Tyran Grillo on Jazz Alternatives

Join us on Monday, February 26 from 6pm to 9pm ET for the first installment of a four-part series. Journalist and writer Tyran Grillo of the Between Sound and Space blog (www.ecmreviews.com) and host Andrew Castillo will survey the 1970’s releases of ECM Records, the singular German label that Tyran has ardently and exhaustively chronicled on his site for the last eight years.

Mon, 26 Feb 2018, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

“From Moanin’ to Kyoto,” Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers on Jazz Profiles

Tune into Jazz Profiles this Sunday February 18 from 2-7 pm ET to hear Sid Gribetz feature Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.
Art Blakey is the dynamic drummer and band leader who nurtured many young jazz stars and inculcated the “hard bop” sound in the groups he organized over the many decades of his career until his death in 1990.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Telegraph String Quartet on Live Constructions

This Sunday, February 4th, tune into Live Constructions at 10pm ET for an evening of 20th century classical music by the Telegraph String Quartet. Consisting of violinists Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violist Pei-Ling Lin, and cellist Jeremiah Shaw, the Telegraph Quartet currently serve as the quartet in residence at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and recently won the Naumburg’s 2016 Chamber Music Competition.

Sun, 4 Feb 2018, 10:00pm

Roy Eldridge Birthday Broadcast

Tune in this Tuesday, January 30th as we celebrate the 107th 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.

Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 12:00am to Thu, 1 Feb 2018, 12:00am

Hans Tammen, David Rothenberg, and Nicola Hein on Live Constructions

Tune in tomorrow, January 28, at 10pm ET, to hear as musician Hans Tammen, leader of the Third Eye Chamber Orchestra Dark Circuits Orchestra, as he joins forces with clarinetist and philosopher David Rothenberg and German guitarist, sound artist and philosopher Nicola Hein for an evening of live improvisations. This spring, Rothenberg, Tammen and Hein will be performing at various venues throughout New York.

Sun, 28 Jan 2018, 10:00pm

Jobim Fest 2018

Tune in anytime on Wednesday, January 25th, to listen to WKCR's 20th Tom Jobim Birthday Broadcast in celebration of his 91th Anniversary. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1927, Antônio Carlos Jobim gained major recognition at a national level in 1959 when he collaborated with poet Vinicius de Moraes to compose the score for the movie Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus), which would go on to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

Thu, 25 Jan 2018, 12:00am to Fri, 26 Jan 2018, 12:00am

Jihye Lee on the Musician's Show

Tune in to the Musician’s Show on January 24 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm ET for a live interview with New York-based jazz composer, bandleader, and vocalist Jihye Lee, who released her first orchestra album, April, in February 2017, garnering global praise as a fresh original voice on the jazz composition scene.

Wed, 24 Jan 2018, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Jameh Daran Ensemble on In All Languages

Tune into In All Languages this Sunday, January 21 from 7-8pm ET, for a live set and cultural presentation from the Iranian Classical duo Jameh Daran Ensemble. The Ensemble consists of the two brothers Kaveh Haghtalab, playing kamancheh, and Siavash Haghtalab, on tar. They have done extensive research on their instruments will be giving a brief presentation about the history of Iranian classical and folk music. Kaveh previously performed at WKCR with No-Land Bands, a creative project inspired by the music of Syria.

Sun, 21 Jan 2018, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Spanglish Fly on Nueva Cancion y Demas

Tune in to Nueva Cancion y Demas on January 24 from 10-11 pm ET for a live set with a great boogaloo band Spanglish Fly to celebrate the debut of their second album. Hailed by NBC New York as "single handedly reviving 60's boogaloo in New York", Spanglish Fly’s sound amalgamates Latin and soul/R&B, along with flavors of bolero, New Orleans funk, swing jazz, and Arabic chant.

Wed, 24 Jan 2018, 10:00pm to 11:00pm

Max Roach Birthday Broadcast

Tune in on Wednesday, January 10 as we dedicate 24 hours of programming to iconic drummer Max Roach in celebration of the 87th anniversary of his birth. Roach was a pioneer of bebop, and continued to play an integral role in nearly every jazz movement that followed, accompanying such giants as Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Cecil Taylor, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, and Abbey Lincoln.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018, 12:00am to 11:59pm

Pascal Le Boeuf and Brandon Lopez on Live Constructions

Join us this Sunday from 10-11 pm on 89.9 FM as we kick off a new project of live-broadcast, first-time collaborations in the WKCR studio. In this ongoing series, we invite musicians who have never played together before to meet and improvise in real-time. This Sunday, December 17, we're inviting two musicians, Pascal Le Boeuf and Brandon Lopez, to collaborate on air.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017, 10:00pm to 11:00pm

Cat Fitzpatrick on Studio A

Tune in to Studio A from 9-10 pm ET on Sunday, December 17 for a reading and conversation with Cat Fitzpatrick, the editor of Topside Press, an award-winning independent press dedicated to publishing fiction and poetry by trans writers. The discussion will cover the amplification of trans voices in the literary world and showcase new pieces from Fitzpatrick.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017, 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Stuff Smith on Jazz Profiles

This Sunday, December 17, from 2-7 pm ET, Sid Gribetz presents a five hour radio special celebrating the career of jazz violinist Stuff Smith.
Smith was an innovator of jazz violin and a leading figure of small group combos and jumpin’ entertainment in the 1930's.
Stuff Smith derived a deep, driving, sound on his fiddle, with unique voicings, heartfelt tones, and a fluid, driving sense of rhythm and swing that enraptured the soul.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Deep Focus: Herbie Hancock

Does the name "Mwandishi" Mean anything to you? How about "Headhunters"? Herbie Hancock is one of our most respected composer/improvisers today but in the Seventies there was a whole 'nother mess going on. Herbie always seemed to be 5 minutes in the future, and who did he find in that immediate future? Artist/musician Richard Admiral was right there waiting for him.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Marta Sánchez on the Musician's Show

Tune in to the Musician’s Show on Wednesday, December 13 from 6-9 pm ET for a live interview with pianist and composer Marta Sánchez. Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Sánchez is active in the contemporary creative music scene in New York City and around the globe. Charting a significant path through her innovative and original music, she has gained significant global recognition.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Susie Ibarra on Live Constructions

Tune in to Live Constructions from 10-11pm ET this Sunday, November 26 as percussionist and composer Susie Ibarra shares from her latest album, Perception. Through her music, Ibarra explores rhythm, indigenous practices, and interaction with cities and the natural world. Her latest work, Perception, recorded with the DreamTime Ensemble, is a collection of pieces around the idea of finding unfixed meaning in sense experience and interaction in one's environment.
Sun, 26 Nov 2017, 10:00pm to 11:00pm


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