Jazz In The New Millennium

Sundays 8:00pm

Jazz In the New Millennium airs Sunday nights at 8pm and features the artists who are keeping the music alive and well in the 21st Century, from living legends Wayne Shorter and Charles Lloyd, prime-time players Branford Marsalis and Jason Moran and rising stars Robert Glasper and Esperanza Spalding. Each one-hour program focuses on an individual artist, presenting their music in a historical context that is both musically enriching and educational. 

Host Rick Mitchell is a longtime music journalist and radio programmer living in Houston, Texas. He is the author of the book Jazz In the New Millennium: Live and Well, published in 2014 in partnership with Da Camera of Houston. The program is produced at Houston's Lamar High School, with engineers Andre Cafcalas and Mark Garza.

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New Orleans horn man extraordinaire Kermit Ruffins is featured during Sunday's edition of Jazz In The New Millennium with Rick Mitchell, heard exclusively on WCLK.

Jazz In The New Millennium airs Sundays at 3pm on WCLK.

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Join Rick Mitchell for Jazz In The New Millennium Sunday at 3pm following Debb Moore's Sunday Jazz Suite on WCLK. Rick covers the music and influence of Mexican jazz pianist and bandleader Arturo O'Farrill. Sundays at WCLK are filled with jazz and blues, including The Savannah Music Festival Live at 6pm, Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride at 7pm, Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland at 8pm and Cafe Jazz with Gene Knight at 9pm.

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Rick Mitchell's Jazz In The New Millennium features Detroit's own jazz violinist Regina Carter, Sunday at 3pm on WLCK. She began playing jazz music as a student at the Boston Conservatory of Music, and her inimitable style has been in the spotlight since her 1987 debut with the all female jazz quintet Straight Ahead.

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Jazz In The New Millennium with Rick Mitchell airs on on WCLK Sundays at 3pm following the Sunday Jazz Suite with Debb Moore. This week's program features legendary drummer Roy Haynes, known as Snap Crackle to some.

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A new program for mainstream jazz enthusiasts premieres on WCLK Sunday at 3pm following Debb Moore's Sunday Jazz Suite.  Jazz In the New Millennium features the artists who are keeping the music alive and well in the 21st Century, from living legends Wayne Shorter and Charles Lloyd, prime-time players Branford Marsalis and Jason Moran and rising stars Robert Glasper and Esperanza Spalding. Each one-hour program focuses on an individual artist, presenting their music in a historical context that is both musically enriching and educational.