89.1 Jazz with Michael Jewett

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89.1 Jazz with Michael Jewett airs weekdays on 89.1 WEMU 

Joey DeFrancesco

Organist Joey DeFrancesco returns to our area. He's at the Blue LLama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor this weekend. He spoke to 89.1 Jazz host Michael Jewett about his new recording, the state of the music scene in the age of COVID, and the lasting influence of the late Dr. Lonnie Smith.

Grand Hotel

WEMU's Michael Jewett chats Alex Graham, organizer of the Grand Hotel Jazz Festival coming up Labor Day weekend.

Detroit Jazz Festival
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WEMU's Michael Jewett chats with the Director of the Detroit Jazz Festival, Chris Collins on the Festival's recent announcement on the return of live performances to the public:

Public Radio Music Day: Christian McBride

Apr 16, 2021

WEMU's Michael Jewett spoke with Jazz Night in America's Christian McBride about the importance of public radio music:

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Geoffrey Keezer
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Geofrey Keezer performs at the Blue LLama tonight. He's fronting a trio and featuring vocalist Gillan Margot. Keezer previously appeared at the venue as a member of Ralph Peterson's tribute to Art Blakey.


He spoke with WEMU's Michael Jewett by phone earlier today about what he's been working on.

Adonis Rose sat down with Michael Jewett to talk about bringing his new project, a scaled down version of his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, to play one of his favorite venues.  He also responded to hearing the sad news of the recent passing of producer and Criss Cross Jazz label founder Gerry Teekens.

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Michael Jewett spoke to Wendell Harrison about his show at the Blue LLama in Ann Arbor tonight, some new projects, and being named a Kresge Foundation Eminent Artist in 2018.

Marilyn Gouin

Michael Jewett sat down with Don Hicks, the owner of the Blue LLama Jazz Club, to talk about his recent acquisition of "the Moon and the Stars" trumpet owned and played by jazz icon Miles Davis.  Dave Sharp, artistic director at the Blue LLama, was also on hand to talk about some of the recent offerings at the venue. 

Adonis Rose, Jazz, Drummer
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

New Orleans Grammy Award winning drummer, Adonis Rose is bringing his quintet to the Blue LLama Jazz Club tonight and Saturday night.  He sat down with WEMU's Lisa Barry to talk about his music, career and personal story ahead of his weekend performances in Ann Arbor. 

Ralph Peterson
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Drummer Ralph Peterson brings his Art Blakey tribute to the Blue LLama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor this weekend.  He joins 89.1 WEMU's Michael Jewett for music and conversation.

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Mr. B. is holding his 22nd Annual Blues and Boogie Celebration at the Ark on Saturday night.  He joined Michael Jewett to talk about the event, its history and this weekend's line-up.

Live Jazz is back in a big way in Downtown Ann Arbor. The Blue LLama Jazz Club celebrates with a grand opening weekend engagement with organist Joey DeFrancesco. The club's Artistic Director, Dave Sharp spoke with  WEMU's Michael Jewett  about what it took to get the project off the ground, and all the exciting music and dining experiences you can take in starting this weekend.

Local harmonica heavyweight Peter Madcat Ruth is celebrating a milestone this week: his 70th birthday with a big show at The Ark in Ann Arbor this Thursday, April 4th. Madcat stopped in to the WEMU studios to talk about the milestone and the bash with WEMU's Michael Jewett:

Vincent York
Jazzistry / jazzistry.org

Musician/educator Vincent York had an idea--to combine the beauty and power of jazz with the importance of history.  From there, the educational program known as "Jazzistry" was born.  York sat down with WEMU's Michael Jewett to discuss how Jazzistry got started and what it has accomplished in its 25 years. 

Meet The Staff - Michael Jewett

Mar 2, 2016

When you listen to WEMU, you spend time with the great people that work on and off the air.  And, when you support WEMU, you help keep them moving forward.  We will be spending some time with several of the people that make WEMU "go" over the next couple of weeks.  Today we're chatting with the man behind "Bluestime," Michael Jewett.

WEMU's Michael Jewett sits down with Mr. B (Mark Braun) to talk about his efforts to traverse the length of the Missisippi River by piano bike to promote and increase access for children's arts and athletics programs in local communities all over the US.  

  • Listen to the full interview, above.

Marilyn Gouin / 89.1 WEMU

Mr. B (Mark Braun) visits the 89.1 WEMU studios to perform with special guests, Lila Ammons & Axel Zwingenberger ahead of their Blues and Boogie Celebration at the Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend.

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has announced its 2014 Mainstage lineup.

Executive Director Amy Nesbitt sat down with WEMU's Michael Jewett Monday afternoon to talk about the schedule and hear some music from some of the acts scheduled to appear.

See the complete schedule here: http://a2sf.org/desktop/