“Live From The Workshop” on WMOT

WMOT’s HD channel is bringing back the radio series of live performances from the Jazz Cave originally aired on the radio station in the early 2000’s, through 2008! The project was lovingly edited and narrated by Laina Stanford, an NJW jazz vocal student and former college radio DJ, and features six seasons of live Jazz Cave performances. See the schedule below for upcoming shows:

Live From The Workshop Volume 3, recorded live

July 05Lori Mechem and Friends recorded in live performance inside the Jazz Cave 12/9/05.

Lori (p) with Roger Spencer (bs), Tom Giampietro (dm), Denis Solee (sx), Dann Sherill (perc) and Jeff Hall (voc).

July 12Jeff Hall sings from a performance on Oct. 27, 2006.

Jeff with Lori, Roger, Marcus Finnie (dm) & Don Aliquo (sx).

July 19Beegie Adair Trio with Denis Solee from October 13, 2006.

Beegie, Roger, Chris Brown (dm) & Denis.

July 26Lori Mechem Quartet from December 15, 2006.

Lori, Roger, Chris & Andy Reiss (gtr).

August 02Rahsaan Barber’s Tribute to John Coltrane was performed on September 22, 2006.

Rahsaan Barber (sx) with Jerry Navarro (bs), Chad Anderson (dm) & Chris Parker (p)

August 09NJW All-Stars from early set on August 25, 2006.

George Tidwell (tpt), Denis, Roy Agee (trb), Lori, Roger, Tom

August 16NJW All-Stars from late set on August 25, 2006.

George Tidwell (tpt), Denis, Roy Agee (trb), Lori, Roger, Tom

Most of you are are probably familiar with WMOT, FM 89.5, formerly a 24-hour jazz station that changed formats and now broadcasts as Roots Radio. What you may not know is that WMOT maintains a secondary channel with robust jazz programming, the MTSU Jazz Network!

The Jazz Network operates on two FM frequencies that reach parts of Nashville (104.9) and Murfreesboro (92.3),  HD radio, and an online stream. You may well have HD radio in your car – half of all new cars these days do – , and listening online is as easy as Spotify!

Programming includes syndicated feeds from national jazz DJ’s, including Dee Alexander, Dave Schwan, Leslie Kenos, and John Hill (fun fact: Hill, now based in Chicago, started Fisk University’s first jazz station many years ago!). Also on the schedule are weekly shows familiar to longtime WMOT listeners such as The Brazilian Hour, Beale Street Caravan, and Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson. There’s also a 2-hour program of locally-programmed jazz from Program Director Greg Lee Sunday mornings at 8.

See below for a schedule of the week’s programming:

Visiting WMOT’s website (WMOT.org) you may not immediately see the link for the jazz stream, but clicking on the arrow in the upper right menu bar reveals the link, as in the screenshot below!