Boney James chats, Sachal Vasandani sings at Fallingwater, Jazz and Wine in West Virginia and more! Thursday at 6, Sunday at 5

Boney James chats, Sachal Vasandani sings at Fallingwater, Jazz and Wine in West Virginia and more! Thursday at 6, Sunday at 5

Thursday night at 6, repeated Sunday at 5 on WZUM - we visit with saxophonist Boney James, performing Friday, September 13 at the Byham Theater. Plus, take a peek into the convergence of jazz and architecture as Sachal Vasandani does music of Nat King Cole with the MCG Jazz Orchestra, Sunday at 5.

Benny Benack III, Poetry and Jazz, Najee, Trombone Shorty and more! Thursday at 6, Sunday at 5

Benny Benack III, Poetry and Jazz, Najee, Trombone Shorty and more!  Thursday at 6, Sunday at 5

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!

Drummer and jazz advocate Thomas Wendt visits the the MCG Jazz Spotlight Hour - Friday and Sunday Night at 6

Drummer and jazz advocate Thomas Wendt visits the the MCG Jazz Spotlight Hour - Friday and Sunday Night at 6

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.

Reggie Watkins, Maynard and more the Scene on WZUM - Thursday at 6, Sunday at 5

Reggie Watkins, Maynard and more the Scene on WZUM - Thursday at 6, Sunday at 5

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

Jazz Fusion and Sounds of Summers past - the MCG Jazz Spotlight Hour - Friday and Sunday Night at 6

Jazz Fusion and Sounds of Summers past - the MCG Jazz Spotlight Hour - Friday and Sunday Night at 6

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!