The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra has been a culture starter for Culver City for years; introducing grade school students to jazz and jazz musicians, offering improvisation skills, and that crucial first taste of America’s homegrown music. Taking his knowledge and skills to a bigger audience, SJO music director Mitch Glickman, now has a spot on Sunday evening radio. “Beyond Symphonic Jazz” is a 2-hour radio show on KJazz 88.1 “America’s Jazz Station.” The show airs every Sunday evening from 9 – 11 pm and the broadcasts are also archived and can be listened to anytime by clicking here.
“Beyond Symphonic Jazz” explores where the worlds of jazz and classical music meet, along with interviews with some very special composers and performers.
August Special Guests:
Aug. 5 – Bill Cunliffe
Aug. 12 – Gordon Goodwin
Aug. 19 – John Clayton
Aug. 26 – Bill Holman
The show features rare recordings from John Lewis, Chick Corea and Sarah Vaughan, along with new works that continue the great American tradition of symphonic jazz. Commissioned works recorded on the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra’s album including George Duke’s “Dark Wood: Bass Concerto for McBride”, Lee Ritenour’s “Symphonic Captain’s Journey” and George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” can be purchased by clicking here at sjomusic.org/purchase/
Photo Credit – SJO – Mitch Glickman, Lee Ritenour and Kjazz DJ Bubba Jackson