Friday, July 31, 2015

Jazz on the Jnote: Recap of MEC Jazz Ensemble at Jazzy Jazz Festival

“I strongly encourage listening to the radio

to hear something you haven't heard before.

It's a very healthy thing to do. It's strange:

unless you reload your iPods every couple

of weeks, you're listening to and recycling

the same music all of the time. I'm serious.

Listen to your radio station.”  - Alvin Lee

I am excited to announce that this Sunday, August 2, 2015, the show Jazz on the Jnote, which I produce and also radio host, will be airing on WNYE 91.5 FM via Medgar Evers College Radio. Please turn your radio dials to 91.5 FM at 6PM for a recap of the Medgar Evers College Jazz Ensemble’s live performance at the Dr Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival that took place this past Friday, July 24,, 2015.

The Medgar Evers College Jazz Ensemble was founded in 2005 by Professor of music education at Medgar Evers College who is also the ensemble’s leader, director, trumpeter and pianist, Professor Roman G Mitchell.  Over the course of time it transformed from a group primarily of musicians to a group that now features vocalists.

The radio show will feature somewhat of a condensed sound feed of the music performed by this wonderful group, as well as interview segments of some of the their fans and audience members answering the question, “What is Jazz?”  


While you are waiting to hear some exciting moments that happened during the jazz ensembles performance on July 24th, 2015, perhaps you might be interested in checking out some of the still shots and frames that are included in the following slideshow now on youtube and featuring different selections than that which will be shared on the air on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 6PM.  Check it out here:


DR Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival
Please note that each and every Friday on July and August from July 10th to August 28th, the Dr Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival takes place at 1638 Bedford Avenue (Crown Street) in Brooklyn, NY and it occurs from 7PM to 10PM rain or shine.  The following is a list of what you might find at this live outdoor summer concert:

7/10 Firey String Sisters

7/17 Touch of Ambience

7/24 Medgar Evers College Jazz Ensemble

7/31 Damon Banks “Travel Guides” with Special guest Gwen Laster

8/07 Brandon Sanders & the Swing Machine

8/14 Pan Sonatas

8/21 Vincent Gardner Quintet

8/28 Randy Weston

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