The jazz spot
|Travel beyond the mainstream of jazz, stopping
along the way for visits with avant-garde artists like Ornette
Coleman, Eric Dolphy, and the late works of John Coltrane, but
also music of newer artists such as Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny,
Jazz Spot covers anything that is not exactly "straight-ahead"
and features performers who were innovators or invented new
sub-categories in jazz.
MEET THE HOST
Masani (ma-SAH-nee), a native of Vaux Hall, New Jersey, graduated
from Columbia College in South Carolina with a B.A. in Public
Affairs and made her way to Atlanta in 1984. Music has been
a constant force in her life and she has been fortunate to have
been exposed to jazz culture at an early age. Masani is a published
writer and has written music reviews for local publications.
She was also the founder and Artistic Director of Itutu, Inc.,
a small non-profit jazz preservation organization. Her experiences
with Itutu entrenched her in Atlanta's jazz community and were
the impetus for her becoming a true student of jazz history
Masani's extensive collection of classic and progressive contemporary
jazz, along with the Georgia Public Radio Jazz Library, will
provide the foundation for an informative, enjoyable program.
Other shows jazz lovers would enjoy:
Invitation to Jazz
Our Jazz List may have some helpful
information for first-time jazz listeners