Steve Schmidt

 

This year's blues Christmas special is dedicated to the memory of WVXU Production Assistant Kevin Rowinski who started his radio broadcast career while a student at Xavier University.  Cincinnati Public Radio brought him on board in 2005 where he enjoyed his work on a number of award-winning specials over the years.  Sadly, he passed away in the spring of 2016, but his work is still highly valued by those who worked with him.  So, this blues special is one which he helped me produce in 2014.  

This picture of him was taken at a Cincinnati Reds ballgame even though his first love was the Cleveland Indians.  He loved sports and has left lasting memories with those of us who were lucky enough to share time with him.

Miami University Department of Music and the William E. Schmidt Foundation present 

Grand Night: Love Letters to Ella

Celebrating 100 years of Ella Fitzgerald at Miami University

Lee Hay

This sounds like fun: Gary Burbank, Katie Laur Marcos Sastre, former Pure Prairie League drummer Billy Hinds and others join Brian O'Donnell for a two-hour tribute to longtime Cincinnati guitarist Larry Goshorn at 8 p.m. Saturday on WVXU-FM and WMUB-FM.

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.