Middle Tennessee Public Radio, WMOT-FM 89.5, will rebroadcast the beloved radio talk/music show “Improvised Thoughts” with jazz piano legend Beegie Adair beginning Sunday, Feb. 9, in its original 7 p.m. weekly time slot.
“Improvised Thoughts” is hosted and co-produced by jazz piano legend Beegie Adair and jazz radio veteran Greg Lee. Recorded at WMOT-FM from 1991 to 1997, the popular program featured local and international jazz artists, including such greats as Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Marian McPartland, Benny Golson and Helen Merrill.
"World-class musicians" Shaun Purcell and Jim White will showcase their work Thursday, Feb. 13, in the second concert of MTSU's popular Jazz Artist Series for 2013-14.
Guitarist Purcell and drummer White are alumni of MTSU's Masters of Arts program in jazz and will perform with the MTSU Jazz Ensemble I and MTSU Jazz Faculty at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in Hinton Music Hall inside the university’s Wright Music Building.
20-time Grammy Award award winner Pat Metheny and his stellar Unity Group featuring Chris Potter (sax), Antonio Sanchez (dr), Ben Williams (b), and Giulio Carmassi (voice/misc instr.) will make their debut appearance at Ryman Auditorium on February 16th.
Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 10:06 am
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