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April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014 

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The Jazz Spotlight With Harvey McKnight

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Join Harvey McKnight -the Jazz Warrior  each and every Sunday  11:AM to 3:PM EST.   WGVU 88.5 and 93.5 streaming Online at      WGVU FM 301 W.Fulton   Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

Jazz has been called America’s classical music, and for good reason. Along with the blues, its forefather, it is one of the first truly indigenous musics to develop in America, yet its unpredictable, risky ventures into improvisation gave it critical cache with scholars that the blues lacked. At the outset, jazz was dance music, performed by swinging big bands. Soon, the dance elements faded into the background and improvisation became the key element of the music. As the genre evolved, the music split into a number of different styles, from the speedy, hard-hitting rhythms of be-bop and the laid-back, mellow harmonies of cool jazz to the jittery, atonal forays of free jazz and the earthy grooves of soul jazz. What tied it all together was a foundation in the blues, a reliance on group interplay and unpredictable improvisation. Throughout the years, and in all the different styles, those are the qualities that defined jazz.

WGVU offers jazz programming nightly from 7PM until 5:PM


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The Wonderful World of Jazz is on CLICK ON THE LINK  DAILY at NOON (PST)

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We Play Great Music!!   Oscar Brown Jr. Kicks off the show today followed by: 1) Michael Session – “Quagmire Manor At 5AM” (Michael Session ‘N Session) 2) Eugenie Jones – “I Want One” (Black Lace , Blue Tears) 3) Jose Rizo’s Mongorama – “Skins” (Baila Que Baila) BREAK 4) The Quintet – “Perdido” (Jazz At Massey Hall) 5) Dennis Rowland – “I Could Write A Book” (Live At Kazmierz) 6) Miles Davis – “I Could Write A Book” (Relaxin’ W/The Miles Davis Quintet) BREAK 7) Kenny Garrett – “Alpha Man” (Pushing The World Away) And that’s just the 1st hour! Stay tuned for: 1) Thelonious Monk – “Well, You Needn’t” (Monk’s Music) 2) Barbara Morrison – “On The Sunny Side Of The Street” (A Sunday Kind Of Love) 3) Warren Wolf – “Things Were Done Yesterday” (Wolfgang) BREAK 4) Jimmy McConnell – “Blues Backstage” (Swinging-N-Grooving) 5) Oscar Brown Jr. – “Brother Where Are You? / 40 Acres And A Mule” (Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington) 6) Eddie Harris – “1974 Blues” (The Best Of Eddie Harris) BREAK 7) Sonny Clark – “Blues Blue” (My Conception) 8) Judy Wexler – “Just For Now” (What I See) 9) Cannonball Adderley – “Why Am I Treated So Bad” (The Cannonball Adderley Quintet Live At The Jazz Workshop)  ENJOY!”

Carl Anthony and Notorius Jazz: Global Communicator and Hipster

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“Notorius  Jazz was created to preserve the genius of those who defy popular taste for original design”  Carl Anthony

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Hipster Sanctuary salutes Carl Anthony , Entertainment Expert and Jazz Host/Hipster. Over the Years Anthony has touched on all aspects of entertainment, from productions to promotions, thus laying the groundwork for his next passion, Jazz Radio.

At the very Dawn of the 1980s, Carl ventured into a small radio station in upstate New York and honed his craft, building his  loyal fan base along the way. Moving to Atlanta  some years later, he spent the last 24 years at Atlanta/Clark  University radio station WCLK FM .  Carl was a jazz voice in Atlanta and around the world via the internet as host ofSerenade To The City” on Atlanta’s #1 jazz station Jazz 91.9FM WCLK.

During his tenure, his most notable achievements were the creation and voicing the weekly jazz calendar, “Atlanta’s Live Jazz” for seven years; served as Master of Ceremonies for the Atlanta Youth Jazz Band Competition from 2003 to 2013;  has produced jazz shows and fundraisers; and has hosted jazz concerts on every major stage in Atlanta.

He has interviewed countless musicians, actors and authors and has been invited to be both panelist and host of numerous panel discussions. Carl facilitated “Jazz In The Classroom” programs at various middle schools in the metropolitan Atlanta area; annually volunteers for career days with middle school children; and continually mentors college students. He conducted jazz workshops at the 2009 National Black Arts Festival, for whom he also hosts a weekly jazz program, Notorious Jazz.  

You can also enjoy Carl Anthony ‘s great postings around the internet groups and podcasts entitled “Daily Dose of Jazz”  which you  can visit him at for your medicine.

Since 2005 Carl Anthony has hosted A Gypsy Life Productions, movie review and feature shows – In My Opinion and IMO Reveals, respectively. As a host, correspondent and film critic, he has graced the Red Carpets of four Academy Awards and three Trumpet Awards. He continues to review films on facebook at In My Opinion…

Carl volunteered his time and knowledge from 1991-2012 with the Atlanta Black Rodeo Association producing rodeos and instilling children with the confidence to connect, ride and care for horses.

He has been inducted into the Who’s Who In Black Atlanta for his contributions to the jazz and film industries at Jazz 91.9 FM WCLK and A Gypsy Life Productions.

As curator at Notorious Jazz, Carl Anthony continues to preserve the genius that defy popular taste for original design.