Music http://wemu.org en 89.1 WEMU Presents: Mr. B Live In-Studio http://wemu.org/post/891-wemu-presents-mr-b-live-studio <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143751672&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Mr. B (Mark Braun) visits the 89.1 WEMU&nbsp;studios to perform with special guests, Lila Ammons &amp; Axel Zwingenberger ahead of their&nbsp;<a href="http://theark.org/3766.html"><strong>Blues and Boogie Celebration&nbsp;</strong></a>at the Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:25:30 +0000 Patrik Holubik & Michael Jewett & Marilyn Gouin 44074 at http://wemu.org 89.1 WEMU Presents: Mr. B Live In-Studio Ann Arbor Summer Festival Announces 2014 Mainstage Lineup http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-summer-festival-announces-2014-mainstage-lineup <p>The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has announced its 2014 Mainstage lineup.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Executive Director Amy </span>Nesbitt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sat down with </span>WEMU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Michael Jewett Monday afternoon to talk about the schedule and hear some music from some of the acts scheduled to appear.</span></p><p>See the complete schedule here: <a href="http://a2sf.org/desktop/">http://a2sf.org/desktop/</a></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:15:57 +0000 Bob Eccles 44018 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Summer Festival Announces 2014 Mainstage Lineup 'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos http://wemu.org/post/love-supreme-comes-alive-unearthed-photos Whenever photographer Chuck Stewart was hired by a record company to document a recording session, he would shoot during the rehearsal takes, playback and downtime. The company would take what it needed, the remainder likely never to be developed, much less published. After decades in the photography business, and thousands of album covers to his name, he's amassed a lot of negatives.<p>Recently, his son David was browsing through his archives when he found six undeveloped rolls of film from December 1964, 50 years ago. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:50:13 +0000 Patrick Jarenwattananon 43555 at http://wemu.org 'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos 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 89.1 WEMU's The Roots Music Project and the Sunday Best On-Demand http://wemu.org/post/891-wemus-roots-music-project-and-sunday-best-demand <p><strong>Listen to the Roots Music Project or the Sunday Best anytime, anywhere from your computer or mobile device.</strong></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:56:51 +0000 editor 42378 at http://wemu.org 89.1 WEMU's The Roots Music Project and the Sunday Best On-Demand Celebrating The Beatles on Public Radio http://wemu.org/post/celebrating-beatles-public-radio <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139731898&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Fifty years after The Beatles took America by storm, we examine why the group was so innovative.</span></p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:03:33 +0000 Patrik Holubik 42885 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor District Library Now Offering Local Label Music http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-district-library-now-offering-local-label-music <p>A new partnership between the Ann Arbor District Library and a local music label is making over 250 albums available to library patrons.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:33:04 +0000 Andrew Cluley 42099 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor District Library Now Offering Local Label Music 89.1 WEMU Presents: The Defibulators on The Roots Music Project http://wemu.org/post/891-wemu-presents-defibulators-roots-music-project <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><div class="listenDetails__description sc-type-medium"><p></p><p>The Defibulators&nbsp; swing by during the <em>Roots Music Project</em> with Jeremy Baldwin to perform tracks from "Debt'll Get'em" live in the 89.1 WEMU studios (2014).</p><p></p><p></p></div><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/23525726&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 19:51:11 +0000 Jeremy Baldwin 41612 at http://wemu.org 89.1 WEMU Presents: The Defibulators on The Roots Music Project 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 How A Stressful Night For Miles Davis Spawned Two Classic Albums http://wemu.org/post/how-stressful-night-miles-davis-spawned-two-classic-albums Fifty years ago, on Feb. 12, 1964, <a href="Miles%20Davis" target="_blank">Miles Davis</a> led a band through one of the most exciting gigs to ever take place at New York's Philharmonic Hall. The show was a cultural event: a benefit for voter registration in Louisiana and Mississippi at the high point of the the civil rights movement, and an unofficial homage to John F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated a few months before. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:16:32 +0000 editor 41353 at http://wemu.org How A Stressful Night For Miles Davis Spawned Two Classic Albums Win Tickets to The Ark's 27th Annual Storytelling Festival http://wemu.org/post/win-tickets-arks-27th-annual-storytelling-festival <p>Enter here to win a pair of tickets to see&nbsp;<em><strong><a href="http://theark.org/3713.html" target="_blank">The Ark's 27th Annual Storytelling Festival</a>&nbsp;</strong></em>on<em><strong>&nbsp;</strong></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Saturday February 15.