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Host, The Jazz Spot
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Radio

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jazz@gpb.org

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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

Happy International Women's Day! The Jazz Spot, Friday March 8, 2013

Happy International Women's Day! March 8 is celebrated, worldwide, to focus on women's economic, political and social achievements. Of course, on The Jazz Spot, we will put the spotlight on the...

Jason Jason Moran (left), Alicia Hall Moran (center), The Bandwagon and Bill Frisell (right) perform at the KC Jazz Club

Celebrate Jazz History and Culture Everyday!! The Jazz Spot, Friday, February 22, 2013

As another Black History Month winds down, we want to, first of all, remind you that we celebrate jazz history and culture consistently on the Jazz Spot! We're excited to share a wonderful special...

All Holiday Celebrations MUST Begin With This Recording!!

Cool Yule: The Jazz Spot Annual Holiday Special! Friday, December 21, 2012

'Tis the season to be jazzed! Cool Yule: A Jazz Spot Special, has arrived and once again, we will share jazzy yuletide carols old and NEW! The holiday jazz treasure chest was officially opened...

Cool Yule: The Jazz Spot Annual Holiday Special! Friday, December 21, 2012

'Tis the season to be jazzed! Cool Yule: A Jazz Spot Special, has arrived and once again, we will share jazzy yuletide carols old and NEW! The holiday jazz treasure chest was officially opened...

Holiday Release from Rhonda Thomas: Little Drummer Girl

Rhonda Thomas: Little Drummer Girl - The Jazz Spot, Friday, December 14, 2012

It's often said that Georgia is fertile ground for an abundance of outstanding homegrown and transplanted talent. Vocalist Rhonda Thomas is a well-respected Atlanta based artist who has shined...

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