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The upcoming 2016-17 season of the Xavier University Jazz Music Series features some of the most recognizable names in music including Chick Corea and Christian McBride

Jazz pianist Roy Meriweather has re-released his 1975 album Nubian Lady (originally called Live) which was recorded in 1973 at The Magic Carpet in Dayton, Ohio.

Miles Ahead

Apr 12, 2016
Brian Douglas

Sunday, May 15 at 9:00 pm

As Miles Ahead, actor/director Don Cheadle’s film about Miles Davis, opens in movie theaters this spring, WVXU presents a special look at Davis, the film and his music.

Featured are interviews with Cheadle, score composer Robert Glasper, members of Miles' family and music from the film. You’ll enjoy classic Miles Davis tracks: Seven Steps to Heaven, Frelon Brun, Miles Ahead, Solea, Black Satin, Prelude, part 2, So What, Back Seat Betty; and new cuts from Robert Glasper’s score.

John Kiesewetter takes us behind-the-scenes on the locally filmed biopic of musician Miles Davis, Miles Ahead.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011: 8 PM:
Don't miss this one-hour tribute to Frank Foster who was born in Cincinnati in 1928 and was a noted jazz musician and composer.

Well-known for his work with the Count Basie orchestra, Frank Foster will be honored by his friends and jazz colleagues. Music from his long jazz career will also be featured on this special produced and hosted by Lee Hay.

Frank Sinatra - A Voice in Time

Dec 1, 2015

Saturday, December 12 at 10 pm
Nancy Sinatra hosts this one-hour special looking back at Frank Sinatra's early years (1939-1952).

While Playboy may be changing some of the visual content in its magazine, there’s no denying the impact it has made to music, particularly jazz, over the decades.  Ron Esposito talks with Patty Farmer, the author of the new book Playboy Swings: How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed the Face of Music.

Xavier University music professor and organizer of the XU Music Series, Dr. Polina Bespalko, previews the upcoming concerts in their new jazz series, including a performance from the Blue Wisp Big Band on September 13, with our Ron Esposito.

Meet Bobby Sharp, The Very Busy Local Jazz Drummer

Aug 14, 2015

He’s one of the busiest jazz drummers in the area, currently keeping the beat for three different groups – he’s Bobby Sharp and the Cincinnati native is talking with our Stuart Holman.

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