Music

WEAA offers an exquisite mixture of music programming, with a focus on artists, not labels. Our music is rooted in mainstream and contemporary jazz and is complimented by gospel, blues, reggae, world music, and hip-hop and even house music.

Eric Reed Plays Coleman Hawkins

Feb 5, 2015

His instrument is now synonymous with jazz, but Coleman Hawkins was the first to carve out a place for the tenor saxophone in the music. A burly-toned player with an advanced harmonic understanding, Hawkins was not only a titan of early jazz, but also a progenitor of developments to come.

Eric Reed, one of the standout pianists of his own generation, came to Jazz at Lincoln Center last November to celebrate the 110th birthday anniversary of Coleman Hawkins. Jazz Night In America visits Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to take in a special set led by the hard-swinging Reed.

Rose Marie McCoy Dies at 92

Feb 3, 2015

Songwriter Rose Marie McCoy, whose work was recorded by everyone from Big Maybelle and James Brown to Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley, passed away at age 92.

So here it is, yet another week with my desk looking like the equivalent of the New York City skyline, filled with CDs. I pull a few titles out that are priorities on my list and commence to listening. First up is the latest recording of legendary trumpeter and flugelhornist Eddie Henderson. 

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