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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

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...

The lastest project by the Will Scruggs Jazz Fellowship

Will Scruggs Jazz Fellowship: Song of Simeon: A Christmas Journey - The Jazz Spot, Friday, December 7, 2012

'Tis the season to be jazzed for sure! We love our holiday jazz, those familiar tunes that conjure up great memories and heart warming feelings of the past. But its also a season of reflection that...

Pianist/Composer, Dave Brubeck, December 6, 1920 - December 5, 2012

Remembering The Legacy of Dave Brubeck: Friday, December 7, 2012 10 PM

Pianist, Composer and Humanitarian, Dave Brubeck, made his transition on Wednesday, December 5. His career, that spanned over 60 years, was filled with important milestones, including the evergreen...

International Jazz Day: April 30, 2012

As Jazz Appreciation Month comes to a close, today is the opportunity to wrap it up in fine fashion! In November 2011, during the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...


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