The Jazz Break at Noon is KRTU’s weekly, mid-day program. Hosted by Music Director Kory Cook, the program is an educational listening session highlighting major artists, styles, and themes from jazz music’s rich history. From rare recordings of the 1930s to today’s most progressive sounds, the Jazz Break at Noon takes you on an educational sonic journey through jazz history.
October 5 - October 9: Listener Requests
The KRTU Fall Membership Drive is scheduled for September 25-October 9, 2020, and this year we'll continue in the tradition of taking listener requests with your support during the drive to be played on the Jazz Break at Noon.
October 12 - October 16: Jazz & Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from September 15 - October 15, recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the history, culture, and achievements in the United States. KRTU celebrates the work of Hispanic artists and musicians this week with recordings from Jerry Gonzales, Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, Manny Oquendo, Mongo Santamaria, Bebo & Chucho Valdez, and Poncho Sanchez to local artists Henry Brun, Pete Rodriguez, Jose Amador and Olivia Revueltas. Join us this week as we listen to the strong influence and vibrant contributions of Hispanic and Latin American musicians to the Americas.
October 19 - October 23: New Fall 2020 Releases
A change in season and the autumnal equinox brings us more recordings and releases from some of the year's biggest surprises so far. Chick Corea's live solo release, the introspection of trumpeter Ron Miles on Blue Note, and baritone saxophonist Claire Daly's salute to Rahsaan Roland Kirk are just a few of the highlights on the new release shelf to share with you this week.
October 26 - October 30: Soulful Contributions from the Adderleys
Saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, his brother and cornetist Nat, Nat's son Adderley Jr., and Adderley Jr's daughter Akina are all part of a musical family that goes back to the mid 1950's and the development of jazz as we know it today. This week we'll hear Nat Jr. talk about the family from a previously recorded interview, along with music from all four Adderleys and each of their unique sense of soul and feeling.