Festival of local classical music and jazz on public radio on April 16
Queen City’s rich jazz and classical music heritage will be celebrated on “Public Radio Music Day” Thursday, April 16 on Cincinnati Public Radio’s classic show WGUG-FM (90.9) and the information debate WVXU-FM (91.7) and WMUB-FM Oxford (88.5).
WGUC morning host Brian O’Donnell steers away from classical music for an hour-long jazz performance at 8 p.m. Thursday on WVXU. He will play tunes from The joint always pops, WVXU’s 2017 Benefit CD from the 2017 Fall Fundraiser.
“This CD was made possible by the great jazz musicians I’ve known here in town for ages,” says O’Donnell. “Everyone, when asked to record a song for our CD, immediately responded ‘YES! To support Cincinnati Public Radio. It was an amazing experience to watch these songs unfold. O’Donnell grew up at Golf Manor listening to Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, the Dorsey Brothers and other great bands. He also worked at WVAE-FM, Cincinnati’s smooth jazz station “The Wave”, at the late 1990s.
Listeners will hear Carmon DeLeone and The Studio Quintet perform “Banana Island” by Ed Moss, Rusty Burge, CCM percussion teacher, play an original song called “New Adventures”, “Cloë” by the Faux Frenchmen, “Lost and Lost” from Pat Kelly Chamber Jazz 6, “Seeking Bedrock” by Marc Wolfley and Friends, and other songs from the CD.
Classic WGUC listeners will hear a selection of Radio Mozart, Reine Ville Bach or other CDs Cincinnati Public Radio Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Pops Orchestra every hour, starting at 7:30 a.m.
At 7 p.m., WGUC will air a reminder of the 2017 Pops Music Hall reopening concert celebrating John Williams.
This is the first year of Public Radio Music Day, run by the noncomMusic Alliance. He was able to secure a Congressional designation for national recognition of the unique music provided to communities by public radio stations.