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WEMU “SWEET SIXTEEN” AIRPLAY May 28 to June 3, 2012: 

LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR 

 

1.    JAZZ SOUL SEVEN “Impressions Of Curtis Mayfield” (BFM)

2.    THIRD COAST KINGS   “Third Coast Kings”   (Record Kicks)

3.    CITIZEN RHYTHM   “Of The People, By The People, For The People”  (Strong Brew Music)

4.    JOHNNIE BASSETT  “I Can Make That Happen”   (Sly Dog Records)

5.    DR. JOHN   “Locked Down”  (Nonesuch Records)

6.    ESPERANZA SPALDING   “Radio Music Society”  (Heads Up/Montuno)

WEMU got behind the Bonnie Raitt concert to benefit the Ann Arbor Summer festival in a big way.  Her disc, "Slipstream" topped our "Sweet 16".  Ms. Raitt and her band were sweet, sexy, soulful, rocking and totally touching in concert at Hill Auditorium. 

 

WEMU “SWEET SIXTEEN” AIRPLAY May 21 to May 27, 2012: 

LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR 

 

1.    BONNIE RAITT  "Slipstream"  (Redwing Records)

2.    JAZZ SOUL SEVEN “Impressions Of Curtis Mayfield” (BFM)

3.    DR. JOHN   “Locked Down”  (Nonesuch Records)

WEMU “SWEET SIXTEEN” AIRPLAY May 7 to May 13, 2012: 

LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR 

 

JAZZ SOUL SEVEN “Impressions Of Curtis Mayfield” (BFM)

JON CLEARY   “Occapella!”   (FHQ Records)

GALACTIC  “Carnivale Electricos”  (Anti-)

DR. JOHN   “Locked Down”  (Nonesuch Records)

JOAN OSBORNE “Bring It On Home” (Saguaro Road)

GREGORY PORTER  “Be Good”   (Motema Music)

THIRD COAST KINGS   “Third Coast Kings”   (Record Kicks)

DON BYRON NEW GOSPEL QUINTET "Love, Peace, And Soul" (Savoy Jazz)

WEMU “SWEET SIXTEEN” AIRPLAY April 30 to May 6, 2012: 

LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR 

 

1.    DR. JOHN   “Locked Down”  (Nonesuch Records)

2.    JAZZ SOUL SEVEN “Impressions Of Curtis Mayfield” (BFM)

3.    THE SUGARMAN THREE   “What The World Needs Now”   (Daptone)

4.    JON CLEARY   “Occapella!”   (FHQ Records)

5.    GREGORY PORTER  “Be Good”   (Motema Music)

6.    ERIC BIBB   “Deeper In The Well”   (Stony Plain Records)

7.    GALACTIC  “Carnivale Electricos”  (Anti-)

Top of the Park Dinosaur Petting Zoo

May 8, 2012

WEMU “SWEET SIXTEEN” AIRPLAY April 23 to April 29, 2012: 

LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR 

 

1.    ESPERANZA SPALDING   “Radio Music Society”  (Heads Up/Montuno)

2.    GALACTIC  “Carnivale Electricos”  (Anti-)

3.    JAZZ SOUL SEVEN “Impressions Of Curtis Mayfield” (BFM)

4.    CURTIS SALGADO   “Soul Shot”  (Alligator Records)

5.    JON CLEARY   “Occapella!”   (FHQ Records)

6.    KENNY GARRETT “Seeds From The Underground” (Mack Avenue)

7.    DR. JOHN   “Locked Down”  (Nonesuch Records)

International Jazz Day

Apr 30, 2012

 

International Jazz Day to be Celebrated with All-Star Concerts in New Orleans and New YorkThe inaugural International Jazz Day will be celebrated by millions worldwide on Monday, April 30.Read MoreSee All News ItemsJazzDay.com will be presenting Live Video Broadcasts of these performances:April 30 - United Nations, New York: 7:30pm(EDT) 

 

 May 4th - Planet D Nonet

Live at the Raven's Club, 207 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor Sesi Motors 5:01 First Friday Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman.

May 4th - Planet D Nonet

WEMU “SWEET SIXTEEN” AIRPLAY April 16 to April 22, 2012: 

LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR 

1.    DANIEL FREEDMAN   “Bamako By Bus”  (Anzic Records)

2.    JAZZ SOUL SEVEN “Impressions Of Curtis Mayfield” (BFM)

3.    DR. JOHN   “Locked Down”  (Nonesuch Records)

4.    EDDIE C. CAMPBELL  “Spider Eating Preacher”  (Delmark Records)

5.    JOE LOCKE/GEOFFREY KEEZER GROUP   “Signing”   (Motema Music)

6.    LURRIE BELL “The Devil Ain’t Got No Music” (Aria B.G. Records)

WEMU “SWEET SIXTEEN” AIRPLAY April 9 to April 15, 2012: 

LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR 

1.    JANIVA MAGNESS “Stronger For It” (Alligator Records)

2.    RICKY NYE   “Ricky Nye And The Paris Blues Band”  (1-2-3 Records)

3.    DR. JOHN   “Locked Down”  (Nonesuch Records)

4.    GREGORY PORTER  “Be Good”   (Motema Music)

5.    ESPERANZA SPALDING   “Radio Music Society”  (Heads Up/Montuno)

6.    DON BYRON NEW GOSPEL QUINTET "Love, Peace, And Soul" (Savoy Jazz)

2012 JJA Jazz Awards Nominations

Apr 12, 2012

 

2012 JJA Jazz Awards Nominations

 

THE WILLIS CONOVER-MARIAN MCPARTLAND AWARD FOR BROADCASTING Nominations

WEMU “SWEET SIXTEEN” AIRPLAY April 2 to April 8, 2012: 

LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR 

1.    THIRD COAST KINGS   “Third Coast Kings”   (Record Kicks)

2.    DR. JOHN   “Locked Down”  (Nonesuch Records)

3.    ESPERANZA SPALDING   “Radio Music Society”  (Heads Up/Montuno)

4.    ERIC BIBB   “Deeper In The Well”   (Stony Plain Records)

5.    EDDIE C. CAMPBELL  “Spider Eating Preacher”  (Delmark Records)

6.    GREGOIRE MARET   “Gregoire Maret”   (eOne Music)

April Is Special For Spring And Rebirth

Apr 9, 2012

 

In our northern hemisphere, April is special for spring and rebirth. It is also special in the United States for “National Poetry Month” and “Jazz Appreciation Month”. In 2012, we have another commemoration: April is “Public Radio Music Month”.

 

NIK THOMPSON NAMED PERMANENT HOST OF SUNDAY BEST ON 89.1, WEMU

YPSILANTI:   89.1 Jazz host, Nik Thompson, has been named the permanent host of Sunday Best, Sundays 10a-1p, on 89.1,WEMU, Eastern Michigan University’s public radio station.  Thompson has been serving as interim host of the traditional jazz program since longtime host, Dr. Arwulf Arwulf, stepped down in early February.  Thompson will continue hosting 89.1 Jazz on Saturdays (5-8a) through the end of April when a new host will be named.

WEMU “SWEET SIXTEEN” AIRPLAY MARCH 26 TO April 1, 2012:  LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR 

1.       GREGORY PORTER  “Be Good”   (Motema Music)

2.       ESPERANZA SPALDING   “Radio Music Society”  (Heads Up/Montuno)

3.       KENNY GARRETT “Seeds From The Underground” (Mack Avenue Records)

4.       BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO “Ode” (Nonesuch)

5.       MATT WILSON’S ARTS & CRAFTS “An Attitude For Gratitude” (Palmetto Records)

6.    DON BYRON NEW GOSPEL QUINTET "Love, Peace, And Soul" (Savoy Jazz)

Robin Meloy Goldsby On Piano Jazz

Apr 2, 2012

Robin Meloy Goldsby may have been destined for show business. She had the requisite musical roots –- her father, Bob Rawsthorne, played drums for the PBS program Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. She also had the early childhood experiences: Through her dad's involvement in Pittsburgh show business, she had the opportunity to act and play piano in various local productions.

WEMU “SWEET SIXTEEN” AIRPLAY MARCH 19 TO MARCH 25, 2012:  LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR 

 

1.    RUTHIE FOSTER “LET IT BURN” (BLUE CORN MUSIC)

2.    JANIVA MAGNESS “STRONGER FOR IT” (ALLIGATOR)

3.    VARIOUS ARTISTS “CHICO & RITA (SOUNDTRACK)” (CALLE 54)

4.    MATT WILSON’S ARTS & CRAFTS “AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE” (PALMETTO)

5.    GREGORY PORTER “BE GOOD” (MOTÉMA MUSIC)

6.    KENNY GARRETT “SEEDS FROM THE UNDERGROUND” (MACK AVENUE)

7.    THE FUNK ARK “HIGH NOON” (ESL)

WEMU Sweet Sixteen For The Week Of March 12 to March 18, 2012

These are the sixteen most played recordings on WEMU!

Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz Series May 4TH

Mar 15, 2012

    May 4th - Planet D Nonet

Live at the Raven's Club, 207 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor Sesi Motors 5:01 First Friday Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman.

May 4th - Planet D Nonet

WEMU Sweet Sixteen For The Week Of March 5 to March 11, 2012

These are the sixteen most played recordings on WEMU!

March 5:01 Party

Mar 5, 2012

WEMU (89.1 FM), the Eastern Michigan University public radio station, has dedicated its First Friday 5:01 Jazz Series at Ann Arbor's  Raven's Club to the memory of Jan Winkelman, a devoted jazz fan and listener, who died 8 March 2007. A fund has been established in his honor at WEMU to finance the series and other special performances.

WEMU Sweet Sixteen For The Week Of February 27 to March 4, 2012

These are the sixteen most played recordings on WEMU!

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