UPDATE: This broadcast will occur between 8:00pm Thursday, January 29th and 7:45pm Friday, January 30th.
Join us at WKCR starting Thursday, January 29th at 8:00pm as we celebrate the 104th birthday anniversary of one of the foundational figures of the Swing Era, jazz trumpeter Roy “Little Jazz” Eldridge! Known for his signature boldness in rhythm and sound, Eldridge is often accredited for his role in bridging the musical styles and...
Tune in to the In All Languages show, Sunday 1st of February from 11pm to 2am to hear a special series exploring the fusion between traditional Arabic music with jazz expressions. We'll see how certain jazz musicians from the Middle-East such as the trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf are reshaping the expressions of jazz sounds. We will also look at musicians like Anouar Brahem, Dhafer Youssef or Rabih-Abou Khalil coming from a classical...
Tune in Wednesday evening from 6-9 PM to hear this week's edition of the Musician's Show, where we will be joined by guitarist Oz Noy. Noy was born in Israel, and began planning professionally at age 13. By his mid-20s he was an established studio musician, performing with the house band of Israel’s top-rated television show. Noy made the move to New York City in 1996, and since, has performed at some of the best live music venues in New York including the Bitter End, the Iridium
Tune in this Sunday, January 25th from 11pm-2am on the In All Languages show as we celebrate Greek music. We will hear rare recordings of traditional music from Crete as well as Greek songs by Amalia Hanim. From there we will hear the plaintive instrumentation evolve to the more complex production of Greek music today. Artists like Loudovikos Ton Anoyíon, Kristi Stassinopoulou, and more will be featured.
WKCR is pleased to bring you a special festival broadcast dedicated to Antonio "Tom" Carlos Jobim on his birthday Sunday, January 25th from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM! Born on January 25th 1927 in Rio de Janeiro, Jobim would go on to become one of the most influential songwriters and composers of the twentieth century, he is most reowned for his significant impacts in the bossa nova style. To celebrate Jobim’s enormous musical contributions, we will be playing his music on his birthday as