Before he became a world-renowned saxophonist, Michael Brecker attended Indiana University for a year and a half in the late 1960s. We’ll hear some Brecker recordings from that period as well as commentary from jazz scholar David Demsey, who is organizing the archive of Brecker materials that was given to William Paterson University after Brecker’s death in 2007.
Five decades after Wes Montgomery’s death in 1968, newly-discovered live recordings continue to emerge.
An interview with Rachel Berenson Perry about her new study of an often-overlooked painter.
In the spring of 1986, the reigning kings of college-rock came to a small Indiana university town to record their new album. Why they mattered, 30 years later.
Exploring the lost world of 20th century Indianapolis jazz and the ways in which its musical influence continues to reverberate throughout today's jazz scene.
How a college-town springtime in the Jazz Age Midwest paved the way for two legends in the making.
In the 1920s hot jazz swept Indiana's campuses—and a Richmond record label introduced the world to Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Hoagy Carmichael.
From ragtime to the rise of jazz education, the state of Indiana played a significant part in shaping the sound of modern jazz.
David Baker, one of the world's most renowned jazz educators, passed away March 26, 2016. In this archived show he discusses his compositional legacy.
Michael Jackson changed the landscape of American pop culture--a feat the scale of which we may never see again. Sadly, the culture changed him, too.