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If you love JAZZ music like we do, then join WYES throughout the month of October as we share an all-star lineup of JAZZ performances! 

WYES wants to get you up and grooving to legendary performances in the comfort of your own home. 

Watch a special line up of Jazz programming all month long on WYES-TV, stream all programs at wyes.org/live and on the WYES and PBS apps.  

Questions? Email info@wyes.org

Friday, October 1

10:30pm
LEGENDS OF NEW ORLEANS showcases many of the most famous musicians to call the Big Easy their home. Among the artists performing here are the Neville Brothers, Allen Toussaint, and Dr. John, all captured on stage at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Blues guitarist Bonnie Raitt also makes an appearance.

Saturday, October 2

7pm                            
DEACON JOHN’S JUMP BLUES Enjoy a stellar lineup of New Orleans music all-stars as they salute the "jump blues" tunes of the '50s and '60s. Filmed at the historic Orpheum Theater, local music legend Deacon John leads performances by New Orleans music icons Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Henry Butler, Wardell Quezergue, Herlin Riley and Teedy Boutte. The film is produced by Cyril Vetter and his daughter, Gabrielle Vetter. 

8pm                            
LEGENDS OF NEW ORLEANS 

9pm                            
SATCHMO IN NEW ORLEANS

Sunday, October 3

9:30pm
THE MYSTERY OF THE PURPLE ROSE: THE SAGA OF THE CREOLE JAZZ PIONEERS

Monday, October 4

8pm                            
PREMIERE! PREMIERE! PREMIERE! 
IRMA: MY LIFE IN MUSIC spotlights the GRAMMY Award-winning artist’s amazing 60-year career. The documentary includes a recently recorded interview with Irma, as well as archival and new interviews from many of her colleagues. Archival performance footage is also included. The program is produced by Michael Murphy Productions with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. 

Friday, October 8

9pm                           
LEGENDS OF NEW ORLEANS: THE MUSIC OF FATS DOMINO A look at the music of Fats Domino including interviews with Fats, Allen Toussaint, Cosimo Matassa, and author/music journalist Mikal Gilmore along with songs from Fats' performance the 2001 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

10pm                         
WE KNEW WHAT WE HAD: THE GREATEST JAZZ STORY NEVER TOLD explores the social conditions and historical events that conspired to make Pittsburgh one of the leading contributors to the legacy of Jazz music in the world. 

Saturday, October 9

2pm                            
SATCHMO IN NEW ORLEANS Enjoy a tribute to the legendary New Orleans jazzman. 

3pm                           
LEGENDS OF NEW ORLEANS showcases many of the most famous musicians to call the Big Easy their home. 

4pm                            
BEAUSOLEIL LIVE FROM THE JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL Zydecomasters Beausoleil, led by fiddler supreme Michael Doucet, offer up "Reel de Dennis McGee," "Happy One-Step," "Le Chanky-Chank Francais," "Poison Love," "Le Terre de Mon Grandpere," and other lively, toe-tapping songs.

6pm                            
DEACON JOHN’S JUMP BLUES 

7pm
LEGENDS OF NEW ORLEANS 

8pm                            
IRMA: MY LIFE IN MUSIC Joining the documentary with new and archival interviews are Scott Billington, Quint Davis, Ken Ehrlich, Erica Falls, Ledis, Bonnie Raitt, Ben Jaffe, Reverend Marc A. Napoleon, Allen Toussaint, Alison Toussaint-LeBeaux, Reginald Toussaint and Reid Wick. The program is produced by Michael Murphy Productions with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. 

9:30pm                     
IRMA: MY LIFE IN MUSIC

11pm                         
BEAUSOLEIL LIVE FROM THE JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL

 

1pm-4:30pm   
JAZZ (Episodes 1 & 2 of 10) Six years in the making, JAZZ features75 interviews, more than 500 pieces of music, 2,400 still photographs and more than 2,000 archival film clips — many rare and never before seen.

4:30pm                 
THE GENNETT SUITE pays tribute to the Jazz Age titans whose legendary early recordings were produced at a little studio in Richmond, Indiana called Gennett Records. The performance program THE GENNETT SUITE features music inspired by artists including Louis Armstrong, King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, Bix Beiderbecke, and Jelly Roll Morton.

9pm                           
WE KNEW WHAT WE HAD: THE GREATEST JAZZ STORY NEVER TOLD

Monday, October 11

9pm                            
DEACON JOHN’S JUMP BLUES

Saturday, October 16

8:30pm                      
MAKE IT FUNKY! tells the story of New Orleans through words, sound and picture in this extraordinary documentary featuring the best of New Orleans' musicians, plus special guests Ahmet Ertegun, Bonnie Raitt and Keith Richards.

Sunday, October 17

10am
DEACON JOHN’S JUMP BLUES

1pm-5pm                
 JAZZ (Episodes 3 & 4 of 10) Third-person voices are provided by Samuel L. Jackson, Delroy Lindo, Derek Jacobi and Harry Connick Jr., among others. A 10-part series by Ken Burns. 

5pm                           
THE MYSTERY OF THE PURPLE ROSE: THE SAGA OF THE CREOLE JAZZ PIONEERS

5:30pm                      
IRMA: MY LIFE IN MUSIC spotlights the GRAMMY Award-winning artist’s amazing 60-year career.

Tuesday, October 19

9:30pm                      
MAKE IT FUNKY!

Saturday, October 23 

8pm                            
BEAUSOLEIL LIVE FROM THE JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Sunday, October 24

10am                         
DEACON JOHN’S JUMP BLUES

1pm-6:30pm              
JAZZ (Episodes 5-7 of 10) Filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz — the quintessential American art form. 

 

Monday, October 25 

9pm                           
COUNT BASIE: THROUGH HIS OWN EYES Told in Count Basie's own words, uncovers for the first time the private passions and ambitions that inspired the world-famous bandleader and pianist.

Tuesday, October 26 

10pm                         
BEAUSOLEIL LIVE FROM THE JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Sunday, October 31

10am                         
COUNT BASIE: THROUGH HIS OWN EYES

1pm-7pm                 
JAZZ (Episodes 8-10 of 10) See the last three episodes of Ken Burns in-depth look at the most original American art form — jazz. 

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