The Jazz Essentials portion of the show is dedicated to featuring and discussing a wide range of jazz styles, including swing, bebop, fusion, and smooth jazz. Other represented genres include funk, ska, alternative jazz, Latin, and electro swing. Both combo and big band charts have been selected to be aired.
This portion of the show features a broad genre of music which Cliff Radfield refers to as "CyberVibes". This style of music is oftentimes known as Cyberpunk, Outrun, Synthwave, Retrowave, or Vaporwave. All of this music is electronically produced with a futuristic feel, but is inspired by the sounds of popular 80s music.
NOTES AND CONTACT INFO
If you have song suggestions, questions, or would like to be mentioned on air, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call in during scheduled airtime at 610-330-5316.
The show is hosted by Cliff Radfield, a fictitious professional radio personality and music enthusiast. Some episodes may include co-hosts and / or special guests.
Final show of the semester.
Released on Mar 11, 2019
Third episode of the 2nd semester.
Released on Feb 25, 2019
Second episode of the spring semester.
Released on Feb 18, 2019
First episode of Jazz Essentials for the 2019 Spring semester.
Released on Dec 12, 2018
The final episode of Jazz Essentials for the semester. Please pardon the technical difficulties. (This time they weren't Cliff's fault).
Released on Dec 5, 2018
The sixth installment of Jazz Essentials, filled with another selection of sweet bops and jams. This episode features funk, swing, Latin, and more. Please pardon the technical difficulties. Cliff screwed up a bit.
Released on Nov 7, 2018
The fifth episode of Jazz Essentials, hosted by Cliff Radfield. Kicked off by Vulfpeck's "Aunt Leslie."
Released on Oct 17, 2018
The fourth episode of Jazz Essentials, hosted by Cliff Radfield. Kicked off with "It Don't Mean a Thing".
The third episode of WJRH Jazz Essentials, hosted by Cliff Radfield.
This episode features mainly big band charts, beginning with Trombone Shorty's "Where Y'at", but ends with the much subtler "Confessions" by BADBADNOTGOOD.
Special shoutouts to Mr. Matthew Schaefer and Mr. Harlan Muttee for saving all those ants.
Released on Oct 3, 2018
The second episode of WJRH Jazz Essentials, kicked off by Snarky Puppy's "Gretel".