Music News from WEMU

Brad McNett / 89.1 WEMU

Pianist Rick Roe drops in to the 89.1 WEMU studios to chat about Thelonious Monk and Thanksgiving.

Listen to all of your favorite weekend programs from Saturday 11/22/2014 and Sunday 11/23/2014. This includes full versions of The Roots Music Project, The Groove Yard and The In Crowd with Jessica Webster that are only available online.

Listen to Michael Jewett's interview with Mr. B on the last leg of the trip.

On October 30th, The University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance gave pianist, composer and arranger Bob James their highest award.  He received The Distinguished Alumnus Award and was inducted in to the School Of Music, Theater and Dance Hall Of Fame.  The celebration will be complete when Bob James makes his debut appearance as a jazz quintet leader in Hill Auditorium presented by The University Musical Society.  

WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 11-08-2014 & 11-09-2014

Nov 10, 2014

WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 11-01-2014 and 11-02-2014

Nov 3, 2014

The gang's all here - including a web only version of From Memphis To Motown and the full three hours of The Roots Music Project.  Enjoy!

Get ready for trick-or-treat season with these spooky tunes.

89.1 WEMU and Sesi Motors present the 5:01 First Friday Jazz Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman.

Join us for a 5:01 pm celebration of music and fun at Rush Street.  We will return to Rush Street, 314 South Main between Liberty and William Streets in Ann Arbor.  


WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 10-25-2014 and 10-26-2014

Oct 27, 2014

Listen at your leisure and support WEMU.

It's Time To Support WEMU And Roots Music Project

Oct 18, 2014

Listen to all three hours of Roots Music Project with Jeremy Baldwin and click that DONATE button!

Get Your From Memphis To Motown Fix Here

Oct 18, 2014

Listen to the special third hour of From Memphis To Motown and click that DONATE button.

WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 10-11-2014 and 10-12-2014

Oct 13, 2014

Ann Arbor’s guitar legend George Bedard had a lifetime experience this summer that few will ever be able to claim:  he traveled to Honduras and played in a U.S. State Department Tour.  

WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 10-04-2014 and 10-05-2014

Oct 6, 2014

Marilyn Gouin / 89.1 WEMU

WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 09-27-2014 and 09-28-2014

Sep 29, 2014

Detroit Music Factor

WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 09-20-2014 and 09-21-2014

Sep 22, 2014

Take a listen to all of last weekend's great programs here:

Listen to our interview earlier this week with drummer and singer Leonard King. King visited the WEMU studio to discuss his major project:  The Lyman Woodard Organization For the Arts.  In the 1970s Leonard joined the group led by Detroit organist Lyman Woodard and became a major player in Detroit jazz, soul, blues and dance music.  Leonard reminisced  warmly about Lyman Woodard's important and inspirational position in Detroit musical history as well as his own. 

WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 09-13-2014 and 09-14-2014

Sep 15, 2014

As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

John Doe sat down with Jeremy Baldwin for a live performance and interview on the Roots Music Project ahead of his performance at the Ypsilanti Song Festival.

Benny Green sat down with Linda Yohn to talk about his new position as an instructor in the University of Michigan's Department of Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation studies.