Our Jazz Shows
Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX SHOWS
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Jazz 98.5 FM 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.
A tasty blend of great New Releases
of Jazz brewed just the way you like it from Artists you know and from Artists you'll want to know, see and hear live
in concerts presented by Jazz 98.5 FM
throughout the year.
The Morning Brew drive time show wakes you up gently and serves up a moving upbeat mix of great jazz to help you start off your day and guide you through a safe journey to work, school or wherever you're headed.
The Morning Brew
Special Roast edition is your mid morning select blend of varying daily jazz styles that keep you alert, completely focused and promises to get you ready for lunch and the rest of your day, no matter where you are in the world. A different brew blended each day!
Today's and yesterday's Smooth Jazz,
Classic Jazz, Jazz Flavored Classic
R&B, Central Ohio's Homegrown Jazz, and the music of artists from around
the country and from around the world
on the Mid Afternoon Music Showcase.
After a trying day, our Commuter Jazz
show will lift your spirits, relieve your stress and get you through the rush hour traffic. You'll want to delay your arrival
just to enjoy this jazz blend. Pull over,
take a deep breath and relax with Jazz.
If you get a late start on your commute home or have to make a trip to the store for a last minute dinner ingredient and get stuck in traffic, The Evening Roast will get you through the trauma and the drama and home in time for dinner.
After a long day, our Sunset Jazz series will help settle your stomach, with varying daily jazz styles to reduce your heart rate and get you into a relaxing mood, just right for cuddling up, enjoying a special person or beverage. Sit a spell and enjoy Jazz.
Ahhh! A Classic Jazz blend from the
bop of the Bird to the midnight tap of the Monk, from Dizzy to Miles, from Ella to
Peggy, Big band, swing and many more Classic Jazz styles will make you smile
and long for days gone by.
Take a trip, a Jazz Trip featuring the
music that preceded Smooth Jazz and electrified audiences around the world. Miles led the way and Herbie and many others created a sound that's still popular
and performed everywhere you look.
Jazz is a lifestyle choice and Jazz Life features a special popular blend that's ideal for a Saturday afternoon and let's you know when and where to enjoy live music performances happening in and around Central Ohio for the week.
The Local Scene provides all things jazz including many jazz sub-genres from artists that call Ohio their home, whether currently living in Ohio or anywhere else around the country or globe. They're
local and they're awfully good too.
The wonderful Jazz sub-genre that
makes your toes tap and your head bop from the first note to the last and displays the great improvisational skills of the musicians that perform the music.
The inspirational forefather of many
styles of music, Jazz For The Soul delivers a warm Sunday morning
message in song from an inspiring collection of Gospel jazz artists.
The Blues have long been an influence to Jazz and many other music genres. The Blue Chord showcases some of the best Blues and Jazz Blues you'd expect and
it's exceptional here on Jazz 98.5 FM.
How do you like your Jazz ... Over Easy, perhaps with a Classic flavor, Latin, Straight, steamy with the brilliance of an outstanding horn section, perhaps with
a big band touch, with lady vocals or a
mix of Jazz Standards ... Over Easy?
Hear Ye, Hear Ye ... The Sunday Jazz Journal has the book on everything jazz and you'll enjoy this collection from old
to new. Get out your paper and pencils and be sure to take good notes. There may be a test at the end of the chapter.
This mid morning two hour show airs each Monday @ 10am and features the best in great Latin jazz, along with similar jazz styles, and always includes the music of our local homegrown musicians. Cuban, Brazilian, Flamenco and more styles.
This separate evening two hour show airs each Wednesday @ 8pm and features the best in great Latin jazz, along with similar jazz styles, and always includes the music of our local homegrown musicians. Cuban, Brazilian, Flamenco and more styles.
Another late evening two hour show airs each Friday @ 8pm and features the best in Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz, along with Classic R&B Funk, and always includes the music of our local homegrown musicians. Funk is as Funk does.
