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Jazz Sunday

Sundays, 3pm - 6pm

Music from all branches of the jazz tree.

The boys are back in town!  WCBE is looking forward to catching up with Huntertones when they return to perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at Athenaeum Theatre!

Tha band formed in Columbus, Ohio and is now based in Brooklyn, N.Y. and they're out on the road with their latest release Passport!

Electric Miles. Few word pairings in the jazz lexicon are apt to inspire so much contention and challenge and ferment. What the phrase refers to, of course, is a period in the career of trumpeter Miles Davis, spanning the last third of his life. And while there are other important antecedents, the big bang of this period is an album recorded 50 years ago by the name of Bitches Brew.

It'll be a packed house Live From Studio A this week with The Soul Rebels!  

If you're even a casually observant jazz fan, you might think you know a thing or two about Joe Lovano. A tenor saxophonist with dozens of albums to his name, most of them made during a roughly 25-year tenure on Blue Note Records, Lovano is one of the most instantly identifiable musicians on the jazz landscape and on the New York scene. But he didn't come from nowhere.

Mark Guiliana is a drummer renowned for his chameleon-like ways with pulse — whether he's leading his acoustic jazz quartet, playing in a duo with Brad Mehldau or providing the back beat behind David Bowie's final album, Blackstar. Now, Guiliana is in another mutation mode, shifting his focus from acoustic jazz sounds to explore an exciting realm of electro-jazz.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at Natalie's in Worthington!  They're out on the road together with a new album Music!Music!Music!

Tune in for a Live From Studio A session with the Frank Vignola Trio in advance of their show at The Refectory for their Dinner Music Series!

It's waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!

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Sammy Miller And The Congregation will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that evening at The Refectory for their Dinner Music Series at 6PM.

Tune in for some live joyful jazz and conversation on the Global Village at 2PM!

It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!

LISTEN HERE!

Detroit. Feb. 13, 1973. A Tuesday night.

Roy Hargrove, an incisive trumpeter who embodied the brightest promise of his jazz generation, both as a young steward of the bebop tradition and a savvy bridge to hip-hop and R&B, died on Friday night in New York City. He was 49.

Vanessa Collier
Jeff Fasano, Derrick R Kinnie

Master musician and multi-talented blues performer Vanessa Collier will join us Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night at Natalie's presented by WCBE and Crazy Mama's Concerts!

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

WCBE listeners and friends:

For the second year in a row, WCBE Jazz Sunday Co-Host Jack Marchbanks was called to the North Coast (i.e. Cleveland) to help emcee the Tri-C JazzFest. This annual feast of fine jazz is produced by the Cuyahoga Community College's performing arts team and is presented in the beautiful theater venues of downtown Cleveland's famous Playhouse Square.

Tune in for a funky Live From Studio A session with the Charles Walker Band and a chance to win tickets to the show that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza!

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Huntertones...the Brooklyn based Jazz, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Gospel, R&B, Rock group will be playing a few songs in advance of their special two night performance and live recordings at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza on Wed. and Thurs., Oct. 7th & 8th!

Tune in for live music and conversation with Huntertones on WCBE!

It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!

L to R: Jack, Candice Kirk-Howell, Dr. Wallace Chandler

From the Jazz Sunday Facebook page, "Friday, August 7th marks the 80th birthday anniversary of Columbus,Ohio-born Rahsaan Roland Kirk. KC and I are thrilled and privileged to shine the spotlight on RRK, his courageous life and his undeniable musical genius on the August 9th broadcast of Jazz Sunday. Share in Rahsaan's amazing aural array by listening to our program."Bright Moments" will abound! "(Jack)

The Hammond B3 artist Linda Dachtyl will play a few songs during the Global Village!

This past July 10th through July 12th,  I spent a  weekend in Cleveland for the fourth consecutive year  to take in the always well-presented Tri-C (Cuyahoga Community College) Jazz Festival. Tri-C Jazz Fest Director Terri Pontremoli, 90.3-FM WCPN IdeaStream, Key Bank, the Gund Foundation , the Ohio Arts Council and many others collaborated to bring a dazzling roster of world renowned artists to multiple theatre stages in Playhouse Square, the  “lively arts” heart of Cleveland.

The psychedelic jazz trio, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at Dick's Den!

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!

LISTEN HERE!

http://www.jazzartsgroup.org/

  The late Columbus-born  saxophonist Gene Walker was a world class musician, educator, jazz advocate AND local historian.  He shares all these gifts with WCBE listeners in this archival interview (circa Spring 2012).

The Rahsaan Roland Kirk Scholarship Fund, administered by The Columbus Foundation, has announced Xavier Rivers as  its fourth RRK Scholarship award winner. Mr. Rivers is a pianist who has recently graduated from Columbus’s Fort Hayes High School. He has been accepted by the Berklee College of Music on a full tuition scholarship and will begin classes at the prestigious music academy in Boston this upcoming  Fall 2014.  “Xavier is an extraordinarily focused, well spoken and gifted young person,” said RRK Scholarship co-founder Jack Marchbanks.

Boston outfit Occidental Gypsy will play a few songs during the Global Village!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Alan Evans Trio to Studio A!  They'll play a few songs ahead of their show that night at Brothers Drake Meadery!  They're out on the road in support of their latest release Merkaba and you'll get at taste of it on WCBE!  Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets for the show!  It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at

WCBE CHOICE ALBUMS 2013
Jaula DeArdilla

Visit WCBE's Amazon page for sampling of our core playlist for 2013; we encourage you to use this list as a resource to find the quality music heard on WCBE this past year!

WCBE celebrates the July 2013 induction of Royal G. "Rusty" Bryant and Rahsaan Roland Kirk into Columbus' Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame.  Listeners can hear highlights and background historical information about the artists and the historic venue in "Artists and Their Community: Rusty Bryant and Rahsaan Roland Kirk."  This special airs Labor Day Monday morning, September 2, 2013 at 11am. Hosted by Wayne Self.

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the August 28th, 1963 March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom, K.C. Jones and Jack Marchanks will broadcast My People, Duke Ellington's civil rights-themed musical, on Jazz Sunday, August 25, 2013.  As some of you might already know, Ellington performed the work as part of  the Century of Negro Progress Exposition held in Chicago from August 16th to September 2nd, 1963, which in itself was a celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

20-something singing pianist of the New Orleans virtuoso tradition, Jon Batiste has a natural entertainer's charisma and chops to match. He met his band in school at Juilliard — and can do "modern jazz" with a metropolitan attitude. And yes, there's a tuba.

Adam Kissick / NPR

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band performed live during the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival this past weekend, but you can hear their performance again thanks to NPR music. Listen to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Shadowbox Live

Come and enjoy an hour of Free Jazz featuring internationally renowned Jazz Greats from Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and France.

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