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Jazz 90.1 Salutes African-American History Month

Jazz90.1 (WGMC-FM) has announced that it will be saluting influential African-American jazz musicians throughout the month of February.  The radio station will be honoring a different African-American jazz musician on Monday through Friday during the entire month. A biographical vignette of the featured artist will be broadcast four times each day at 7:40 A.M. and 12:40, 4:40, and 8:40 P.M. Vignettes will also be repeated during weekend programming. The vignettes will be followed by a selection of that artist's music. The station reports that the:

[A]rtists selected represent a variety of instruments, ages, and levels of achievement, but each has a story to tell and each has contributed significantly to the growth and enhancement of jazz music. Jazz90.1 hopes listeners will take this opportunity to learn  more about and recognize the significant contributions of individual African-American jazz musicians.

Featured musicians will include Wynton Marsalis, Lee Morgan, Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Parker, Nina Simone and Lester Young. For a complete list, listeners can visit their website

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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