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Join us for the next installment of All This Jazz, airing at 9pm local time on Saturday the 4th of July, right here on Public Radio 89.5 / KWGS-FM (and streaming at publicradiotulsa.org).

That's right, nine is our kick-off time...not ten...as we're pleased to announce that our program is now heard for three hours every Saturday night on this radio station (and its website), from 9pm till midnight.

Hope you can tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm local time on Saturday the 27th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM -- and online, via live stream, at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

John and Ravi Coltrane. Chico and Arturo O'Farrill. Bucky and John Pizzarelli. Max and Maxine Roach. John and Alec Dankworth. Stan and Clark Tracey. Dewey and Joshua Redman. The wonderful Ellis Marsalis and, well, all of his instrument-wielding sons.

The list goes on and on. There are lots of stellar jazz-musician fathers whose sons or daughters have become outstanding jazz musicians themselves.

Here's hoping you can tune in for the next installment of All This Jazz, airing here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM on Saturday the 13th, from 10pm till midnight. We'll also convey the program via "live stream" at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

Hope you can catch the next edition of All This Jazz, airing on Saturday the 6th at 10pm, right here on Public Radio 89.5 (with a 7pm rebroadcast of the show on Jazz 89.5-2, our station's jazz-only HD Radio channel, on Sunday the 7th).

"Now's the Time." "Yardbird Suite." "Parker's Mood." "Donna Lee." "Ornithology." "Bird Gets the Worm." "Moose the Mooche." "Scrapple from the Apple."

Et cetera! The late bebop saxophonist/composer/bandleader/genius Charlie "Bird" Parker (1920-1955) wrote many tunes that are now regarded as top-notch jazz standards. And if you know modern jazz at all, you surely dig some or all of these very songs.

Please do tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 23rd -- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and online via stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

In the first half of our program, which will be a re-airing of a terrific show originally heard back in September, we'll dig tunes from Jane Ira Bloom, McCoy Tyner, Dave Holland, and more.

Hope you can tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm Central on Saturday the 16th --- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and via live-stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

Listen in for the next edition of All This Jazz, right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM). Our show begins at 10pm on Saturday the 9th, and it's also conveyed via live stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

For those unfamiliar: ATJ airs every Saturday night on Public Radio 89.5, from 10pm till midnight. We always thereafter offer a 7pm re-airing of the program the following Sunday evening, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's jazz-24/7 HD Radio channel.

Edward Kennedy Ellington -- who titled his bestselling autobiography "Music Is My Mistress," and who, as the greatest composer jazz has ever produced, worked as indefatigably as he did brilliantly as a bandleader, pianist, recording artist, and touring performer for more than half a century -- was born April 29, 1899. (He died in 1974.)

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