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Swing Is In The Air
Jazz: from swing to bop to contemporary.
Hosted by: Ralph Hopper, Bill Krause, Peter Feldman, Peter Liu and Paul Campbell
Airs: Every Sunday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

120 minutes of entertaining jazz from swing to bop to contemporary - the big names in jazz as well as the not so well known.

Swing Is In The Air

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Sep. 20, 2020 Paul Campbell Wycliffe Gordon and European Swing
Sep. 13, 2020 Bruce Walton Bill Holman, 1954-1960 /​ mix
Sep. 6, 2020 Ralph Hopper Joe Sullivan Big Band, Duke Ellington, Count Basie
Aug. 30, 2020 Paul Campbell Echoes of Sophiatown and Township Jazz
Aug. 23, 2020 Bruce Walton Yusef Lateef + mix
Aug. 16, 2020 Ralph Hopper David Braid, MTL HB5, Bob Brookmeyer, Jaelem Bhate

Swing is in the Air, started and hosted by Jacques Emond, has been heard on the Ottawa airwaves for over 30 years.

The show began as a big band swing show and continues to feature the music of the swing era quite frequently. Since 1990, the show's format has expanded to offer the listener a wider spectrum of jazz, including traditional, blues, bop, latin as well as contemporary jazz.

Local musicians often participate in promoting concerts or talking about recent cd releases.

With Jacques Emond's passing in January 2013, the format of the show has stayed the same but we have introduced a rotation of new hosts.

They include:

Bill Krause

Peter Feldman

Peter Liu

Paul Campbell

Each week you can tune in and listen to a different host and still get the same quality of jazz that Jacques Emond established when he first started the show.

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