Jazz Sunday

Sundays, 3pm - 6pm
Host: KC Jones & Jack Marchbanks
KC Jones and Jack Marchbanks

Music from all branches of the jazz tree.

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WCBE Exclusive
5:58 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

WCBE Presents Linda Dachtyl Live From Studio A Wed. July 22, 2015 @ 2PM!

Linda Dachtyl

The Hammond B3 artist Linda Dachtyl will play a few songs during the Global Village!

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9:13 am
Tue July 14, 2015

The 2015 Tri-C Jazz Festival (Cleveland)

Trombonist/Composer Wycliffe Gordon and Jazz Sunday’s Jack Marchbanks

This past July 10th through July 12th, ¬†I spent a ¬†weekend in Cleveland for the fourth consecutive year ¬†to take in the always well-presented Tri-C (Cuyahoga Community College) Jazz Festival.¬†Tri-C Jazz Fest Director Terri Pontremoli, 90.3-FM WCPN IdeaStream, Key Bank, the Gund Foundation , the Ohio Arts Council and many others collaborated to bring a dazzling roster of world renowned artists to multiple theatre stages in Playhouse Square, the ¬†‚Äúlively arts‚ÄĚ heart of Cleveland.

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12:02 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

WCBE Presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave. w/ Soul Rebels Sat. Dec. 13, 2014 @ The Newport!

Trombone Shorty will perform @ The Newport Sat. Dec. 13 @ The Newport!

WCBE proudly presents Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews & Orleans Ave. on Saturday, December 13th at The Newport Music Hall! 

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WCBE Exclusive
4:03 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

WCBE Presents Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Live From Studio A Mon. Nov. 10, 2014 @ 2PM!

JFJO will perform Live From Studio A

The psychedelic jazz trio, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at Dick's Den!

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!


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2:29 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Classic Gene Walker Interview on WCBE's Jazz Sunday

Credit http://www.jazzartsgroup.org/

  The late Columbus-born  saxophonist Gene Walker was a world class musician, educator, jazz advocate AND local historian.  He shares all these gifts with WCBE listeners in this archival interview (circa Spring 2012).

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RRK Scholarship
3:52 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

2014 Rahsaan Roland Kirk Scholarship Winner Announced

L-R: Ms. Betty Hill-Church (Columbus City Schools), Ms. Kirk-Howell, Mr. Rivers and Mr. Marchbanks

The Rahsaan Roland Kirk Scholarship Fund, administered by The Columbus Foundation, has announced Xavier Rivers as ¬†its fourth RRK Scholarship award winner. Mr. Rivers is a pianist who has recently graduated from Columbus‚Äôs Fort Hayes High School. He has been accepted by the Berklee College of Music on a full tuition scholarship and will begin classes at the prestigious music academy in Boston this upcoming ¬†Fall 2014. ¬†‚ÄúXavier is an extraordinarily focused, well spoken and gifted young person,‚ÄĚ said RRK Scholarship co-founder Jack Marchbanks.

6:43 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

WCBE Presents Occidental Gypsy Live From Studio A April 23, 2014 @ 2PM!

Occidental Gypsy will perform Live From Studio A

Boston outfit Occidental Gypsy will play a few songs during the Global Village!

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5:22 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

WCBE Presents Alan Evans Trio Live From Studio A Thurs. Feb. 13, 2014 @ 2PM!

WCBE Presents Alan Evans Trio Live From Studio A

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Alan Evans Trio to Studio A!  They'll play a few songs ahead of their show that night at Brothers Drake Meadery!  They're out on the road in support of their latest release Merkaba and you'll get at taste of it on WCBE!  Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets for the show!  It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at

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4:05 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

WCBE Choice Albums of 2013

Credit Jaula DeArdilla

Visit WCBE's Amazon page for sampling of our core playlist for 2013; we encourage you to use this list as a resource to find the quality music heard on WCBE this past year!

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Exclusive Labor Day Special
2:59 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame Induction Special, Sept. 2nd @ 11am

WCBE celebrates the July 2013 induction of Royal G. "Rusty" Bryant and Rahsaan Roland Kirk into Columbus' Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame.  Listeners can hear highlights and background historical information about the artists and the historic venue in "Artists and Their Community: Rusty Bryant and Rahsaan Roland Kirk."  This special airs Labor Day Monday morning, September 2, 2013 at 11am. Hosted by Wayne Self.

