Education Articles

Kicking off the summer, everyone has been making a lot of noise honoring legendary bassist Ron Carter, who recently celebrated his eighty-fifth birthday. In the last decade, Carter eclipsed another iconic bassist, Milt Hinton (“The Judge”), as the most-recorded bassist in history. In a career spanning more than sixty years, Carter is credited on more...
Written by Bernie Brink It’s the holiday season, and though Jazz 93.5 has a profusion of swinging holiday tunes both old and new, a perennial favorite of ours is A Charlie Brown Christmas. Over the decades, Vince Guaraldi’s wonderful score to the classic holiday television special has become a jazz and American icon. One of...
November Article Written by Bernie Brink The winds have chilled, the leaves fallen from trees, and the days grow shorter. With the holidays around the corner, it’s a perfect time to huddle up indoors with blankets, hot chocolate, and great jazz records. As we approach the end of the year, we look back on a...
OCTOBER ARTICLE Written by Bernie Brink The month of October graced our world with several influencers in the world of jazz, chief among them Thelonious Sphere Monk (b. Oct. 10, 1917), John “Dizzy” Gillespie (b. Oct. 21, 1917), and Art Blakey (b. Oct. 11, 1919; a.k.a. “Buhaina” or “Bu”). Among the biggest names in the jazz...
September Article Written by Bernie Brink  This month, we are digging the soulful sounds of the Hammond B3 organ on Jazz 93.5. Debuted in 1935, the Hammond organ was developed to offer small community churches an inexpensive alternative to the traditional – and much more costly – pipe organ. But with so many jazz and blues musicians...
AUGUST ARTICLE Written by Bernie Brink While the guitar played an important role in the development of blues and jazz music in the early days of jazz, it wasn’t until the advent of the electric guitar that it was seriously considered as a lead instrument, beginning with Charlie Christian in the 1930s. Since then, dozens...
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