Upcoming Events

Wed, 27 May 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Tune in Wednesday evening from 6-9 PM to hear this week's edition of the Musician's Show, where we will be joined by multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard.  Since he embarked on his solo recording career with his eponymous Columbia Records album in 1991, the New Orleans-born and -based...

Recent Events

Tue, 26 May 2015, 12:00am - 9:00pm

We previously announced that the Marcus Belgrave Memorial Broadcast would be on May 25. We are now moving it to Tuesday, May 26. We will be continuing Big Band Sounds through Memorial Day, May 25. We apologize for the inconvience. 

In remembrance of the great Marcus Belgrave who passed away today, May 24, WKCR is dedicating our jazz programming to the music of the trumpet legend Marcus Belgrave on May 26. We do this in both memory and celebration

Mon, 25 May 2015, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Tune in to Afternoon New Music, on Monday, May 25th from 3 to 6PM to hear an interview with bassist and composer Mark Dresser. Dresser has played in a variety of jazz and avant-garde contexts, having recorded records with John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Anthony Davis, and many others. He has also released a number of records as a leader, as well as several explorations into the limits of solo bass performance. Dresser came in to our station last week to talk about his music and his upcoming

Sat, 23 May 2015, 9:00pm - Sun, 24 May 2015, 1:00pm

There are many operatic adaptations of episodes from the Oresteia (most famously Richard Strauss's Elektra), but we will explore the work through two lesser-known operas. Vittorio Gnecchi's Cassandra retells the murder of Agamemnon in verismo fashion to be understood within the context of other Italian composers such as Zandonai and Cilea. This work is paired with Johann Christian Haeffner's Electra. Composed for Drottningholm