The Feature CD of the Week is Jeff Benedict Big Band's Holmes, which was written in honor of his late father. The title tune is quirky, on the one hand traditional, but with an odd twist now and again.
Some say that the hottest little jazz club around is the GPAC! Marcus Roberts is performing a concert on February 13th, 2016. He is known for his dazzling virtuosic playing that taps this full range of the jazz piano tradition.
Lifelong, full-time jazz professional Lannie McMillian and his trio play every Sunday morning at Owen Brennan's at the Regalia. He has performed with many well-known jazz artists such as Dizzy Gillespie and Don Menza.
A new chapter in the history of Memphis music has begun. Freedom's Chapel Christian Church presented the first ever Dr. Vasco A. Smith, Jr. Keeping Jazz Alive Legends Award to Malvin Massey, Jr. General Manager of WUMR.