jazz

April 8, 2015
billie

Billie Holiday and the War of Drugs

April 7, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Billie Holiday. In honor of her birth, we speak to Johann Hari, author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the American Drug War, the centerpiece of which tells the tale of the ramifications of the drug war on Billie Holliday.
March 23, 2015
billie

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the American Drug War

March 20, 2015 - Segment 4 - We speak with Johann Hari, author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the American Drug War, about the US's war on drugs and the federal government's fight against Bille Holliday.
December 10, 2014
jc

John Coltrane’s “Offering: Live at Temple University”

December 9, 2014 - Segment 3 - Marc Steiner Show producer Mark Gunnery shares an appreciation and review of the latest John Coltrane release, Offering: Live at Temple University. The recording documents one of Coltrane's final concerts on November 11, 1966, and offers a glimpse of where he was heading musically in the final months of his life.
December 9, 2014
Coltrane

John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme at 50

December 9, 2014 - Segment 2 - Fifty years ago today, John Coltrane recorded his classic album A Love Supreme. We discuss the lasting impact of that album.
October 15, 2014
Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald’s Cabaret-Style Jazz Performance Coming to Baltimore

October 15, 2014 - Segment 2 - I interview 1980s teen idol Molly Ringwald about her upcoming cabaret-style jazz performance at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts.
April 18, 2014
harlem

The Girls In The Band

April 17, 2014 - Segment 4 - We talk with Judy Chalkin, producer and director of the documentary The Girls In The Band, about female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30s to the present day.
March 3, 2014
Jimmy Heath

Jazz Saxophonist Jimmy ‘Little Bird’ Heath On Life, Work & The Meaning of Jazz

March 3, 2014 - Segment 2 - Jazz saxophonist Jimmy Heath joins us to discuss his life, work, and the meaning of jazz today. His autobiography is titled, I Walked With Giants.
January 2, 2014
covington

New Year’s Eve Music From Keith Covington

December 31, 2013 - Segment 1 - Keith Covington, former owner of the New Haven Lounge, brings us into 2014 with great conversation and some of the best traditional and contemporary jazz music, from Johnny Hartman to Wynton Marsalis.
October 31, 2013
Ethel Ennis

Ethel Ennis and Cyrus Chestnut at An Die Musik

October 31, 2013 - Segment 2 - We bring you a special musical treat – Baltimore’s First Lady of Jazz Ethel Ennis will be in-studio along with her husband, writer and former Baltimore Sun reporter Earl Arnett, and pianist, songwriter, producer, and Baltimore native Cyrus Chestnut.