Linda Yohn http://wemu.org en 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 Stacey Kent's 'The Changing Lights' Will Light Up Your Valentine's Day http://wemu.org/post/stacey-kents-changing-lights-will-light-your-valentines-day <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Linda Yohn 41541 at http://wemu.org Stacey Kent's 'The Changing Lights' Will Light Up Your Valentine's Day Angelique Kidjo's Eve: Exceptional Example Of International Collaboration And Women's Culture http://wemu.org/post/angelique-kidjos-eve-exceptional-example-international-collaboration-and-womens-culture <p>Those who experienced Angelique Kidjo, Lizz Wright and Dianne Reeves appearing as Sing The Truth! at the 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival know that Ms. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Linda Yohn 40441 at http://wemu.org Angelique Kidjo's Eve: Exceptional Example Of International Collaboration And Women's Culture Weekend Watch: Seth Glier, Kronos Quartet, MLK Events and more http://wemu.org/post/weekend-watch-seth-glier-kronos-quartet-mlk-events-and-more <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Upcoming Events for &nbsp;this weekend, January 17 - 20</strong></em></p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:54:12 +0000 Patrik Holubik & Linda Yohn 40319 at http://wemu.org Weekend Watch: Seth Glier, Kronos Quartet, MLK Events and more With The Wind And The Rain - Pure Pleasure from Guitarist Joshua Breakstone http://wemu.org/post/wind-and-rain-pure-pleasure-guitarist-joshua-breakstone <p>I decided to look at guitarist Joshua Breakstone’s Facebook Page as I listened to his new CD, With <em>The Wind And The Rain</em>.&nbsp; His lead photo from his practice room was the atmospheric view over the Hudson River with the New York City skyline in a velvet fog.&nbsp; That must be a beautiful space because it has helped veteran jazz guitarist Joshua Breakstone further refine and define his tone, approach and construction of brilliant solo passages.&nbsp; Joshua Breakstone has been recognized as a major force in jazz guitar since the late 1970s.&nbsp; His first recording as a leader, Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Linda Yohn 40257 at http://wemu.org With The Wind And The Rain - Pure Pleasure from Guitarist Joshua Breakstone Robert Prester Dogtown: a Wednesday Delight http://wemu.org/post/robert-prester-dogtown-wednesday-delight <p>WEMU listeners are discerning judges of good talent.&nbsp; You have heard gifted pianists such as McCoy Tyner, Bebo Valdes, Chucho Valdes, Danilo Perez and Michel Camilo on <strong>89.1 Jazz</strong> shows.&nbsp; We think you will welcome pianist Robert Prester and his new CD <em>Dogtown</em> with open ears.&nbsp; Not unlike Chucho Valdes and Danilo Perez, Robert Prester followed classical piano studies.&nbsp; It is evident in his brilliant 32<sup>nd</sup> note runs and precise technique.&nbsp; But like the aforementioned, Prester also plays with emotion, feeling, joy and improvisational bl Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Linda Yohn 40211 at http://wemu.org Robert Prester Dogtown: a Wednesday Delight 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 Vanessa Rubin and Don Braden swing soulfully http://wemu.org/post/vanessa-rubin-and-don-braden-swing-soulfully <p>Singer <strong>Vanessa Rubin</strong> and saxophonist <strong>Don Braden</strong> have been friends since the early 1980s.&nbsp; Nearly 30 years later they released their first CD together: <em>Full Circle</em>.&nbsp; This is a very soulful, blues-influenced session due in no small part guitarist <strong>Dave</strong> <strong>Stryker</strong>, organist <strong>Kyle Koehler</strong> and drummer <strong>Cecil Brooks III</strong> completing the ace band.&nbsp; <em>Full Circle</em> by <strong>Vanessa Rubin</strong> and <strong>Don Braden</strong> premieres this morning on <strong>89.1</strong> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:39:35 +0000 Linda Yohn 38855 at http://wemu.org Musical friendships make great listening http://wemu.org/post/musical-friendships-make-great-listening <p>This morning we salute friends…those people who understand us, help us through rough times, cheer us up and tell us the truth even when we don’t want to hear it.&nbsp; The important power of friendship this morning on <strong>89.1 Jazz</strong> with Linda Yohn streaming on wemu.org and on 89.1, WEMU.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:43:18 +0000 Linda Yohn 38795 at http://wemu.org Bobby Watson honors MLK in Jazz http://wemu.org/post/bobby-watson-honors-mlk-jazz <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alto saxophonist Bobby Watson believes that music is a tool for greater good.&nbsp; His new CD, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Check</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Cashing Day</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a stirring jazz tribute to Dr. