This Week on MNN: Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) was first introduced in 2001 by The Smithsonian Museum of American History to celebrate the culture, music, and heritage associated with jazz. April was selected because so many famous jazz musicians celebrated their birthdays during this month, including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Herbie Hancock. JAM with MNN Community Members This Week on MNN.  


Join us Sunday, April 2 starting at 1 PM and Wednesday, April 5 starting at 7 PM on MNN HD (Spectrum 1993).


Full schedule:


RUA Star showcases some of NYC’s best unsigned artists. From hip-hop to rock, classical to jazz, you’ll find it all on this show. On this special presentation producers invite An American Jazz Quartet to play some of the genre's greatest hits. 

RUA Star airs every Tuesday at 11:00 PM on MNN Lifestyle

Sunday 1:00 PM / Wednesday 7:00 PM


Ginger New York is a fun and entertaining show on MNN that highlights performing artists and musicians from around the country. On this episode Ginger takes a look back at her interview with Jazz great Marlene VerPlanck. Marlene released more than 20 albums specializing in the Great American Songbook and toured extensively throughout the United States. Join us for this special presentation only on MNN. 

Ginger New York airs every Friday at 2:00 PM on MNN HD 

Sunday 1:30 PM / Wednesday 7:30 PM


Just Coolin’ , hosted by Tony Bellamy, is where hip-hop meets bebop and you get a taste of the many flavors of jazz. In this episode Tony takes viewers on a smooth ride through jazz history as he pays tribute to a musician Herbie J. Hancock. We’ll see historic footage of Herbie, listen to some of his greatest hits all while Tony Bellamy’s soothing voice fills us in about Herbie’s career. 

Just Coolin' is a "Special" program. For additional times please visit 

Sunday 2:00 PM / Wednesday 8:00 PM