Musicians came into the studio that day to honor legendary drummer John von Ohlen who has played with many jazz greats including Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Cal Collins, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, and Perry Como. He's also recorded albums with many other greats like Carmen McRae, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Poole, John Clayton, Mel Torme & the Marty Paich Orchestra, and Benny Carter. John von Ohlen was inducted into the CEA 2005 Hall of Fame.
Mary Ellen Tanner: Girl Singer is a two-hour tribute to the late local vocalist who loved to sing standards, orginally airing on Saturday, August 9 from 10pm to midnight on 91.7 WVXU, 88.5 WMUB, online at wvxu.org, via the free WVXU mobile app or the iHeartRadio app. This special will be repeated because of listener response on Saturday, September 20th, from 8-10pm.