Jazz Sunday

L to R: Jack, Candice Kirk-Howell, Dr. Wallace Chandler

From the Jazz Sunday Facebook page, "Friday, August 7th marks the 80th birthday anniversary of Columbus,Ohio-born Rahsaan Roland Kirk. KC and I are thrilled and privileged to shine the spotlight on RRK, his courageous life and his undeniable musical genius on the August 9th broadcast of Jazz Sunday. Share in Rahsaan's amazing aural array by listening to our program."Bright Moments" will abound! "(Jack)

Each June 21, the one-day Make Music New York festival (MMNY) celebrates not just sound but community. It's a summer solstice gathering of the tribes for music makers and music lovers alike, with more than 1200 outdoor concerts across the five boroughs running from morning till night.

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  “lively arts” heart of Cleveland.

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  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).

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.