Jazz Entertainment for Valentines Day

Feb 13, 2015

Nothing says Valentines Day like sweet jazz music, and luckily there are plenty live performances to choose from. If you're not set on any plans for tomorrow, here are some options that are sure to make your day special.


Remebering Ray Charles

Feb 13, 2015

One of the biggest names of jazz history is the late Ray Charles. Starting way back in the 1950's, Charles began to define and mainstream soul music and was a major influence on the music industry thereafter. Many remember him by his great hits including Georgia, Hit the Road Jack, I Can't Stop Loving You, and many more. Charles unique voice and piano style held a long lasting career spanning about 58 years and acquired an expansive list of awards, including 17 Grammys. 


Bill starts this program with music from Buddy Morrow who was a trombonist and big band leader.  He was once a member of the Tonight Show band, and also led the Tommy Dorsey Band from 1977 until his death in 2010.  You'll also hear some of Bill's favorite vocalists like Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and Ella Fitzgerald.  And, he ends the show with the Blue Wisp Big Band's "I Won't Dance."  The Blue Wisp Big Band is now performing to a packed house at Japp's on Main Street in Over the Rhine on Wednesday evenings.

Photo by Marek Hofman

In honor of Jack Bruce, bass player for the legendary band Cream, who passed away last weekend, we will air a special episode of Jazz with OT, recorded in 1974, that features some of Cream's most memorable tunes.

Critically-acclaimed Manhattan saxophonist Daniel Bennett is performing a special "Cincinnati CD Release" at the Cincinnati Public Library (800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio) on Saturday, September 27th at 2pm. The Daniel Bennett Group is celebrating the release of their newest album, Clockhead Goes to Camp. This special concert will feature a duo, with Daniel Bennett on saxophone and flute, and Nat Janoff on guitar. Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation.