Matthew Goldwasser

Shows - The Jazz River | Sunday 5 to 6pm

My first jazz show was MJQ at age ten. Then it was Muddy Waters at 14 and the original Charles Lloyd Quartet at 15, and I’ve been hooked on good music ever since. Being an urban anthropologist made me interested in how jazz and world cultures interact.

“…The music represents an ideal of what a social structure can be in a society. Where people can really be themselves and at the same time work together to create something that is unified and shared.” -Dave Holland.

Matthew is the host of The Jazz River, a cousin to the late great Scotty’s Origins-Orgy in Rhythm.

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Recent Posts

The Jazz River—Planet Squeezbox

The accordion is a much-maligned instrument. Scorned by the cultural elite as well as regular folks whose associations with the instrument may relate to corny polka and beer hall Oom…

Frank Zappa & Jimi Hendrix—Beyond Category on The Jazz River

Contemporaries from the 1960s, revered and mythologized, Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa traveled very different pathways in pursuit of their singular visions. Hendrix was the sonic astronaut, launching his guitar…

Jazz on Film: A Woman’s Place is In the Groove

Matthew Goldwasser reviews The Girls in the Band, movie clip, music clips by International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams & Andy Kirk's Clouds of Joy For much of the…

The Jazz River—Women of the World-2

In celebration of International Women's History Month, The Jazz River takes another journey across the many and varied musical tributaries written, produced and performed by women. Expect to hear vintage…

The Jazz River—The World According to Taj

“I Don’t fit into a particular category. I tried for years to fit into what everybody else was doing and became completely frustrated. I thought there was something wrong with…

The Jazz River—My Foolish Heart, Happy Valentine's Day

My Foolish Heart The scene is set for dreaming Love's knocking at the door But oh my heart, I'm reluctant to start For we've been fooled before The night is…

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