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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

90 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
Feb. 18, 2018 Bill Krause Celebrating Black History Month: Monk, Miles, Cannonball & Coltrane
Feb. 11, 2018 Ralph Hopper Cory Weeds Quintet, Jacques Kuba Seguin, Snaggle
Feb. 4, 2018 Ralph Hopper Vic Vogel Big Band, Kenny Clarke/​Francy Boland Big Band, Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School
Jan. 28, 2018 Peter Liu A tribute to Tommy Banks and a mix of Canadian jazzers
Jan. 21, 2018 Peter Feldman
Jan. 14, 2018 Bill Krause 2017 Highlights

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


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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