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August 2012

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Homegrown Music is WVIA-FM's exclusive series which each week showcases the talents of regional contemporary music artists in recordings produced in the WVIA-FM studios by series host George Graham and is broadcast Tuesdays at 9:00 PM. Special features during August include two Homegrown Jazz segments, on the 1st and 22nd during WVIA's All That Jazz at 7:00 PM. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://homegrownmusic.info and http://www.wvia.org/radio/wvia-fm-programs/homegrown-music

Aug. 1 A Homegrown Jazz Special with BILL MAYS AND THE INVENTIONS TRIO. World-renowned jazz pianist Bill Mays debuts a new commissioned work: "Suite: Life's a Movie" with his unique Inventions Trio with veteran trumpet player Marvin Stamm and cellist Alisa Horn. This is the third extended suite that Mays has created for the trio, whose sound straddles classical and jazz. After several appearances on Homegrown Music, Mays has chosen WVIA's long-running performance series and its producer George Graham to be the official debut recording of this new work. This special edition of All That Jazz will also feature new original arrangements of compositions by jazz greats Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk and Chick Corea. Note: This extended segment will be heard from 7:00 to 8:10 PM on WVIA-FM.

Inventions Trio
Inventions Trio in the Studio at WVIA
Inventions Trio
Bill Mays, Alisa Horn, and Marvin Stamm at WVIA

Aug. 7 Bob Perry Band. From the Homegrown Music Archive comes this 2000 session with New Jersey roots-rocker Bob Perry and his band. Known in the 1980s as a member of the popular national band Winter Hours, Perry has also been a founder of Cropduster Records, an independent label. This session features some of his appealing original compositions backed by a tight rock quartet.

Aug. 14 Josh Pratt. A fine singer-songwriter who is not only from Northeastern Pennsylvania, but many of his songs are written about locations in the region. His memorable compositions frequently capture the flavor of the area in a subtle, poetic manner in this 2004 Homegrown Music session.

Chasin' the Dog
Chasin' the Dog in the studio at WVIA

Aug. 21 Chasin' the Dog. This all-new segment presents the Homegrown Music debut by a first-rate Northeastern Pennsylvania band that combines blues, rock, and spirited performances of their original material.

Aug. 22 A Homegrown Jazz Special with THE JAY VONADA TRIO. Trombonist Jay Vonada, from Central PA, makes his Homegrown Music debut with an appealing trio together with organist Alex Sell and drummer Kevin Lowe. They perform material ranging from funky original pieces to jazz standard ballads. Note: Start time: 7:00 PM.

Jay Vonada Trio
Kevin Lowe, Jay Vonada, Alex Sell in the WVIA studio

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