Recent Playlists

Jazz In The A.M. Ep 311 – 05.23.2022

TODAY'S MUSIC - RIGHT NOW! Artist - Song Title - CD Title - Label – Year 8:00 A.M. Adison Evans - Dropbear Boogaloo - Hero - Aditone Records - 2016 Herlin Riley - New Direction - New Direction - Mack Avenue Records - 2016 Laurence Hobgood Trio - If It’s Magic Honor...

The First Instrument Jazz Show – 5/17/22 & 5/21/22

Artist  -  Song  -  Album  -  Label  -  Year  Natalie Cole  -  You’re Mine You  -  Ask a Woman Who Knows  -  Verve  -  2002  Opaluna  -  Mahjong  -  Opaluna  -  Ridgeway Records  -  2016  Caity Gyorgy  -  Secret Safe  -  Now Pronouncing: Caity Gyorgy EP  -  La Reserve...

Ben Boddie On Jazz Ep 166 – 05.19.2022

TODAY'S MUSIC - RIGHT NOW! Artist - Song Title - CD Title - Label – Year Noon Randy Napoleon - Moonscape - Puppets: The Music of Gregg Hill - OA2 Records - 2022 Evan Drybread - Tiger Tail - Tiger Tail - Evan Drybread - 2022 Nikos Chatzitsakos - Willow Weep For Me -...

Jazz In The A.M. Ep 230 – 05.16.2022

TODAY'S MUSIC - RIGHT NOW! Artist - Song Title - CD Title - Label – Year 8:00 A.M. Elias Haslanger - One For Daddy O - Live At The Gallery - Cherrywood Records - 2014 Kris Berg & The Metroplexity Big Band - Time Management - Time Management - Summit Records - 2014...

The First Instrument Jazz Show – 5/10/22 & 5/14/22

Artist  -  Song  -  Album  -  Label  -  Year  Rene’ Marie  -  I Wanna Be Evil  -  I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt  -  Motema  -  2013 Charenee Wade  -  Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise  -  Love Walked In  -  Self Released  - 2011  Akua Allrich  -  Soul...

Ben Boddie On Jazz Ep 165 – 05.12.2022

TODAY'S MUSIC - RIGHT NOW! Artist - Song Title - CD Title - Label – Year Noon John Lee - Soul Leo - The Artist - Cellar Music Group - 2022 Evan Drybread - The Downey Wives - Tiger Tail - Evan Drybread - 2022 Tigran Hamasyan - I Didn't Know What Time It Was - StandArt...

Jazz In The A.M. Ep 130 – 05.09.2022

TODAY'S MUSIC - RIGHT NOW! Artist - Song Title - CD Title - Label – Year 8:00 A.M. (Eastern)         Michael Pedicin - Midnight Voyage - Live @ The Loft - The Jazz Hut - 2012 Tom Harrell - Blue 'n' Boogie - Number Five - High Note - 2012 Ulysses Owens Jr. - Cute and...

Grace Kelly

Today’s guest deejay is saxophonist and singer/songwriter Grace Kelly. I was introduced to Grace through Kyle Eagle, the host of The Major Scale, when Grace was the guest on his show. Her music was great, and her zest for life was infectious. I admired her ability to...

The First Instrument Jazz Show – 5/3/22 & 5/7/22

Artist  -  Song  -  Album  -  Label  -  Year  Harry Connick Jr.  -  You Do Something To Me   -  True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter  -  Verve  -  2019  Vanessa Rubin  -  If You Could See Me Now  -  The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tad Dameron  -  Nlbur...

Ben Boddie On Jazz Ep 164 – 05.05.2022

TODAY'S MUSIC - RIGHT NOW! Artist - Song Title - CD Title - Label – Year Noon Aaron Seeber - Out Of The Past - First Move - Cellar Music Group - 2022 Alternative Guitar Summit - Inside Out - Honoring Pat Martino, Vol. 1 - HighNote - 2022 Gabriel Mark Hasselbach -...

Blog Posts

Kyle Eagle of The Major Scale

Today’s guest deejay is Kyle Eagle, the host of The Major Scale, a news magazine that meets a mixtape on the subject of jazz, past, present, future, and every thing in between. Kyle Eagle has been a contributing writer and producer for the NPR-WBGO and...

Roxy Coss

Today’s guest deejay is Roxy Coss . Roxy is a musician, composer, bandleader, recording artist, educator and activist. I have Phil Freeman (listen to Phil’s mix for Genius and Soul here) to thank for turning me on to Roxy when he reviewed her 2017 album, Chasing The...

Grace Kelly

Today’s guest deejay is saxophonist and singer/songwriter Grace Kelly. I was introduced to Grace through Kyle Eagle, the host of The Major Scale, when Grace was the guest on his show. Her music was great, and her zest for life was infectious. I admired her ability to...

Sarah Wilson

Today’s guest deejay is trumpeter, singer, and composer Sarah Wilson . I listened to Sarah a lot while brainstorming ideas for Genius and Soul. One of her tracks from her Kaleidoscope album popped up on my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify. Very serendipitous. I...

Melissa Haizlip

Todays guest deejay is Melissa Haizlip, film producer, director, and writer most notable for her 2018 award-winning film, Mr. SOUL! The Movie. Mr. SOUL! The Movie is a documentary about her uncle Ellis Haizlip, the producer and host of SOUL!, a music-and-talk program...

John Morrison

Today’s guest deejay is John Morrison. John Morrison is a writer, DJ, and sample-flipper from Philadelphia. John has written for NPR Music, Bandcamp Daily, Jazz Tokyo, Grammy.com, and more. John is also the host of Culture Cypher Radio, a hip-hop radio show on NPR...

Jon Butcher

Today’s guest deejay is Jon Butcher. Jon is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, and multimedia producer. Jon recently released his album, Special Day, which features 10 songs that include blues, jazz, funk, soul, reggae, and rock n roll. Each song is...

Amina Claudine Myers

Today’s guest deejay is Amina Claudine Myers. Amina is a pianist, organist, vocalist, composer, and arranger. Amina will tell us about her childhood and how she became a professional musician on today's show. She has great stories about some of the amazing people...

April Is Jazz Appreciation Month

Smithsonian Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month 2022: Latin Jazz and the Spirit of “Cachao” López In the pantheon of Latino contributions to Jazz, one name that continues to stand out is Israel “Cachao” López. The Cuban bass player helped invent the mambo style in the...