Pianist Wynton Kelly was born in Jamaica. He moved to New York as a kid and grew into jazz from R & B. He played with Dizzy but is best known for his work with Miles Davis and his own trios. Monday Night you can get a groove on with the sound of Wynton Kelly on the 9 O'clock Special. Plus Blaise is giving away tickets to the Nutcracker! Jazz awakes weeknights at 8.
Four hundred Arizona copper workers will be losing their jobs in the next few months. Uncertainty over a land exchange that has been stalled in Congress, is forcing the layoffs, according to the mine owners.
Starting next year, Phoenix suburbs will be flush with something they’ve never had much of before: private non-profit colleges. Eight new schools are gearing up for satellite campuses in Peoria and Mesa.
In the 1960s Charlie Bird and Stan Getz brought Bossa Nova and Samba into the jazz world. Beautful intricate harmonies combined with African polyrhythms made this a unique contribution to jazz. Hear some of the artists, like Stan Getz and Antonio Carlos Jobim who became famous for playing the sounds of Brazil tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.
Childrens' lives can be changed by their favorite writers or teachers. But this teacher found it to be the other way around. Rob Buyea dedicates one of his books to his former elementary school students.