Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz
5:33 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

April is Jazz Appreciation Month

Put some swing into your spring...check out all of the jazz events around town this month. Plus, on WRTI we’ll broadcast special jazz tributes every night in April. You’ll hear short biographical sketches of jazz musicians (past and present) with regional ties. And after each sketch, we’ll play music from the featured artists. You’ll be able to catch our vignettes every day at 7 pm, 10 pm, 1 am, and 5 am.

Jazz Appreciation Month
10:26 am
Thu March 31, 2011

Bud Powell

Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) was an American Jazz pianist. Powell has been described as one of "the two most significant pianists of the style of modern jazz that came to be known as bop", the other being his friend and contemporary Thelonious Monk. Along with Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a key player in the history of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him "the Charlie Parker of the piano".

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News and Views
9:15 am
Mon April 3, 2006

Jazz Appreciation Month

WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at this uniquely American art form.

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