Archive For May, 2012

Jazz and Literature

By | May 26, 2012

Jazz poet Langston Hughes

This week we continue our ongoing series on jazz and the arts, with an hour-long look at the shared frontiers of jazz and literature. We’ll talk with poet Sascha Feinstein about the many ways jazz shaped the world of poetry, and take a look at the life and work of the so-called “jazz poet” Langston […]

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Tito Puente

By | May 19, 2012

The King of Latin Jazz, Tito Puente

This week, it’s an hour on the life and music of the King of Latin music: maestro Tito Puente. We’ll talk with Latin jazz historian Bobby Sanabria about the many talents that made Tito Puente the undisputed King of Latin Jazz, and hear Bobby’s take on why Tito still matters to the 20-somethings he’s teaching […]

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Great Jazz Cities: St. Louis

By | May 4, 2012

East St. Louis favorite son Miles Davis

This hour we continue our ongoing series on America’s Great Jazz Cities with the long-lost jazz and blues traditions of St. Louis. We’ll talk with historian Kevin Belford about how St. Louis’ rich blues heritage got written out of the jazz history books, and take a look at how the turn-of-the-century Mississippi River riverboat economy […]

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