Jazz with Peter Solomon
Jazz with Peter Solomon aired Weeknights at 7:00 p.m. on 107.3 FM and 93.1 FM
Checking in No. 12: Jared Sims
The final installment of Checking in features an interview with saxophonist and educator Jared Sims. Sims spent his childhood in Staunton, Virginia and Ashland Virginia and currently runs the jazz program at West Virginia University in Morgantown. He talks about how got his start in music, some of the people that influenced him in his formative years and how he and his students at WVU have navigated the pandemic and stayed productive.
Checking in No. 11: Jeremy Pelt
Checking in No. 11 features a conversation with Jeremy Pelt, a trumpeter who has lived and worked in New York since 1998. Pelt discusses his development as a jazz trumpeter and he talks about his new book of musician-to-musician interviews and the new cd that goes along with it. He relates his experiences navigating the pandemic and describes the things he has done to stay productive while he can't play in front of a live audience.
About Jazz with Peter Solomon
“Jazz has a recorded history that goes back almost one-hundred years and when I program music I try to reflect the full scope of that history. That means everything from current experimental artists to more traditional mainstream jazz groups. I strive to include a variety of styles and instrumentations - small group, big band and solo performances, vocals and instrumentals, Bebop, classic swing, Latin rhythms, funk, and free form.”
Jazz with Peter Solomon airs Weeknights starting at 7:00 p.m.