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Jazz Insights - Media

By Dr. Gordon Vernick

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These programs are created by Dr. Gordon Vernick, Associate Professor of Music at Georgia State, and produced by WMLB 1690 Atlanta “Voice of the Arts.” Each segment is intended to shed light on important individual creative jazz musicians and specific movements/genres within jazz canon. They are intended for jazz lovers and those that are merely interested in this important American musical art form. The shows were created at WMLB 1690 AM Atlanta Voice of the Arts.

Customer Reviews

A classic, concise source of info on jazz and its performers

I first listened to this podcast when it was first being published in 2009-2010. I was in high school and had played in jazz band, but didn’t really have anything to help me follow the thread of the different musicians, albums, and the connections and evolution between them. This provided- and still provides- a great roadmap for someone newer to jazz who’s interested in learning more, and even if you’re already familiar with a lot of the classic artists, it’s still an insightful listen. The fact that I came back 12 years later looking for a podcast that covers the history of jazz and it’s still one of the top results says a lot.

Where you at Dr. Vernick

Amazing show hands down. I wish he come back and starts his history on instrumentalist. I always come back and re-listen to each episode. Thank you for your knowledge and time.
I do hope you start another one shortly.

Great Jazz podcast from knowledgeable source

I just discovered this podcast over 10 years late and it’s amazing. I started with the the Hampton Hawes and Blue Mitchell episodes, but now I’m listening to the whole series chronologically. Vernick goes beyond just giving you a subjective take on these artists. He delves into how they contributed to the evolution of jazz and provides us with close listenings of the more notable pieces. Excellent work.