Worried about not getting your fill of Wynton this year? Fear no more, for if you weren’t getting enough Marsalis love from other mediums, you can rest assured you will get it on your radio.
Jazz at Lincoln Center has recently announced that its weekly radio program will now be marketed and distributed by WFMT networks of Chicago. Jazz From Lincoln Center, which for the past 10 years has been hosted by Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes fame, features recent [email protected] concerts from around the world as well as classic live performances from the [email protected] archives, in addition to artist interviews and historical anecdotes.
It will begin its 10th season on Oct. 1, and this year’s lineup will feature performances from Joe Lovano, Marcus Roberts, Benny Carter and Jon Hendricks, among others. “WFMT’s Jazz Satellite Network is an ideal partner for our Jazz From Lincoln Center radio program,” LCJO Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis said. “Their 30-year commitment to distributing cultural programs of the highest order will complement our organization’s dedication to bringing the best in jazz to as many people as possible around the world.”
The WFMT Radio Networks are the international production and distribution branch of 98.7 WFMT-FM, Chicago’s classical radio station. Established in 1976 to produce and distribute weekly concerts of the Chicago Symphony and opening nights from Lyric Opera of Chicago, the networks now serve more than 500 radio outlets with concerts by major orchestras from North America and Europe, in addition to other arts programs.
For more information, visit www.jazzatlincolncenter.org.Originally Published