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:27:32 +0000 Patrik Holubik 41245 at http://wemu.org Win Tickets to The Ark's 27th Annual Storytelling Festival Weekend Watch: Heather Black Project, Moving Pictures, Jimmy Heath and More! http://wemu.org/post/weekend-watch-heather-black-project-moving-pictures-jimmy-heath-and-more <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Upcoming Events for this weekend, February 7 - 9</strong></em></p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:23:43 +0000 Patrik Holubik 41190 at http://wemu.org Sam Cooke And The Song That 'Almost Scared Him' http://wemu.org/post/sam-cooke-and-song-almost-scared-him <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEM4VlnGNXU</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 22:31:00 +0000 editor 40980 at http://wemu.org Sam Cooke And The Song That 'Almost Scared Him' 89.1 WEMU Presents: Seth Walker on The Roots Music Project http://wemu.org/post/891-wemu-presents-seth-walker-roots-music-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Ark's&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marketing Director,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; Barb Chaffer </span>Authier<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;joined&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Roots Music Project's Jeremy Baldwin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to talk </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">about</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the&nbsp;success and a brief history of the Ann Arbor Folk Festival. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Barb also brought a very special guest, this year's&nbsp;Folk</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Festival MC and musician, Seth Walker.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seth Walker tops off the conversation with a live </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">performance in the WEMU studios ahead of his solo&nbsp;<a href="http://theark.org/May_2014.html">performance in the spring</a> at The&nbsp;Ark in Ann Arbor.</span></p><p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 18:39:54 +0000 Jeremy Baldwin 40975 at http://wemu.org 89.1 WEMU Presents: Seth Walker on The Roots Music Project Jazz's Great Songwriting Teams http://wemu.org/post/jazzs-great-songwriting-teams <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden " style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"><div class="field-items" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:56:46 +0000 Jeff Haas 40890 at http://wemu.org Pete Seeger, Folk Music Icon And Activist, Dies At 94 http://wemu.org/post/pete-seeger-folk-music-icon-and-activist-dies-94 Pete Seeger, "a tireless campaigner for his own vision of a utopia marked by peace and togetherness," died Monday at the age of 94.<p>As former NPR broadcaster Paul Brown adds in <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/28/267488551/american-folk-singer-peter-seeger-dies" target="_blank">an appreciation he prepared for <em>Morning Edition</em></a>, Seeger's tools "were his songs, his voice, his enthusiasm and his musical instruments."<p>The songs he'll be long remembered for include "If I Had a Hammer," "Turn, Turn, Turn" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone."<p>Paul is not just a newsman, but also Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:54:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 40751 at http://wemu.org Pete Seeger, Folk Music Icon And Activist, Dies At 94 89.1 WEMU Presents: The Revelers In-Studio http://wemu.org/post/891-wemu-presents-revelers-studio <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Revelers </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">appeared live on the </span><a href="http://wemu.org/programs/roots-music-project" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Roots Music Project with Jeremy Baldwin </strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ahead of their shows at </span>Centeral<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Michigan University and The Ark in Ann Arbor this weekend.</span></p><p></p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:33:53 +0000 Patrik Holubik 40657 at http://wemu.org 89.1 WEMU Presents: The Revelers In-Studio WEMU Music Director, Linda Yohn on Fred Hersch [Video] http://wemu.org/post/wemu-music-director-linda-yohn-fred-hersch-video <p>Ahead of Fred Hersch's performance at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 89.1 WEMU's Linda Yohn shares her praise for pianist Fred Hersch.&nbsp;Presented by University Musical Society, Thursday January, 30 (7:30pm and 9:30pm)</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/U9bWrUYKaTQ?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Video produced by UMS&nbsp;Video Production Specialist, Jess Meria</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:24:30 +0000 Patrik Holubik 40607 at http://wemu.org WEMU Music Director, Linda Yohn on Fred Hersch [Video] Weekend Watch: The Revelers LIVE on Roots Music Project, Fred Hersch Trio, and more! http://wemu.org/post/weekend-watch-revelers-live-roots-music-project-fred-hersch-trio-and-more <p></p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:53:55 +0000 Patrik Holubik 40583 at http://wemu.org Weekend Watch: The Revelers LIVE on Roots Music Project, Fred Hersch Trio, and more! New Mavis Staples Biography Will 'Take You There' http://wemu.org/post/new-mavis-staples-biography-will-take-you-there There are vocalists, there are singers and then there are <em>voices</em> — the first aims for the ear, the second for the brain, the third for the heart. A <em>voice</em> turns a composition into an emotional experience. And each time we have that experience, it's the depth of the connection that we remember. Frank Sinatra was a voice. So too were Marvin Gaye, George Jones and Billie Holiday. Aretha Franklin is a voice. So is Bob Dylan. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:42:45 +0000 Richard Torres 40511 at http://wemu.org New Mavis Staples Biography Will 'Take You There' 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 The Detroit Symphony Orchestra holds flashmob at Canton Ikea http://wemu.org/post/detroit-symphony-orchestra-holds-flashmob-canton-ikea <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="710" scrolling="no" src="//instagram.com/p/jFL5p1BwvY/embed/" width="612"></iframe></p><p>The Detroit Symphony pays a surprise visit to the Canton Ikea to&nbsp;promote its upcoming <em>Neighborhood Concert Series.</em></p><p></p><p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nGwQw_N5NS8?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 04:11:33 +0000 Patrik Holubik 40272 at http://wemu.org 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