Jazz Jam: WUOT Debuts New Jazz Program Tonight

 

WUOT Jazz Jam Logo Final jpgUT’s public radio station, WUOT 91.9 FM, will launch its newest program, Jazz Jam, tonight.

The hour-long program begins at 8:00 p.m. and will feature recordings, live performances, and interviews of local, national, and international jazz artists.

Unlike WUOT’s other jazz programs, which largely feature instrumental music, Jazz Jam will focus on the human voice’s role in the genre.

Jazz Jam will bring a fresh local take on the best of classic and contemporary vocal jazz,” said Todd Steed, WUOT jazz coordinator. “This program will shine the light on the most versatile instrument of all: the human voice.”

The program is hosted by Kelle Jolly, who has made an impact in Knoxville as a singer, actress, and fashion designer. Steed believes Jolly’s experience makes her a great fit for the program.

“We are thrilled that Kelle, a respected vocalist on the Knoxville scene, will host and program this new show,” he said. “She’s an outstanding vocalist and has a lot of experience in acting and hosting.”

Listener-supported WUOT 91.9 FM is licensed to UT. A member of NPR and a Public Radio International affiliate, WUOT’s primary format is classical and jazz music, news, and public affairs. WUOT serves listeners throughout East Tennessee and parts of Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. The station broadcasts twenty-four hours a day seven days a week, and streams on the web at wuot.org. WUOT’s second audio channel, WUOT-2, is available on HD Radio, Internet radio, and the web.

CONTACT:

Greg Hill (865-974-4905, ghill5@utk.edu)

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034, ablakely@utk.edu)

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