The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility

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Airs at: Sat, 03/06/2021 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility

Every Saturday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Post modern representations of improvisation, across dramatic modes, and re-imagined spaces of diverse music genre. Hosted by The Motif, aka Yugen Kelsaw.

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The Verticles of Smooth Jazz in The 21st Century

Airs at: Sat, 03/07/2020 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Succesful marketing of jazz music require a broad view and understanding of audience taste, and ways to groom listeners and the evolution of this music. From Ragtime,Dixieland, Big band, Be-bop and bop, Free Jazz, Avant Garde, mainstream, cool and, today, Smooth Jazz. Cove... Read more


Airs at: Sat, 02/29/2020 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    The last day of February, Black History Month, will challenge, question, and remodel the contour and expectation of what jazz was, is, and aspires to become.   The sun never sets on jazz music. Even when the dark appears to eclipse the light, emergent illumination o... Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 02/22/20

Airs at: Sat, 02/22/2020 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Place des Ne'gres: A Musical PASSAGE TO JOY

Airs at: Sat, 02/08/2020 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
That is - the medicinal power of melodies and stories that defy definition,  A narrow passage through a conjure moment to audience joy. Inspired by the need to reduce dread, and increase positivity. Listen, breath...then let go.   And...4pm   Guest interview: Mahad Moha... Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 02/01/20

Airs at: Sat, 02/01/2020 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Tee Simpson Guest Host

Airs at: Sat, 01/25/2020 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tee Simpson Subsitutes for Yugene Today!   "jam jazz en tríada de colores" by Anisima Arte Personalizado is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Read more

Wood, Nylon and All That Sound: The Magic of The Fret

Airs at: Sat, 01/18/2020 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
   Masters of the fret board press and slide fingers,strum, or thump thumbs - that create funk, country, classical and jazz. Our goal on this episode of The Motif is to narrow the focus to demonstrate the role strings play in shaping myriad sounds, and music genre we've gr... Read more

Jazz. We'll see what happens!

Airs at: Sat, 01/11/2020 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
America's Classical Music by Yugen Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 01/04/20

Airs at: Sat, 01/04/2020 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Brass, Gold or Silver: The Ring of The Trumpet

Airs at: Sat, 12/28/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Can an instrument with three valves, with a small mouthpiece beguile the soul? Like a good date,  the successful suitor must present more then a line filled with hot air. One must have agency with a vetting beyond a one night stand. To slip on the ring requires authentic pa... Read more


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