Sunday, January 10, 2010:
(Sorry - we had to postpone from January 3rd)
During his weekly "Just Jazz Presents..." segment (midnight-1:00 am), Bob Bernotas will feature the music of January Just Jazz Artist of the Month Joe Williams.
Singer Joe Williams (1918-1999) toiled on the jazz scene in semi-obscurity for more than a decade and a half before joining Count Basie's great band at the close of 1954. By the time he left Basie in early 1961 Williams had established himself as a gifted all-around jazz vocalist, and a renowned interpreter of both blues and ballads. Over the next four decades the versatile Williams performed as a solo artist, and his magnificent baritone was hailed as one of the most recognizable and beloved voices in jazz.