Cafe Jazz

Weeknights at 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Energize your evening with two hours of mainstream jazz on Café Jazz. George Eldred gets the week started on Mondays and again Thursdays (at 10 pm), Todd Hill picks up the jazz on Tuesdays, and Dr. Brian Clardy takes over Wednesdays. Whether you're new to jazz or an aficionado, Café Jazz is the place to satisfy that fix.

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Playlist

August 23, 2012

9:00 PM
Out of the Past
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Nights at the Vanguard
Label : Uptown Records
9:07 PM
The Camel
Artist : Hampton Hawes
Album : Live at the Montmartre
Label : Black Lion
9:14 PM
The Tattooed Bride
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Duke Ellington: The 1953 Pasadena Concert
Label : GNP Crescendo
9:23 PM
Soulful Kiddy
Artist : Donald Byrd
Album : Donald Byrd at the Half Note Cafe, Volume 1
Label : Blue Note
9:32 PM
I’m Coming Home
Artist : Christian McBride
Album : A Family Affair
Label : Verve
9:39 PM
Next Exit
Artist : Grover Washington, Jr.
Album : Next Exit
Label : Columbia
9:45 PM
Prez’s Mood
Artist : Lester Young
Album : Prez Conferences
Label : Jass Records
9:50 PM
Sweet Soul
Artist : Peter Erskine
Album : Sweet Soul
Label : BMG
10:00 PM
Come On In My Kitchen
Artist : Cassandra Wilson
Album : Blue Light Til Dawn
Label : Blue Note
10:05 PM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : Art Tatum at the Piano
Label : GNP Crescendo
10:07 PM
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Artist : Meredith D’Ambrosio
Album : Out of Nowhere
Label : SSC Records
10:13 PM
I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good
Artist : Thelonious Monk
Album : Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington
Label : Riverside
10:19 PM
Candy
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Candy
Label : Blue Note
10:26 PM
Desfinado
Artist : Greg Fishman and Paulihno Garcia
Album : Two for Brazil
Label :
10:31 PM
Split Kick
Artist : The Art Blakey Quintet
Album : A Night at Birdland, Volume One
Label : Blue Note
10:40 PM
Sail Away
Artist : Phil Woods
Album : Real Life
Label : Chesky
WKMS Programming
1:53 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

We're Opening the Jazz Vault on WKMS

We're opening the vault... Join us at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday nights as we share programs from our jazz archives. It could be productions by Todd Hill, Brian Clardy, Andy "Jazzman" Smith, George Eldred, the late-great Colonel Tom Morgan, or an unexpected surprise. Jazz goes local late nights on WKMS with Jazz Vault, classical Cafe Jazz favorites, introduced and produced by George Eldred.

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Culture
5:19 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

From the Archive: Remembering Jazz Pianist Mulgrew Miller

Credit montereyjazzfestival.org

Jazz pianist and educator Mulgrew Miller passed away today at the age of 57. He was said to be a leader among contemporary jazz pianists. In this commentary recorded in 2007, Dr. Brian Clardy, Murray State Assistant Professor of History and host of Cafe Jazz Wednesday nights, talks about why Miller was more than just a listening experience. To honor Miller's legacy, Brian will play several selections of his work, along with work by contemporaries tonight (May 29) on Cafe Jazz.

Cafe Jazz
1:23 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Remembering Chicago Jazz Icon Franz Jackson

Credit franzjackson.com

One of the great music innovators in the second half of the Twentieth Century, and the formative years of the Twenty-First, was the Chicago based iconic artist Franz Jackson. Having performed with Fletcher Henderson, Billie Holiday, and Duke Ellington (as well as being a leader on several recordings), Jackson brought energy, excitement, and soul to his music. As such, Jackson was one of the great pioneers of American jazz. History professor and host of Café Jazz, Dr. Brian Clardy spoke with his daughter, Michelle Jackson-Jewell in a telephone interview. Listen to the full interview above. See more at franzjackson.com, including how to purchase his new album, "Milestone."

Cafe Jazz
9:10 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Jazz Vocalist, Artist Solitaire Miles on Cafe Jazz

Credit solitairemiles.com

Classically trained vocalist Solitaire Miles has the range and sound that echoes the musings of jazz singer Anita O'Day and Ella Fitzgerald, and opera singer Fredericka Van Staad. Her brilliantly recorded albums Born To Be Blue and Melancholy reflect her complex ideas and multifaceted influences. But equally impressive are her paintings, one of which is of President Obama that was accepted by the White House. Café Jazz host and Department of History professor Dr. Brian Clardy spoke with her by telephone about her work and views on the future of jazz as an art form. A shortened version of this interview aired on Café Jazz Wednesday, March 13. The interview above is the longer, full version.

Cafe Jazz
4:39 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Pianist and Composer Kelly Brand on Cafe Jazz

Chicago area pianist, composer, and band leader Kelly Brand has been on the music scene for well over a decade and a half entertaining jazz lovers with her innovative compositions and arrangements. Her original compositions, as well as her covers of musicians like Bobby Hutcherson, have enthralled listeners from the concert stage to her stellar recordings. Murray State History Professor and host of Café Jazz Dr. Brian Clardy spoke with her via telephone in an interview that was aired recently on the Wednesday night broadcast. Hear is the full interview. Discover more of her work at kellybrand.com.

Arts
11:27 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Meet Jazz Pianist, Paducah Native, Jon Cowherd

Credit www.joncowherd.com

Kate Lochte continues our series of interviews with young people of western Kentucky who are finding success “out there” in major markets.  This time we meet a co-founder of the Brian Blade Fellowship Band, Jon Cowherd.

Pianist Jon Cowherd is a member of jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson's band, and his instrumental work has graced albums by the likes of Rosanne Cash, Lizz Wright, Iggy Pop, Marc Cohn, Mark Olson and Victoria Williams. He tours with Ms. Wilson, Rosanne Cash and also his Fellowship Band, which he co-founded with percussionist /bandleader Brian Blade with whom he discovered musical brotherhood while both were students at Loyola University in New Orleans. 

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Jazz
9:30 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

A Cafe Jazz Conversation with Pianist Taylor Eigsti

Café Jazz host Dr. Brian Clardy recently spoke with jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti, for A Café Jazz Christmas with Brian Clardy (aired: 12/19 at 9 p.m.). They talk about Taylor's influences, memories of Dave Brubeck and improving as a young musician into adulthood. Taylor began studying the piano at the age of four and recorded his first album at the age of 14, titled Tays Groove. He was recently nominated for two Grammy Awards and lives in New York City. Brian spoke with Taylor Eigsti over the phone.

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