89.1 Jazz with Linda Yohn http://wemu.org en Special Feature: Lunar Glee Club (Lunar Octet) 30th Anniversary Concert This Weekend http://wemu.org/post/special-feature-lunar-glee-club-lunar-octet-30th-anniversary-concert-weekend <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Lunar Glee Club rocked Ann Arbor’s musical world in the 1980s and early ‘90s with their jazz, Afrobeat, funk, calypso and Latin fusion. &nbsp;Sunday July 27th, all 9 original members of the band will present a 30th Reunion Concert at Kerrytown Concert House. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:47:16 +0000 Linda Yohn 49354 at http://wemu.org Special Feature: Lunar Glee Club (Lunar Octet) 30th Anniversary Concert This Weekend Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz: Sean Dobbins At Rush Street Tonight! http://wemu.org/post/sesi-motors-501-jazz-sean-dobbins-rush-street-tonight <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">89.1 WEMU’s free Sesi Motors – Jan Winkelman&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">5:01 Jazz&nbsp;</strong></em>series springs to life Friday, May 2nd with Drummer <strong><a href="https://myspace.com/seandobbins">Sean Dobbins</a>.</strong></p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:40:50 +0000 Patrik Holubik 45043 at http://wemu.org Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz: Sean Dobbins At Rush Street Tonight! Celebrate International Jazz Day With 89.1 WEMU http://wemu.org/post/celebrate-international-jazz-day-891-wemu <p style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.14in;"><font style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">Jazz Appreciation Month wraps up on Wednesday, April 30<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;with <a href="http://jazzday.com/"><strong>International Jazz Day</strong></a>.</font></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:09:04 +0000 Linda Yohn 44942 at http://wemu.org Celebrate International Jazz Day With 89.1 WEMU Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz: Tumbao Bravo At Rush Street Tonight http://wemu.org/post/sesi-motors-501-jazz-tumbao-bravo-rush-street-tonight <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">89.1 WEMU’s free Sesi Motors – Jan Winkelman <em><strong>5:01 Jazz </strong></em>series springs to life Friday, April </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">4</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with one of your best-loved Latin jazz bands – <a href="http://www.tumbaobravo.com/music/"><strong>Tumbao Bravo</strong></a>!&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dance and enjoy the afternoon with your friends!</span></p><div><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">89.1 WEMU-FM and Sesi Motors present the&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">5:01 First Friday Series</strong>&nbsp;dedicated to the memory of the late&nbsp;<a href="http://wemu.org/dr-jan-winkelman" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);" target="_blank">Dr. Jan Winkelman.</a></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/b-KkieDMibQ?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Join us for a&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;5:01 PM</strong>&nbsp;celebration music and more on Friday, April 4th</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;The show is at the&nbsp;<a href="http://wemu.org/post/rush-street-renovated" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);" target="_blank">newly renovated &nbsp;Rush Street</a>,&nbsp;<font color="#0c4ca2">&nbsp;314 S</font><font color="#0c4ca2">. Main</font>&nbsp;Street in Ann Arbor. &nbsp;Admission is free.</p></div></div><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:02:52 +0000 Linda Yohn 40891 at http://wemu.org Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz: Tumbao Bravo At Rush Street Tonight WEMU says Yes! to Agachiko http://wemu.org/post/wemu-says-yes-agachiko <p><em>Agachiko</em> is the group led by Boston-based vocalist, lyricist and composer Gabrielle Agachiko.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Linda Yohn 40162 at http://wemu.org WEMU says Yes! to Agachiko Sixteen Sunsets by Jane Ira Bloom is good morning music! http://wemu.org/post/sixteen-sunsets-jane-ira-bloom-good-morning-music <p><strong>89.1 Jazz</strong> hits a high note this morning with a new CD from soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom – <em>Sixteen</em> <em>Sunsets</em> – and a beloved classic – <em>My Favorite Things</em> – from &nbsp;John Coltrane.&nbsp; <strong>Linda Yohn</strong> is in with <strong>89.1 Jazz</strong> at 9 streaming on WEMU.org and on 89.1&nbsp;WEMU.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Linda Yohn 40126 at http://wemu.org Sixteen Sunsets by Jane Ira Bloom is good morning music! Paul Keller Orchestra celebrates 25 years of Jazz in Michigan http://wemu.org/post/paul-keller-orchestra-celebrates-25-years-jazz-michigan <p><font style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;">This evening marks an Ann Arbor music milestone. Bassist Paul Keller celebrates the 25<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;anniversary of the Paul Keller Orchestra.