Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
12:19 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Next Time on ATJ: Celebrating Jazz Legends with April Birthdays

Join us for the next installment of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm Central on Saturday the 27th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, as ever, a re-broadcast of the show on Sunday the 28th at 7pm on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Our program delivers modern jazz, both recent and classic, right up 'til midnight. And for the second-hour theme this time around, with April just about to give way to May, we'll be spotlighting "Jazz Legends with April Birthdays."

The fourth month of the calendar, as it happens, has given us many a jazz master over the years. April is the birth month, after all, of Gerry Mulligan, Bessie Smith, Carmen McRae, Duke Ellington, Joe Henderson, Stanley Turrentine, Charles Mingus, Teddy Charles, Billie Holiday, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy McGriff, Slide Hampton (pictured here), Richard Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Walter Bishop, Jr.

So, we'll hear tunes from many of these greats --- and others --- on the forthcoming edition of ATJ. Hope you can tune in.

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