Singer Roberta Donnay fell in love with the jazz of the 20s and 30s; she and her band do plenty of Fats Waller, Irving Berlin and Hoagy Carmichael. Hear how Roberta captures the heart of soul of the era when she stops by K-Jazz for the 9 O'clock Special to share some music and talk about her concerts here in Arizona.
Cuban trumpeter and composer Arturo Sandoval studied classical music at 13 in Cuba. He listened to every American record he could find especially Dizzy Gillespie and Clifford Brown. In Cuba, Sandoval co-founded the band Irakere with Paquito D'Rivera.
In honor of veterans' day you'll hear the veterans of jazz. The artists who fought to make jazz what it is today, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Billie Holiday and more.
The fate of a Phoenix home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright appears to be up in the air once again. The house was occupied by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son David and daughter-in-law Gladys until their deaths.
Since 1997, the Phoenix VA has put together a Veterans Day parade to recognize those who served in the military, and to bring awareness to veterans' issues. Paula Pedene of the Phoenix VA. (Photo by Dennis Lambert)Paula Pedene of the Phoenix VA helps coordinate the parade.
Veterans’ Day is Sunday, and events are planned throughout the state to honor the estimated 600,000 military veterans living in Arizona. That means a busy few days for Colonel Joey Strickland, the Director of the state Department of Veterans’ Services.
The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued its first annual report on the state’s medical marijuana program. The department’s director says he’s struck by the small number of doctors who have written a large percentage of the program’s certifications.
Thelonious Monk was a pianist and composer and iconoclast who wrote some of jazz's most recorded tunes. Hear Dennis Rowland sing 'Round Midnight and Art Blakey do In Walked Bud, learn what made Monk so unique tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.
Of all the ballots cast this week in Arizona, more than 172,000 of them were provisional, according to data compiled from the Secretary of State. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports more provisional ballots were cast in Maricopa County this election than last presidential election.
Organizers of a national get-out-the-vote campaign that targeted Native American communities for Election Day are considering their efforts a success. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.The National Congress of American Indians led the push to get more Native Americans voting.
A federal Judge in Tucson has sentenced Jared Loughner to seven consecutive life terms, and an additional 140 years. Victims of the January 2011 shooting and their families took turns speaking to Loughner this morning, including Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Areas already crippled by Hurricane Sandy are dealing with the effects of a nor’easter storm. APS crews work to restore power on Long Island, N.Y. (Photo courtesy APS)Power crews from APS and SRP are among the workers from around the country and Canada working to restore power on the East Coast.
A judge in Flagstaff is set to consider claims of property damage and other losses from last year’s Wallow fire. Caleb and David Malboeuf pleaded guilty to accidentally starting the Wallow Fire in May 2011 by abandoning their campfire.
KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert speaks with the co-creators of the "Baby Blues" comic series. Cartoonists Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott discuss the declining newspaper industry, the future of comics, and more in this interview.
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will head to Congress for a second time after defeating former Republican state lawmaker Jonathan Paton to win Arizona's 1st Congressional District seat.
Guitarist Russell Malone is a self taught swing and bebop jazz player who started his career with Jimmy Smith in 1988 and worked with Harry Connick and diana Krall through the 1990s. Today you'll hear him with his own quartet or playing with Diane Reeves or Sonny Rollins.
Martha McSally challenged Congressman Ron Barber and has surprised many observers by keeping the race too close to call. Tucson Weekly's Jim Nintzel talks about McSally's appeal and whether former Representative Gabrielle Giffords' popularity should have meant more for Rep.
Election Day was hit or miss for education-related issues in Arizona. Proposition 204, which would have made permanent a state sales tax increase--with most of the funds going toward education--was soundly rejected by voters.