Live Jazz Jam Tuesday

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Live In-Person JAZZ JAM Hosted by WVAS-FM "The Voice of Alabama State University" 

WHAT: An in-person live "Jazz Jam" with local musicians celebrating April as Jazz Appreciation Month.

WHEN:  April 25 (Tuesday) Noon - 2 p.m.

WHERE: ASU's John Garrick Hardy Student Center Amphitheater 

By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU 

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, Alabama State University's radio station, WVAS-FM, “The Voice of Alabama State University,” is hosting a live, in-person “Jazz Jam” on Tuesday (April 25) at ASU's John Garrick Hardy Student Theater Amphitheater. The event will feature some of the area's top jazz singers and musicians performing during a lunchtime celebration. 

The event is free and open to the public. 

Milton Shirdan, WVAS's program director, explained the lunchtime musical jazz extravaganza is not to be missed. 

“We’re so pleased that ASU’s own Ike Bell, of the acclaimed Mighty Marching Hornets Band, will be able to join us,” Shirdan said. “Fred Wesley is traveling from Birmingham to take part, and we expect many others to jump in on the fun. And, if you cannot attend in person, the celebration will be broadcast live on WVAS 90.7 FM.” 

Wesley is a renowned trombonist who worked with James Brown and the Parliament Funkadelic during the 60s and 70s. 


Jazz Appreciation Month was created at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in 2001 to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz during the entire month of April. It is intended to stimulate and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz-related events and activities. 


WVAS-FM is a member-supported public radio station licensed to and located on the campus of Alabama State University, in historic Montgomery, Ala. The station’s programming may be heard locally at 90.7 FM. It may also be heard globally, via the worldwide web, courtesy of the station's internet stream at Apps such as TuneIn Radio also provide access to the station’s signal. 

For more details: Visit or call 334-229-4708. 

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.