Monthly Archives: January 2010

NEA Jazz Masters 2010

Full disclosure: Willard Jenkins is a coordinator of the NEA Jazz Masters Live program which funds NEAJM presentations at sites around the country.  Email if you’d like further information…   Last Tuesday evening was yet another sublime NEA Jazz Masters awards … Continue reading

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Ain’t But a Few of Us: #13

This latest installment in our ongoing series of black music writers telling their story comes from Bill Francis.  Brooklyn-based Bill Francis is a music and jazz journalist whose byline has appeared on countless stories and profiles ranging from bebop to … Continue reading

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Songs That Made the Phones Ring

Songs that made the phones ring — an idea inspired by the late record man Joel Dorn — is our quarterly Ancient Future radio listing of selections that made the telephones ring at WPFW.  At WPFW we have an open … Continue reading

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Ancient Future radio 1/14/09

Ancient Future is produced & hosted by Willard Jenkins over WPFW 89.3 FM (, Pacifica Radio in the Washington, DC metro area.   January 14, 2009   Ben Webster & Harry "Sweets" Edison Did You Call Her Today Ben & … Continue reading

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An omission from Civil Rights legacy?

As we approach the January 18 observance of MLK Day and all that the legacy of Dr. King means, including his brilliant remarks at the opening of the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival (see below), I’m reminded of a very successful event … Continue reading

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