Welcome To
Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX

The Official Website of Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX
Ohio's Only 24 Hour Jazz Radio Station

Owned & Operated by Columbus Jazz Alliance,
a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization


We've changed our name from SEMM Foundation to Columbus Jazz Alliance to handle the daily operations of Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX. Nothing else has changed. The same great WSAX Team continues to operate the station. The name Columbus Jazz Alliance better reflects who we are and what we do. Thank you for your continued support & listenership.







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Congratulations
To
President Joe Biden
Vice President Kamala Harris





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We've changed our name from SEMM Foundation to Columbus Jazz Alliance to handle the daily operations of Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX. Nothing else has changed. The same great WSAX Team continues to operate the station. The name Columbus Jazz Alliance better reflects who we are and what we do.





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Hello My Friends & Jazz Fans,

I'm Sax Johnson, Jazz 98.5 FM Station & General Manager. I support us getting back to some sort of normalcy next summer with a return to supporting our great Jazz Musicians that perform Live in concert in our venues and in our outdoor concert spaces. We can make live Jazz Music Entertainment happen again and help return life in general to close to normal or a new normal by wearing a mask and getting vaccinated when our times come. Join me. Mask Up and Get Vaccinated!




Daily Reasons To Stay Home & Listen To Jazz

For A Full List & Description Of Our
 Shows Check Out Our Shows HERE


   Check out all of our palette pleasing
   shows HERE. Whether you're a Jazz fan
   or new to the art form, we're certain
   there's a show featuring music you'll enjoy.


   WSAX wants to be your
regular go-to
   source for listening and enjoying jazz
   music, whether on
the radio or online. 
   We play a wide selection of jazz styles
   from A to Z and everything in between.

   We brew jazz just the way you like it. 
   Watch with your ears.


With Alexa say,
"Alexa, Play Jazz 98"

... Or ...

Download the Tune In App to your Smart TV then Listen to Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX and Watch With Your Ears




Your Day Starts With The Morning Brew
Jazz Special Roast 7 Days A Week
The Art Of Jazz Is Our Legacy Keep The Art Of Jazz Alive



             Tune In Early Afternoon For Great Jazz Shows
Get Your Sax FIx @ 12pmJazz For Commuters @ 3pm
The Art Of Jazz Is Our Legacy Keep The Art Of Jazz Alive
Catch Sax On Star 94.7 FM - YoungstownSunday Jazz 4pm - 7pm, Each Sunday



 Tune In During The Evenings Here On WSAX For A Variety Of Great Jazz Shows
The Evening Roast @ 6pm
The Sunset Jazz Series @ 8pm
The Art Of Jazz Is Our Heritage
Be Proud Of This Amazing Heritage



Tune In Late Evenings Here On WSAX For A Variety Of Great Jazz Shows
Twilight Jazz @ 10pmClassic Jazz Sundays
The Art Of Jazz Is Our Legacy Keep The Art Of Jazz Alive



                         Tune In  For Jazz Brewed Just The Way You Like It
Jazz Genres For All Jazz TastesGreat Jazz @ All Around The World
The Art Of Jazz Is Our Legacy Keep The Art Of Jazz Alive


Special Homegrown All Day
24 Hour Music Broadcast
Thursday, January 21, 2021


Discover & Enjoy The Music Of The Professional Musicians That Call
Ohio Their Home




Notable Jazz Musician Birthdays


Happy Birthday
Django




Other Jazz Musicians
born on January 23rd

Gary Burton



Notable January
Jazz Musician Birthdays


Jean Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953), known to all by his Romani nickname Django, was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer. He was the first major jazz talent to emerge from Europe and remains the most significant.

With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, Reinhardt formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934. The group was among the first to play jazz that featured the guitar as a lead instrument. Reinhardt recorded in France with many visiting American musicians, including Coleman Hawkins and Benny Carter, and briefly toured the United States with Duke Ellington's orchestra in 1946. He died suddenly of a stroke at the age of 43.

Reinhardt's most popular compositions have become standards within gypsy jazz, including "Minor Swing", "Daphne", "Belleville", "Djangology", "Swing '42", and "Nuages". Jazz guitarist Frank Vignola claims that nearly every major popular-music guitarist in the world has been influenced by Reinhardt. Over the last few decades, annual Django festivals have been held throughout Europe and the U.S., and a biography has been written about his life. In February 2017, the Berlin International Film Festival held the world premiere of the French film Django.

Source: Wikipedia



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MASK
UP




Let's Work Together!

Wear A Mask ... The Life You Save Might Very Well Be Your Own ... And Your Mother's, Father's Sister's, Brother's, Children's And Grandparent's

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Art of Jazz
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Global Impact!
Jazz Is Loved & Appreciated The World Over


Our Jazz Programming Is Loved & Appreciated
The World Over


Jazz Is America's Musical Gift To The World

They Love Their Jazz Brewed
Just The Way We Brew It.



 
Central Ohio's Jazz 98.5 FM
Ohio's ONLY 24 Hour Jazz Station
 Diverse, Inclusive & Complete

We'd Rather Fight Than Switch!
Smooth, Straight Ahead and More!
Support Your Jazz Station, WSAX for
Jazz Brewed Just The Way You Like It.





WVKO Is No More!  After More Than 60 Years Representing Soul & Ethnic
Radio, The Soul & Voice Of The City Is Officially Gone!

Where Will Central Ohioans Get Their Classic R&B,
Soul & Gospel Music Now?

And

Jazz Radio In Northern Ohio Ends
Cleveland's Smooth Jazz Station
Changes Format To Mod AC


“We love smooth jazz, but unfortunately the music has become a Pandora/Spotify format,” Rubber City Radio owner Thom Mandel
said in a release. “We found that we were pushing a boulder uphill,
and serving fewer and fewer listeners. The station sounded fabulous, but without enough listeners, we could no longer support it.”




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Local Information Available At:  coronavirus.ohio.gov













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   infection prevention can be
   found HERE
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Jazz Happenings

Today's Jazz Life Moment
Live Jazz Happenings Around Town Today


JLM


The 411 On Live Jazz Entertainment

Have A Jazz Life Moment
Attend A Live Jazz Event



Due To The Corona Virus Crisis, Events Have Been Canceled Per Orders From The Local Health, State, & Federal Authorities
Press The Play Button To Hear


Daily JLM Messages have Temporarily Been Suspended. For Now, Ain't Nothin' Going On But The Rent!


Listen To Other Live Jazz Events Happening This Week

HERE



Listen Regularly 24 Hours Each Day
& Experience Jazz, After All ...



Jazz Is America's Musical Gift To The World


Listeners From Around The World



We've changed our name from SEMM Foundation to Columbus Jazz Alliance to handle the daily operations of Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX. Nothing else has changed. The same great WSAX Team continues to operate the station. The name Columbus Jazz Alliance better reflects who we are and what we do. Thank you for your continued support & listenership.