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Music from all branches of the jazz tree.

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is thrilled to host the legendary Booker T. Jones Live From Studio A and along with Rhythm On The River at Bicentennial Park on Fri. June 14th!  

Tatum Flemister is the third recipient of the RRK Music Scholarship. The two previous winners are Robert “Rob” Dove (2009), a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina’s Miles Davis Institute and Sivan Silver Schwartz (2011),  who is currently attending Oberlin.

Mr. Flemister is a talented percussionist who also plays piano and trumpet. Tate is a 2013 graduate of the Columbus City Schools Fort Hayes Career Academy.  He will be attending Berklee College of Music in Boston this fall.  His twin goals are to compose jazz and play jazz professionally after graduating.

Jean Francois Laberine / via NPR.org

Coming up this Sunday, JazzSet remembers pianist Mulgrew Miller (1955-2013) as Artist-in-Residence at the 2010 Detroit Jazz Festival. Picture it: outdoors and downtown on Labor Day weekend, Miller is everywhere, playing and teaching and being interviewed, and he's smiling. From that weekend, he leads his group Wingspan and plays two-piano duets with Kenny Barron on JazzSet.

Tune in for this special edition of JazzSet, as we remember Mulgrew Miller, this Sunday at 2pm on 90.5 FM, WCBE Columbus, followed by Jazz Sunday starting  at 3pm.

WCBE was a fan of American sports and civil rights hero, Jackie Robinson,  before being one was "cool."

Back in early winter 2007, WCBE music history reporter Jack Marchbanks researched, wrote and produced a retrospective on Jackie Robinson to note the 60th anniversary (April 15, 2007) of Robinson breaking the "color barrier" in major league baseball.

A DIY Guide To The History Of Women In Jazz

May 13, 2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a proclamation declaring Friday "Women in Jazz Day" — an attempt at cultural reform that's bound to enjoy the same resounding success as banning oversized sodas. Which is to say: Nice try, Mr. Mayor.

Esperanza Spalding On Piano Jazz

Apr 20, 2013

Bassist Esperanza Spalding is one of the most talked-about artists in jazz today. She scored a surprise win for Best New Artist at the 2011 Grammy Awards and went on to win two additional Grammys.

Scott Suchman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center

Composer and pianist Jason Moran ushers in his era as Artistic Advisor for Jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., with this performance, captured by JazzSet in honor of Black History Month.

Recorded February 7, 2013.

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

John Abbott / Courtesy of SFJAZZ

Thirty years after presenting its first concerts in San Francisco, the organization SFJAZZ has built a permanent home and performance venue. The SFJAZZ Center, conceived as the first stand-alone building for jazz in the U.S., opens with a star-studded concert on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at 11p.m. WWOZ, WBGO and NPR Music will team up for a live radio and online video broadcast of the concert.

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2012

Dec 9, 2012

This is how we sum up 2012: beats, harmonies, struggles, breakdowns, recoveries, party starters, raw-voiced rallying cries, song suites, storytellers, pop experimenters, never-more-devastating septuagenarian poet-crooners, never-more-devastating 285-year-old oratorios, epic statements, perfect miniatures, instant classics, hard-won achievements and explosions of joy. The albums we loved in 2012 — presented here in alphabetical order — spanned genres and borders, and each one got its hooks into us. We hope you find something here that does the same for you.

The multicultural group The Soul Jazz Orchestra will perform their blend of soul, jazz, latin and carribean sounds during the Global Village!  Tune in for the live session and a chance to win tickets for the show that night at Woodland's Tavern

The new quartet album by alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón and pianist Laurent Coq is called Rayuela, which means "hopscotch." It's named for Julio Cortázar's novel, the fragmented tale of a wandering bohemian and his social circles in Parisian exile, as well as back home in Buenos Aires.

The word "uneven" gets tossed around in critical parlance to signify artists whose fingers stray from the quality-control button — to suggest that they don't know their own genius when they hear it.

CD Review: The Dave Brubeck Quartet "Their Last Time Out" 1967

May 16, 2012
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Columbia Records (CK-40585)

 

Music now has some what alienated listeners due to what has seemed to me like random popularity spikes in genres of music. In my age group, I tend to hear a lot of Indie Rock, Hip-Hop, and Electronic music.

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