Jazz Profiles 8/14

Join us at 2pm this Sunday for a 5 hour profile on Johnny Hartman, nicknamed “The Last Balladeer” by biographer Gregg Akkerman. Hartman began his career singing with Earl Hines and Dizzy Gillespie, before achieving great renown for his 1963 collaboration with John Coltrane. This program will feature a tour of his major discographical highlights, as well as his famed set with Coltrane. August 14th 2PM-7PM 89.9FM wkcr.org

Sun, 14 Aug 2022, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Jazz Profiles 7/31 - Fats Navarro

Sid Gribetz presents a five hour tribute to Fats Navarro this Sunday, July 31, 2022, from 2-7 PM on “Jazz Profiles” on WKCR radio.

In his brief life, Fats Navarro was a fleeting spectacle of brilliance as a leading trumpeter in the history and development of jazz during the bebop years.

Sun, 31 Jul 2022, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Jazz Profiles 7/17/2022

Sid Gribetz examines the collaboration between Miles Davis and John Coltrane in a radio feature for five hours, this Sunday July 17, 2022 from 2-7 PM on “Jazz Profiles” on WKCR.

Miles Davis was a teenage trumpet prodigy who came to fame during the bebop years of the 1940's. Despite this reputation and additional successful endeavors, such as with the Birth of the Cool band and other post bebop ensembles, by the mid-1950's Miles had fallen from popularity and was also in ill health.

Sun, 17 Jul 2022, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

George Walker Centennial Broadcast

Join us this coming Monday, June 27, for a very special broadcast celebrating the centennial of legendary Pulitzer-winning composer George Walker. The broadcast will begin at 9:30 AM eastern and run through 10pm that evening.

Plus, tune in at 6pm for a special interview with George Walker from 2017. We will be airing the 2017 interview when George Walker visited the WKCR station.

Mon, 27 Jun 2022, 9:30am to 10:00pm

Jazz Profiles 6/19/22

Join us this Sunday 6/19 at 2pm as we profile America’s best known bluesologist: Gil Scott-Heron. Fusing jazz and poetry, Scott-Heron is often considered one of the most important progenitors of rap music. His blend of spoken word, blues, soul, jazz, and socio-political commentary left a unique imprint on the jazz cannon. Tune in for a 5-hour chronological tour of his work from 1970-1977: 89.9FM and streaming live on wkcr.org

Sun, 19 Jun 2022, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Jazz Profiles 5/29/2022

Hassan Ibn Ali was a virtuosic pianist whose mysterious style evokes images of gnashing gears and surreal bell choirs. The Philadelphia legend influenced Coltrane, Jimmy Heath, and Odean Pope, but was seldom recorded, releasing only one album in his lifetime. Join host Stephen Park from 2-5 PM on Sunday, 5/29 as he plays the music of Ibn Ali and discusses the life and style of this elusive master. 89.9FM or wkcr.org

Sun, 29 May 2022, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Charles Mingus Centennial Broadcast

The WKCR Jazz Department is proud to present 72 uninterrupted hours of Charles Mingus from Thursday 4/21 to Saturday 4/23!

Charles Mingus's career spanned decades, and included multiple different styles of jazz, hear them all during our 3 day celebration of his life and work.

Listen on 89.9 FM or right here on our website, wkcr.org.

You can find the program schedules for each segment below (as of 4/21/22):


12:00AM - 3:00AM - Josh Kazali

3:00AM - 6:00AM - Phil Schaap archival from 4/22/2010

Thu, 21 Apr 2022, 12:00am to Sat, 23 Apr 2022, 11:59pm

Fundraising 2022!

Please consider donating to WKCR!

WKCR has always been and will continue to be a student-run, non-commercial station thanks the to the generosity of listeners like you, so please consider donating on our website or by sending in a check in the mail.

All donations to go to WKCR with the intention of maintaining existing as well as purchasing new equipment, paying employees, and putting on events for the station.

Tue, 12 Apr 2022, 12:00am to Mon, 18 Apr 2022, 11:59pm

Billie Holiday Birthday Broadcast!!

