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This magazine style program based on Don Wolff's popular jazz radio show, I Love Jazz, showcases his depth of musical knowledge and appreciation of the historical jazz tradition. As a local renowned jazz authority, Don's insightful interviews reveal his dedication to music education and his personal love of jazz. Each episode features local artists, a piece on the history of jazz and an educational segment. The curriculum introduces students to the American art forms of Jazz and Ragtime, includes Jazz and musical vocabulary, and discusses racial issues from the 1900’s to today.

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This magazine style program based on Don Wolff's popular jazz radio show, I Love Jazz, showcases his depth of musical knowledge and appreciation of the historical jazz tradition. As a local renowned jazz authority, Don's insightful interviews reveal his dedication to music education and his personal love of jazz. Each episode features local artists, a piece on the history of jazz and an educational segment. The curriculum introduces students to the American art forms of Jazz and Ragtime, includes Jazz and musical vocabulary, and discusses racial issues from the 1900’s to today.

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    Anthony Gomes: Blues Evolution

    Anthony Gomes: Blues Evolution

    Canadian born Blues artist Anthony Gomes shares his love for Blues with HEC TV. The Blues originated in African-American communities of the “Deep South” at the end of 19th century, but Gomes talks about the evolutionary process of the Blues, it’s newfound musicians and audience.

    • 6 min
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    I Love Jazz with Don Wolff - Special Archives Edition, March 2014

    I Love Jazz with Don Wolff - Special Archives Edition, March 2014

    On this I Love Jazz Special Archive Edition, you'll catch music from a collection of the artists we've featured over the last year. These performances are not repeats of what you've seen before on our show, but musical numbers that we just didn't have the time to include. You'll hear Trumpeter Dawn Weber and her band, vocalist Marlena Shaw, jazz from the facility and students from Webster University, A Cabaret performance from Marilyn Maye and Billy Stritch, and a great sax and percussion duo - Willie Akins and Montez Coleman.

    • 58 min
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    Webster University- Jazz Interpretations of the Music of Irving Berlin, January 2014

    Webster University- Jazz Interpretations of the Music of Irving Berlin, January 2014

    This episode of I Love Jazz highlights the Jazz Studies program at Webster University, and includes performances from their TKT Endowed Scholarship Benefit Concert - "Jazz Interpretations of the Music of Irving Berlin". Performers include students and faculty of Webster University - with special guests Erin Bode and Peter Ayres. Our Jazz Gem features the Bob Wilber Big Band doing a jazz take of a classical composition by Mozart. And on Building Blocks of Jazz, Phil Dunlap and his guest Debby Lennon discuss the role of vocals in jazz.

    • 58 min
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    Dawn Weber, Big Muddy Blues Festival, Arturo Sandoval, Dizzy Gillespie, November 2013

    Dawn Weber, Big Muddy Blues Festival, Arturo Sandoval, Dizzy Gillespie, November 2013

    From this episode's home base at the Moonrise Hotel, I Love Jazz with Don Wolff features an interview and performance with trumpeter, composer, and educator, Dawn Webber - with selected numbers including her band captured at the Big Muddy Blues Festival on Laclede's Landing in St. Louis. The program also contains our educational segment - Building Blocks of Jazz where beat placement is discussed, a Jazz Gem that highlights women in jazz in the 1940s with two "Soundies" clips, and an exclusive interview and story with Nine-time Grammy award winning Arturo Sandoval.

    • 58 min
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    2012 University City Jazz Festival

    2012 University City Jazz Festival

    The University City Jazz Festival is enjoying the success of it's first venture at bringing together jazz enthusiasts together for a second straight year, to hear an eclectic list of musicians perform in Heman Park for free. The artists on the bill include Dawn Weber, the STL Metrobones, a reunion of the group Tracer, Bach to the Future, along with a tribute to Miles Davis with Maurice Carnes' Hipjaz Quintet and Trio Tres Bien. The University Jazz festival is produced, & founded by Silverman Music & Autumn Hill Records. Michael & Rob Silverman, of Silverman Music, are also two of the musicians in the group Bach to the Future. The festival was held on September 22nd, 2012.

    • 4 min
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    Marilyn Maye & Billy Stritch Along With Cabaret Jazz, September 2013

    Marilyn Maye & Billy Stritch Along With Cabaret Jazz, September 2013

    Our new season of I Love Jazz begins with the marvelous Marilyn Maye and the incomparable Billy Stritch. In a sit down interview with Don Wolff Marilyn discusses her 60-plus year career which began with Steve Allen and Johnny Carson and continues to this day at the age of 85. Taped live at the Sheldon Concert Hall this show puts the focus on the Art of Cabaret music and features Gerald Spaits on bass and Jim Eklof on drums. In our Jazz Gems segment we find Rebecca Kilgore shining bright as she performs Cabaret Jazz in a Big Band setting.

    • 58 min

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