The Juneteenth Jazz Jamboree

Jun 17, 2019

 

  "The Juneteenth Jazz Jamboree" is a musical and historical celebration of a significant African-American holiday that marks the formal end of slavery and has evolved into a tradition of food, games, music, and remembrance of ancestors.  The program includes freedom-related jazz from John Coltrane, Louis Jordan, Max Roach with Abbey Lincoln, Paul Robeson with Count Basie, Charles Lloyd, Carmen McRae and more (including musical tributes to African-American icons such as Jackie Robinson and Joe Louis), as well as background and insights from African-American emancipation-celebration historian William Wiggins. Hosted by David Brent Johnson. Tune in for this special program Wednesday, June 19, at 8:00 AM on cool and current 88.5 FM or online at wjsu.org.

Juneteenth Jazz Jamboree