CiTR -- The Jazz Show
About This Show
CiTR is proud to present one of the best jazz shows in Vancouver. It has been hosted by notable jazz musician Gavin Walker since 1984. He features Jazz music that is respectful of its tradition and influential to the future. Every 11 o clock an album or an artist is featured and explored in depth. Walker's extensive knowledge and hands-on experience as a jazz player has made this show one of the most listened to in its genre.
Most Recent Episode
Maestro Leonard Bernstein Narrates: "What Is Jazz"
1 day ago
This is Part 2 of The Jazz Show's traditional homage to the idea of "back to school". We do this every year at this time and tonight it's the historic, informative and entertaining narration delivered by Maestro Leonard Bernstein on "What is Jazz". Bernstein was a most influential musician, conductor and communicator of the 20th Century and really needs no introduction. He loved and respected Jazz music and this little documentary will explain what is and what isn't Jazz. Bernstein avoids the obvious historical look at this music and goes into a non-academic narrative with musical examples by a host of legendary players and explains what the music is all about. He explores it's unique qualities with humour and clarity. I hope you find this album entertaining and informative. There are a few unintentional humerous moments as the disc was recorded in the mid50s but it's message still rings true today as Jazz music is not only a music of today but a music of yesterday as well and an art form. Enjoy "What is Jazz".