New Urban Jazz on HD2 Jazz 88
Wednesday at Midnight, Noon and 11 PM
- Hosted by Bob Baldwin
New Urban Jazz is a fusion of Contemporary Jazz mixed with Urban and Brazilian Flavors, created in 2008 after fallout from the cancelation of over 30 commercial smooth jazz stations in the US in 24 months. Smooth jazz formats had taken a “generic” turn nationwide, and lost its audience.
This program hearkens back to the earlier, more robust smooth jazz formats when greats like Grover Washington, Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, and Wayne Shorter populated the sound with new directions for their music.
Host Bob Baldwin is a recording artist, jazz concert producer, and knowledgeable host, who brings you the living genre from an Artist’s perspective.