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Now's the Time

Spanning decades and including artists from Charlie Parker to Cannonball Adderley, each episode of Now's the Time with Martin Berger features the musical stylings of an influential jazz artist.

Now's the Time Program Guide March 2023

March 4 Jay McShann (1916-2006)

  • with Basie and a grand variety of others, Jones opened up the future of jazz drumming, combining agility and power with apparent ease.

March 11 Basieites

  • veterans of the Count's bands, building on that formidable Basie base.

March 18 Red Garland (1923-84)

  • expansive, profound pianist, as leader, soloist, and contributor to varied modern-jazz combinations.

March 25 Kenny Clarke (1914-85)

  • important drummer, as founding figure of modern jazz and revered European expatriate.

Now's the Time Program Guide April 2023

April 1 Benny Carter (1901-2003)

  • alto sax as a source of serenity.

April 8 Roy Eldridge (1911-87)

  • fiery, intense master trumpeter.

April 15 Charles Mingus (1922-79)

  • vehement bassist,leader, primal force.

April 22 Kenny Burrell (1931–)

  • guitarist, source of cohesion and inspiration.

April 29 Art Blakey (1919-90)

  • mighty percussionist and leader.

Please note that, due to DMCA Copyright Law Now's the Time is only available on the WYSU terrestrial broadcast; this program is not streamed online.