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Swing Is In The Air
Jazz: from swing to bop to contemporary.
Hosted by: Ralph Hopper, Bill Krause, Peter Feldman and Peter Liu
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
Dec. 9, 2018 Paul Campbell Swinging Strings
Dec. 2, 2018 Ralph Hopper Jill Townsend Big Band, Benny Goodman, Oliver Nelson
Nov. 25, 2018 Peter Feldman Two VERY new releases. One by Canada's own Kirk MacDonald, and the other by a singer who may surprise you. And at the end, a celebration of a Canadian icon.
Nov. 18, 2018 Peter Liu The first "couple" of vocal jazz - Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
Nov. 11, 2018 Paul Campbell Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Erskine Hawkins
Nov. 4, 2018 Ralph Hopper Cory Weeds Little Big Band, Brian Dickinson, Count Basie, Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra, Christine Jensen

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:

Ralph Hopper click here to email with requests, comments or suggestions

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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