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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 - August 23, 2013 - 10:18am
What a sad week in the jazz world, as we lost three masters and contributors, Marian McPartland, Albert Murray & Cedar Walton. Today, we pause to celebrate their contributions with gratitude!!...
The Jazz Spot - August 9, 2013 - 11:00am
Preservation Hall was established in 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to preserve, perpetuate, and protect one of America’s truest artforms –traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue,...
The Jazz Spot - April 30, 2013 - 4:56am
Happy International Jazz Day!! The Turkish city of Istanbul is the global host city of the second International Jazz Day!. The day is destined to raise awareness in the international community...
Tiempo Libre performs at Rialto Center for the Arts on 4/27/13
The Jazz Spot - April 26, 2013 - 8:03am
Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is winding down and culminates with #jazzday on Tuesday, April 30 with the worldwide celebration, International Jazz Day!! This week on The Jazz Spot we will celebrate...
Jazz Appreciation Month 2013!
The Jazz Spot - April 5, 2013 - 5:20pm
April is a very special month, as it marks the dual celebration of Jazz and Poetry! These two art forms go hand -in-hand and are worthy of exaltation! Jazz Appreciation Month (or JAM) is intended to...


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