Jazz Break at Noon - September 2019

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.

Sept 2-6:
From Texas to the Mississippi Delta: Blues in the South

Birthdays in the blues this week range from the enigmatic pioneer Buddy Bolden to early piano stylists Meade Lux Lewis and Memphis Slim. Texas guitarist Freddie King also has a birthday this week, so we'll take a step back and hear early recordings from lone star state pioneers Blind Willie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, and more. 

Sept 9-13:
The Poly-rhythmic Power of Drummer Elvin Jones

We'll celebrate the birthday of drummer and bandleader Elvin Jones this week. Jones came to prominence with the John Coltrane quartet of the 1960's, but his career as a leader and recording artist spans from the late 50's to the end of the 90's. Hear tracks released this month of all-new 'Trane material titled 'Blue World," along with some of Jones' late-career recordings and other highlights. 

Sept 16-20:
Jazz'SAlive 2019
Tune in this week as we prepare to celebrate San Antonio's jazz festival in Travis Park. The 36th annual lineup features Grammy-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves among many local artists including The Jazz Protagonists, Ken Slavin, Adrian Ruiz, Aaron Prado, Jacqueline Sotelo, George Prado & Chuck Glave, and many more. 
Sept 23-Sept 27:
Highlights in New Jazz from Summer 2019 
With the approach of the Autumnal equinox and the changing of the seasons, we'll recap some of the hottest tracks in jazz and improvised music from this past summer. Aaron Prado, Linda May Han Oh, Al Foster, Veronica Swift, Resavoir, and Abdullah Ibrahim were among our top 10 for the season.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019