Cassandra Wilson

Female vocalists are the focus on this week's blues program airing at 11pm, Saturday, October 3rd.  The show begins with Bettye LaVette, Abbey Lincoln, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Etta James in the first set.  

Bettye LaVette's going to start touring again in December.  Abbey Lincoln was married to legendary drummer Max Roach for 8 years, and Etta James was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

The second set starts off with Aretha Franklin's version of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," followed by Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin and Shemekia Copeland.  

NatGeo's filming a docu-series about Aretha Franklin, "Genius: Aretha" which is finally wrapping up in Atlanta due to a pandemic stoppage.  Bonnie Raitt was part of Farm Aid 2020 last Saturday, 9/26, and Shemekia Copeland is scheduled to perform in a festival up in Michigan, Saturday, 10/3.

Songs from Marcia Ball, Cassandra Wilson, Irma Thomas, and Koko Taylor end this edition of "The Blues."  Marcia Ball's got a really fun website which includes a recipe for "Emergency Chicken Gumbo."  

Jazz with OT: 10/6/19

Sep 29, 2019

This week on Jazz with OT, 10pm on Sunday, October 6th, you'll hear a program originally broadcast on WMKV on March 25, 2000.  The first selection in this varied two-hour presentation is "King Kong" by the John Patitucci Quintet.  Other artists heard during this program include Cassandra Wilson and Jeff Hamilton.

The Blues: 12.9.17

Dec 10, 2017

 

This week's blues show, Saturday, December 9th at 11pm, starts off Shemekia Copeland and Charlie Musselwhite.  You'll also hear later in the first set, Cassandra Wilson & Lou Reed.  The second set features Eric Bibb, Organic Grooves, Mick Weaver, and Irma Thomas.  And finally ending the show in the third set is music by blues legend Buddy Guy, Tab Benoit & Jimmy Thackery, and Ronnie Earl.

This week's Blues show on Saturday, May 2nd at 11pm starts off with "Bring on the Music" by Gov't Mule with vocals by Ty Taylor and written by Warren Haynes.  That's followed by songs from JP Jones as well as Sonny Landreth who's playing the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival tomorrow, Sunday, May 3rd.

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.

Grammy Award-winning jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter and producer, Cassandra Wilson, will be performing on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Hall Auditorium, 101 S. Campus Ave, on Miami University’s Oxford campus. Wilson’s 2015 tour is an otherworldly musical homage to legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday on the 100th anniversary of the singer's birth. "A dream of mine is happening," said Wilson, "I've been in love with Billie Holiday's voice since the moment I heard it, and she has inspired me throughout my career."