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—In the Land of the Rising Sun—Jazz from Japan

Serious record collectors know that Japan is the motherlode for hard-to-find and rare jazz recordings, for superior fidelity, and unsurpassed vinyl production. Its population is also renowned for being among…

The Jazz River—The Return of Gypsy Wanderers

Most music lovers are well acquainted with the term Gypsy Jazz but few know the origins of that music. Gypsies are actually descendants of the Romani (or Roma) people from…

The Jazz River has the Blues

I grew up on the south side of Chicago and so the blues were all around me. At age 14, the first concert I went to on my own was…

The Jazz River Goes For Broke - 100 Shows!

Globe-trotting and genre-crossing, from Oslo to Cape Town, from Indian Hindustani to Andalusian Gypsies, we call this The Jazz River. It fuses cultures and improvisation, pouring in and out of…

The Jazz River—Potions, Herbs, and Roots of Dr. John

Starting out as a studio guitarist and kid producer, Mac Rebennack was steeped in the mysteries of New Orleans R&B, and Fonk. He also learned the mystical ways of Hoodoo…

The Jazz River—Give The Drummer Some

Along with the flute, the drum is the oldest and most organic of instruments. It dates back to 5500 BC and Neolithic culture in China where there was evidence of…

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