Membership Drive Edition of the Jazz Break at Noon
KRTU's Spring 2022 Membership Drive began on Friday, March 25, and will conclude on Friday, April 8. This week we ask for your contribution during the Jazz Break at Noon, take listener requests, and say thank you with plenty of your favorite recordings from local, national, and international artists, while indulging in some of the irresistible slices of vinyl that make up our core sound.
The Eternally Hip Herbie Hancock
Keyboardist, composer, bandleader, and educator Herbie Hancock is a living legend. This week, we'll celebrate the birthday of the immaculate, funky, and cerebral Hancock with multiple sides from his extraordinary career as a recording and performing artist. Hancock is also the creator and chair of International Jazz Day, celebrated on KRTU and around the world on April 30.
Jazz Poetry Week for National Poetry Month
In conjunction with National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, KRTU presents a week of poetry, jazz, and live performances in our studio. Guest host Jim LaVilla-Havelin leads our daily discussion and excursion into both classic and current recordings, combined with texts and original works from local, national, and international poets, artists, writers, and musicians. The relationship of jazz to the written word, and all things jazz poetry, this week on the Jazz Break at Noon.
100 Years of Charles Mingus
Bassist, composer, bandleader, and jazz icon Charles Mingus was born April 22, 1922, in Nogales, AZ. One of the most prominent and important American musicians of the twentieth-century, Mingus is among giants in jazz who came up in the mid 1940's as major figures in bebop, with compelling, innovative, and demanding recordings to be heard as timeless masterworks. Celebrate the 100th Birthday of Charles Mingus this week on the Jazz Break at Noon, with recordings on labels Columbia, Atlantic, Candid, Impulse, and more.