Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio remembers Ed Bradley

Posted on December 20th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio, Tribute | Tags: jazz at lincoln center, radio, tribute

The nationally syndicated Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio will offer a one-hour tribute program in remembrance of its longtime host, the late Ed Bradley. For radio stations, “Jazz at Lincoln Center, Remembering Ed Bradley” will be available on the Content Depot after December 26th and will uplink on Thursday, December 28th at 5:00pm ET.
The program will be heard by listeners of more than 240 stations across the country between December 28th and January 11th.

Wynton hosts the tribute program which includes reminiscences from Ed Bradley’s close friends and colleagues: Mr. Bradley’s sister-in-law Natacha Blanchet, musician Jimmy Buffett, President Bill Clinton, actor Bill Cosby, creator and former executive producer of “60 Minutes” Don Hewitt, “60 Minutes” colleague Steve Kroft and singer Irma Thomas.

For 14 seasons, the renowned “60 Minutes” correspondent and Jazz at Lincoln Center board member hosted each Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio show, threading performances and brief interviews with avid narrative. The dynamic stages of Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, are the setting for the most recent featured performances.

“We are remembering Ed Bradley, a great lover of jazz and a great friend to Jazz at Lincoln Center,” said Wynton. “And for every week since that first radio show, Ed’s voice reached all of us with authority and feeling. He told us ‘hey, check this out. It’s important and you’ll love it,’ and it seemed people did.”

“Jazz at Lincoln Center, Remembering Ed Bradley” also features clips of Ed Bradley’s commentary from the series; music that was performed at his memorial service by artists The Ebony Ecumenical Choir, Irma Thomas and more; as well as the music he loved including “Teach Me Tonight,” by Errol Garner; “The Big P.” by fellow Philadelphian Jimmy Heath; Bud Powell’s “Celia” performed by Tommy Flanagan, George Mraz and Kenny Washington; and “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” performed by Dianne Reeves on stage at Frederick P. Rose Hall.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio is produced by Murray Street Productions for Jazz at Lincoln Center and airs nationwide on more than 240 stations. Program audio (following release date), carriage listings and more can be found at Jalc.org/radio