The Roots of Smooth

Saturdays, 9pm - 10pm

"The Roots of Smooth" more broadly displays how music connects us to a global community. This hour-long series showcases artists playing their music, and the music of their influences both in and outside of the jazz world. You’ll hear the music of their peers, and the young artists they have influenced. It is an engaging smart blend. Hear the personal journeys of legends such as Grover Washington Jr. and Toots Theilemans as well as the latest generation of players including Esperanza Spaulding and Amina Figarova.  The program is hosted by the late Bobby Jackson through archived presentations from the African-American Public Radio Consortium.