The last day of April closes out JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH and we’ll join in with a celebration of the INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY CONCERT in Havana, Cuba. 2 of the greatest MOJA guitarists are in the spotlight. STEVE KHAN turns 70 on Friday the 28th and ALLAN HOLDSWORTH passed away at 70 on April 15th. We’ll acknowledge all of this and more with a number of our special shows all week long on “The World’s MOdern JAzz Radio Channel!” So read on and we’ll give you a quick rundown, then keep reading below that for all the details.
Monday (April 24th)…We’ll begin the week with a birthday celebration for one of the greatest MOJA masters on MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS. It’s STEVE KHAN, who turns 70 on April 28th. (Airs every Monday at Noon & 9 PM Eastern/9 AM & 6 PM Pacific) & next Monday we’ll focus on another of the greatest MOJA masters as we celebrate one of the great living masters of Latin Jazz, MICHEL CAMILO!
Tuesday…On Tuesday you hear our patented features THE ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS and THIS IS ACID JAZZ, with an hour of the music plus comments from the man who created the genre, English Pirate Radio DJ Gilles Peterson. (Airs every Tuesday and Sunday at 9 AM & 9 PM Eastern/6 AM & 6 PM Pacific) + THE ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS at Noon ET/9 AM Pacific!
Wednesday…We’ll mark the passing of one of the greatest of MOJA Masters this Wednesday, and also on Sunday, as we present ALLAN HOLDSWORTH LIVE @ YOSHI’S, featuring a performance from the late, great English guitarist alongside an all-star cast of players from the legendary club in Oakland, California on LIVE @ MOJALand! (Airs every Wednesday at 9 AM & 9 PM Eastern/6 AM & 6 PM Pacific…and Sunday at 11 AM & 11 PM Eastern/8 AM & 8 PM Pacific) + more JAZZY JAMBANDS at Noon ET/9 AM Pacific!
Thursday…On this week’s edition of THE ALL NEW MUSIC REVUE we’ll present 5 new MOJA releases including a jazz-loving member of The Rolling Stones with one of the most famous aggregations from Europe. It’s the live recording CHARLIE WATTS MEETS THE DANISH RADIO BIG BAND. (Airs every Thursday at 9 AM & 9 PM Eastern/6 AM & 6 PM Pacific…and Sunday at 10 AM & 10 PM Eastern/7 AM & 7 PM Pacific) + more JAZZY JAMBANDS at Noon ET/9 AM Pacific!
Friday…We’ll present another special feature celebrating another MOJA great who just passed away and left an awesome legacy on the next edition of our weekly special IF IT’S FRIDAY, THIS MUST BE FUSION. We simply call this one REMEMBERING ALLAN HOLDSWORTH: FUSION MASTER! You’ll hear his Fusion era solo work, his collaborations with Jean-Luc Ponty and Bill Bruford and his work as a member of Tony Williams Lifetime, Gong and Soft Machine! (Beginning every hour from 7 AM-Midnight Eastern/4 AM-9 PM Pacific)
Saturday…All day Saturday join us for the next edition of WORDS & MUSIC we simply call INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY GLOBAL CONCERT, as we present the comments of and music by some of the artists who’ll perform this Sunday, April 30th, in Havana, Cuba in the concert that brings the world together and closes out the month-long celebration of JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH in April. You’ll hear from Herbie Hancock, Cuba’s Chucho Valdes, Cameroon’s Richard Bona, Mexico’s Antonio Sanchez and American greats like Kenny Garrett, Regina Carter, Marcus Miller, Cassandra Wilson, Kurt Elling and more. (Beginning every hour from Noon-Midnight Eastern/9 AM-9 PM Pacific)
Sunday…The Sunday Specials (Airing 9 AM-1 PM Eastern & replayed 9 PM-1 AM ET/6-10 AM & PM Pacific)