Jazz In the New Millennium has been airing Wednesdays at noon on KTSU-FM since July, 2015. The program, which is nationally syndicated through the African American Public Radio Consortium, is hosted by writer, teacher and musical thinker Rick Mitchell. Each one-hour program focuses on an individual living jazz artist, from living masters such as Wayne Shorter and Charles Lloyd to prime time players like Jason Moran and Christian McBride to rising stars including Gregory Porter and Cecile McLoran Salvant. Rick has been programming jazz on the radio for more than 40 years. He is also the former jazz and popular music critic at the Houston Chronicle and the former artistic director of the Houston International Festival. He currently teaches English at Lamar High School in Houston. Jazz In the New Millennium is produced in Lamar’s radio and television studio with engineer Mark Garza.
The show currently is in its fourth thirteen-week season. For a free preview, click the download arrow below. If you are interested in airing the show on your radio station, contact Rick at [email protected] or Loretta Rucker at [email protected].