Last Set at Birdland on WUOT

Fridays from 9-10 p.m.

An hour of great jazz. A production of WUOT.


3:  birthday of tenor saxophonist Greg Tardy

10:  birthdays of Sir Roland Hanna, Rufus Reid, and Chick Webb

17:  birthday of clarinetist Buddy DeFranco

24:  2007 interview with Nat Hentoff



 6:  Musicians we lost in 2016

13:  Birthday of guitarist Joe Pass

20:  Jazz from 1946, part 2

27:  Birthday of vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson



2              Birthday of pianist Wynton Kelly

9              Birthday of trumpeter Donald Byrd

16           Jazz from 1946

23           Birthday of trumpeter Chet Baker

30           Great reissues of 2016 



4:   Jazz from 1948

11:   Neglected big band leaders of the swing era

18:   Birthdays of singer Sheila Jordon and trumpeter Don Cherry

25:  Birthday of alto saxophonist Paul Desmond


7    Birthdays of drummer Joe Jones and organist Larry Young
14  Tribute to recently passed pianist Don Friedman
21  Birthdays of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and tenor saxophonist Don Byas
28  Jazz at the Haig, a club in Hollywood active in the 50s.



2     Celebration of recently passed vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson
9    Birthday of drummer Elvin Jones 
16   Birthdays of violinist Joe Venuti and vocalist Jon Hendricks
23   Birthday of saxophonist John Coltrane
30  Birthdays of drummer Buddy Rich and cellist Oscar Pettiford



August 5:  Interview with Jack Neely about history of jazz in Knoxville, part 1
August 12:  Inte    rview with Jack Neely about history of jazz in Knoxville, part 2
August 19:   Birthday of pianist Jimmy Rowles
August 26:  Birthday of singer Jimmy Rushing


JULY 2016

July 1:  Jazz for independence day
July 8:  Birthdays of alto saxophonist Louis Jordan and singer Billy Eckstine
July 15:  Birthday of drummer Philly Joe Jones
July 22:  Jazz from 1950, part 2
July 29:  Birthdays of bandleader Don Redman and guitarist Charlie Christian


JUNE 2016

June 3:  Jazz from 1950
June 10:  Tributes to Ornette Coleman
June 17:  Birthday of clarinetist Tony Scott
June 24:  Recently discovered historical recordings


MAY 2016

6              Jazz from 1949
13           Birthdays of pianists Gil Evans and Red Garland 
20           What happens when avante garde musicians play standards?
27           Birthday of alto saxophonist Bud Shank


APRIL 2016

1     Birthday of pianist Duke Jordan and baritone saxophonist Harry Carney
8     Cuban Jazz
15   Feelin' the blues on tax day
22   Birthday of bassist Charles Mingus
29   Birthday of pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington