Jazz Breaks at Noon - January

Join Kory Cook every weekday at 12 p.m. as he delves into the work, influence and inspiration of a major figure, group or movement in the world of jazz.

January 5 - 8
Jazz for a New Year
All-new releases from various artists including Charles Lloyd, Florian Hoefner, Cyrille Aimee and the Mack Avenue Super Band.

January 11 - 15
Unmistakable Sound of Ben Webster

The saxophonist is considered one of the three most important "swing tenors" along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young.

January 18
Special Martin Luther King Jr. Day Broadcast

January 19 - 21
Recording Career of Piano Giant Cedar Walton
A hard bop pianist who distinguished himself as both an accompanist and soloist, wrote some of the most enduring compositions in modern jazz while a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the early 1960s.

January 24 - 29
Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson So Far: 1963 to Today

Bobby Hutcherson's sound and innovative style on the vibraphone helped revitalize the instrument in the 1960s, adding an adventurous new voice to the free jazz and post bop eras.


Friday, January 1, 2016