The Mighty Louis Armstrong is Artist of the Month for July

Louis Armstrong playing coronet with a young friend

This July the great Satchmo gets the spotlight treatment as our Breeze Artist of The Month. Without question one of the most important figures in all of music history, Armstrong’s Jazz trumpet playing and distinctive singing voice are timeless.

In addition to his scat singing and trumpet skills, he also appeared in over 35 movies.

His recording of What A Wonderful World was named one of the most important recordings of the 20th century.


For more information on Satchmo’s life and work, see A&E’s great collection of videos https://www.biography.com/people/louis-armstrong-9188912

John Pizzarelli: Artist of the Month Deluxe

We give June the Deluxe treatment because the host of The Radio Deluxe Show, John Pizzarelli is our Breeze Artist of The Month….Pizzarelli has now released more than 20 solo albums and recorded with the likes of Rosemary Clooney, George Shearing and even Paul McCartney. The New Jersey native comes from a very musical family headed by his father, the legendary Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli.

John Pizarelli playing with his dad, bucky pizarelli

John and his wife, Jessica Molaskey, are fixtures of the New York City scene, and have done much to further the appreciation of the Great American Songbook.

Here are a few things other people have to say about John:

http://www.mr-mag.com/man-of-style-john-pizzarelli/

http://t2conline.com/my-view-john-pizzarelli-theres-no-one-like-him-except/

http://www.johnpizzarelli.com/bio.html

 

Here’s a playlist of just a few Pizzarelli videos we’ve enjoyed:

May’s Artist of the Month is Bobby Caldwell

Bobby Caldwell in fedora

One of today’s best interpreters of the Great American Songbook is Bobby Caldwell and he’s our Breeze Artist of The Month in May…The 66 yr old Caldwell started as a Pop singer but over the course of the last 20 years has put out a fine series of recordings very much in the style of Frank Sinatra and other Rat Pack era singers. While Bobby Caldwell has made a name for himself singing Standards, he also has a very big following in Japan.

You’re Now Listening to WGXI!

WJUB is now WGXI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 11, 2018

 

1420AM The Breeze introduces new WGXI call letters

PLYMOUTH, WIS. – Galaxie Broadcasting of Plymouth Wis. is changing the call letters for radio station 1420AM WJUB The Breeze to WGXI, effective immediately.

The change ushers in the third set of call letters in the station’s storied 64-year history. In 1954, the radio station signed on as WPLY, and in 1991 Jubilation Ministries changed the call letters to WJUB.

Galaxie Broadcasting’s switch to the call letters WGXI has been officially granted by the Federal Communications Commission.

The change to the WGXI call letters is part of a series of moves planned by new station owners David Hendrickson and Stuart Muck of Galaxie Broadcasting. Hendrickson and Muck had intended to bring back the original WPLY call letters, but they are currently assigned to another radio station in Roanoke, Va.

“The WGXI call letters really help to mark the start of the station’s new ownership,” Hendrickson said.

Galaxie Broadcasting’s purchase of the radio station became official on Dec. 28, 2017.

The station will continue to be known as 1420AM The Breeze with an Adult Standards music format, CBS Radio News and affiliations with Marquette Golden Eagles men’s college basketball and Plymouth Panthers high school football.

For more information or to learn about marketing opportunities with 1420AM WGXI The Breeze, contact David Hendrickson at 920-892-9191, david@galaxiebroadcasting.com or www.1420thebreeze.com.

Nat King Cole: Breeze Artist for April

We’re reserving the entire month of April for one of the greatest icons in music history, the incomparable Nat King Cole.  With of the most amazing and recognizable voices of all-time, Nat Cole’s place in music history is among the very, very best with countless recordings identified as classics and his album output on the Capitol label contain some of the most celebrated records of the 1950’s and 60’s. And that just scratches the surface of a discussion on Nat King Cole who’s life was cut tragically short when he left us at the young age of 45 in 1965.

 

Nat King Cole with his wife

 

To read an archive of Mr. Cole’s obituary from the LA Times, click here.

 

Here’s a complete 1963 special featuring Nat King Cole on the BBC.

Steve Tyrell Breeze Artist for March

It’s a salute to Steve Tyrell in March as our Breeze Artist of The Month. Tyrell’s 1999 album A New Standard is often cited as the one that started a revival of the Great American Songbook in the 21st Century.  To date Tyrell has now released 12 albums and is a popular concert attraction in some of the best venues around the world. Steve’s recording of The Way You Look Tonight from the romantic comedy Father of The Bride is one of the definitive versions of that iconic song.