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Out Here & Beyond - Javon Jackson
Tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson, hailed as one of today's most expressive jazz artists, will visit the WWUH studios on Tuesday, April 1st at 9:30 a.m. for an interview with Chuck Obuchowski during Out Here & Beyond.
Javon Jackson was recently appointed as Chair of the Jackie McLean Jazz Institute at The University of Hartford's Hartt School. He has a new live recording out called Expression, which has been receiving ample airplay on WWUH jazz programs. Listeners on Tuesday morning will hear selections from Expression, recorded last year at Smoke jazz club in New York City.
Jackson will be leading a quartet at The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect St, Hartford on Sunday, April 6 as part of the annual West Hartford Rotary Club Jazz Brunch from noon - 4 p.m. Joining the saxophonist will be pianist George Cables, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Billy Drummond.
Proceeds of the brunch will benefit the Gifts of Music organization and other Rotary Club Charities. For more details, call 860-409-6883.