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.
This December, WKCR celebrates our 40th Annual Bach Festival. For eight days from 1:00 am on December 24th through New Year's Eve at midnight, WKCR will dedicate all broadcasting to the works of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Tune in to the Musician’s Show this Wednesday, December 20th from 6-9 pm ET for a live interview with vocalist Christine Correa, a native of Bombay, India currently residing in Brooklyn.
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.
Tune into WKCR from 12-9 PM on Sunday, December 10 as we preempt our regular programming to honor the memory of Sunny Murray, the great free jazz drummer, who passed away on Friday.
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.
Tune in to Studio A on Sunday, December 10 from 9-10 pm EST to hear an interview with Vanessa Jimenez Gabb, author of Images for Radical Politics and the chapbooks midnight blue and Weekend Poems.
Tune in to Afternoon New Music this Wednesday, November 29 at 3pm ET to hear an interview and stripped down performance with Emily Pinkerton in advance of her album release show at National Sawdust on November 30th.
Join us in remembering the lives of vocalist Jon Hendricks and producer George Avakian, who both passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017. WKCR’s regular programming will be pre-empted from 12-9 PM ET on Friday, November 24 to honor the many accomplishments of these two key figures in jazz history.
Tune in to the Musician’s Show this Wednesday, November 22 from 6-9 PM ET for a live interview with saxophonist, composer, and educator María Grand.
Tune in this Monday, November 21 from midnight to 11:59 pm for 24 hours of Coleman Hawkins in honor of what would have been his 113th birthday. As one of the first renowned jazz tenor saxophonists, Hawkins helped to establish the instrument as essential to the genre, especially for soloists. Hawkins' warm tone and signature vibrato, along with his melodic and technical virtuosity, made him a pivotal influence on future generations of jazz pioneers.
Tune into WKCR this Sunday, November 19th, for Jazz Profiles from 2-7pm ET as host Matthew “Fat Cat” Rivera plays the complete Jimmy Harrison. The show will cover in chronological order all of the records on which Harrison solos, including rare alternate takes. You will hear each record in its entirety followed by an excerpt of Harrison’s solo.
Tune in to the Musician’s Show this Wednesday, November 15 from 6-9 PM ET for an interview with New York-based composer and drummer Vicente Hansen Atria. Originally from Santiago, Chile, Hansen’s work traverses the continuum between improvisation and composition. Past, recent, and ongoing collaborators include the Bozzini Quartet, counter (induction, Daedalus Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, TAK, and Wet Ink.
Tune in to Afternoon New Music on Tuesday, November 14 from 3-6 pm ET for an in-studio interview with Lucie Vítková, a composer, improviser and performer (accordion, harmonica, hichiriki, voice and tap dance) from the Czech Republic. While studying composition at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (CZ), she has been a visiting scholar at Royal Conservatory in The Hague (NL), California Institute of the Arts in Valencia (USA), Universität der Künste in Berlin (D) and recently at Columbia University in New York with Prof. George E. Lewis.
Tune in to the Musician’s Show this Wednesday, November 8 from 6-9 PM ET for a live interview with New York-based drummer and composer Jon Di Fiore.
On Coordinated Universal Time (CUT) from 12:30 to 2:00 AM this Sunday, November 5, we continue to bring you the latest international music with an interview of Paris-based artist Camille Dalmais, better known as just Camille. Join us for a discussion of the ins and outs of her 2017 album, Ouï, released on Because Music. The rest of the program will be dedicated to French and French Diaspora contemporary music in conversation with Camille's own work.
We’re excited to welcome Vinnie Sperrazza to the Musician's Show on Wednesday, November 1, from 6-9 PM ET.
Tune in on Monday, October 30th as we dedicate 24 hours of programming to legendary trumpeter Clifford “Brownie” Brown in celebration of the 87th anniversary of his birth. In the course of only four years, from 1952 to 1956, Brown led and contributed to some of the greatest ensembles and recordings in jazz history, leaving his imprint on the genres of bebop and hard bop, as well as the art of jazz trumpet.
Tune in to Studio A on Sunday, October 29 from 9:00 to 10:00 ET to hear an interview and poetry reading by Deborah Paredez, the poet and interdisciplinary performance scholar whose lectures and publications examine Black and Latina/o popular culture, poetry of war and witness, feminist elegy, cultural memory, and the role of divas in American culture.
Tune in to Live Constructions on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 10-11pm ET for a studio concert and talk-back with Joel Fan, internationally acclaimed pianist and director of next month's Open Source Music Festival. Known as a "champion of new music," Fan uses his music to bridge classical, contemporary, and world music with bold repertoire, enthusiasm, and virtuosity.
Tune in to the Musician’s Show this Wednesday, October 25th from 6-9 PM ET for a live interview with keyboardist and arranger Pete Levin.
Tune in to Out to Lunch this Tuesday, October 24 from 12:30-3:00 PM ET for a live interview with saxophonist Azar Lawrence, who will discuss his upcoming performances at the Jazz Standard with his quintet featuring Steve Turre.
Tune in to Field Trip from 11:00pm to 12:30am this Sunday, October 22nd for a WKCR in-studio 'field' experience. Ampersan, based in Guadalajara and later Mexico City, joined us at the WKCR studios for both a live set and an interview in Spanish. The band is celebrating their 10th year of music-making with the 2017 release of "10 Años".
Ragas are refined modes of Indian classical music that are designed to be played at specific times of day. 6 years ago a community of over 50 musicians collaborated at the legendary FM Station WKCR, to bring New York City, and listeners around the world, through a live 24 hour cycle of raga.