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)
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.
Originally published on Fri January 30, 2009 12:05 am
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 (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.