“Monday Night and All that Jazz” with MVY Radio’s Dave Kish
Monday, May 20 at 7:00pm, the West Tisbury Library and WMVY present our monthly jazz-themed evening with Dave Kish. Featuring musical legends James Brown, B.B. King, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz and a host of others, this month’s film documents the three-night Zaire ’74 music festival planned to coincide with the now-legendary and epic “Rumble in the Jungle” between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. A discussion will follow, and refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Dave has hosted the WMVY radio show “Sunday Morning & All That Jazz” since the spring of 1997, and has always been a champion of all types of jazz, old and new, from all parts of the globe. Always willing to take chances, Dave has greatly expanded his range to include extensive features on jazz vocalists, Bossa Nova, African funk, vintage soul, Latin and European jazz, among many other types of improvised music. A summer resident of the Vineyard since the late sixties, Dave settled here in 1989. He wrote music reviews for the Martha’s Vineyard Times for many years, and hosted a weekly Sunday afternoon jazz jam at the Wintertide Coffeehouse in Vineyard Haven, acting as an emcee for many talented musicians, and spinning many gems from his collection in between sets.