The WKCR Jazz department is proud to present our annual Billie Holiday Birthday Broadcast!

24 hours of nonstop Lady Day encompassing the entirety of her birthday: April the 7th.

This is the first of four Jazz Birthday Broadcasts during the month of April.

Keep your radio tuned to 89.9 FM to catch all our Jazz birthday programming!

We are also streaming right here, on wkcr.org

Below is the planned program schedule for the broadcast (as of 4/3/22):

12:00AM - 3:00AM - Zachary Vanderslice

Thu, 7 Apr 2022, 12:00am to 11:59pm

Jazz Alternatives Mon 3/28: Mitch Goldman's Deep Focus on Sonny Rollins with guest Andy Caploe

There is no living artist in the Jazz firmament more revered than Sonny Rollins. He is admired for, among other things, eluding his audience's expectations of him. Never was this more true than on July 19, 1985 when he performed a set entirely unaccompanied in the Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art. Listening to this set, the listener gets to hear Sonny working the puzzles, rebuses, puns and equations that inform his best improvisations. It is as revealing as the glass and steel structure of the modern buildings that surrounded MoMA.
Mon, 28 Mar 2022, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Jazz Profiles 3/13/22

Join us from 2-7 PM this Sunday as Stephen Park hosts a special five-hour Jazz Profiles show on the incredible saxophonist Clifford Jordan. Selections will be played from across Jordan's recording career as well as an excerpt from a rare 1986 interview hosted by Leigh Kamman, courtesy of The Leigh Kamman Legacy Project.

Sun, 13 Mar 2022, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Ornette Coleman/Bix Beiderbecke/Bobby McFerrin Birthday Broadcasts

The WKCR Jazz department proudly present 72 non-stop hours of birthday broadcast programming as part of WKCR's birthday week 2022!

From 12:00 AM 3/9 - 12:00 PM 3/10, 36 hours of Ornette Coleman

From 12:00 PM 3/10 - 12:00 PM 3/11, 24 hours of Bix Beiderbecke

From 12:00 PM 3/11 - 11:59 PM 3/11, 12 hours of Bobby McFerrin

These will be the final three in a series of five birthday broadcasts during the week of 3/7-3/11.

Keep your radio tuned to 89.9 FM to catch all our Jazz birthday programming!

Wed, 9 Mar 2022, 12:00am to Fri, 11 Mar 2022, 11:59pm

Johnny Ventura Birthday Broadcast

On 3/8/22 the WKCR Latin department is proud to present 24 hours of Johnny Ventura!

This will be the second in a series of five birthday broadcasts during the week of 3/7-3/11.

Check the news section for information on the other four.

Keep your radio tuned to 89.9 FM to catch all our Johnny Ventura programming!

Here is the slate of programs (as of 3/5/22):

12:00AM - 3:00AM - Stefan Zuniuk

3:00AM - 6:00AM - Joe Mannozzi III

6:00AM - 9:00AM - German Santana

9:00AM - 12:00PM - TBA

12:00PM - 3:00PM - Sam Seliger

Tue, 8 Mar 2022, 12:00am to 11:59pm

Maurice Ravel Schedule 3/7/22

On 3/7/22 the WKCR Classical department is proud to present 24 hours of Maurice Ravel!

This will be the first in a series of five birthday broadcasts during the week of 3/7-3/11.

Check our main page for information on the other four.

Keep your radio tuned to 89.9 FM to catch all our Ravel programming!

Here is the full slate of programs:

12:00AM - 3:00AM - Oscar Lloyd - String Works

3:00AM - 6:00AM - Stefan Zeniuk - One-act Operas

6:00AM - 9:00AM - Melody Lu - Piano Works

Mon, 7 Mar 2022, 12:00am to 11:59pm

2/27/22 Jazz Profiles

Join us this Sunday from 2-5 pm as Melody Lu makes her Jazz Profiles debut featuring the great female vocalist Dinah Washington. Tune in at 89.9 PM or at WKCR.org to listen to her extensive discography and hear about her impact on jazz.

Sun, 27 Feb 2022, 2:00pm to 5:00pm


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