I heard some Sean Jones on WDNA – FM in Miami yesterday afternoon. I listen to the station online here in Pittsburgh at www.wdna.org. What a blast. The afternoon DJ even mentioned that the trumpeter was a professor at Duquesne University.
Now, I can’t say for a fact that WDUQ has never played Sean Jones, but I’ve never heard his music on the station. For that matter, I’ve barely heard any local jazz artists getting any play on DUQ ever. Why is that? Whenever I tune in, they are always playing jazz MUZAK. Lawrence Welk kicked out livelier jams.
A toast to good music stations that recognize Pittsburgh artists wherever they exist. A curse on the ones that stick to same-old stuff year after year.