TO THE VAULT! Stellar Jazz CD's recorded at MCG Jazz in the Spotlight Hour - Friday and Sunday Nights at 6
Thursday night at 6, repeated Sunday at 5 on “THE SCENE” on WZUM - we visit with Harry Clark about the upcoming 7th concert and recording event for Lighthouse Arts on September 22 at Heid House, Aspinwall. We also talk about the vision behind Lighthouse Arts
Also, we visit with Ned Moore to learn more about the 15th annual Jazz Poetry month at City of Asylum. Plus, sounds from Najee, John Medeski, Boney James and Trombone Shorty!
MCG’s Marty Ashby is joined by prominent Pittsburgh percussionist and jazz advocate, Thomas Wendt.
Thomas Wendt is a regular fixture on the jazz scene in Pittsburgh, and tours beyond, regularly, too. He regularly accompanies visiting artists to Pittsburgh, including Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Freddy Cole, Monty Alexander, Paquito D'Rivera, and many more. He also has leadership roles with the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, Lighthouse Arts and JazzPGH.org.
Sounds and stories from the collection of one of Pittsburgh’s jazz conveners, Thomas Wendt, on the MCGJazz Spotlight Hour on WZUM.
We visit with bandleader Reggie Watkins - a regular all around the Pittsburgh Jazz Scene, from the Steeltown Horns, to his regular quartet gig at Eddie V’s on Thursdays and much more. We talk about his time with Jason Mraz, Maynard Ferguson, Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox and much more. We also hear the story behind the 2001 Maynard Ferguson project produced by Phil Ramone with vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur
MCG’s Marty Ashby and Renée Govanucci share sounds of Funk, Rock and Soul Fusion in Jazz, with legendary artists of the form.
Hear music from and stories about the Brecker Brothers; Larry Carlton; The Crusaders; David Sanborn; Tom Scott and the LA Express; Jeff Lorber; Grover Washington, Jr; Chick Corea and Spyro Gyra.
A constant performer through much of the thread - bassist Marcus Miller!