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All This Jazz • Saturdays at 9pm on 89.5-1 / Sundays at 7pm on 89.5-2

Modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles: Armstrong, Ellington, Bird, Bud, Miles, Monk, Trane, Ornette, and all the other late-greats as well as tunes by today's emerging and established jazz players (such as Dave Douglas, Ben Allison, Jane Ira Bloom, Bill Frisell, Anat Cohen, The Bad Plus, Vijay Iyer, Maria Schneider, Julian Lage, Craig Taborn, Ingrid Jensen, Aaron Diehl, and so on). It's All This Jazz with Scott Gregory -- and each week, the third hour of ATJ (beginning at 11pm) has a theme.

Jazz Night in America • Saturdays at 8pm on 89.5-1

Hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBride, Jazz Night in America presents the best of live jazz performances from across the nation. The program features storytelling with concert performances and interviews, introducing listeners to both artists and venues. Connect with jazz fans nationwide via chat rooms during concerts and through social media, and learn more about this show, at the Jazz Night website. | Learn More and Listen

Jazz 24/7 • 89.5-2

Exclusively on HD Radio

Public Radio Tulsa's 24-hour jazz channel is acoustic mainstream, focusing on a strong lyrical sound, designed to delight both casual listeners and passionate jazz lovers.

Weekly Schedule | HD Radio

Dave Becker, a Jazz 24/7 host, writes:

"A late-1990s national research project told public radio programmers a great deal about how listeners heard jazz. While this music is so varied that it's impossible to contain it successfully in one radio format, we discovered that there was a vein of jazz that had both great artistic integrity AND great appeal to audiences. (Think 'Kind of Blue,' 'Time Out,' Milt Jackson, Benny Carter, Bill Evans and Diana Krall, and you've got the idea.)

That is the heart of Public Radio Tulsa's HD-2 jazz programming. Our goal is nothing less than music that is attractive to both people who like jazz casually and to people who are deeply passionate about jazz. It's not easy to do both at once, but I think we have succeeded.

I picked a random hour of our service, and these are the artists played: John Fedchock, Scott Hamilton, Clark Terry, Bob Sheppard, Gene Ludwig, Lois Deloatch, Arlene McDaniel, Andy Bey, Barry Harris, and Gary Burton....

And there you have it: great jazz names and classic performances, blended with younger artists who belong there, too. And in no case are the artists ever just thrown on the air without forethought -- everything gets a lot of off-air audition time, and we make it a point to feature the best of each musician's work."