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WETF founding board member, renowned jazz drummer in the region, co-founder of and producer for Merrimans’ Playhouse, South Bend’s only jazz club, and co-host of “This Is The Gig.”
WETF founding board member, accomplished jazz bassist, co-founder of and producer for Merrimans’ Playhouse and co-host of “This Is The Gig.” For information on Merrimans’ Playhouse, visit its website at www.merrimansplayhouse.org
WETF board member, founder of the New England Jazz Hall of Fame, WETF programming director, host of “Collector’s Choice," "Saturday Night/Last Call,” and “Big Band Blowout.”
Founding member of the WETF board, and the station’s secretary/treasurer.
Jazz tenor man, moved to South Bend from Chicago, the newest member of the WETF board and host of “Collector’s Choice" and "Swinging with Mike"
Host of “Classic Jazz”, began broadcasting career at Kansas University decades ago, creator of NPR comedy/jazz series “Twelfth Street Jump”.
Founder of Villanova University’s jazz festival, the Berkshire’s Jazz Group, and the Pittsfield (Mass.) jazz festival. One of the foremost authorities on the music of Stan Kenton and host of WETF’s “Kenton Specials.”
Clarinetist, sax man and leader of “The Wolverines”, one of the nation’s most highly acclaimed exponents of “traditional” jazz; a highly respected researcher and lecturer on the subject and host of “Jazz Focus.” For more on the Wolverines and Clark’s writings, research and podcasts, visit www.John Clark/New England Traditional Jazz Plus.
WFIU-FM (Bloomington, Ind) program director and host of “Afterglow,” a weekly feature on the American Songbook and interpretations of it by jazz artists and others.
Host of “Jazz Oasis,” which is out of Public Radio station WDCB in Glen Ellyn-Chicago and which focuses on “modern jazz.” described by Cushing as the Golden Age of the genre, 1946-64.
Vocalist/pianist, record collector, host of “Simply Timeless” which originates from New York City.
Host of “Jazz for Everyone,” pianist/trombonist, leader of the most popular jazz trio in South Bend for decades, director of jazz studies at Notre Dame.
Award-winning jazz flutist, host of “Reflections on Jazz Styles,” author of America’s most widely used introductions to jazz: “Jazz Styles” and its abridged edition, “Concise Guide to Jazz.” To hear podcasts or read articles by Gridley, go to www.jazzstyles.net
Host of the “Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz” hour, became deeply appreciative of jazz in Central and South America after having lived in Brazil for several years.
Host of “Jazz Talk”, jazz pianist, composer, entrepreneur and author or "David Baker: A Legacy in Music" and "Experiencing Chick Corea: A Listener's Companion", leader of international touring group Sheroes, Indiana University Bloomington Arts Administration faculty and editor of "Jazz Education in Research and Practice"
The “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio”, host of “Eric in the Evening” out of WGBH-FM, has been on the air since 1969.
Host of “Night Lights” originating out of WFIU in Bloomington and featuring jazz,1945-90 — a time span that Johnson notes “weirdly parallels Miles Davis’s recordings and the Cold War.”
Host of “Colors of Jazz” out of WICN, which emphasizes the diversity and evolution of the music.
Host of “The Vocalists with JM Jazz”, producer of 14 “Jazz Profiles” shows for NPR, representative for major jazz singers, wrote liner notes, produced several records and websites, including carmenmcrae.com, and the documentary film “Say It With Jazz.” Lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Though the days of touring big bands are long gone, there are a good number of regional bands keeping alive this great art form. That is the mission of WETF's radio program New Vintage, hosted by Bill O'Connell. After establishing himself as a professional educator at Triton College in River Grove, IL, Bill formed his own big band in 1988. Bill knew that his calling was playing modern big band arrangements. This is also the mission of New Vintage.
Produced in the studios of Chicago’s Home for Jazz WDCB.
One of the Boston area’s most veteran jazz hosts, whose show, “Jazz Train”, originates from WMBR-FM on the MIT campus in Cambridge.
Native son of South Bend, jazz percussionist, retired director of jazz studies at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. Host of “Prebys on Jazz” which originates on the “Prairie Public Radio” network.
Historian, author of books and articles on jazz, longtime host of “Jazz a la Mode” which is simulcast out of New England Public Radio in Springfield/Amherst, Mass. For a look at Reney’s podcasts and published works, including profiles and obituaries on significant jazz artists, club owners, producers, journalists and broadcasters, search the internet for JazzBeat with Tom Reney.
Alternate voice of “Jazz a la Mode” from New England Public Radio, freelance musician, blogger and podcaster.
Alternate host of “Jazz a la Mode out of Springfield/Amherst, Mass. Former station manager at WMUA-Amherst and host of a Sunday morning show, “Jazz, Taylormade”, on WRNX.
Alternate host for Brent Banulis on Wednesday’s “Collector’s Choice/Jazz From New England” series, author of “Boston Jazz Chronicles”, the definitive history of jazz in Boston. For a look at his archival material and latest articles, visit www.troystreet.com
Creator of "Jazz for Kids" series, recording artist, musician, vocalist, composer, host of "Jazz for Kids".