Thanksgiving Night of Jazz Masters

On Thanksgiving night, Thursday the 27th, WNCU will broadcast a special evening of jazz masters.

At 7pm, Ken Grady will feature vocalists ranging from the early days of jazz up until the end of World War II.

AT 8pm, Piano Jazz, with host Marian McPartland, will continue as she interviews and plays duets with WNCU’s featured artist for November, McCoy Tyner. McCoy discusses his early influences, his time with Coltrane, and much more. Tyner has released nearly 80 albums under his name, earned four Grammy’s and was awarded Jazz Master from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2002.

At 9pm, WNCU will broadcast a program devoted to trumpeter, Harry Sweets Edison. Follow an in depth discussion of this jazz master and Basie alum with host Nancy Wilson from her Jazz Profiles series from NPR. Known as a masterful soloist, Edison had a distinctly spare yet bluesy approach. His career spanned a long stay with the original Count Basie band, as well as an even lengthier solo career.

That’s a Thanksgiving Night of Jazz Masters, starting at 7pm, on member supported radio, WNCU 90.7FM.