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Swing Is In The Air
Jazz: from swing to bop to contemporary.
Hosted by: Peter Feldman, Peter Liu, Ralph Hopper, Bill Krause, Paul Campbell and Bruce Walton
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
Apr. 11, 2021 Bruce Walton The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band /​ The Passion of Charlie Parker
available
Apr. 4, 2021 Ralph Hopper Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra, The Clifford Jordan Big Band, Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra, Dave Young Terry Promane Octet
available
Mar. 21, 2021 Bruce Walton Crazy Rhythm Daddies!
available
Mar. 14, 2021 Ralph Hopper Vic Vogel Big Band, Kenny Clarke/​Francy Boland Big Band, Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School, Sam Kirmayer Quartet
available
Mar. 7, 2021 Paul Campbell Michael Gamble, Keenan Mackenzie and Glenn Crytzer
available

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

Ralph Hopper

Paul Campbell

Bruce Walton

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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