Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 7, 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. Join Milton Shirdan for a very special musical Birthday salute to Martin Luther King, Jr on SwingTown, Sunday, January 15th and on Jazz at Nite on Jazz at Nite on Monday, January 16th. This program features music from George Adams, Wallace Roney, Bobby Lyle, Leon Thomas, Gil Scot-Heron, Lynne Arriale, The Marcus Shelby Orchestra and the voices of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Edward Kennedy, Tenzan Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Llama, and former President Bill Clinton.

Max Roach Birthday Tribute

Jan 7, 2012

Max Roach was born on January 10, 1924. Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite this Tuesday evening for a very special salue to Max Roach during the 9:00 Hour.

Happy New Year 2012 from WVAS-FM

Jan 3, 2012

Wishing each of you a safe, happy and prosperous New Year.

Happy New Year from WVAS-FM

Jan 3, 2012

The Twelve Jazzy Days of Christmas

Dec 13, 2011

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

In the spirit of the Holiday season 90.7 FM WVAS gives you this Jazzy reading of The Twelve Days of Christmas.

On the first day of Christmas WVAS-FM gave to me... John Coltrane on CD.

On the second day of Christmas my favorite station gave to me... Two Dreams from above.

...and John Coltrane on CD.

On the third day of Christmas WVAS-FM gave to me...Three side men.

...two dreams from above and John Coltrane on CD.

On the fourth day of Christmas my favotite station gave to me...Four types of Bird.

Frank Sinatra Birthday Special

Dec 9, 2011

Frank Sinatra was born on December 12th, 1915. Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite for a celebration of the life and music of the "Chairman of the Board". Listen for "The Duets of Frank Sinatra" during the 9:00 Hour...only on WVAS-FM Monday evening.

Sammy Davis, Jr. Birthday Salute

Dec 7, 2011

Thursday, December 8th is Sammy Davis, Jr.s Birthday. Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite for a special musical salute to Sammy Davis, Jr. during the 9:00 hour.

Dave Brubeck Birthday Special

Dec 5, 2011

Tuesday, December 6th is Dave Brubecks Birthday. Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite for a very special musical salute to Dave Brubeck during the 9:00 Hour. Only on 90.7 WVAS-FM.

Billy Strayhorn Birthday Salute

Nov 28, 2011

Tuesday, November 29th is Billy Strayhorn's Birthday. Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite for a very special musical tribute to Billy Strayhorn during the 9:00 Hour. Only on 90.7  WVAS-FM.

Jazz drummer Paul Motian passes away

Nov 22, 2011
Peter Hum / jazzblog.ca

Drummer Paul Motian, who for more than five decades imbued the smallest of musical gestures with supreme significance, died earlier today.

Jazztimes.com reports here that Motian, 80, “died at 4:52 a.m. in New York City, as confirmed by a representative from ECM Records… a cause of death has not been disclosed.”