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Bruce Oscar

Bruce Oscar Email: oscar@cod.edu
Title: Production Specialist
Program: Swing Shift 'DCB Jazz
Bruce Oscar is a jazz pianist and a jazz announcer on WDCB... but most of all, Bruce Oscar is a showman! Whether playing solo jazz piano in a club, or talking with his radio audience about jazz, his mission is to keep his audience engaged and entertained. And he does it so well! Adept in many styles of jazz, Bruce puts his vast knowledge of jazz to work for our listeners.

Bruce Oscar hosts the afternoon shift of "All Things Jazz", Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. on 90.9fm WDCB, as well as "Swing Shift", his own tribute to the WWII swing band era.

One of the most often-asked questions to WDCB is... "What is that 'Friday Song' that Bruce Oscar plays every Friday at 2 p.m.?" The song is “Hymn to Friday”, sung by the late Oscar Brown Jr. from Chicago. He was an actor, singer, songwriter, playwright, and activist! “Hymn to Friday” is from the album Between Heaven and Hell (originally released in April 1962). It was recently reisssued on CD as an import.

Here’s some information about the original album Between Heaven and Hell (from AllMusic.com):
http://www.allmusic.com/album/between-heaven-hell-r68632

And here’s some info about Oscar Brown Jr. (from All About Jazz):
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=5368
 
 
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