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  • We're ending out Spring Fund Drive with a weekend of Miles Davis. All of your favorite on air announcers will spin their favorite tunes from the great Miles Davis.
  • Vocalist, pianist, songwriter and positive spirit, Betty Bryant at ninety-four is an inspiration on so many levels that her age, which would be the first thing one would mention with anyone else, seems almost beside the point. Betty’s latest CD, Lotta Livin’ produced by her longtime friend and collaborator Robert Kyle, showcases Betty’s blues roots, soulful sound, and cheeky sense of humor.
  • Youngbloods: Brass [ENCORE]. Jazz Night in America presents Youngbloods, a mini-series featuring new and rising jazz geniuses who are shaping the future of the genre. This episode, we put the spotlight on three up-and-coming brass artists on the scene today: Giveton Gelin, Kalia Vandever, and Summer Camargo.
  • THE FIG BOP WAR. When bebop came along in the mid-1940s with its creators like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and others, a lot of traditionalists who were into New Orleans jazz or early swing thought it was freakish music and began to criticize it. The pro-modernists struck back and called the critics “out of date” and the term “moldy fig” came to be used to describe these older jazz fans opposed to the beboppers. In this program Richard Hadlock details the ideological jazz battles of the “Fig Bop War.”