Joe Santangelo

Arcadia Publishing

This one was for Dad. And the Santangelo family.

Scott Santangelo's new book, "The Ohio Valley Jazz Festival," is a tribute to his father, promoter Dino Santangelo, who created the summer jazz festival in 1962 which morphed into the city's huge R&B weekend.

Saturday, July 22 at 11:00 pm and Sunday, July 23 at 7:00 pm

Promoter Joe Santangelo tells his favorite stories about Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, ZZ Top, Ray Charles, New Kids On The Block, Charlie Wilson, Dave Brubeck, the Grateful Dead and many more music superstars, while explaining how the Cincinnati Music Festival (July 27-29) evolved from the old Ohio Valley Jazz Festival at Crosley Field, Riverfront Stadium and Carthage Fairgrounds.

Produced by John Kiesewetter and Lee Hay.

This Sunday, a special from producers Lee Hay and John Kiesewetter:

Joe Santangelo: Six Decades of Rock, R&B And All That Jazz

Joe Santangelo dropped by the WVXU studio on March 2, 2017, to talk with John Kiesewetter about his work with his brother Dino which has led to his production of the wildly successful Cincinnati Music Festival at Paul Brown Stadium. This year's festival runs from July 27-29 in downtown Cincinnati.

John Kiesewetter

For six decades, the Santangelos have brought us the greatest names in R&B, rock and jazz – the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Ray Charles, Ike and Tina Turner, the Grateful Dead and ZZ Top.