Thursday, March 29, 2007

March 25, 2007 Cool Jazzy Partnership

Melva's Musings on Jazz features the Jazz Music of North Carolina jazz musicians of the past and the present. I was thrilled to be joined in the studio by Brian Horton, on sax, who hails from Kinston, NC and now teaches jazz at NC Central University in Durham. Joining him in the studio was Kelvin Sholar from a multi-generational talented musical family out of Detroit. Kelvin is currently living in Berlin. Brian and Kelvin have been performing and composing music together for over ten years. They are going into the studio together soon to record. They are both incredibly talented jazz musicians. I look forward to following their jazz careers.

During my show, Brian and Kelvin performed the following songs -
  • Dream Child (by Brian Horton)
  • Pao Bene (by Kelvin Sholar)
  • Not Enough Sky (by Brian Horton)
  • solo piano with Kelvin pulling on tunes from over the years
  • Mamanita (Jelly Roll Morton)
  • Jitter Bug Waltz (Fats Waller)
  • Blue Monk
A friend of theirs, JoJo, called in from Hawaii, to say she was listening in and enjoying the show. Later, on the air, Rashida Bumbray, a jazz tap dancer, performer, art curator, and friend from NYC, called to join in the conversation about music and performing and the relationship between musicians and dancers.

Melva's Musings on Jazz can be heard every Sunday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 EST. In the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area, WCOM radio can be heard at 103.5 fm. But this community powered 100 Watts of Wonder station can be heard any where in the world by going to the WCOM website and clicking on the button in the upper right-hand corner. You can call in comments and requests by dialing 919 929-2690 during the show. I hope you will join me on Sunday evenings.

WCOM offers a cool diverse offering of jazz shows - especially on Sunday.
3:00 - 5:00 Jazz Incognito with Will Vizuete
5:00 - 7:00 Backbone with Solomon Gibson III
7:00 - 9:00 Melva's Musings on Jazz with Melva Fager Okun
9:00 - midnight Mainstream Jazz with Larry R. Thomas