Hey Jazz Lover welcome to YOUR JAZZ!
YOUR JAZZ is designed to give you some of the best jazz heard anywhere. YOUR JAZZ is an Internet radio program that blends the sound of Urban Jazz, Smooth Jazz, and Standard Classic Jazz cuts. YOUR JAZZ features beautiful and creative music that commercial radio has abandoned. Find out what faithful listeners of the program have come to know as refreshing and different from current day radio. The music is great to hear and each artists represents the best talent in the world.
The idea behind the YOUR JAZZ program name, is to make the connection between the various sounds of jazz, as we know it today. That's way, YOUR JAZZ features Urban Jazz, Smooth Jazz and Standard Jazz as well. In each of these categories, we have the opportunity to cover various sounds and styles of jazz.
Now, it must be said this Internet radio program was created just for you. Yes, each program is your special show. Frankly, it is YOUR JAZZ. The jazz that was available on the radio from coast to coast during the '70s and '80s, was truly diversified. Well, the YOUR JAZZ program brings back that sound and offers each listener the opportunity to hear wonderful music by gifted artist. YOUR JAZZ stands for and promotes diversity in jazz.
YOUR JAZZ can be found on home computer, tablet smartphone, and TuneIn Radio as well. The Internet connection to the program is at www.fcac.org. If you like jazz, then it is more than certain you will appreciate this unique musical program. It's the way jazz use to sound on the radio.
Remember . . . . . It's YOUR JAZZ!
Sat: 1PM - 2PM
Eastern Standard Time
Studio Call Number: 703.650.8255
To expand the world of jazz music through a variety of artists and to showcase their contributions and creations.
Our goal is to provide a platform for the observation and appreciation of jazz through diversity.
Jazz is a music genre that originated from African American communities of New Orleans in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African American and European American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz spans a period of over a hundred years, encompassing a very wide range of music, making it difficult to define. Jazz makes heavy use of improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation and the swing note, as well as aspects of European harmony, American popular music, the brass bandtradition, and African musical elements such as blue notes and African-American styles such as ragtime. Although the foundation of jazz is deeply rooted within the black experience of the United States, different cultures have contributed their own experience and styles to the music as well. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms".
Featured Artist on the YOUR JAZZ program are to include:
Grover Washington, Jr. Joe Sample
George Benson Everette Harp
Pattie Austin Horace Silver
Pieces of a Dream and more . . . . . . . .
Another Jazz Great
Bennie Ross "Hank" Crawford, Jr. (December 21, 1934 – January 29, 2009) was an American R&B, hard bop, jazz-funk, soul jazz alto saxophonist, arranger and songwriter. Crawford was musical director for Ray Charlesbefore embarking on a solo career releasing many well-regarded albums on Atlantic, CTI and Milestone. Crawford was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He began formal piano studies at the age of nine and was soon playing for his church choir. His father had brought an alto saxophone home from the service and when Hank entered Manassas High School, he took it up in order to join the band. He credits Charlie Parker, Louis Jordan, Earl Bostic and Johnny Hodges as early influences. Crawford appears on an early 1952 Memphis recording for B.B. King with a band including Ben Branch and Ike Turner. In 1958 Crawford went to college at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. While at TSU, he majored in music studying theory and composition, as well as playing alto and baritone saxophone in the Tennessee State Jazz Collegians. He also led his own rock 'n' roll quartet, "Little Hank and the Rhythm Kings". His bandmates all thought he looked and sounded just like Hank O'Day, a legendary local saxophonist, which earned him the nickname "Hank". This is when Crawford met Ray Charles, who hired Crawford originally as a baritone saxophonist. Crawford switched to alto in 1959 and remained with Charles' band—becoming its musical director until 1963. When Crawford left Ray Charles in 1963 to form his own septet, he had already established himself with several albums for Atlantic Records. From 1960 until 1970, he recorded twelve LPs for the label, many while balancing his earlier duties as Ray's director. He released such pre-crossover hits as "Misty", "The Peeper", "Whispering Grass", and "Shake-A-Plenty". He also has done musical arrangement for Etta James, Lou Rawls, and others. Much of his career has been in R&B, but in the 1970s he had several successful jazz albums, with I Hear a Symphony reaching 11 on Billboard's Jazz albums list and 159 for Pop albums. In 1983 he moved to Milestone Records as a premier arranger, soloist, and composer, writing for small bands including guitarist Melvin Sparks, organist Jimmy McGriff, and Dr. John. In 1986, Crawford began working with blues-jazz organ master Jimmy McGriff. They recorded five co-leader dates for Milestone Records: Soul Survivors, Steppin' Up, On the Blue Side, Road Tested, and Crunch Time, as well as two dates for Telarc Records: Right Turn on Blue and Blues Groove. The two toured together extensively. The new century found Crawford shifting gears and going for a more mainstream jazz set in his 2000 release The World of Hank Crawford. Though the songs are compositions from jazz masters such as Duke Ellington and Tadd Dameron, he delivers in that sanctified church sound that is his trademark. Followed by The Best of Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff (2001). Crawford died on January 29, 2009, at his home in Memphis, aged 74. The cause was complications of a stroke he had in 2000, his sister Delores said. He had two children, Michael A. Crawford and Sherri L. Crawford, and a grandchild, Tiffany M. Crawford. |