Listen Here w/Ollie Bivins

Saturdays 4 AM - 6 AM

Host: Ollie Bivins

Listen Here is a weekly, Saturday 4 to 6 am, Jazz music program that features lots of new and recent releases; mentions of who is playing when and where locally;  occasional special music sets centered around what is happening in the news; and first Saturday of the month news reports on what is happening in the Jazz world.

Listen Here takes the listener, both the Jazz Newbie and the Jazz Head, on a musical journey

Contact email - jazzfan1953@gmail,com

"Listen Here" explores Jazz from "A" to "Z." From Armstrong to Zawinul. "Listen Here" is Jazz music for the mind, body and soul.  Hosted by Ollie Bivins, a former writer for various L.A. Jazz print publications. who has written album reviews and have interviewed well over 50 Jazz artists. Including Wayne Shorter, Archie Shepp, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Phil Ranelin, Dwight Trible, Marilyn Crispell, Vijay Iyer Barbara Morrison, Bill Frisell,  and Enrico Rava. To name but a few. 
       Ollie grew up in the 1960's in Flint, Michigan. An auto manufacturing city sixty-five miles north of Detroit. He grew up marinated in the music of Motown. Along with R&B and Top 40 Pop and Rock music.
      In their homes, his parents and grandparents played such artists as Count Basie, Dinah Washington, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand, Duke Ellington, Arthur Prysock, Lightnin' Hopkins and Howlin' Wolf. Among many others. 
     The Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B and Brazilian music he heard all greatly shaped his musical and political consciousness growing up as a Black young man in the United States of America.

Contact Ollie at - jazzfan1953@gmail.com

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