Phil Schaap Tribute Broadcast
February 1-6 on WKCR/NY
|WKCR presents a 126-hour long Phil Schaap tribute broadcast, beginning 6pm Tuesday February 1st and running continuously for five full days through midnight, Sunday February 6. |
Phil passed away on September 7, 2021 at the age of 70. For over 50 years he was the guiding light and spiritual leader of jazz programming at our radio station. His death affected us all dearly, but we have gathered ourselves to honor him the way he taught us to do for all jazz luminaries, with a long running in depth radio broadcast. The Tribute will touch on all aspects of Phil’s career, but especially his radio broadcasts. As the cornerstone of the Tribute, we will be playing Phil’s most popular shows from the WKCR archives, such as Traditions In Swing, Birthday Broadcasts, Phil’s interviews with jazz legends, Bird Flight, Out To Lunch, and excerpts from our Festivals. The program will also feature some of Phil’s contributions to other aspects of the jazz community, as an educator, record producer, sound engineer, record vault researcher, concert producer at the West End Cafe, and so much more. We will play representative musical selections to acknowledge these many activities.
Furthermore, the program will allow Phil’s friends and fans to reminisce in tempo to include interviews with figures from the jazz world, panel discussions with WKCR colleagues from across the decades, testimonials from listeners, and other features.
Tune into 89.9 FM NY and stream on wkcr.org to join in the celebration.