Since 2015, The Jazz Experience has been taking it’s listeners on a Jazz music journey from Jazz Age classics through today every Monday morning live on WSUM 91.7 FM, from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM (CST), Madison WI or LISTEN ANYTIME at The Jazz Experience on Mixcloud.
The Jazz Experience has established a program with a trademark mix of Jazz sub-genres, including: the Jazz Legends, Swing, Big Band, BeBop, ReBop, Cool and Improvisation through to today’s top talents. Jazz old and new that entertains, surprises, informs and really does provide a distinctive and rewarding “experience” for the listener.
Each week, listeners also look forward to the show’s unique segments, such as: Jazz Facts, Question of the Day and Jazz Love. The Jazz Experience also spotlights and celebrates significant and historical events such as, providing Jazz Black history during Black History Month and notable Jazz Women history during Women’s history month.
Radio Host Donna J. Parker
Parker’s Jazz passion, engaging style and positive messages bring a newness to the jazz radio scene. Parker brings interesting information about jazz composers, musicians, history and the occasional jazz gossip to her show, highlighting artists you love as well as a wealth of players that may be new to listeners.
“Jazz music has played a significant role throughout my life, so when the opportunity to be a Radio Host at WSUM 97.1 FM, came my way in 2015 I jumped at it. I have designed The Jazz Experience radio show format to be outside of the box of your typical jazz show. For me it is not just a Jazz music radio show, each show is an opportunity for me to invite my listeners to “experience” Jazz music in a dynamic, multi-dimensional way. Ultimately, I want my listeners to think, feel and take action as a by-product of their participation.”
“I am honored and it is a pleasure to have the opportunity to touch so many people and affect positive change through Jazz music.”