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Jazz Icons Series 3 Update

Jazz Icons CannonballThe Jazz Icons website has posted discographical information about the previously-announced third set in their ongoing series of jazz-performance DVD releases. Due out in September: titles featuring Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Nina Simone, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Lionel Hampton. Those willing to spring for the box-set that includes all of the above will get a bonus disc that features extra performances from Kirk (1963), Rollins (1959), and Simone (1965) as well as interviews with the latter two. More info at All About Jazz as well.

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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Recent Releases for 2016, Part 1

Gregory Porter - Take Me To The Alley

A roundup of recent releases in vocal jazz and traditional pop, including new albums by Gregory Porter, Esperanza Spalding, and Willie Nelson.

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Afterglow is WFIU's weekly program of jazz and American popular song hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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