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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
Aug. 19, 2018 Ralph Hopper Chris Monson, University of Toronto 12tet, Ben Markley Big Band, B’s Bees
Aug. 12, 2018 Peter Liu Summer swing party!
Aug. 5, 2018 Paul Campbell All the Cats join Swing is in the Air to raise some awareness for the Ottawa Humane Society
Jul. 29, 2018 Peter Feldman Two new releases from two great guitarists!
Jul. 22, 2018 Paul Campbell Let me introduce you to Naomi Uyama, an internationally recognized Lindy Hop instructor and Jazz vocalist. She and her Handsome Devils have decades of experience playing Hot Jazz as some of the top young talent in the Chicago and New York scenes.
Jul. 15, 2018 Ralph Hopper Alex Goodman, John Cheesman Jazz Orchestra, Bartosz Hadala Group, Adam Shulman Sextet
Jul. 8, 2018 Peter Liu Jazz Clarinet: The songs of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Pete Fountain, Buddy DeFranco, Eiji Kitamura, and Henry Cuesta

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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