Jazz By The Border
Saturday 9:00 pm - 12:00 Midnight

Great Jazz for Saturday Night!

Host: Lee Burdorf

Jazz By the Border has been broadcast on WVPE Saturday nights from 9pm-Midnight since 2001. Hosted by WVPE Program Director Lee Burdorf, also Program Chair of the Elkhart Jazz Festival, the program is designed for true jazz fans featuring a larger variety of jazz than is heard on most jazz radio shows. The program concentrates on playing the very latest and best jazz music providing information on new releases for all styles. A featured artist is presented on every program along with a list of the top 5 jazz CD's for the week from the jazz charts (Jazzweek.com and Billboard Magazine). Classic jazz performances are also liberally sprinkled in every show. Special programs focus on the Best CD's of the year as well as Downbeat poll winners from both Critics and Readers. Edgy yet melodic, enjoy a locally produced show from our Elkhart studios--on the Indiana/Michigan 'border.' A perfect way to relax on a Saturday evening.

TOP 25 CD's(As featured on Jazz By The Border)

2013

Artist Album Title
ARGUE, DARCY JAMESBROOKLYN BABYLON
BLANCHARD, TERENCEMAGNETIC
BRECKER, RANDYTHE BRECKER BROTHERS REUNION
BURTON, GARYGUIDED TOUR
COHEN, AVISHAIDUENDE
DUNTON, KAITMOUNTAIN SUITE
EASTWOOD, KYLETHE VIEW FROM HERE
FAGAN, DONALDSUNKEN CONDOS
HARRELL, TOMCOLORS OF A DREAM
HOLLAND, DAVEPRISM
JAMES, BOB/DAVID SANBORNQUARTETTE HUMAINE
KRALL, DIANAGLAD RAG DOLL
LOREN, HALIESIMPLY LOVE
MARIE, RENEI WANNA BE EVIL
MASTERS, MARKEVERYTHING YOU DID
MCBRIDE, CHRISTIANPEOPLE MUSIC
MOUSE, JACKRANGE OF MOTION
NASH, TEDCHAKRA
NEXT COLLECTIVECOVER ART
POTTER, CHRISTHE SIRENS
SALVANT, CECILE MCLORINWOMAN CHILD
SIDRAN, BENDONíT CRY FOR NO HIPSTER
SUTTON, TIERNEYAFTER BLUE
WHITE, WALTERBREAKING GOOD
WINKLER, MARKTHE LAURA NYRO PROJECT

2012

Artist Album Title
3 CohensFamily
Ahmad JamalBlue Moon
Amina FigarovaTwelve
Bob MintzerFor the Moment
Christian McBrideThe Good Feeling
Clayton BrothersThe Gathering
Curtis StigersLetís Go Out Tonight
FourplayEsprit de Four
Grazyna AuguscikThe Beatles Nova
Jack DeJohnetteSound Travels
John DaversaArtful Joy
John McLaughlinNow Here This
Kathy KosinsTo the Ladies of Cool
Kenny GarrettSeeds From the Underground
Kris BergThis Time/Last Year
Kurt Elling1619 Broadway
Lee RitenourRhythm Sessions
Luciana SouzaThe Book of Chet
Marcus MillerRenaissance
Melody GardotThe Absence
Mike SternAll Over the Place
Pat MethenyUnity Band
Rene MarieBlack Lace Freudian Slip
Steve SmithLive! One Great Night
Suzie ArioliAll the Way

2011

Artist Album Title
Amina FigarovaSketches
Avishai CohenSeven Seas
BANNAs You Like
Bela FleckRocket Science
Ben WilliamsState of Art
Bill FrisellAll We Are Saying
Bob James/Keiko MatsuiAltair & Vega
Chuck LoebPlain Ďn Simple
Clayton BrothersThe New Song and Dance
Corea, Clarke and WhiteForever
Eric ReedThe Dancing Monk
Gordon Goodwinís Big Phat BandThatís How We Roll
HiromiVoice
James CarterAt the Crossroads
James FarmJames Farm
Joey DeFrancesco40
John ScofieldA Momentís Peace
Karrin AllysonRound Midnight
Kurt EllingThe Gate
Larry GrayThree Equals One
Mark WinklerSweet Spot
Michael FranksTime Together
Steve GaddLive at Voce
The Tierney Sutton BandAmerican Road
Trombone ShortyFor True

2010

Artist Album Title
Allison, MoseThe Way of the World
Clark, MikeCarnival of Soul
Cullum, JamieThe Pursuit
Egan, MarkTruth Be Told
Either OrchestraMood Music For Time Travelers
Eubanks, KevinZen Food
Gambarini, RobertaSo In Love
Halberstadt, RandyFlash Point
Imaizumi, ChieA Time of New Beginnings
Jamal, AhmadA Quiet Time
Locke, JoeFor the Love of You
Mallinger, PatDragon Fish
McLaughlin, JohnTo the One
Mehldau, BradHighway Rider
Metheny, PatOrchestrion
Oster/Welker Jazz AllianceDetour Ahead
Ritenour, Lee6 String Theory
Russell, CatherineInside This Heart of Mine
Sanborn, DavidOnly Everything
Sanchez, AntonioLive in New York
SF Jazz CollectiveLive 2010
Spalding, EsparanzaChamber Music Society
The Absolute EnsembleAbsolute Zawinul
Trombone ShortyBackatown
Watson, BobbyThe Gates BBQ Suite