JazzHall Radio’s Saahara Glaudé recently spoke with Avshalom Weinstein, who with his father Amnon operates Violins of Hope, a project which remembers Holocaust victims and their stories through the restoration of Holocaust-era violins.
A 2018 Violins of Hope concert held at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church will be the subject of an upcoming documentary in 2020.
Mike hails from Eclectic, Alabama. He is an Air Force retiree and spent over 20 years in the Air Force Band Program as a saxophonist and musical leader. He has performed with Bobby Shew, Chris Vadala, Jon Faddis and Rob McConnell to name a few and has performed for US and foreign dignitaries all over the world. After retiring, Mike has been a member of numerous musical groups all over the Southeast. Coincidentally, he was at one time a member of SuperJazz. Currently, Mike lives in Pensacola, Florida, with his wife Pat, and is a member of the Mobile Big Band Society (MBBS). In addition to performing with the MBBS and other groups along the Gulf Coast, Mike stays busy operating his own band instrument repair service.
Sunday afternoon, November 24, 2019
(The Sunday before Thanksgiving)
Lobby Opens at 2:00, Doors open at 2:30.
Concert begins at 3:00.
John Carroll Catholic High School Auditorium
300 Lakeshore Parkway
Birmingham AL 35209 (In the Wildwood Area)
Hosted by the John Carroll Band Parents Organization.
No advance tickets, admission is “at the door”
Adults and Seniors – $7.
Students from any school or college $3.
This is the 2nd of 4 SuperJazz concerts this season.
Future concerts are on Feb 9, 2020 and April 26, 2020
Soul-jazz flutist Althea René visited with JazzHall Radio’s Saahara Glaudé, discussing the making of her new album Flawsome, her Funk Brother father, and performing instrumental jazz in a male-dominated genre.
Spoken word artist Gia Scott-Heron visited with JazzHall Radio’s Saahara Glaudé, discussing her poetry, the evolution of rap music, and more. Scott-Heron’s father, Gil Scott-Heron, was a pioneer in fusing spoken word performances with music, and has been called the “godfather of rap.”
Ryan Montaño visited with Andy prior to his July 4th concert at Miles College, part of the Jazz in the Park series. Ryan discussed songwriting, his native Albuquerque, New Mexico, and his range of artistic endeavors beyond music.
JazzHall Radio afternoon host Saahara Glaudé catches up with flutist Kim Scott, discussing her forthcoming album “Free to Be.” (It’s available July 19, but why wait?) They discuss her Billboard #1 single, career as faculty and administrator at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, and what’s ahead for her.
Here are images and video clips of the Clay-Chalkville High School “Kool Kats” jazz band, under the direction of Kelvin Benion.
JazzHall Radio plans to air more features and performances from our school bands! Follow this blog and stay tuned to 91.1 (or listen online) to learn more. And please consider joining our effort as a Jazz Hall Friend!