WEAA offers an exquisite mixture of music programming, with a focus on artists, not labels. Our music is rooted in mainstream and contemporary jazz and is complimented by gospel, blues, reggae, world music, and hip-hop and even house music.

Simply JACO

Jan 8, 2015

Jazz Master of the Month

November, 2014

Jaco Pastorius, the multi-talented musician known by practically everyone on a first name basis, literally revolutionized bass playing from jazz, rock, country, hip-hop, and beyond. From Africa to America he and his sound have been described simply by saying his name…JACO. His unprecedented originality both technically and “improvisationally” is studied and imitated by every bassist (in some way or another) to this day.

"The Black Saint" Billy Harper Plays On

Jan 7, 2015

Jazz Master of the Month

January, 2015

Saxophonist Billy Harper, aka “The Black Saint,” was born in Houston on January 17, 1943. He was already singing in spiritual ensembles at age five and formed his first Billy Harper Quintet in his last years of high school, He went on to graduate cum laude from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Music degree.