&nbsp;</font></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 06:24:43 +0000 Linda Yohn 40038 at http://wemu.org Paul Keller Orchestra celebrates 25 years of Jazz in Michigan Yuletide Hideaway by Karrin Allyson discovered and shared on WEMU http://wemu.org/post/yuletide-hideaway-karrin-allyson-discovered-and-shared-wemu <p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Yuletide Hideaway&nbsp;</em> by Karrin Allyson should not be hidden in the corner of the WEMU stacks.&nbsp; This is one of the finest Christmas jazz recordings released in a great while.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Linda Yohn 39199 at http://wemu.org Yuletide Hideaway by Karrin Allyson discovered and shared on WEMU WEMU remembers pianist Jimmy Amadie http://wemu.org/post/wemu-remembers-pianist-jimmy-amadie <p>Pianist <em>Jimmy Amadie</em> helped shape the piano sound of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and modern jazz through his students.&nbsp; He passed away on December 10<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We remembered him Friday on&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">89.1 Jazz</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;with selections from his final recording:&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Live! At The Philadelphia Museum of Art</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:35:57 +0000 Linda Yohn 38952 at http://wemu.org WEMU remembers pianist Jimmy Amadie Sharing Toledo Holiday Tunes http://wemu.org/post/sharing-toledo-holiday-tunes <p><em>Holiday Wishes 3</em> Is a beautiful double CD set covering all styles of music to benefit the <a href="http://oki.wish.org/">Toledo area Make-A-Wish Foundation</a>.&nbsp; We’ll check out jazz selections from <em>Holiday Wishes 3</em> this morning including tunes by <strong>The Cakewalkin’ Jass Band</strong> and <strong>Lori LeFevre</strong>. &nbsp;</p><p>I&nbsp;will share the new music on&nbsp;<strong>89.1</strong> <strong>Jazz</strong> at 9 streaming on wemu.org and on 89.1, WEMU.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:50:05 +0000 Linda Yohn 38905 at http://wemu.org Sharing Toledo Holiday Tunes An Interview with Jeff Haas: The New Jazz Archive, Building Bridges with Music, and more! http://wemu.org/post/interview-jeff-haas-new-jazz-archive-building-bridges-music-and-more <p>Jeff Haas of the New Jazz Archive stops by the WEMU studios ahead of the&nbsp;100th&nbsp;anniversary of &nbsp;his father, broadcasting legend, &nbsp;Karl Haas' birth. &nbsp;And to talk about a few new programs spearheaded by Jeff to advance the legacy of jazz to new generations.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Listen to the full interview here:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:06:32 +0000 Linda Yohn 37561 at http://wemu.org An Interview with Jeff Haas: The New Jazz Archive, Building Bridges with Music, and more! An Interview with Robert Hurst: Detroit Jazz Fest, BoB a Palindrome and More! http://wemu.org/post/interview-robert-hurst-detroit-jazz-fest-bob-palindrome-and-more <p>Linda Yohn sits down with Robert Hurst in the WEMU studio to talk about about&nbsp; his upcoming Detroit Jazz Festival performance, his new album <em>BoB a Palindrome, </em>life as a musician, and more on this morning's 89.1 Jazz with Linda Yohn</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:59:31 +0000 Linda Yohn 34228 at http://wemu.org An Interview with Robert Hurst: Detroit Jazz Fest, BoB a Palindrome and More! Live In Studio: Rick Roe http://wemu.org/post/live-studio-rick-roe <p>As a pianist, Rick Roe says much with his terrific touch, his surprising song selections and understanding of the importance of the space between the notes.&nbsp;&nbsp;This morning was truly special as Rick Roe discusses his musical life and his new CD, “Swing Theory” plus, <a href="http://rickroe.com/">his upcoming CD release concert</a>.</p><p><strong>Listen to the full interview here:</strong></p><p></p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:46:05 +0000 Linda Yohn 33664 at http://wemu.org Live In Studio: Rick Roe Live In Studio: Seth Walker http://wemu.org/post/live-studio-seth-walker <p>Before his performance at The Ark in Ann Arbor, Seth Walker stopped by the&nbsp; WEMU studios to perform a few acoustic blues songs from his new album, <em>Time Can Change</em>.</p><p>Seth also discusses&nbsp; his unique musical background which spans classical music to raucous rock-n-roll.</p><p><strong>Listen to the full interview here:</strong></p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:03:53 +0000 Linda Yohn, Patrik Holubik & Brad McNett 33339 at http://wemu.org Live In Studio: Seth Walker Remembering Mulgrew Miller http://wemu.org/post/remembering-mulgrew-miller-today-noon <p></p><p style="text-align: left; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: normal; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Arial" size="3"><i>The whole keyboard was Miller's canvas. His left hand could&nbsp;<em>stride&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>swing&nbsp;</em>with great authority, and when the two hands got together, he sent the train down the tracks.&nbsp;Hear music from WBGO's 25th-anniversary party, the Detroit Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center Jazz Club.