John Arvish


John Arvish is a public school teacher, as well as host and producer of What I Like About Jazz, Muse's Jukebox, and Blues on the Move. He lives with his wife Carrie, their dog Sunny and cat Pokey and a smorgasbord of good music, theater, art and food.

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A tribute to Veterans, with a show featuring musicians who were veterans of the U.S. Military.

We'll hear Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Smith, Wayne Shorter, Vince Guaraldi, John Coltrane and more.

What I Like About Jazz, a special program at a special time, 7:30-9:00 pm, Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

A look at the intimacy and the art of the duet. A special place in jazz when two artists play together. We'll hear Ron Carter and Houston Person, Stan Getz and Kenny Barron, Michel Petrucciani, Hank Jones, McCoy Tyner and Bobby Hutcherson and more.

Tonight at a special time, 9-10pm, following special programming. We'll hear recordings featuring some of my favorite trumpet players, particularly focusing on albums from the last decade. We'll hear cuts from modern greats like Terence Blanchard, Roy Hargove, Tom Harrell, Terrell Stafford, Jim Rotondi,

Jeremy Pelt and Brian Lynch. That's Tonight on What I Like About Jazz. 

Drummers as leaders

Oct 23, 2013

Tonight on What I Like About Jazz, drummers as leaders. Of course many people know of a few classic drummers who lead their own groups, like Buddy Rich, Art Blakey and Gene Krupa. But there continues to be

a legacy of drummers as leaders. We'll hear from one or two classics, then delve into some modern greats like Joey Baron, Leon Parker, Ralph Peterson, Alvin Queen and more.

Part two of a tribute to the late Mulgrew Miller continues as we move into the the present and feature his work over the last 15 years with the likes of Vincent Herring, Jim Rotondi, Lou Soloff, Jeremy Pelt and Ron Carter. We'll also hear music from his own albums, primarily leading a trio. The accomplished pianist, who had successful runs with both Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in the 1980's and and the Tony Williams quintet from 1984 until Williams own death in 1997, also inspired modern players like Geoffrey Keezer and Robert Glasper.  We lost Miller last May at 57.

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What I Like About Jazz this week features part one of a two-part tribute to the late Mulgrew Miller. Miller had a long and varied career as a leader and sideman, prominently featured with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the 1980's band that also featured Donald Harrison and Terence Blanchard. He then went on to spend 9 years with another great jazz drummer, Tony Williams, playing on 6 albums with his classic quintet that featured Wallace Roney and Billy Pierce, and on Tony's final trio album in 1993. Along the way, he played sideman to a host of jazz greats, as well as many up-and-comers.

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Tonight on WHAT I LIKE ABOUT JAZZ , it's part two of a tribute to the late Cedar Walton. We'll hear a selection of "later" recordings from the last 30 years; solo piano, duets with Ron Carter, the Sweet Basil trio, Eric Alexander and more,  including one of his latest recordings with Houston Person.  8:30 pm Wednesday, October 2.

Tribute to Cedar Walton

Sep 24, 2013
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Tune in Part to What I like About Jazz for a special two-part tribute to the late Cedar Walton, groundbreaking pianist who played with John Coltrane, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, led Eastern Rebellion and the Sweet Basil trio and so much more. Credits over the years have also included several stints with Clifford Jordan, Art Farmer, Vincent Herring, Houston Person and David 'Fathead' Newman among others. 

Sax player Wayne Escoffery, pianist Xavier Davis, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, keyboard player Rachel Z. and drummer Justin Brown are playing in Missoula, Sept.21 & 22,  at Daly Jazz. Tune in to "What I Like About Jazz," 8:30-9:30pm on September 18th to hear clips featuring these great modern jazz artists in their formative years, as well as current recordings.