[JPL] Holiday Music Programming Timetable / Ellington Special

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Sun Nov 27 02:53:47 EST 2005

Holiday music on Jazz After Hours begins with a sampling of the newest 
releases next weekend, Dec 3-4, and will increase in frequency through 
Dec 24 & 25, when it will be virtually solid.

A special feature this year available to ALL PRI affiliate stations 
(whether or not they subscribe to Jazz After Hours) is the national 
debut of a new double CD of The Sacred Music of Duke Ellington as 
performed in concert by The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra with vocal 
soloists and chorus.  This new 2 CD set of highlights is drawn from 
concert recordings I've made for the annual broadcast on KPLU.  The 
national debut  on Jazz After Hours coincides with the official CD 
release date, December 17, and the SRJO will perform the concert again 
that same night for the 17th consecutive year in Seattle.

Though not specifically tied to the holiday season, The Sacred Music of 
Duke Ellington has been presented annualy in Seattle by Earshot Jazz on 
the weekend closest to the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the 
year, marking the turning point and the coming of the light.  This is 
very moving music, performed by an excellent orchestra with soloists in 
every chair, recorded in a large church before enthusiastic capacity 
audiences.  Joining the SRJO are The Oregon Repertory Singers from 
Portland, and vocal soloists Dee Daniels, James Caddell, and Nichol 

The one-hour highlights program will be fed at 1AM EST on 12/17 as the 
second hour of the regular Jazz After Hours  feed, and all PRI 
affiliates may record and use the program free of charge during the 
holiday season or at any time through February '06 - Black History 
Month.   For more information, see the PRI infosite or contact your 
station rep at PRI.

Jim Wilke
Jazz After Hours, PRI

On Saturday, November 26, 2005, at 08:51  PM, Tom Mallison wrote:
> Just wondering if we can get some dialogue on when you will begin to 
> program Holiday Music?  I am already hearing it in malls in piped in 
> music systems.
> Thanks ALOHA
> Tom

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