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JAM! Herbie Hancock

Herbert Jeffrey Hancock is an American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer. Hancock started his career with trumpeter Donald Byrd's group. He shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet, where he…

The Nightside — Poets and Players

April has the distinction of being both National Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) as well as National Poetry Month. As we go into the second week of April we continue with…

JAM! Omar Sosa

Composer, pianist, and bandleader Omar Sosa’s musical trajectory traces the Diaspora from Africa to Cuba and Brazil; from Central America to Ecuador’s African-descent communities; from San Francisco and New York…

Vinyl Vault — Maneige, “Les Porches”

The Vinyl Vault goes to Canada, Quebec specifically, for a 1975 album from the band Maneige entitled “Les Porches,” released on the Harvest/Capitol label. The band has generally been tagged…

JAM! Jazz & Hip-Hop — Robert Glasper

Robert Andre Glasper, an American pianist, record producer, songwriter, and musical arranger. His music embodies numerous musical genres, primarily centered around jazz. To date, Glasper has won five Grammy Awards…

The Nightside — Poets and Players Volume One

April is both Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month. Perfect for The Nightside with Andy O’ which features poetry and jazz every Sunday night at 9 pm on 89.3…

New Music Monday — Eugenie Jones; Spike Robinson Quartet; Zaccai Curtis

It's New Music Monday! Tune in on Monday, April 8 at noon to Lunchtime! with Arturo Gómez as he debuts new music from the KUVO music library. Eugenie Jones: “The…

JAM! Celebrating Muddy Waters!

McKinley Morganfield, known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues singer and musician who was an important figure in the post-World War II blues scene, and is often cited…

JAM! Happy Birthday to Jimmy McGriff!

James Harrell McGriff was an American hard bop and soul-jazz organist and organ trio bandleader. Born: April 3, 1936, Philadelphia, PA Died: May 24, 2008 (age 72 years), Voorhees Township, NJ…

The Night Beat — The Art of the Jazz Trombone

According to the International Trombone Association (ITA), International Trombone Week is officially April 7 through 14 2024. But they go on to say “…every other day in April and surrounding…

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