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Remembering Phil Woods

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Jazz saxaphone legend and friend to WVIA Phil Woods passed away this week. Phil was a resident of the Delaware Water Gap and a co-founder of the annual Celebration of the Arts (COTA) Jazz Festival. Additionally, Phil has recored for WVIA subsidiary Chiaroscuro Records, his most recent release being 2013's New Celebration. WVIA is honoring Phil's legacy by re-broadcasting one of his specials recorded for TV.

On Saturday at 9pm, we will be broadcasting Phil Woods & The Festival Orchestra - Live from the 2008 Scranton Jazz Festival (Re-broadcast Sunday at 3pm). The all-star group featured regional and national jazz artists, including tenor saxophonist Lew del Gatto, who spent nearly 20 years with the Saturday Night Live band. Many of the same players would later appear with Phil Woods and the Festival Orchestra on the Chiaroscuro album "New Celebration" in 2013. 

WVIA-FM, producer-host George Graham presents an hour long All That Jazz special "Remembering Phil Woods," with recordings spanning Woods' 60 year recording career, starting in the mid 1950s, into the 2010s. Originally broadcast on Wednesday, this encore airs Saturday at 10 PM on WVIA-FM.

We encourage you to tune in and remember the great music created by Phil.

 

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