The Greater Philadelphia Japan-America Society's annual Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing, and Jill Pasternak celebrates with the thundering sounds of Taiko drummers Kim Arrow and Bill Welsh. Also featured, the music of pianist, composer, bandleader and jazz legend Toshiko Akiyoshi, and some authentic Koto music from the Tadao Sawai Koto Ensemble.
Crossover with Jill Pasternak is WRTI's weekly interview show spotlighting notable music and musicians. While the show centers on the worlds of classical music and true, acoustically-driven jazz, it's not unusual to hear music and personalities from the periphery as well.
Crossover is totally unscripted and spontaneous, so it sounds like nothing else on the dial--more like friends chatting over coffee than a broadcast interview.