We’ll begin wrapping up 2022 on “Living Jazz” by playing music by or connected to some of those interviewed on the show during the last year. Among the people featured will be the composer, big band leader, and NEA jazz master Maria Schneider; percussionist/composer Susie Ibarra; the pianists Kenny Werner, Neal Kirkwood, Bill Mays, and Kevin Hays, the guitarist and composer James Emery, the trombonist and composer Ryan Keberle, and Deborah Gordon, owner of the Village Vanguard.
Also in the mix will be some especially spiritual music by Aretha Franklin, the great octogenarian sax player Archie Shepp, and the phenomenal 23-year-old vocalist Samara Joy.
“Living Jazz” airs Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. on WJFF, 90.5 F.M. and streams online at wjffradio.org.