Afternoon Jazz

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Afternoon Jazz Promo 01/18/2021 - 5:48pm
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Tune in to the WHFR Journal today at 1pm for a look at what's going on at the Dearborn Public Library this spring season. Dan Lodge, Librarian I of Adult Services will share details on upcoming events that are free to the public. Topics include instant pot use, film history, and pop culture.

Join us this Friday, Feb. 26 from 1 pm-2 pm for the WHFR Journal as we round out our on-air celebration of Black History Month. We’ll broadcast an HFC presentation from 2/11/21 called, Balancing the Scales: An Honest Conversation on Social Justice and Race" with Accomplished Poet and Spoken Word Artist and Host of Haze’s Higher Learning Podcast Ashlee Haze, as she explores the makings of identity and how we can work together to create a world where the scales are balanced.

Join us this Friday, Feb. 19 from 12 pm-2 pm for an expanded edition of the WHFR Journal as we celebrate Black History Month. We'll talk with Jarrod Benjamin, CEO and Founder of LEAD Firm Speaks, Consultant, and Facilitator about his HFC presentation from 2/3/21 called, "A Cautious Look at Canceling Culture" where he examines the five privileges - white privilege, religious privilege, gender privilege, heterosexual privilege, and socio-economic privilege and how to use privileges to make systems fairer for a justice culture. We'll then air that presentation in its entirety.

During the past week, the music community has lost two major innovators of jazz and modern music, Chick Corea and Milford Graves. Corea, through his work on piano, electric piano and synthesizers, was one of the leaders of not only jazz/rock fusion, but creative improvisation as well. Graves, through his work on drums and percussion, is considered one of the fathers of free jazz drumming. Both of these artists have been revered for decades and have been a big part of the jazz programming that you hear on WHFR.

Henry Ford College has developed a robust calendar of Black History Month activities that speaks to the current climate that we are experiencing as a country. WHFR is spotlighting some of these events during our WHFR Journal Programming on Fridays this month. Join us this afternoon for an extended Journal program airing from 12pm - 2pm that will feature a lecture from Feb. 3rd with dynamic speaker Brother Dr. Kalvin DaRonne Harvell, HFC Sociology Instructor and head of the HFC Black Male and Queens Focus Group.

Today's WHFR Journal, 1pm-2pm, is presenting a re-broadcast from a webinar that HFC presented this past Tuesday on the timely topic of human trafficking. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and the webinar served to inform listeners and shine a light on this very important and difficult topic. HFC Student Conduct and Compliance Managers Anwar Beydoun and Munira Kassim lead off the hour with some insight as to why this event is so critical to our HFC community.

Pat Frisco and SPIRITS REJOICE, the music of creative improvisation in jazz, returns to the airwaves. The music of recently departed music greats Stanley Cowell, Bobby Few and John Russell will be featured along with many new recordings this Tuesday January 26 from 7-10pm. It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day.

To celebrate the end of a year to forget (2020) let's take a look at the end of a good year in music, 1970. From the blues/rock of Johnny Winter and Derek & The Dominoes to the beginnings of jazz/rock fusion with Miles Davis and Soft Machine, it was a good year indeed. Join me (Pat Frisco) for two hours worth on Tuesday January 26 from 5-7pm to listen and enjoy. Forward....Into the Past......

Just checking in to let our great listeners know that we are itching to get back into the station to bring you the great local content we have all enjoyed over the years. As the current situation continues on we will continue to bring you the classical programming that we have been broadcasting but as soon as things change and we can get back in we let you all know as soon as we can. So keep an eye on the website or sign up for the e-newsletter (button is further up the page) to be kept up to date on the latest happenings at the station.

At least according to singer Joe Talbot on numerous occasions. However, there is a reason he has made this declaration on numerous occasions, many outlets and fans often slap genre titles on them like punk, post-punk, post-hardcore, etc. So maybe there is a reason for this. The band's bigger tracks are often up tempo and loud rock tracks with raucous vocals reminiscent of UK street punk outfits like The Exploited (in their early years, think Dead Cities) if they were singing.