Jazz Breaks at Noon - September

The Jazz Break at Noon is KRTU’s weekly, mid-day educational 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.

Join KRTU Music Director 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.

9/3 - 9/7
Randy Weston and African Rhythms:
Remembering and celebrating the life and musical contributions of a jazz piano giant. Weston incorporated the blues, bebop and distinct rhythms of West Africa in his original and powerful style of modern music. 
9/10 - 9/14
Drumming Powerhouse Elvin Jones!:
Prolific drummer and bandleader Elvin Jones provided the poly-rhythmic foundation for many of the greatest modern jazz recordings ever made. We'll hear selections spanning his seminal years with John Coltrane and recordings that followed, with Jones as the leader on the throne.
9/17 - 9/21
Celebrating San Antonio's 35th Annual Jazz'SAlive Festival:
We'll hear selections from some of the artists set to perform at this year's annual festival in Travis Park, scheduled for Sept 21-22 and featuring Jazzmeia Horn, Lee Ritenour, and Sammy Miller & the Congregation with local artists Toro Flores & Zarabande, Jim Cullum, Billy Ray Sheppard, and Ken Slavin. 
9/24 - 9/28
The School of George Garzone and The Fringe:
Sharing a birthday with John Coltrane, Boston-born Garzone remains one of the leading educators in jazz as a pioneer of the triadic chromatic approach, with previous students including Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Luciana Souza and Donny McCaslin. We'll hear Garzone with his long standing free jazz power trio The Fringe.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018