The Jazz Cafe', the show for lovers of jazz and jazz flavored Classic R&B, features a special love blend of great jazz. Whether you’re just waking up, finishing breakfast, stopping by your favorite eatery or café for tapas or brunch, or heading to or from church
services, we’ve got all your favorite jazz & Classic
R&B selections to remind you of days gone by, or reasons to be thankful or to cheer you up for the rest of the day, right here on you jazz station, Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX.
The Jazz Matinee welcomes you to the program that brings new life and meaning to the beauty and joy of
this all American music style we call jazz by show-
casing jazz used in movies and television shows. Many people may not realize that many of the movie theme songs are jazz songs, as well as classical music, from westerns to dramas. Discover Jazz in a way you may never thought possible. It's jazz brewed from the big screen and from the medium we know as television.
Classic R&B, the music of the Baby Boomers, along with select Jazz and Jazz Flavored Classic R&B is served up during the Urban Mood show. A two hour show featuring songs you'll remember, as we rewind and turn back the hands of time in your mind, body and soul.
Heading out for a night on the town to enjoy some funky jazz music? The Saturday Jazz Jamm will fill in nicely with a two hour show featuring more in the best of Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz, Nu Jazz, Acid Jazz, along with Classic Jazz Flavored R&B and Funk.
A late night two hour series airs each day @ 10pm and features the best in most Jazz Styles, along with Jazz Flavored Classic R&B, and always includes the music of our local homegrown musicians. Up late? Tune in and enjoy!
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This one hour series occurs each morning @
9am and provides listeners with information and
insight on matters important to our community, residents, growth and sustainability, including
health, finance, legal, police, fire & safety, schools
and neighborhood pride issues.
A part of The Speakeasy Community Affairs Series, Community Health Matters will provide important health and hygiene related information, along with a dose of Jazz ... after all we're a jazz station too, and not a talk show station.
Community Health Matters airs each Monday @ 9am and hosted by a medical professional.
A part of The Speakeasy Community Affairs Series, Community Finance Matters will provide important finance & insurance related information, along with a dose of Jazz ... after all we're a jazz station too, and not a talk show station.
Community Finance Matters airs each Tuesday @ 9am and hosted by a finance professional.
A part of The Speakeasy Community Affairs Series, Community Health Matters will provide important legal, human rights related information, along with a dose of Jazz ... after all we're a
jazz station too, and not a talk show station.
Community Legal Matters airs each Wednesday @ 9am and hosted by a legal professional.
Police, Fire & Safety Matters
A part of The Speakeasy Community Affairs Series, Community Safety Matters will provide important police/fire, safety related information, along with a dose of Jazz ... after all we're a jazz station too, and not
a talk show station.
Community Safety Matters airs each Thursday @ 9am and hosted by safety professional.
A part of The Speakeasy Community Affairs Series, Community School Matters will provide important school & student related information, along with a dose of Jazz ... after all we're a jazz station too, and not a talk show station.
Community School Matters airs each Friday @ 9am and hosted by an education professional.
A part of The Speakeasy Community Affairs Series, Community Neighborhood Pride will provide important neighborhood related information, along with a dose of Jazz ... after all we're a jazz station too, and not a talk show station.
Community Neighborhood Pride airs each Saturday @ 9am and hosted by a professional.
Artists You Know - Artists You'll Want To Know
Only On Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX
Daily And Featured On Saturday's "New Music Showcase" 3pm - 6pm
Central Ohio Jazz Fans - You Make The Call!
To all of our Jazz 98.5 FM listeners and jazz fans, here's how you can be a part of choosing the artists you want to see and hear live in concert in our future concert events. Start tuning in each and every Saturday from 3pm to 6pm and listen to our Saturday New Music Showcase where we feature only the New Music Releases from artists you know and from artists you'll want to know and see in concert. Check our daily playlists for the name of the song and artist that played from 3pm to 6pm during our Saturday
New Music Showcase.
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