Your on-ramp to Jazz Radio
Sunday evening is time for supper, time to unwind one last time before back-to-work Monday, and it’s time for jazz. Colors of Jazz is your time to relax to the music that sounds like America, going all the way back to Louis Armstrong, through the big band era that launched Ellington and Basie, then bop and hard bop, Miles Davis and the cool, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, reaching past the West Coast sound of Tom Scott and Dave Brubeck. Guitar legends like Wes Montgomery, Charlie Hayden, and Pat Metheny. It’s the timeless voices of Ella, Lady Day, Sara Vaughn, and others. Jazz is Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Return to Forever, the fusion sounds of Weather Report and Passport. Jazz is the new sounds of Snarky Puppy, Stefon Harris, and Trombone Shorty.
It’s the sound of New Orleans, KC, New York, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, and all places in between. It’s as big as the Grand Canyon and as small as Monk playing solo piano. A music tradition nearly a century old, jazz is what America sounds like, and it’s yours to listen to come Sunday evening.
Scott Hopkins and Tim Wright bring this to you every Sunday from six to eight. Tune in, put your feet up, and relax. It’s not yet Monday, and you don’t have to stay up all hours of the night to hear jazz. It’s right here on Tampa’s last local radio station, WMNF.
“Jazz isn’t dead. It just smells funny.” — Frank Zappa.
Local Jazz Organizations
Links to local jazz bands