Journeys into Jazz
Tune into Journeys into Jazz on Wednesday afternoon for a Charlie “Bird” Parker centennial tribute. The bebop pioneer was born on August 29th, 1920 and is renowned as one of the most important musicians in the development of jazz. Journeys into Jazz kicks off with a few of Bird’s early recordings, the 78s: Parker with […]
We’re looking for the perfect jazz collector, historian and fan to host on Wednesdays from 2-5 pm. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 6. WORT’s afternoon jazz shows are legendary, and Wednesdays are no exception. The recent tragic loss of longtime host Gary Alderman has left a gap that can never truly be filled, […]
For 35 years Gary Alderman hosted Journeys Into Jazz Wednesdays from 2-5 pm on WORT. Read more about the history of this beloved icon of Madison jazz and dedicated radio volunteer, and share your own memories of Gary using the form at the bottom. Channel 3 did a news story about Gary and WORT. This […]
Join Nuggernaut to ring in the new year and help benefit the greatest radio station in the land, WORT FM!!! The party starts at 11pm (music at 11:30), with a complimentary champagne toast at Midnight! Special guests scheduled to perform with Nugg: – Anitra Hovelson from H2 – Hannah Larson from Bird’s Eye – Robin […]
Gary Alderman has been hosting WORT’s Journeys Into Jazz program for the past 35 years (!) He’s been a DJ for the last 37 years. Gary is also a jazz historian and sells rare and out-of-print jazz vinyl and publications. He has over 60,000 jazz LPs and 8,000 jazz CDs in his collection. Find out […]
JazzTimes just published an article on the Madison Mellophonium Jazz Orchestra. jazztimes.com/articles/54842-stan-kenton-s-mellophonium-sound-reborn. They have played at various Madison and surrounding venues including Isthmus Jazz Festival and Jazz At Five. Their music is played on Journeys Into Jazz.