Hope you can come along for the forthcoming airing of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 15th, right here on Public Radio 89.5. (We'll also offer, as ever, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 16th on Jazz 89.5-2 --- which is our station's terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel --- and please note that you can learn more about our show, and can always get the latest playlist information, at this link.)
Each week, we faithfully present modern jazz, both recent and classic...from Louis Armstrong to Joe Zawinul, from Cannonball Adderley to John Zorn, from Geri Allen to Denny Zeitlin. And the second half of our two-hour program always carries a theme.
Next time around, that theme will be Jazz Goes to the Grammys. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards were held last month in Los Angeles, and as far as this music we love so dearly goes, Grammys are bestowed in the following categories: Best Improvised Jazz Solo, Best Jazz Vocal Album, Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, and Best Latin Jazz Album. Therefore we'll hear from both the nominees and winners across all these subject areas, including music by Gary Burton, Wayne Shorter, Paquito D'Rivera (shown here), Alan Ferber, and others.