Jazz Fusion

The Wayman Tisdale Story

Set your dial and stay awhile! Tune in for a wonderful series of interviews with...

Brian Schodorf, the director of the recent documentary The Wayman Tisdale Story(View Trailer Here). Brian talks about the film and the incredible life and legacy of Wayman Tisdale, a three-time All-American, Gold Medal Olympian, former NBA star and world renowned Jazz musician who lost his two-year battle with bone cancer in 2009.

Vince MendozaThe prolific multi-Grammy Award winning composer-arranger-conductor Vince Mendoza. Vince has worked with artists ranging from Joni Mitchell, Sting, Elvis Costello, Bjork, John Scofield, Charlie Haden, Al Di Meola, and many more. He has been nominated for 25 Grammy Awards(wiJoshua Bellnning 6). He talks about his career and newest album, Nights on Earth

As well as an interview with the Grammy-Award winning Classical Violinist Joshua Bell.

Miles Davis
Tune in Wednesday, May 16th 3-4pm for the Jazz Hour Mix and hear Miles Davis and his band Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco - April 10, 1970 for a 35 minute Live Bitches Brew Jazz Fusion performance.

The Grateful Dead were the top billing that weekend so Miles was the opening act.  The Dead were transfixed on stage watching Miles & his guys blow the roof off. They were completely deflated and felt their performance stunk when they walked off stage and Jerry reported afterwards that they could never do what Miles was doing at that high caliber.

So join Miles, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Grossman and Airto Moreira for some legacy of music Miles has left for the world. See you Wednesday on the greatest radio station on Earth, KRUU!