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An introduction to the entire history of jazz, from its beginnings to the latest innovations.
Hosted by: Bernard Stepien, Ron Steeds, Mark Keill, Allan Wigney, Jean-Michel Labatut and Aidian Thomas
Airs: Every Wednesday from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Coming up at 9:00 PM on March 29th, 2017:
Ron Steeds previews the Juno Awards for Canadian jazz excellence. In the first hour he'll interview Shirantha Beddage by phone. Beddage is nominated for "Jazz Album of the Year: Solo" for his album MOMENTUM. We'll hear selections from that record. In the second hour Ron will interview Heather Bambrick by phone. Bambrick is nominated for "Vocal Jazz Album of the Year" for her record YOU'LL NEVER KNOW. We'll also hear selections from that record. We'll also hear tracks from other nominees in various jazz categories.

In A Mellow Tone

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Mar. 22, 2017 Jim Reil More Found Treasures
available
Mar. 15, 2017 Aidian Thomas The Birth of The "New Cool"
available
Mar. 8, 2017 Ron Steeds Jazz and Blues recorded March 8 between 1927 and 1999
available
Mar. 1, 2017 Jean-Michel Labatut Dewey Redman: The Leader
available
Feb. 22, 2017 Jim Reil John Zorn's Book of Angels
available
Feb. 15, 2017 Aidian Thomas Black History Month. Featured recordings from 1963.
available

IN A MELLOW TONE INTRODUCES LISTENERS TO THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF JAZZ, FROM ITS BEGINNINGS TO THE LATEST INNOVATIONS. THE HOSTS DRAW ON THEIR LARGE PERSONAL CD AND LP COLLECTIONS TO SUPPLEMENT CKCU'S EXTENSIVE RESOURCES.

IN A MELLOW TONE was created and hosted by Ron Sweetman until he retired from radio in Septermber 2015. The program has been a weekly fixture on CKCU-FM 93.1 since May 1976. He was a founder member of L’Atelier de Musique Experimentale (1972), Jazz Ottawa (1976), and Music Now (1997). He has written for CODA magazine since 1970, and has been a member of the Down Beat International Critics Poll since 1982.

IN A MELLOW TONE is now hosted by a rotating collective of jazz zealots including Ron Steeds, Jim Reil, Aidian Thomas, Jean-Michel Labatut, Allan Wigney and Mark Keil. They intend on taking IAMT forward with the high standards of broadcasting that Ron Sweetman established for decades.