BackStage Pass

Best of Jazz on BackStage Pass | Ep. 719

Jul 20, 2016
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Fri. July 22 at 11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Highlights from the top performers at the Lansing Jazz Fest.

Best of Blues on BackStage Pass | Ep. 720

Jul 20, 2016
Matthew Dae Smith / WKAR-MSU

Fri. July 22 at 11:30 pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Swinging, rocking, soulful blues from some of Michigan's most talented players. 

Grupo Aye on BackStage Pass | Ep. 717

Jul 11, 2016
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Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Fri. July 29 at 11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Grand Rapids-based group brings salsa to JazzFest 2015 with “Mama Kiyelele” and more. WATCH NOW

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Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Fri. July 29 at 11:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Back for an encore, Grand Rapids-based group brings more salsa to JazzFest 2015. WATCH NOW

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Matthew Dae Smith / WKAR-MSU

Back for an encore, Detroit’s “Queen of the Blues” brings us “Cry” and more. WATCH NOW

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Matthew Dae Smith / WKAR-MSU

Detroit’s “Queen of the Blues” sings her new single “I Gotta Sang the Blues” and more. WATCH NOW

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Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

This encore presentation features “Just One of Those Things” and more. WATCH NOW

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Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Michigan-native George DeLancey brings “The Piano by the Window” and more. WATCH NOW

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Matthew Dae Smith / WKAR-MSU

This encore set includes the hit “I’m Going to New York” and more. WATCH NOW

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Matthew Dae Smith / WKAR-MSU

Long-time blues artist Donald Kinsey jams with the grooving Dewaynes. WATCH NOW

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Rachel Tang / WKAR-MSU

Back again for an encore, this trio plays “Alio E Olio” and  more. WATCH NOW

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Rachel Tang / WKAR-MSU

Enjoy this jazz trio featuring high-octane organ, smooth drums and a non-traditional jazz guitar.  WATCH NOW

BackStage Pass returns June 17

May 23, 2016
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Rachel Tang / WKAR-MSU

BackStage Pass is on break for a few weeks, while we bring you special programming on Friday evenings May 20-June 10.

BackStage Pass returns on June 17, with jazz from Tony Monaco and Fareed Haque, featuring Randy Gelispie.

Good Cookies on BackStage Pass | Ep. 708

May 9, 2016

Swinging, rocking, soulful blues from some of Michigan's most talented veteran players. WATCH NOW

Betty Joplin on BackStage Pass | Ep. 707

May 2, 2016
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Grammy nominated and Michigan favorite Betty Joplin lends her vocal styling to some of the greatest standards ever written. WATCH NOW

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