Coleman Hawkins Birthday Broadcast

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.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 12:00am to 11:59pm

Jimmy Harrison on Jazz Profiles

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.

Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Vicente Hansen Atria on the Musician's Show

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.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Modern Improvisation on Deep Focus

The hand and the drum: after the human voice, probably the original musical instrument. But the question host Mitch Goldman poses tonight on Deep Focus is who has considered its possibilities for modern improvisation outside of the bounds of the Afro-Cuban tradition? It is possible that no one has dived deeper on this question than Adam Rudolph: Big Black with Randy Weston is an answer, Mtume and Don Alias with Miles Davis are answers.
With live, unreleased recordings, you're going to want to have something to beat on for this one!
Mon, 13 Nov 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Lucie Vítková on Afternoon New Music

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.

Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

David Haney Trio on Live Constructions

Tune in this Sunday, November 12 from 10-11pm ET for Live Constructions with trio David Haney (piano), Hilliard Greene (bass), and Daniel Carter (saxophone). Pianist and composer David Haney studied composition under the Czech composer, Tomas Svoboda and honed his skills as a working jazz artist in New York and internationally.
Sun, 12 Nov 2017, 10:00pm to 11:00pm

Camille on Coordinated Universal Time

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.

Sun, 5 Nov 2017, 12:30am to 2:00am

Clifford Brown Birthday Broadcast

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.

Mon, 30 Oct 2017, 12:00am to 11:59pm

Deborah Paredez on Studio A

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.

Sun, 29 Oct 2017, 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Joel Fan on Live Constructions

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.

Sun, 29 Oct 2017, 10:00pm to 11:00pm

Vijay Iyer on Afternoon New Music

Tune in to Afternoon New Music at 3 pm on Monday, October 23rd for an exclusive in-studio interview with composer/pianist Vijay Iyer. Iyer will discuss his new piece "Asunder," in advance of its New York premiere this Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at Carnegie Hall, where it will be performed by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Ampersan on Field Trip

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".

Sun, 22 Oct 2017, 11:00pm to Mon, 23 Oct 2017, 12:30am

Tim Armacost on the Musician's Show

Tune in to the Musician’s Show this Wednesday, October 18 from 6-9 PM ET for a live interview with saxophonist Tim Armacost. After landing in New York in 1993, Armacost quickly established his presence as a leader, releasing his first two albums, “Fire” (Concord) and “Live at Smalls” (Double Time) to critical acclaim. His hard hitting third release, “The Wishing Well,” (Double Time) announced the arrival of Armacost’s working unit, featuring Bruce Barth, Ray Drummond, and Billy Hart.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Moon Hooch on Afternoon New Music

Tune in to Afternoon New Music this Tuesday, October 17 at 5pm ET for an interview with avant garde jazz trio Moon Hooch. Moon Hooch has been hailed as "unhinged" and "irresistible" by NPR music. The group will speak with WKCR in the middle of a lengthy tour and prior to two nights at the Bowery Ballroom (10/18 and 10/19).

Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Malcolm Friend for Studio A

Tune in to Studio A on Sunday, October 15th from 9-10 pm EST to hear an interview with poet Malcolm Friend. Malcolm Friend is the author of the chapbook mxd kd mixtape (forthcoming, Glass Poetry), and has received awards and fellowships from organizations including CantoMundo, VONA/Voices of Our Nations, Backbone Press, and the University of Memphis.

Sun, 15 Oct 2017, 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Muyassar Kurdi and Nicholas Jozwiak for Live Constructions

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11pm for a live studio performance with Muyassar Kurdi (vox) and collaborator Nicholas Jozwiak (cello). Kurdi is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work encompasses sound, extended vocal technique, performance art, movement, photography, and film. An improviser and composer, Kurdi has toured extensively in the US and in Europe and performs music for voice, harmonium, piano, lyre, autoharp, and theremin.
Sun, 15 Oct 2017, 10:00pm to 11:00pm

Naomi André, Mary Birnbaum, Suzanne Cusick, Lydia Goehr, and Annie Randall for Saturday Night at the Opera

On October 14th between 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM the next day, WKCR will feature a feminist dialogue about and partial broadcast of Puccini's La Bohème. The discussion will feature conversation with Professors Naomi André, Mary Birnbaum, Suzanne Cusick, Lydia Goehr, and Annie Randall. Listen at WKCR 89.9 FM and

Sat, 14 Oct 2017, 9:00pm to Sun, 15 Oct 2017, 1:00am

Anna Simone Reumert and Mira al-Rahim for Middle Eastern Influences

On tonight's Middle Eastern Influences, Anna Simone Reumert and Mira al-Rahim present “Syria: Art in a time of revolution, exile and war”. Reumert and al-Rahim have interviewed Abdallah al-Kafri (Beirut), Ali Atassi (Beirut), and Fadi Yazigi (Damascus) about their respective art-making in the context of present-day Syria. All recordings were done in Beirut, Lebanon this summer. "Syria: Art in a time of revolution, exile and war" will be available on Soundcloud after airing.

Fri, 13 Oct 2017, 12:00am to 1:00am

Mike Casey for Out to Lunch

Tune in to Out to Lunch this Thursday, October 12 from 12-3 PM ET for an interview with rising saxophonist Mike Casey. A graduate of the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School, as well as an alumnus of the distinguished Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, Casey has excelled as a sideman at such famous venues as Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Minton’s and Smalls Jazz Club.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Roberto ‘Béco’ Dranoff for Som do Brasil

São Paulo born Roberto ‘Béco’ Dranoff has been active in the international creation, production and promotion of music and culture for over 25 years. Based in New York City since 1988, Dranoff’s unique Brazilian, European and American background positions him as a relevant cultural bridge for creative entertainment projects between Brazil and the rest of the world. His multi-faceted career includes credits as label founder and A&R, record producer, compiler, film and TV music supervisor, documentary and series producer, music festival curator and radio host.
Wed, 11 Oct 2017, 11:00pm to Thu, 12 Oct 2017, 1:00am


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