jazz

 

On today's edition of Music is My Medication I'm prescribing you a heavy dose of brass and beats from 2016. On the brass side of things we've got Hackney Colliery BandMoon Hooch and Stomptown Brass. Then on the beats are Super Magic HatsEngelwood x Jeff Kaale and Will Magid & Alligator Spacewalk

Stream it live August 9th, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  

We'll be chilling out to some breezy summertime vibes on tonight's edition of After Hours. I've got a basketful of jazzy trip-hop and instrumental hip-hop from 2016, featuring Casablanca-based beatsmith and guitarist Saib with his amazing debut LP Around the Word.

  • Tue
    Feb 16
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Feb 18
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

Jazz Meditation

 

On today's show we'll be listening to some classical and jazz piano. Stream it live February 16th, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio

On today's show we'll be listening to some great swing and vocal jazz from back in the day. Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and a whole lot more. Stream it live December 8th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Nov 28
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Dec 02
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Contemporary Jazz

On tonight's show I'll be playing some of my favorite jazz released in the last four years. 20 different tracks, 20 great artists. Stream it live November 28, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

Mr. Keelan Dimick is an award winning jazz pianist. Keelan took first place in both the junior and senior divisions at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival. Mr. Dimick is a graduate of the prestigious Manahattan School of Music and was one of a dozen jazz musicians chosen from around the world to participate in Mission Jazz. Keelan will be performing at FAIRfest on Saturday June 20 at the Sondheim Center of the Performing Arts.

Dr. Randolph Carter is the former Director of Diversity for the National Association of Indpendent Schools. Dr. Carter currently directs the Eastern Education Resource Collaborative in Washington DC. The non-profit advances diversity and multcultural education in pre-K - 12th grade schools, colleges, and community based non-profits. 

Brian Smith of Jack Lion

Drawing on their formal jazz training and years of experience in the Iowa City music scene, Jack Lion is crafting a sound that is primarily ambient/electronic but influenced by improvised music. "I like to sample things onstage, and the band often improvises around the samples to create new sections of the song on the fly," explains Smith. "This gives the audience something unique every night and creates an interesting challenge for us."

Jack Lion is Brian Lewis Smith on trumpet, keyboard, and production, Drew Morton on bass, keyboard, and vocals, and Justin LeDuc on drumset and SPDS.

  • Mon
    May 04
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Wed
    May 06
    4:00 am -
    5:00 am

The Great American Songbook, Week 1: Ella

One of only a hanElladful of recording artists so beloved she usually needs no last name, Ella made her huge musical mark by bringing together disparate elements of American culture, as Frank Rich put it so succinctly: "Here was a black woman popularizing urban songs often written by immigrant Jews to a national audience of predominantly white Christians."  

Not easy to find someone more responsible for the popularity of the music we now refer to as the Great American Songbook.  They can't take that away from her.  Because with this immortal artist, anything goes, even if it is only a paper moon.  Which is why our first show of this series features the work of the great Ella Fitzgerald.

Only at the Wildflowers Cafe.

Only on KRUU-FM.

  • Sat
    Feb 07
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Feb 11
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

New Breakbeats, Chillstep & Ambient Electronica

I've got a real chill playlist set up for tonight's edition of The After Hours. We'll start out with some beautiful jazz post-rock from the Serbian quartet EYOT and the amazing album they released last year: Similarity. After that we've got some new chilled-out electronica featuring three albums that just came out in the last month, plus three albums that slipped under my radar last year. Read more about the artists & albums below:

 

UK-based producer Kamal Manzar aka zarr. Last month he released his debut album: A Wandering Clarity, where he takes the listener on a beautifully introspective journey through some ambient and cinematic electronica.

 


 

Russian bassist and producer Anton aka LTF Last month he released his debut album: Light The Fuse, a throwback to the old school hip-hop production style of the 90's. Expect jazzy bass, funky horns and dope beats.

 

 

 

Oakland-based producer an-ten-nae. Earlier this week he released his second studio album: Transmissionswhere he returns with some more delicious chillstep filled with soulful vocals and worldly rhythms.

  • Tue
    Dec 16
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Dec 18
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

Best of 2014: Big Band Jazz Edition

The 2014 retrospective continues this week on That Righteous Jive. This time we'll be listening to my favorite big band jazz released this year.

It's hard enough to make it in the music scene today without having eighteen musicians to pay after each gig, but there are still some groups swingin' on: keeping the tradition alive and re-imagining the genre.

Once again I've got five great albums by five great bands:

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Orrin Evans' Captain Black Big Band - Pianist Orrin Evans returns with his 16-piece NYC-based band for some more beautiful jazz on their second album: Mother's Touch.

 

 

 

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