The best of Jazz from earliest recordings to present-day sounds.
The most rounded program of the genre on Perth’s airwaves, brings you styles as diverse as new orleans, dixieland, swing, be-bop, hard-bop, post-bop, west coast, cool, latin, vocal, small group, big-band, and lots in between. Hear how the music grew from blues and ragtime; travelled through the jazz age; the swing era. Learn of the cradles of jazz; the Crescent City and Chicago; the crucible of Kansas City; the ultimate destination of New York; then the rise of Los Angeles; the way that the musical joy spread around the world; and how the innovators took it in new directions. Naturally, each Presenter has a slightly different perspective on the music they love—thus the overall content varies from week to week, with many local W A and Australian artists featured—all emanating from a straight-ahead base. So, get your jazz fix here every Saturday Morning of the year.
Presented by Warren Kimble.
Celebrating the Centenary of the Birth of Ella Fitzgerald on 25 April, 1917 and
Previewing some of the performers appearing at the 5th Perth International Jazz Festival, 26–28 May, 2017.
Ella Fitzgerald's first recording.
Ella Fitzgerald's last recording.