April 30, 2013

Nighten-M A L E S

May is Male jazz singer month! I just declared it so.

Time to give the guys their due. Our Hi-Rotation jazz list for May is all Men.

So, Here they are Ladies and Gents!

                                                          'The Testoster-Tones.'

THEO BLECKMAN- His encomparable recording called 'Duet for One.' He seems to be singing in 2 separate voices at times. No tricks, no overdubs...just the human instrument.

TONY DEPAOLIS- Hidden away among the many great instrumentals on his release 'The Contemporary Dynamic'  bassist Tony DP turns in a lovely, tender vocal on this old undiscovered gem. 'East Side of Heaven.' Take that Bing Crosby.

BOBBY MCFERRIN- A masterly 'Round Midnight' from the film of the same name. 

What time is it, Sir?

The other men highly rotating are:

                               IAN SHAW       KURT ELLING     FRANK SINATRA     TONY BENNETT

So, tune in during jazz hours and get a special treat of the....the music...the joy....the men of jazz singing!

April 17, 2013


Read the W&J press release about Erikka's PAB award.  Erikka is pictured above on the left, during a performance in Professor Cameron's Intersession 2013 Radio Dramas course.


The students in this semester's COM 360 Community Radio have all passed the written portion of Level 3 testing.  Air studio demonstration exams start soon, and this level includes how to use the turntables.  Vinyl records are making a big comeback--learn about how they are made by watching this video that AcousticSongs Live host Mitch Bell brought to our attention.

April 7, 2013

BIGDADDYJAZZ Get some Spring on your JAZZ!

Ah what's that outside? Spring has sprung and the jazz has rizz! I wonder what the new jazz hi-rotation is!

An oldie but goody has June Christy with Stan Kenton alumni singing "Give Me  the Simple Life"-

                           Clare Fisher Latin Jazz Big Band showing us 'San Franciso PM'

          New release by young pianist Aaron Diehl from his CD 'The Bespoke Man's Narrative'

                                                Wayne Shorter's wild new 'Without a Net!'

From the Pittsburgh jazz scene we have Sean Jones from his CD Gemini and Brazilian singer  Kenia singing the lovely 'Your Face' from 'Simply Kenia.'

Vocalist Mark Winkler turning in a lightly swinging CD 'The Laura Nyro Project'  Can u surry?
'Stoned Soul Picnic'

Soren Gemmer-At First

Renee Yoxon- Sao Paulo

Lisa Hilton-Slow Down

Get some sun on your jazz!

Radio Drama: The Secret of Willows Grove

On Monday 8 April at 4:00 pm, tune in to hear the first two installments of "The Secret of Willows Grove," a radio drama produced by the students of Ryan Perrotte's Digital Audio Production course at Peters Township High School. Professor Bill Cameron, who teaches a Radio Drama course at W&J, will interview Mr. Perrotte and several of his students.