WWOZ will be airing highlights from the 2013 edition of the Jazz Foundation of America's "A Great Night in Harlem," on Wednesday, September 3 from 4-5p. This highlights show includes performances by Macy Gray, Nicholas Payton, Henry Butler, Jonathon Batiste, John Hunter, Elvis Costello, among others.
The 2014 edition of "A Great Night in Harlem" happens October 24. As in years past, WWOZ plans a live broadcast of the event.
Held at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, "A Great Night in Harlem" brings together legends of the Music to say "thank you" for keeping the musicians and the music alive. It benefits the Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund, which assists countless elderly jazz and blues musicians in crisis across the country, artists who spent their lives making ours richer with their music.