KIOS will air a special to usher in Jazz Appreciation Month in April. The Art of the Jazz Solo can be heard Friday April 6th at 2:00PM. The one-hour program is part of a series from Interlochen Public Radio in Michigan called The New Jazz Archive hosted by Jeff Haas.
The Art of the Jazz Solo goes inside the art and craft of one jazz's most quintessential elements: the solo. We'll hear from veteran jazz instructor Bill Sears about the challenge of teaching students the art of jazz improvisation, and trace the evolution of the jazz solo from it's roots in New Orleans to some of it's present day incarnations. And we'll hear the all-time influential solos in jazz history with jazz historian Lewis Porter.