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Michelle Sammartino

Host of: Jammin' Jazz: Jazz for the New Generation

Michelle Sammartino

As a regular host and presenter on XM Satellite Radio’s XM 72 Beyond Jazz Channel, Michelle Sammartino felt the need for a window into the even more current Jazz movement. And so the long running program Jammin' Jazz - Jazz For The New Generation, was born in 2001. Running five times a week Jammin’ Jazz was one of the most popular shows on the channel. It features all that is cool and groovy, and happenin' in Modern Jazz right this minute. Michelle focuses on artists that are currently touring as well as the influences that made them choose this glamorous profession. Jammin’ Jazz features not just new modern Jazz, but the marriage of Jazz and Funk, Jazz and Rock, Jazz and Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop - from New Orleans to New York to Chicago to San Fran to Montreal to Europe to Japan and more. If it is happenin' in the world of Jazz you can find it here. Some of the artists you can hear on the show include Galactic, Dr Lonnie Smith, Bonerama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Garage A Trois, Medeski Martin & Wood, Parliament/Funkadelic, Guru, Jazz Mandolin Project, Mocean Worker, STS9, Will Bernard, Karl Denson, Benevento Russo Duo, Sharon Jones, Mike Clarke, Porter Batiste and Stoltz, Dumpstafunk... and that is just the beginning...

Now after a 6 year hiatus Michelle is elated to present this show again in a whole new dynamic, for you, the new generation of Jazz enthusiast! “Jazz is something that reflects the times and this music does that right now, and more. The current wave of artists pay homage, as well as lay new ground. The music is playful, and dark, and danceable, and intricate, celebratory and worldly… it is boundless and deserves a platform. That is what this show is all about.”