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BET Jazz Fall TV Schedule

This month BET Jazz kicks off its new season of original jazz programming. The season began on September 25 with the premiere of the second season of Journey With Jazz at Lincoln Center, which we previously reported on here.

But did you know there are a whole slew of new shows waiting to steal your precious sleep? Beginning in October, the jazz network’s acclaimed programming continues, premiering two brand new series: Issues and Answers and Grammy Goes to Schools. In addition the network will also broadcast brand-spanking new episodes of the swinging Blues Biographies, Not Just Jazz and Classic Concerts.

The hour-long Classic Concerts program will again feature concert footage from a diverse array of influential jazz artists. Slated to appear on this season’s broadcast will be performances from Dizzy Gillespie, Joshua Redman, Nina Simone, Christian McBride, Roy Ayers, Charlie Byrd, Arnett Cobb and Sarah Vaughan.

Blues Biographies/Chicago Blues will continue its mission to spotlight the best in live blues performance. This year’s artists to be featured will include Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, the Blues Instigators, Muddy Waters tribute, Roy Hytower, Lonnie Brooks, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Keb’ Mo’ and more.

Not Just Jazz will feature documentaries on Dexter Gordon, Art Pepper and Benny Carter.

Issues and Answers, the new six-part, half-hour series, will focus on the issues and solutions presented by top African-American organizations’ conferences across the country. Each episode spotlight a particular organization, including 100 Black of America, the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP showcase their commitment to financial independence and issues affecting the African-American community.

Grammy Goes to Schools another six-part, half-hour series will focus the fight to save music and arts education.

That’s not all the network has on tap. This season will also feature new episodes of Jazz Visions, Musical Passport and Latin Beat; the J&R Presents specials featuring Nancy Wilson, Marian McPartland, Nnenna Freelon, Jimmy Heath, Bruce Lundvall and James Moody; and also preview shows for the 2003 Iceland Jazz Festival, the 2004 Barbados Jazz Festival and the Thelonious Monk Competition.

Here is a schedule for the BET Jazz season:
Issues and Answers

Mondays at 11:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. ET

Grammy Goes to Schools

Thursdays at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET

Sundays at 8 a.m., 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET

Classic Concerts

Wednesdays at 11 a.m., 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. ET

Fridays at 9 a.m., 5 p.m. and 1 a.m. ET

Saturdays at 12 p.m., 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. ET

Blues Biographies/Chicago Blues

Wednesdays at 1 p.m., 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET

Sundays at 6 a.m., 2 p.m., and 2 a.m. ET

Not Just Jazz

Thursdays at 7 a.m., 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. ET

Sundays at 7 a.m., 3 p.m. and 4 a.m. ET

Journey With Jazz at Lincoln Center

Thursdays at 1 p.m., 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. ET

Sundays at 10 a.m., 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. ET

For more information on of the aforementioned shows on BET Jazz check out www.bet.com/betjazz.

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