Jazz and Jack Kerouac

Program explores legendary writer's connection to jazz.

Omaha, Nebraska – Join us on Thursday June 4th at 8:00PM for Jazz and Jack Kerouac, a one-hour
program focusing on Jack Kerouac and his relationship to jazz music. "Here were the children of the American bop night," Jack Kerouac wrote in his 1957 novel On the Road, which, like many of Kerouac's other writings, celebrated and invoked the music of Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and many other jazz greats. The program, produced in 2007, marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Kerouac's best-known book, exploring his relationship with jazz, including recordings he made with saxophonists Al Cohn and Zoot Sims as well as talk-show host and pianist Steve Allen, the bop that the author and his friends drew inspiration from, singer Mark Murphy's Kerouac tributes, and an interview with musicologist-of hip Phil Ford. The program was produced and hosted by David Brent Johnson for WFIU-FM as part of the Night Lights series.
Jazz and Jack Kerouac airs at 8:00pm Thursday night on KIOS-FM.