As the longtime host of the "I Love Jazz" radio program, currently heard Friday nights on KFUO (99.1 FM), Don Wolff has done many a live radio broadcast in his day. Now Wolff will be doing real-time television when the video version of I Love Jazz is cablecast live next Tuesday, October 14 from the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on the Washington University campus.
Wolff tells StLJN that the series' third episode will focus on the museum's current "Birth of the Cool" exhibit and will include a segment on Miles Davis as well as live music from William Lenihan (guitar), Randy Holmes (trumpet), Kara Baldus (piano), Ben Wheeler (bass) and Miles Vandiver (drums). Also on tap are interviews with Lenihan, who teaches at Washington University and is involved with both the Kemper Museum's jazz programming and Wash U's Jazz at Holmes series; and Patrick Burke, author of the book Come In and Hear the Truth: Jazz and Race on 52nd Street and an assistant professor of music at the University.
The event gets underway with a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by the live cablecast from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend, and it's free. However, because space is limited, you must make a reservation by calling Jayne at HEC-TV at 314-531-4455.
Of course, I Love Jazz also can be seen on the HEC-TV cable channel - consult your cable or satellite provider's program guide for specifics on how to find it on your TV - and presumably this episode will be rerun as previous ones have been. No word yet on whether or not the cablecast also will be streamed on HEC-TV's Web site, but someone's supposed to be getting back to me with further details, so watch this space for updates.
(Updated 8/9/08 with the names of the musicians performing on the show.)