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 SEMM Foundation,
a non-profit organization

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Now, More Than Ever

Halloween Draws Near

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.

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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

Notable Jazz Musician Birthdays

Happy Birthday

Other Jazz Musicians
born on October 18th

Don Byas
Jerry Bergonzi
Marc Johnson
Fred Hersch

Notable October
Jazz Musician Birthdays

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator and singer. He was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic and rhythmic complexity previously unheard in jazz. His combination of musicianship, showmanship, and wit made him a leading popularizer of the new music called bebop. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks, and his light-hearted personality provided some of bebop's most prominent symbols.

In the 1940s Gillespie, with Charlie Parker, became a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Jon Faddis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan, Chuck Mangione, and balladeer Johnny Hartman.

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Special Homegrown
All Day Music Broadcast
Thursday, November 19, 2020



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Global Impact!
Jazz Is Loved & Appreciated The World Over

Our Jazz Programming Is Loved & Appreciated
The World Over

Listeners From Around The World

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

Central Ohio's Jazz 98.5 FM
The ONLY 24 Hour Jazz Station In Ohio - Diverse & Inclusive

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?


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.”

Practice Social Distancing!
(Saves On Deodorant)


8,275,249 CONFIRMED CASES    221,083 DEATHS

Dr. Amy Acton Is Gone Forever

We Will Miss Her Guidance.  The Pressure From Those Questioning Her Advice And The Science That Backed Up Her Decisions, May Have Been Wrong And Unjust.
Dr. Acton May Have Been Right And Recent History Has Confirmed This.  Wish We Could
Bring Dr. Acton Back!

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Jazz Happenings

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


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

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