Friday Night Live Celebrates Jazz at Murray State

Murray, KY – Friday Night Live Celebrates Jazz at Murray State

Murray, KY. WKMS-FM, Murray State's listener-supported public radio service and NPR member station announces a special all-jazz program this week on Friday Night Live, hosted by Mark Welch. Friday's program begins at 7 p.m. and features two Murray State Music Department concerts from 2009.

The first hour features the MSU Jazz Band and Jazz Orchestra performing popular Gershwin tunes. The concert, recorded this past November in historic Lovett Auditorium, includes favorites such as Lady be Good, Embraceable You, Fascinating Rhythm, highlights from Porgy & Bess, and Rhapsody in Blue featuring piano soloist Kala Dunn.

The second hour of Friday Night Live includes a Lovett Auditorium concert featuring saxophonist and jazz clinician Jamey Aebersold and his Quartet. This concert from March 2009 was the culminating event for last year's Murray State Jazz Festival and the program includes I Could Write a Book, Darn That Dream, Call Me, Groovin' High, I Can't Get Started and Broadway.

Friday Night Live showcases performances recorded live from a host of musical genres and venues. The program includes season performances from the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, as well as select performances from the Music Department of Murray State, performances from MSU's campus, and other local and national venues.

WKMS broadcasts at 91.3 FM, 92.1 FM, Paducah; 99.5 FM, Paris, Tennessee; and 105.1 FM, Madisonville. WKMS also broadcasts on 91.3 WKMS HD-1 and 91.3 WKMS HD-2 featuring Classical 24, and streams both channels online at, an extensive web resource of information regarding the programming schedules for both channels and more. The station also offers the toll-free line 800-599-4737 for further inquiries.

Learn more about Friday Night Live on the show page, here.