Host, The Jazz Spot

Department: Radio


Twitter: @masanijazz

Masani (Ma-sah-nee), a native of Vaux Hall, New Jersey, graduated from Columbia College in South Carolina with a B.A. in public affairs and made her way to Atlanta in 1984. Music has been a constant force in her life and she has been fortunate to have been exposed to jazz culture at an early age. Masani is a published writer and has written music reviews for local publications. She was also the founder and artistic director of Itutu, a small non-profit jazz preservation organization, from 1995 to 1998. That experience entrenched her in Atlanta’s jazz community and were the impetus for her becoming a true student of jazz history and culture.

Masani’s extensive collection of classic and progressive contemporary jazz, along with GPB Radio’s jazz library, provides the foundation for an informative, enjoyable program. Listen to Masani and The Jazz Spot every Friday evening at 8.

Recent Blog Posts

The Jazz Spot - April 10, 2014 - 1:59pm
April is in full swing and so are the celebrations of Jazz and Poetry! GPB is doing it up big by putting the spotlight on amazing poets and musicians to bring you JAZZoetry Cafe: A Jazz Spot Special...
The Jazz Spot - December 27, 2013 - 2:37pm
Greetings of the season! There's much to be grateful for at this time of year! Habari Gani? (Which means “What’s the news?”) Kugichagulia! Today is the second day of Kwanzaa, Kugichagulia, which...
The Jazz Spot - December 20, 2013 - 10:49am
'Tis the season to be jazzed, so let’s celebrate the season with great music! Tonight’s rich serving of holiday jazz starts at 8 PM with Jazz Piano Christmas XXIX: NPR Music brings you another great...
The Jazz Spot - August 30, 2013 - 5:50pm
Want to get your Labor Day Weekend off to a swinging start? Check out a stellar lineup of performances captured live from the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival, hosted by Josh Jackson! This two hour...
The Jazz Spot - August 29, 2013 - 7:41am
Start your Labor Day Weekend with outstanding performances captured live from the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival, hosted by Josh Jackson! This two hour special includes a celebration of Wayne Shorter's...

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