AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Thelonious Monk, 10/10 and Art Blakey, 10/11
WKCR.org continues its 74 year history of providing listeners with the glories of Jazz music. Saturday, 10/10, the station will celebrate Thelonious Monk, in a continuous, all-day tribute to the man and his music! WKCR began broadcasting JAZZ, 74 years ago, featuring Roy Eldridge on Gene Krupa's rendition of "Swing Is Here". The station's commitment to JAZZ stems from a massive archive of studio jazz recordings (all formats; all takes), interviews with jazz participants and legends, air-checks, amateur recordings and more! Importantly, in an effort to continue the music's longevity, Jazz scholars and Jazz experts teach young interns about the music. (Saturday, jazz scholar Phil Schaap will host a portion of the Monk celebration, broadcasting from 5 PM-9PM.) WKCR is NOT a commercial radio station. It is NOT NPR affiliated. It IS a station devoted to JAZZ music, with a profound commitment to the development of a new (and younger) jazz audience. Jazz is on life-support and WKCR is providing a glimmer of hope. Help them by listening and passing the word.