</i></font></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:03:13 +0000 Patrik Holubik & Becca Pulliam 30726 at http://wemu.org Remembering Mulgrew Miller Freddy Cole Gets Better and Better http://wemu.org/post/freddy-cole-gets-better-and-better <p>Pianist and singer Freddy Cole gets better and better. If it’s possible, there is greater warmth and depth in his husky voice. His phrasing is even more subtle and sly. His sense of rhythm – just slightly behind the beat feels more suspenseful yet playful than before. His chemistry with the band seems to be more organic, tighter and empathetic.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/20131714" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 02:21:13 +0000 Linda Yohn 30709 at http://wemu.org Freddy Cole Gets Better and Better Corey Christianson Creates Contemporary Cowboy Tunes http://wemu.org/post/corey-christianson-creates-contemporary-cowboy-tunes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Is the guitar today’s universal instrument? Actually, the voice is our first and most universal instrument, but the guitar could follow shortly behind it. In permutations from the oud to the cittern, zither, bouzouki and many others, portable stringed instruments are easy to transport and play while singing. These instruments including today’s modern guitars are versatile in all styles of music.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 22:19:01 +0000 Linda Yohn 29839 at http://wemu.org Corey Christianson Creates Contemporary Cowboy Tunes David Arnay Goes from Concept to Accomplishment http://wemu.org/post/david-arnay-goes-concept-accomplishment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I admit it – I’m often skeptical regarding a </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">concept </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CD from a new artist.&nbsp; I think to myself - oh they need a gimmick to get to me to listen. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 19:08:44 +0000 Linda Yohn 29644 at http://wemu.org David Arnay Goes from Concept to Accomplishment Emilio Teubal is a 'Constant Reinventor' http://wemu.org/post/emilio-teubal-constant-reinventor <p>One of the songs on Musica Para Un Dragon Dormido by pianist and composer Emilio Teubal is The Constant Reinventor.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:56:13 +0000 Linda Yohn 29378 at http://wemu.org Emilio Teubal is a 'Constant Reinventor' April is Jazz Appreciation Month http://wemu.org/post/april-jazz-appreciation-month <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(235, 235, 235); ">The April 22nd birthday of two legendary bassists: Charles Mingus and Paul Chambers is another reason that Congressman John Conyers submitted the legislation designating April as Jazz Appreciation Month in 2001.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:32:59 +0000 Linda Yohn 28375 at http://wemu.org April is Jazz Appreciation Month James Hunter Tops WEMU's Sweet Sixteen http://wemu.org/post/james-hunter-tops-wemus-sweet-sixteen <p></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Times; line-height: normal; font-size: medium; ">New / old school soul sensation James Hunter tops WEMU’s&nbsp;<i>Sweet Sixteen</i>&nbsp;with&nbsp;<i>Minute By Minute</i>&nbsp;from March 18<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;through the 24<sup>th</sup>. It’s been five years since Hunter released a new CD.</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Times; line-height: normal; font-size: medium; ">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 22:13:26 +0000 Linda Yohn & Linda 27521 at http://wemu.org James Hunter Tops WEMU's Sweet Sixteen Two Premieres for 89.1 Jazz Today http://wemu.org/post/two-premieres-891-jazz-today <p>WEMU’s focus for <em>Women’s History Month</em> 2013 has been a living history approach. Throughout March we have balanced classic recordings of blues jazz women with new offerings.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:18:40 +0000 Linda Yohn 27287 at http://wemu.org Boogie-Woogie with Fred Kaplan http://wemu.org/post/boogie-woogie-fred-kaplan <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hfn8w2I5Sj8?list=UUPreeFHuyhQwEW6wWpgJ-VA" width="560"></iframe></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:01:32 +0000 Linda Yohn 27224 at http://wemu.org Boogie-Woogie with Fred Kaplan Harry Connick, Jr. tops WEMU's Sweet Sixteen http://wemu.org/post/harry-connick-jr-tops-wemus-sweet-sixteen <p>WEMU listener favorite <a href="http://wemu.org/post/smokey-mary-harry-connick-jr-s-ode-krewe-orpheus">Harry Connick, Jr</a>. was staff favorite from March 11<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;through the 17<sup>th</sup>.</p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 19:40:03 +0000 Linda Yohn 27158 at http://wemu.org Harry Connick, Jr. tops WEMU's Sweet Sixteen Asuka Kakitani 'Blooms' Expressive Orchestral Compositions http://wemu.org/post/asuka-kakitani-blooms-expressive-orchestral-compositions <p style="text-align:left;margin-top:0.00in;margin-bottom:0.14in;"><font style="font-family:'Arial';font-size:12pt;">We welcome<a href="http://www.asukakakitani.com/"> Asuka Kakitani</a> to the realm of expressive composers and arrangers with <i>Bloom</i>. Chronologically, March 21<sup>st</sup> is the second day of spring for 2013, but the weather proved otherwise. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:30:27 +0000 Linda Yohn 27079 at http://wemu.org Asuka Kakitani 'Blooms' Expressive Orchestral Compositions