Jazz 91.9 celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with special social screenings featuring music greats

Mar 27, 2013

Jazz 91.9 WCLK in partnership with the International Television Services will host the second in a series of beta field testings of OVEE, a new social screening platform for watching television  starting April 1.  OVEE is a digital engagement platform which allows Jazz 91.9 to better serve communities by administering live, online screenings of most public broadcasting programs while interacting with participants in real time.

In celebration of April as Jazz Appreciation Month join Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 PM EST for a special two part online social screening of The Tavis Smiley Show.  This exciting engagement tool – OVEE – will enable users to make comments, ask questions and more, all while the interview is airing, in one place:  a computer.  Users should access the screening a few minutes early to either login with a Facebook account, anonymously or create an OVEE user account.

On April 1, the screening will feature an interview with Jazz heavyweight Wynton Marsalis.  He will discuss with Smiley his perspective about the long term price Americans are paying for abandoning arts in education.  Trumpeteer Joey Sommerville, Musicolgist Donovan Henderson and Jazz Artist Penelope Williams will moderate the special segment.  While viewing the special computer screening, Sommerville, Henderson and Williams will ignite interactivity among users with expert insight, productive eConversations and enriched perspectives about performing arts. 

The second screening will take place on Tuesday, April 2. Smiley will talk with Music Impresario Quincy Jones about how music became the mother he never had.  Trumpeteer Joey Sommerville along with other music enthusiast will advance the online forum. 

WHO:            Jazz 91.9 WCLK

WHAT:        OVEE, a new social screening platform for watching television

WHEN:        Monday, April 1 from  7:00 PM EST – 7:30 PM EST

        Special Screening of The Tavis Smiley Show with Wynton Marsalis

       Screening access:  https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/ar4tn


       Tuesday, April 2 from 7:00 PM EST – 7:30 PM EST

       Special Screening of The Tavis Smiley Show with Quincy Jones

        Screening access:  https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/k7z38

WHERE:     A personal or Apple desktop/notebook computer (must have internet access); https://ovee.itvs.org/

OVEE is intended to enable public broadcasting stations and their partners to host live social screening events without the logistical constraints of a physical convening.   For more information about OVEE, please contact:  shjackson@cau.edu.