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Joni Mitchell Recieves the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Mitchell redefined the role of women musicians, overseeing songwriting, arrangements, performance, production, and artwork.

By Christina Zeiders

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Messiah University professor and trumpeter shares Pennsylvania’s jazz history and the importance of jazz in schools

On The Spark Wednesday we heard the story of Dr. William Stowman, a local trumpeter, jazz professor and chair of the Music department at Messiah University. We also discussed the jazz industry, jazz history within Pennsylvania, and the benefits of teaching jazz in schools.

By Aniya Faulcon

American Masters: Roberta Flack

Discover music icon Roberta Flack’s rise to stardom and her triumphs over racism and sexism.

By Christina Zeiders

Lancaster author writes long-awaited Sonny Rollins biography, slated for publication next week

On The Spark Monday, we discussed the career and life of Sonny Rollins, an award-winning saxophonist, who is widely considered the greatest living jazz improviser.

By Aniya Faulcon

NEXT at the Kennedy Center Celebrates Joni Mitchell

NEXT at the Kenndey Center: A Joni Mitchell Songbook features performances by Lalah Hathaway, Renée Fleming, Jimmie Herrod, Raul Midón, and Aoife O’Donovan.

By Christina Zeiders

International Jazz Day Celebration

Jazz stars come together to celebrate the unifying power of music
By Christina Zeiders

WITF Remembers Two Central Pennsylvania Jazz Icons

Ronnie Waters and Byron "Jimmy" Wood were integral to the jazz scene in Central PA.
By Keira McGuire/WITF

WITF Music: The History of Third Stream

For over 40 years, one of Central PA's iconic jazz ensembles continues to make music.
By Joe Ulrich/WITF