Steve Schmidt

WVXU

You just know that jazz expert Oscar Treadwell is smiling on Cincinnati.

Ten years after his death, his adopted hometown provides the background for a major motion picture about jazz icon Miles Davis, Don Cheadle’s new "Miles Ahead."

Treadwell, who died on April 1, 2006, at age 79, was the jazz voice and conscience for Cincinnati for 46 years.  

If a Miles Davis tune was heard on radio here, most likely it was on Treadwell's shows on WVXU-FM, WNOP-AM, WGUC-FM, WVAE-FM or WZIP-AM. In fact, "O.T." is such an institution that his shows are still on the air here at WVXU-FM 10 p.m.-midnight Sunday.

The Royal Bopsters Project is a new jazz vocal quartet featuring singer Amy London who, along with one of the guests on their new CD, local piano great Steve Schmidt, join our Lee Hay to talk about this group and some of the guests on the album including jazz legend Mark Murphy.

Acclaimed jazz singer Amy London stopped by our studio recently to talk with Lee Hay about her newest musical project, a CD called Bridges that features a variety of guest performers including local jazz pianist Steve Schmidt.

Upcoming jazz concert featuring Jackie Allen and Steve Schmidt

Jul 11, 2014

Robyn Carey-Allgeyer has information about an upcoming concert by jazz singer Jackie Allen, happening at The Greenwich on Saturday, July 26. Joining Jackie Allen that night will be local jazz legend, pianist Steve Schmidt.