Local Programs -All That Jazz
All That Jazz
with George Graham
Weeknights 7pm-8pm on WVIA-FM
All That Jazz presents an hour of straight- ahead acoustic jazz with the emphasis on today's finest performers. Regular features include the Tuesday night Venerable Jazz segment, the Thursday new releases edition, and requests on Friday.
2014 Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts Broadcasts on WVIA-FM.
For more than 15 years, WVIA-FM has been broadcasting comprehensive coverage of the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts, the region’s premiere jazz festival. WVIA’s George Graham, who produced and mixed the station’s recorded coverage will present ten hour-long segments on WVIA-FM’s All That Jazz, Monday through Friday at 7 PM, beginning November 17. More information on the Celebration of the Arts and the artists appearing can be found at http://www.cotajazz.org
Monday, 11-17: Nancy & Spencer Reed / The Matt Vashlishan-Evan Gregor Quartet, Part 1
Tuesday, 11-18: The Matt Vashlishan-Evan Gregor Quartet, Part 2 / Najwa Parkins and the After Hours Trio
Wednesday, 11-19: Phil Woods and the COTA Festival Orchestra
Thursday, 11-20: Bob Dorough / Miss Ida Blue, part 1
Friday, 11-21: The Diva Trio + vocalist Sue Giles / Miss Ida Blue, part 2
Monday, 11-24: The Bill Mays Trio / Nellie McKay, part 1
Tuesday, 11-25: Nellie McKay, Part 2 / Co-Op Bop
Wednesday, 11-26: The COTA Cats (student band), edition 34 / The Vic Juris Trio
Thursday, 11-27: Expansions the Dave Liebman Group
Friday, 11-28: The Shockenaw Mountain Boys featuring Tim Carbone / Leftover tracks that had to cut for time from previous segments
Meet the Team
One of the first staff members at WVIA. Produces and hosts Mixed Bag, All That Jazz and Homegrown Music on WVIA Radio, and the Homegrown Music Concerts on WVIA-TV.
Graham was the first employee of WVIA Radio, and has been on the WVIA staff since 1972. A native and resident of Carbondale, PA, he is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where he majored in electrical engineering. He joined the WVIA staff in connection with the studio design and construction of WVIA-FM, but with his four years of on-air experience at the Duke University radio station, he immediately moved into on-air work. He sought to bring the kind of eclectic contemporary music radio programming that marked student radio at Duke (where he was program director) in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
He introduced Mixed Bag, which has become purportedly the longest continuously-running program of what is now called "album adult alternative" music in the country. Graham introduced Homegrown Music, a program to spotlight talented regional artists in performances from the station's studio. The series has been running continuously as a weekly series since 1976, and includes weekly recording session broadcasts, and monthly live concerts performed before a studio audience.
He also hosts WVIA's All That Jazz, and presents extensive annual radio coverage of the region's jazz festivals from Delaware Water Gap and Scranton. Graham has written for regional publications, and also works as a free-lance recording engineer, producer and mastering engineer.