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JAZZ.FM91 Continues the Celebration of Black History Month

JAZZ.FM91 continues to produce and share original contentcelebrating Black History Month with a series of radio short features, now available as a podcast.Narrated by John Devenish, the host of JAZZ.FM91’s weekday evening program Dinner Jazz, (weeknights 6p to 9p), these produced features put the spotlight on influential figures throughout jazz history.

The artists featured in the series include:Theo Crocker | Sarah Vaughan | Robert Glasper | Oscar Peterson | Nina Simone | Nat King Cole | Louis Armstrong | Kamasi Washington | Ella Fitzgerald | Billie Holiday

Though the shortest month on the calendar, small is big — and in its way, it brings things sharply into focus. The month intensifies recognition and celebration of a culture and people whose richness has enhanced and contributed to a broader North American life.

The journey has been one of struggle, faith, fortitude and conviction. Out of it has come impactful legacy, integrity, storytelling, arts, culture, greatness, stature, prominence and pride.Black History Month is a focused lens for everyone. This is always time to reflect, project and present, to teach and learn and share, to include and embrace. Celebrate this time. Tell stories. Relish accomplishment. Remember histories. Bridge divisions. Believe in unity.The podcast series was produced by Glenn Crosse and features introductions by JAZZ.FM91’s music director and on-air host Brad Barker.

Please enjoy this podcast series presented by JAZZ.FM91 available here: https://jazz.fm/black-history- month-honouring-the-past-inspiring-the-future/

More than just a radio station, JAZZ.FM91 is Canada’s only 24/7 jazz broadcaster and registered not-for- profit charitable arts organization dedicated to enriching the cultural, educational and community experience of its audience.

JAZZ.FM91 can be heard live on the air at 91.1-FM or streamed online at jazz.fm or on any smartphone with the free JAZZ.FM91 mobile app.

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