On the Thursday edition of Strictly Jazz Sounds host Steve Braunginn interviews Japanese pianist Miki Yamanaka about her new album “Stairway to the Stars,” which she recorded at home during the pandemic. Steve’s Picks showcases pre- and new releases by artists including Jane Ira Bloom and Allison Miller, Matt Ulery, Craig Taborn and the superstar […]
This Thursday’s edition of Strictly Jazz Sounds celebrates the 95th birthday of jazz icon John Coltrane. Co-hosts Steve Braunginn and Jane Reynolds will be on board during this pledge drive edition, providing Coltrane sounds with many of his jazz cohorts, including Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Johnny Griffin, Art Blakey, Duke Ellington, Milt Jackson and Red […]
The non-profit Madison Jazz Society was created in 1984 with the mission to preserve and promote traditional jazz. That’s jazz from early rag-time and up to the 1950s. In March, the board of directors voted unanimously to dissolve the organization, leaving one less outlet for jazz in Madison. Many members of the jazz community found […]
Born in Malaysia to Chinese parents and raised in Perth, Australia, Linda May Han Oh trained first on bassoon. Linda May Han Oh will be in Madison, WI during the week of April 24 as an artist in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, under the leadership of jazz pianist and Endowed Jazz Studies Director […]
Jazz vibraphonist supreme Bobby Hutcherson died yesterday at the age of 75 due to complications from emphysema. Though ailing from this horrid disease (that’s what second-hand smoke did in the clubs, though he was also a smoker), Bobby continued to tour and work with the SF Jazz Collective, the inaugural group, and record with his […]
Steve Braunginn and Jane Reynolds will interview Jazz Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen this Thursday on Strictly Jazz Sounds. On December 4-6, 2014, the UW School of Music will host the 4th Annual UW/MMSD Jazz Festival, at which Ingrid will hold a trumpet master class and be a featured performer.