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In A Mellow Tone
Join your hosts Ron Steeds, Bruce Walton, and Heavy Ben for 2 hours of great jazz. an introduction to the entire history of jazz.
Hosted by: Bruce Walton, Ben Armstrong, Bernard Stepien and Ron Steeds
Airs: Every Wednesday from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Expect a focus on a musician, a city, a festival, an instrument, a record label or on recent releases from the beginnings of Jazz to its latest innovations. Join your hosts Ron Steeds, Bruce Walton, and Heavy Ben for 2 hours of great jazz.

In A Mellow Tone

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Jul. 21, 2021 Heavy Ben Helen Merrill
available
Jul. 14, 2021 Bruce Walton Ottawa & Montreal jazz artists, with a spotlight on Yannick Rieu.
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Jul. 7, 2021 Ron Steeds The Music Of Hank Mobley
available
Jun. 30, 2021 Heavy Ben Tenderlonious & 22a records
available
Jun. 23, 2021 Bruce Walton Celebrating the birthday of Sahib Shihab/​marking the passing of Bob Koester
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Jun. 16, 2021 Ron Steeds The Anthony Braxton Piano Quartet records PIANO QUARTET, YOSHI'S 1994 while performing at the venue on June 16, 1994
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IN A MELLOW TONE INTRODUCES LISTENERS TO THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF JAZZ, FROM ITS BEGINNINGS TO THE LATEST INNOVATIONS. THE HOSTS DRAW ON THEIR LARGE PERSONAL CD AND LP COLLECTIONS TO SUPPLEMENT CKCU'S EXTENSIVE RESOURCES.

IN A MELLOW TONE was created and hosted by Ron Sweetman until he retired from radio in Septermber 2015. The program has been a weekly fixture on CKCU-FM 93.1 since May 1976. He was a founder member of L’Atelier de Musique Experimentale (1972), Jazz Ottawa (1976), and Music Now (1997). He has written for CODA magazine since 1970, and has been a member of the Down Beat International Critics Poll since 1982.

IN A MELLOW TONE is now hosted by a rotating collective of jazz zealots including Ron Steeds, Bruce Walton and Heavy Ben. They intend on taking IAMT forward with the high standards of broadcasting that Ron Sweetman established for decades.

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