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Jazz Sunday
12:51 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Duke Ellington's "My People" on WCBE's Jazz Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Civil Rights Hero, Congressman John Lewis (L) and Jazz Sunday Co-Host Jack Marchbanks at reception for Congressional Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (Rayburn Building, Washington, D.C., July 31, 2

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the August 28th, 1963 March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom, K.C. Jones and Jack Marchanks will broadcast My People, Duke Ellington's civil rights-themed musical, on Jazz Sunday, August 25, 2013.  As some of you might already know, Ellington performed the work as part of  the Century of Negro Progress Exposition held in Chicago from August 16th to September 2nd, 1963, which in itself was a celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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Newport Jazz Festival
10:57 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Jon Batiste And Stay Human, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

20-something singing pianist of the New Orleans virtuoso tradition, Jon Batiste has a natural entertainer's charisma and chops to match. He met his band in school at Juilliard ‚ÄĒ and can do "modern jazz" with a metropolitan attitude. And yes, there's a tuba.

10:09 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Dirty Dozen Brass Band At the Newport Jazz Festival

Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Adam Kissick NPR

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band performed live during the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival this past weekend, but you can hear their performance again thanks to NPR music. Listen to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Free Jazz
10:10 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Our Song of Peace: French American Peace Ensemble

The musicians of the French American Peace Ensemble, clockwise from top left: Kidd Jordan, William Parker, Francois Tusques, Louis Sclavis, Hamid Drake.
Shadowbox Live

Come and enjoy an hour of Free Jazz featuring internationally renowned Jazz Greats from Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and France.

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3:05 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

WCBE Presents Booker T. Jones Live From Studio A & At Rhythm On The River June 14th!

Booker T. Jones will perform Live From Studio A


is thrilled to host the legendary Booker T. Jones Live From Studio A and along with Rhythm On The River at Bicentennial Park on Fri. June 14th!  

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8:53 am
Mon June 3, 2013

2013 Rahsaan Roland Kirk Music Scholarship Recipient Announced

(L to R): Tatum ‚ÄúTate‚ÄĚ Flemister, his mother, Mrs. Cerina Flemister; Ms. Candice Kirk-Howell and Rahsaan Roland Kirk (RRK) Music Scholarship Co-Founder Jack Marchbanks.

Tatum Flemister is the third recipient of the RRK Music Scholarship. The two previous winners are Robert ‚ÄúRob‚ÄĚ Dove (2009), a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina‚Äôs Miles Davis Institute and Sivan Silver Schwartz (2011), ¬†who is currently attending Oberlin.

Mr. Flemister is a talented percussionist who also plays piano and trumpet. Tate is a 2013 graduate of the Columbus City Schools Fort Hayes Career Academy.  He will be attending Berklee College of Music in Boston this fall.  His twin goals are to compose jazz and play jazz professionally after graduating.

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Broadcast Bits
11:22 am
Thu May 30, 2013

JazzSet Remembers Mulgrew Miller

Jean Francois Laberine via NPR.org

Coming up this Sunday, JazzSet remembers pianist Mulgrew Miller (1955-2013) as Artist-in-Residence at the 2010 Detroit Jazz Festival. Picture it: outdoors and downtown on Labor Day weekend, Miller is everywhere, playing and teaching and being interviewed, and he's smiling. From that weekend, he leads his group Wingspan and plays two-piano duets with Kenny Barron on JazzSet.

Tune in for this special edition of JazzSet, as we remember Mulgrew Miller, this Sunday at 2pm on 90.5 FM, WCBE Columbus, followed by Jazz Sunday starting  at 3pm.

Saturday Programming Special
11:41 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Jackie Robinson Radio Special, May 18 @ 3pm

Marchbanks under Jackie Robinson banner at Pasadena City College (April 2013)

WCBE was a fan of American sports and civil rights hero, Jackie Robinson,  before being one was "cool."

Back in early winter 2007, WCBE music history reporter Jack Marchbanks researched, wrote and produced a retrospective on Jackie Robinson to note the 60th anniversary (April 15, 2007) of Robinson breaking the "color barrier" in major league baseball.

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11:27 am
Mon May 13, 2013

A DIY Guide To The History Of Women In Jazz

Trombonist and arranger Melba Liston is one of the women featured in a new documentary about female instrumentalists in jazz, The Girls in the Band.
Carol Comer & Diane Gregg Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 2:29 pm

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a proclamation declaring Friday "Women in Jazz Day" ‚ÄĒ an attempt at cultural reform that's bound to enjoy the same resounding success as banning oversized sodas. Which is to say: Nice try, Mr. Mayor.

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1:21 pm
Sat April 20, 2013

Esperanza Spalding On Piano Jazz

Esperanza Spalding.
Johann Sauty Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 2:03 pm

On this Piano Jazz from 2008, bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding brings her neo-soul style to a set of standards with the aid of pianist Leo Genovese. Spalding is one of the most talked about artists in jazz today.

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