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:37:04 +0000 Linda Yohn 38597 at http://wemu.org Bobby Watson honors MLK in Jazz 2013 Thanksgiving Food Song Festival! http://wemu.org/post/2013-thanksgiving-food-song-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thanksgiving is one of America’s greatest days of celebration - and great food! </span>WEMU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> gets you in the mood with our annual Food Song Festival! Today we're celebrating the cooks, the diners and the delicacies from soup, salad and savory main courses to dessert and drinks. And – we have fun! </span><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" seamless="" src="http://composer.nprstations.org/widgets/iframe/songgrid.html?station=5187f12ae1c8fae1350fa49f&amp;prog_id=5187f130e1c8fae1350fa4a3" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:56:15 +0000 Linda Yohn 38327 at http://wemu.org Harrison Kennedy and Harmonica Shah - Real Detroit Blues Through and Through http://wemu.org/post/harrison-kennedy-and-harmonica-shah-real-detroit-blues-through-and-through <p>While Chicago may be America’s blues mecca, Detroiters are making a significant international impact in blues&nbsp;<span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT43_com_zimbra_date">today</span>, especially Seward Shah, better known as "Harmonica Shah”. &nbsp;Now on the illustrious&nbsp;<strong>Electro-Fi</strong>&nbsp;label from Toronto, Detroiter Harmonica Shah has not changed his gritty, earthy, raw and rocking urban blues style one iota.&nbsp;&nbsp;His songs reflect the deep heartbreak of living in present day Detroit while his classic harmonica licks reflects the birth of urban blues by Sonny Boy Williamson, Robert Jr. Lockwood and Otis Spann.&nbsp;&nbsp;If you were ever tempted to think that real blues is a thing of the past,&nbsp;<em>Havin’ Nothin Don’t Bother Me</em>&nbsp;by Harmonica Shah will banish that thought.</p><p><strong>MORE: <a href="http://www.wemu.org/contest-form">Enter to Win this&nbsp;Electro-Fi CD set from WEMU-FM</a></strong></p><p>Harrison Kennedy’s new&nbsp;<a href="http://www.electrofi.com/"><strong>Electro-Fi</strong></a>&nbsp;CD,&nbsp;<em>Soulscape</em>&nbsp;is another masterpiece of basic blues with Detroit connections.&nbsp;&nbsp;Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Harrison Kennedy gained national fame as a member of the Detroit R&amp;B group,&nbsp;<strong>The Chairmen Of The Board</strong>.&nbsp;They recorded for the Holland-Dozier-Holland Invictus label with hits such as&nbsp;<em>Give Me Just A Little More Time</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Skin I’m In.&nbsp;</em>Edward Holland gave Kennedy 75 dollars to buy a guitar which he used to write many hits for the group.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Harrison Kennedy is still a prolific songwriter but has added a variety of acoustic instruments to his blues arsenal.&nbsp;&nbsp;On<em>&nbsp;Soulscape</em>&nbsp;you will hear his proficiency on banjo, mandolin, harmonica, spoons, fife, percussion and bread pan!&nbsp;&nbsp;But, what will really touch you is his pliant voice and the poetry of his heartfelt lyrics.&nbsp;&nbsp;His songs examine the eternal human condition and our modern miseries.&nbsp;&nbsp;As with&nbsp;<em>Havin’ Nothin Don’t Bother Me</em>, by Harmonica Shah,&nbsp;<em>Soulscape</em>&nbsp;by <a href="http://www.harrisonkennedy.ca">Harrison Kennedy</a> will satisfy your soul’s craving for serious blues and roots music.</p><p> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 15:53:16 +0000 Linda Yohn 38147 at http://wemu.org Harrison Kennedy and Harmonica Shah - Real Detroit Blues Through and Through 'Endless Mysteries' by George Colligan: lasting contribution to jazz piano trio repertoire http://wemu.org/post/endless-mysteries-george-colligan-lasting-contribution-jazz-piano-trio-repertoire <div><em><strong>Piano-bass-drums. &nbsp;</strong></em>How often have you heard a WEMU host repeat that instrumental combination? &nbsp;More than you can count. &nbsp;Yet, this trio format remains a source of endless variation and fascination. &nbsp;A prime example of the possibilities is the new CD <em>The Endless Mysteries</em>&nbsp;by pianist George Colligan.&nbsp;</div><p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>You have heard WEMU hosts repeat Colligan’s name for twenty years. &nbsp; We discovered him in 1993 as the pianist for saxophonist Ron Holloway. &nbsp;His debut recording as a leader, <strong><em>Activism</em></strong>&nbsp;followed in 1996 on <strong>Steeplechase Records</strong>. &nbsp;Since then Colligan has created a body of work for solo piano and ensemble that deserves consideration for his compositions and technique. &nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:45:05 +0000 Linda Yohn 37905 at http://wemu.org 'Endless Mysteries' by George Colligan: lasting contribution to jazz piano trio repertoire 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 Dave Sharp: Worlds, 5:01 Jazz and More! http://wemu.org/post/interview-dave-sharp-worlds-501-jazz-and-more <p>Ahead of his new CD release, Dave Sharp<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;sits down with Linda Yohn in the WEMU studio to talk about about&nbsp; his upcoming <a href="http://wemu.org/post/sesi-motors-501-jazz-rush-street-dave-sharp-s-secret-seven"><strong>5:01 Jazz performance,</strong></a> the release of his new album <em>Worlds</em></span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:20:59 +0000 Linda Yohn 37106 at http://wemu.org An Interview with Dave Sharp: Worlds, 5:01 Jazz and More! Highlights from the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival http://wemu.org/post/highlights-2013-detroit-jazz-festival <p>Stay tuned for more photos and updates from the Detroit Jazz Festival from WEMU.</p><p></p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/PatrickHolubik/updates-from-the-2013-detroit-jazz-festival/embed" width="100%"></iframe></div> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 17:29:55 +0000 Patrik Holubik, Linda Yohn & Jessica Webster & Marilyn Gouin 34382 at http://wemu.org 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