I even have a couple of extra-special 2-hour shows in the works. Thanks again for helping to keep KUVO thriving and The Jazz River rolling along.

Tune in Sunday, September 27 at 5 pm as we celebrate YOU, the listener!

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