Acclaimed jazz singer Amy London stopped by our studio recently to talk with Lee Hay about her newest musical project, a CD called Bridges that features a variety of guest performers including local jazz pianist Steve Schmidt.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday's birthday (4/7/15), I've put together a one-hour special celebrating her work that'll air on Saturday, April 11th at 11pm. You'll hear from jazz vocalist Amy London, former WNOP disc jockey Robyn Carey-Allgeyer, and musician Ron Esposito who interviews John Szwed about his new book on Billie. There are plenty of songs by Billie Holiday as well as tunes performed by four vocalists who recorded tribute albums of her work...Tony Bennett, Carmen McRae, Rosemary Clooney, and Cassandra Wilson.
The inaugural class of the new Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame will be inducted during a ceremony and concert by jazz great & Cincinnati nativeFred Hersch on Friday, May 8 at Northern Kentucky University. Ron Esposito gets all the details on the hall and this kick-off event from founder Virginia Casey.