Brent Banulis, a good friend of Boston jazz, hosts a one-hour radio show called Collectors Choice: Jazz from New England on radio station WETF, streaming worldwide. Even a jazz lover like Brent deserves a day off, so I occasionally substitute for him. I’ll be on the air on Wednesday July 28 from noon to 1:00 p.m., repeating at 11:00 p.m, and repeating again on Saturday July 31 at 9:00 a.m. The show theme is “A Salute to Newport,” with all the music recorded at the festival. We’re honoring the real thing happening this weekend.
Then we do it all again with part two of the Salute to Newport the following week. I’ll be on the air on Wednesday August 4 at noon, repeating at 11:00 p.m, and repeating again on Saturday August 7 at 9:00 a.m.
There will be plenty of good music, for the most part staying away from the chestnuts of the festival’s early years. Do listen in if you can’t make it to Fort Adams State Park! The station streams jazz all day, every day. They don’t call it WETF: The Jazz Station for nothin’.