About the Show
Jazz on a Summer’s Day is a positive, community-based show that celebrates good music and engaging conversation by highlighting some of the many amazing writers, teachers, artists, activists, and musicians living in the area and the projects they are working on. Host Sebastian Matthews will play modern and contemporary jazz music—working to widen and deepen the notion of “jazz” as much as possible—while engaging in conversation with local and national figures.
The show has a simple three-part structure. Matthews will open the show with around 30 minutes of music. He will then introduce his guest and ask him or her to share a cut of music and tell us why they brought it in. The conversation will be carried forward for around 45 to 55 minutes, punctuated with songs brought in (or performed) by the guest. Matthews will then close the show out with 30 more minutes of music, at times in collaboration with his guest.