Tune in Monday, January 23 at 3:00 PM to Afternoon New Music for a live performance and interview with percussionist, composer, and improviser Sean Hamilton on live electronics and drums. Notably, Hamilton has performed as an artist-in-residence with Leeds Improvised Music and Experimentation and was a featured performer at the Anxious Sound Series in New Orleans, Louisiana. His music focuses on electroacoustics,...
Tune in Tuesday, January 24 at 3:00 PM to Afternoon New Music for an interview and in-studio performance by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Anaïs Maviel. Maviel will be playing the n'goni and the surdo drum. Additionally, she will talk with us about her musical practice and upcoming show at the ISSUE Project Room on Saturday, January 28, to which we will be giving away two pairs of tickets.
Join WKCR this Monday, January 30th as we celebrate the 106th birthday anniversary of one of the foundational figures of the Swing Era, jazz trumpeter Roy “Little Jazz” Eldridge. Known for his signature boldness in rhythm and sound, Eldridge is often credited for his role in bridging the musical styles and approaches of Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. Eldridge is often characterized by his use of tritone substitutions and virtuosic solos...
Tune in to Studio A tonight, Sunday, January 22 from 9:00 - 10:00 PM EST for a live interview with poet Rosebud Ben-Oni. Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, Rosebud Ben-Oni is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a CantoMundo Fellow. She was a Rackham Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan, and a Horace Goldsmith Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of SOLECISM (Virtual Artists Collective, 2013), a contributor to The
Tune in this Sunday, January 22nd from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST to Jazz Profiles for a profile of pianist/composer Geri Allen. Allen-a pianist/composer, bandleader, educator and Guggenheim Fellow-is the first recipient of the Soul Train, Lady of Soul Award for Jazz. In 2011, Geri Allen was nominated for an NAACP Award for her Timeline, Tap Quartet Project. Allen is the first woman, and youngest person to receive the Danish Jazz Par Prize. She is a cutting edge performing artist, and continues
Tune in to Arts and Answers on Thursday, January 20 from 9:30 - 10:00 PM for an interview with the illustrious poet Ron Padgett, who wrote the poetry for the 2016 drama film, Paterson. Directed by Jim Jarmusch and starring Adam Driver, Paterson screened in October at the 54th New York Film Festival and is playing in theaters now.