Matthew Goldwasser

Shows - The Jazz River | Sunday 7pm

Matthew was raised on the south side of Chicago and exposed to an incredibly rich array of music. His parents took him to see MJQ at age 10, and his first concert on his own, at age 14, was Muddy Waters, followed soon thereafter by the original Charles Lloyd Quartet, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Magic Sam, and so many others. A professional researcher by trade, he applied those skills into becoming an amateur ethnomusicologist. A voracious reader and collector, he strives to share his appreciation for what all the music of the world has to offer KUVO listeners.

“…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 — When Fusion Was Young

This might be controversial to say but all Jazz is Fusion. Beginning with African beat and rhythms, it added the Blues and Gospel, marching bands and the “Spanish tinge,’ and…

The Jazz River — The Dark Magic of the Duende

In the over 2 years since The Jazz River launched, we’ve taken 131 different trips along it, with dozens of thematic shows, some of which you may have missed or…

The Jazz River — Voodoo Children

From Miles Davis to Ernie Isley, from George Clinton, from Robin Trower, from Lenny Kravitz to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Cassandra Wilson or Emmylou Harris, Hendrix’s influence is incredibly wide,…

The Jazz River — It's a Flute Thing

I’ve done loads of shows about various regions of the world, artists, producers, and even record labels who all deserve to be better known. But this is my first attempt…

The Jazz River — Horace Tapscott, The Griot of South Central

"Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects." – Dalai Lama A Griot is a revered member…

The Jazz River — The Black Indians of New Orleans

They’re known as Mardi Gras Indians but they have always been Black Indians or just the Indians. They are as old as New Orleans, born out of Maroon communities that…

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