Last Set at Birdland on WUOT

Fridays from 9-10 p.m.

An hour of great jazz. A production of WUOT.


7   Birthday of saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk
14  Birthday of violinist Stuff Smith
21  Interview with tenor saxophonist Benny Golson
28  Birthday of pianist Kenny Drew


JULY 2015

   Jazz from 1947
10  Birthdays of trumpeters Cootie Williams and Lee Morgan
17   Birthday of tenor saxophonist Chico Freeman
24   Birthday of pianist Billy Taylor and alto saxophonist Charles McPherson
31    Birthdays of pianist Hank Jones and guitarist Kenny Burrell


JUNE 2015

5       Jazz from 1937
12    Birthdays of pianists Chick Corea and Geri Allen
19    Music by American expats in Europe
26   Birthday of bassist Reggie Workman

MAY 2015

1     Birthdays of trumpeter Ira Sullivan and vocalist and pianist Shirley Horn
8     Birthdays of pianists Mary Lou Williams and Keith Jarrett
15   Survey part two:  Jazz from 1955
22   Birthday of pianist and visionary Sun Ra
29   Vocals and the avante garde


APRIL 2015

3   Birthday of bassist Scott LaFaro
10  Tribute to trumpeter Clark Terry
17  Blues for tax day
24 Birthdays of tenor saxophonists Johnny Griffin and Joe Henderson


MARCH 2015

6   Birthday of guitarist Wes Montgomery
13  Birthdays of trumpeter Blue Mitchell and drummer Roy Haynes
20  Songs about spring on the first day of spring
27  Birthdays of clarinetist Pee Wee Russell, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, and vocalist Sarah Vaughan

February 2015

6  Tribute to recently departed clarinetist  Buddy deFranco
13  Birthday of tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray
20  More great reissues
27  Birthdays of vocalist Mildred Bailey and tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon


January 2015

2     New music for the New year
9     Birthday of drummer Kenny Clarke
16   Some fine recent reissues
23   Birthdays of guitarist Django Reinhardt and vibist Gary Burton
30   Birthday of trumpeter Roy Eldridge