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.

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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).

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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.

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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.
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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 wkcr.org.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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Wed, 11 Oct 2017, 11:00pm to Thu, 12 Oct 2017, 1:00am

Thelonious Monk Centennial Birthday Broadcast

Tune in on October 10 to WKCR 89.9 FM-NY for 24 hours of Thelonious Sphere Monk’s music in celebration of his 100th birthday. Born in 1917 in North Carolina but raised in Manhattan, Monk first established his musicianship as a mostly self-taught travelling church organist. He marked his grand entrance into the New York jazz scene in 1941 as the new house pianist at the Minton’s Playhouse, the breeding grounds of bebop.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017, 12:00am to 11:59pm

Peter Apfelbaum for Live Constructions

Tune in this Sunday (10/8) from 10:00-11:00 PM to hear a live set from avant-garde jazz pianist Peter Apfelbaum on Live Constructions at WKCR. An associate artistic director for Creative Music Studio, Apfelbaum will be performing at WKCR a day after a performance of his world music project, Song of the Mystic Thread, at Greenwich House Music School.

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Sun, 8 Oct 2017, 10:00pm to 11:00pm

Wardell Gray Retrospective on Jazz Profiles

Sid Gribetz presents a five-hour retrospective radio broadcast celebrating the career of saxophonist Wardell Gray this Sunday, October 8, 2017, from 2-7 PM, on Jazz Profiles on WKCR radio.

Wardell Gray is a “forgotten tenor”, one of the lost masters of modern jazz. Many critics aptly classify his style with a moniker of “Easy Swing”, a felicitous facility that imparts a rhythmic grace yet intensive communicative attack that conveys a soulful message.
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Sun, 8 Oct 2017, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Kevin Hogan for Studio A

Tune in to Studio A on Sunday, October 1st from 9-10 pm to hear an interview with poet Kevin Hogan. Kevin Hogan is a survivor, human rights advocate, and poet whose début collection, My Ríastrad, was named a 2016 Lambda Literary Awards Finalist. The conversation will cover both Hogan's literary work and his activism on overcoming societal stigma.

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Sun, 1 Oct 2017, 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Brian Charette for the Musician's Show

Tune in to the Musician’s Show this Wednesday, September 27 from 6-9 PM ET for a live interview with New York City organist/pianist Brian Charette. Brian has established himself as a leading voice in modern Jazz. Charette is a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed artist who was the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll Rising Star: Organ award and has climbed to 4th place in The Critic's Poll main organ category.

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Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Kelvin Quintanilla for Art Waves

Tune into Arts Waves this Friday, September 22nd at 9 PM EST for a special Spanish news program with guest host Kelvin Quintanilla. Quintanilla is a radio veteran and an active member of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, an interfaith network of congregations, organizations and individuals, standing publicly in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017, 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Adam Rudolph for Jazz Alternatives

Tune in to Jazz Alternatives from 6-9 PM on Friday, September 22 for as we welcome Adam Rudolph into our studio for an interview and discussion of his upcoming releases. For the past four decades composer, improviser, and percussionist Adam Rudolph has performed extensively in concert throughout North & South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Rudolph has been hailed as "a pioneer in world music" by the NY Times and "a master percussionist" by Musician magazine.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Ricardo Grilli for the Musician's Show

Tune in to the Musician’s Show this Wednesday, September 20 from 6-9 PM ET for a live interview with Brazilian-born guitarist Ricardo Grilli. Based in New York City, Grilli is an influential figure in the modern guitar scene, and has received excellent reviews in renowned publications such as the New York Times, Downbeat, Jazz Times and All About Jazz.

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Wren Hanks for Studio A

Tune in to Studio A on Sept. 17th from 9-10 pm EST to hear an interview with Wren Hanks, author of chapbooks Prophet Fever (Hyacinth Girl Press) and Ghost Skin (Porkbelly Press). Wren is a 2016 Lambda Emerging Writers Fellow and his work has appeared in Best New Poets 2016, Gigantic Sequins, and The Wanderer among others.

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

Champian Fulton for the Musician's Show

Tune in to the Musician’s Show this Wednesday, September 13 from 6-9 PM ET for a live interview with American jazz pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton. Born in Oklahoma, she has become a world class Jazz pianist and vocalist with international acclaim. Champian grew up with music in her home, and the presence of her father’s musician friends, including Clark Terry and Major Holley, inspired her focus on Jazz.

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

White Plains Jazz Festival for Jazz Alternatives

Tune into Jazz Alternatives on Tuesday, September 12 from 6-9 PM ET for a preview of the upcoming White Plains Jazz Fest, a 5-day celebration of jazz in White Plains, NY from Sept 13-17. We will be hosting a live discussion on air of the upcoming festival, as well as sharing some oral histories of local musicians and interviews with artists who will be performing there.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Michael Broder for Studio A

Tune into Studio A from 9-10 pm EST tonight (Sunday, Sept. 10) to hear a live interview with novelist and poet, Michael Broder. Michael Broder is the author of Drug and Disease Free (Indolent Books, 2016) and This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014), a finalist for the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. His poems have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies.
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Sun, 10 Sep 2017, 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Alexander Claffy for the Musician's Show

Tune in to the Musician's Show on Wednesday, August 30 from 6-9pm ET for an interview with bassist Alexander Claffy. “CLAFFY,” 23 years old, has been immersed in music since birth. His father a pianist, his mother, a vocalist, he had many of his earliest lessons on bandstands in the heart of Philadelphia. As a teenager, CLAFFY found mentorship in many natives of Philadelphia's rich music scene from Hard-Bop to Hip-Hop.

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Wed, 30 Aug 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Lester "Prez" Young and Charlie "Bird" Parker 3-Day Festival

Beginning Sunday, August 27 at 12:00am ET, WKCR will have a three-day festival dedicated to the music of tenor saxophonist Lester "Prez" Young, and alto saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker. The 27th marks Prez's birthday, and the 29th, Bird's. On Monday, August 28th we will play both Prez and Bird interchangeably throughout the day.

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Sun, 27 Aug 2017, 12:00am to Tue, 29 Aug 2017, 11:59pm

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