As an enthusiast of the avant-garde, each month I DJ two jazz shows on our university’s FM radio station WVUD Newark…91.3 FM…The Voice of the University of Delaware. Blast off into outer space with me on Tuesday nights from 9-11 PM for Avenue C…can you dig it?
Upcoming shows 07/24/2012 and 07/31/2012…tune in! Coming soon — set lists and audio downloads of each show!
What do you think of the movement to bring young listeners back to jazz music? Robert Glasper and a few others are taking this very seriously and to new levels. Here are a few stories from around the web: http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/jazz-returns-to-black-popular-music
On 11/15/2011, special guest Todd Marcus joined me in the studio at WVUD. As a jazz musician exclusively playing the bass clarinet, he is one of a dozen or two internationally known musicians playing this instrument in jazz. Think Coltrane, Dolphy, Marcus! For more information about Todd and his orchestra, quartet, trio, and duo, check out his website: http://toddmarcusjazz.com.
The Church of John Coltrane in San Francisco
in the city of san francisco
there’s a church by the name
of john coltrane.
you don’t go there to
worship the memory of a
legend. you go to play
in the jazz rhythms
of god’s breath–
[by silvi, 12.4.10, oakland, ca]
More on Coltrane from Frank Kofsky: “Certainly it is almost impossible to deny Coltrane-deny him your ears, your psyche, your soul-subsequently. No one, as I have said, knows the source of such powers, least of all their possessor. But that they exist is undeniable. To a number of us, John Coltrane-the man and the music-became a way of life and something approaching a messiah…”
If you can make it, there are great shows in Washington, D.C. at Bohemian Caverns, the premier jazz venue in the city. Check out the schedule here: http://www.bohemiancaverns.com/
In local Delaware, check out The Nomad Bar in Wilmington for jazz music: http://www.thenomadbar.com
Looking for dope music in Baltimore, try the Cat’s Eye Pub, overlooking the Inner Harbor: http://www.catseyepub.com/index.htm