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Artist Profiles - Drummer Art Blakey

Before co-founding the Jazz Messengers with Horace Silver, Art Blakey was backing jazz greats Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk...Nicknamed the "Tiger Of Jazz" he was known for his aggressive swing style and was one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming.. Members of the Jazz Messengers is like a who's who in jazz with the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, Terence Blanchard & Wynton Marsalis to...

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Cécile McLorin Salvant: Tiny Desk Concert

Sep 25, 2018

Standing behind the Tiny Desk with only pianist Sullivan Fortner by her side, jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant remarked that she hadn't been this nervous in a while. But it was hard to tell: She embraced the discomfort with ease, taking command of the space with a calm demeanor and spiritual presence that felt both humble and persuasive.

It's 1988. A gallon of gas is about 90 cents. Movie tickets average $3.50 a flick. And while you were at the movies, chances are you caught Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Big or Beetlejuice. On television, Miami Vice was still going strong, as St. Elsewhere was ending. In August, Yo! MTV Raps debuted.

You think you're accomplishing something in life until you realize that at age 29, playwright Lorraine Hansberry had a play produced on Broadway. Not only did she have a play, but her drama, A Raisin in the Sun, beat out Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill to win the prestigious New York Drama Critics' Circle for the best play of the year. Let that sink in.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, World Cafe presents an evening of live music by the The McCrary Sisters, performing a unique style of gospel influenced by classic soul, Americana, blues and R&B.

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The Cleveland Browns made a rare visit to the win column Thursday night, ending a streak of frustration and futility by beating another NFL team for the first time since Christmas Eve 2016. The win set off celebrations – including a promotion campaign that had offered free beer if the team won a game in 2018.

The Gift Of Posthumous Prince Music

Sep 21, 2018

The saxophonist Big Jay McNeely, a product of the thriving rhythm and blues scene in postwar Los Angeles, died on Sunday in California at the age of 91.

McNeely's honking saxophone and wild stage antics gave form to what would become rock and roll, directly influencing many of the genre's legends.

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Jazzy 88.9 WCSU presents Jazz And Funk Music On The Lawn

Jazz And Funk Music On The Lawn will be held Saturday, October 13 at 3 PM on the campus of Central State University. Featured perfomers include Kiddle Mack.

Thursdays at Noon

Café Jazz is a mix of original vinyl recordings with contemporary jazz releases on CD with host Richard (Gene) Knight. 

Thursdays at 5:30 PM

New Inspiration For The Nation

Host George Kilpatrick brings you some of the country's most inspiring conversations, in a fun, accessible style.

Thursdays at 6 PM

My Favorite Things

Hosted by Dr. Morakinyo A.O. Kuti AKA "Moraks," the program will feature music from all over the world in different languages. Listeners will hear Afro jazz, Afro beat, Calypso, Classical & more.

Keep WCSU wherever you go. Download the WCSU Public Radio App. The WCSU Public Radio App allows you to conveniently listen to your favorite jazz and news programs on your favorite mobile device.

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