The Jazz Break at Noon is KRTU’s weekly, mid-day program. Hosted by Music Director Kory Cook, the program is an educational listening session highlighting major artists, styles, and themes from jazz music’s rich history. From rare recordings of the 1930s to today’s most progressive sounds, the Jazz Break at Noon takes you on an educational sonic journey through jazz history.
Jazz Festival Highlights
This week, tune in to hear classics and rarities from the Newport, Monterey, and Montreaux summer jazz festivals, with music from Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Anita O'Day, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, and more. We'll also hear recent recordings from festivals in Willisau, Switzerland; the Earshot Festival in Seattle, WA; and San Antonio's own Jazz'SAlive.
The Hard Bop Trumpet of Lee Morgan: 1956-1971
From life as a Jazz Messenger to his final recordings, we'll soar with the exalted trumpet sound of Lee Morgan, through his short-lived but highly prolific and powerful recording career beginning in 1956 to 1971.
New and Recent Recordings from South Texas-based Artists
Local recordings from San Antonio-based and regional Texas artists, with rare & classic sides, new studio recordings and highlights from this year's South Texas Jazz Project. We'll hear music from Ernie Caceres, Anthony Caceres, Donald Collins Jr, Michelle Garibey-Carey, Jose Amador, Aaron Prado, Audra Menconi, Tommy Howard, and more.