JazzCast Pro is a music enrichment Live Broadcast radio music program
created by Jazz 98.5 to
harness and display through interviews and live
radio broadcast performances, the talent and energy
of our professional musicians that through them, help showcase and keep the art and future
of jazz music alive.
JazzCast Pro returns us to the retro days of a bygone era in which regular live radio broadcasts were produced weekly for listening audiences.
JazzCast Pro performances will help inspire young musicians and help create future composers, writers and performers.,
This program will also help to introduce musicians and groups, as well as the various jazz sub-genres to the
Jazz 98.5 listening audience.
Through live performance,
narration and interaction with musicians, the
JazzCast Pro, in conjunction with the JazzCast young musician program,
jazz developed through social, economic and
political changes in our
country's history, and what sets jazz apart from
other musical forms.
We believe the experience will help children and adults begin
jazz as fun music to listen to and an important part of
our American heritage.
The JazzCast program is centered around a collaboration between Jazz 98.5 FM and area middle and high
school music directors to broadcast the performances of their respective jazz bands and ensembles. Other
young people and adults, are invited to listen via radio, whether terrestrially or Internet, as well as to attend the
live broadcast performances, whether convened in the Jazz 98.5 studios or in school auditoriums.
The JazzCast program can include performances given solely by guest professionals or resident JazzCast Pro professionals. Here is what you can expect: