Jazz Nightly


In The Moment ... April 26, 2019 Show 563 Hour 1

Some of South Dakota's finest young musicians are at Brandon Valley High School this week for All-State Jazz Band. One of the three clinicians working with the All-State students is trumpeter Doug Woolverton.

A graduate of Northern State University, Woolverton was a member of the band Roomful of Blues for nearly a decade. He currently plays trumpet with Victor Wainwright and the Train and the Chicago tribute band Beginnings.

Woolverton discusses his life in music with Jazz Nightly host Karl Gehrke.

Veteran Vocalist Marilyn Scott Sings In Sioux Falls

Sep 12, 2018

California-based vocalist Marilyn Scott has been making records for more than four decades. They all showcase her smooth, bluesy voice in a variety of jazz interpretations of the great standards, contemporary songs and originals. Throughout her career she's frequently collaborated with keyboardist Russell Ferrante and Jimmy Haslip of the Yellowjackets and they're the guiding lights behind her most recent album, Standard Blue.   

Finding Jazz In Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Jun 6, 2018

Although Fred Rogers died in 2003, he’s been getting plenty of attention lately. This year marks the 90th anniversary of his birth and the 50th anniversary of his long-running children’s public television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.  A new film documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, opens at select theaters on Friday.

Saxophonist Don Braden Shares Wonder Of Jazz

Apr 18, 2018
Will Hauser

One of today's top jazz saxophonists is in Sioux Falls this week. Don Braden has been on the national jazz scene for nearly 35 years. He began his career playing with such legends as vocalist Betty Carter, drummer Roy Haynes and trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. Braden has released 21 CDs. His latest, Earth Wind and Wonder, is a collection of songs by Earth, Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder.

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Nov 3, 2017

John Coltrane is one of the most important and iconic figures in jazz history. The saxophonist first gained fame as a member of the Miles Davis Quintet and spent the next decade before his death in 1967 challenging himself and pushing the boundaries of music. Coltrane is the subject of the film documentary Chasing Trane. It airs Monday evening on SDPB-TV at 9:30, CT; 8:30, MT. It kicks off a new season of the PBS series Independent Lens.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 28, 2017 Show 082 Hour 1

Singer/songwriter Maddie Todd joins Moment in Sound today. She recently entered the NPR Tiny Desk Contest with her song "Paradox" and was selected as a South Dakota fan favorite. She's a student at Augustana University, studying religion and sociology.

Two Eisenhower Fellows are traveling the country with a stop in South Dakota. The Fellowship is an exchange program for international leaders. Anita Ahmad from Malaysia and Chevaan Daniel from Sri Lanka spoke with SDPB's Chynna Lockett about their travels.