January 7 - 13 , 2019
Fusion Jazz Trio
Part of Miller Symphony Hall's
Jazz Upstairs Series
* Friday, January 11
* 7 - 9 pm
* Allentown, PA
The Fusion Jazz Trio (FJT) was formed in 2002. This energetic jazz trio blends bold percussion, funky and innovative bass lines and electrifying keyboard refrains into a refreshing musical signature sure to please any discerning audience. FJT has been featured at corporate and charitable affairs, notable restaurants, Musikfest as well as many professional associations and private engagements throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Drawing from their own personal backgrounds, the members of Fusion Jazz Trio, Vernon J. Mobley, Brian Bortz, and George Grund, are consummate dedicated musicians eager to share their mellow tones and sultry sounds with new listeners. Whether you have a special occasion or simply want to be entertained, Fusion Jazz Trio is your "fusionistic" passport to good times and great vibes.
Vanessa Collier with special opening act: Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen
Presented By:
Jim Thorpe Artist Musicians Series
* Friday, January 11
* 8 - 10 pm
* Jim Thorpe, PA
With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an impressive arsenal of honours, and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction and one we would all do well to watch. Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen open. The blues-rockers from the Wilkes Barre area lay down impressive electric blues.
Find more events coming up
in and around the Lehigh Valley in
WDIY's Community Calendar.
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6 - 6:30 pm
Host: Michael Drabensott
Michael continues his gastronomic tour of the Lehigh Valley with Nick Micio, brewmaster, and Jeff Fulmer , sales representative from Saucony Creek Brewing Company and Gastropub in Kutztown. Then, Michael speaks with Zaharo Hatz , who with her husband, Bill, owns Mayflower Luncheonette, which has been operating since 1951 in West Bethlehem.
At the Movies : Mary Queen of Scots
“Mary Queen of Scots” stars Saoirse Ronan in the title role and Margot Robbie as England’s Queen Elizabeth I in a test of wills and the destiny of nations. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the biography-drama.
6:30 - 7 pm
Host: Scott Sherk

Catch a special second edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon tonight at 6:30 pm previewing the Allentown Art Museum's latest exhibition, 'Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement.'

Host Scott Sherk welcomes Museum President & CEO David Mickenburg as well as Vice President of Curatorial Affairs Elaine Mehalakes to discuss the new exhibition exploring the eminent American artist’s diverse 30-year career. The exhibition features Weems' critical explorations of history, a focus that is powerfully relevant in the context of current activity.
7 - 9 pm
Host: Steve Aaronson
Tonight marks the 13th anniversary of the program.  The celebration will include songs and artists that have become listener (and host) favorites over the years -- covering the four "branches" of the program. Among the featured artists will be Woody Guthrie, Jean Ritchie, Judy Collins, The Kingston Trio, and The Byrds.
7 - 9 pm
Host: Dina Hall
This week, Dina welcomes  Rameen Shayegan , a certified luthier at C.F. Martin, who has studied under some of the greatest luthiers in the world. His title is International Design Manager, and he is also an accomplished musician and songwriter. He has some very interesting stories to tell and wonderful songs to play!
6 - 7 pm
Host: Laurie Siebert , CPA, CFP ® , AEP ®
Laurie Siebert discusses: “What to know about Social Security, Medicare and working.”

Laurie will take your questions live on the air at 610-758-8810. Questions can be submitted ahead of time at yourfinancialchoices.com.
11 pm - 1 am
The Spark
Host: Michael Judkins
Don't miss the premiere of WDIY's new music program, The Spark! Host Michael Judkins features a mixture of today’s i ndie and popular rhythm and blues from up-and-coming local artists, mainstream artists, and everything in between.

The Spark will focus on music that will make you move. Be enlightened and enjoy the sounds of today’s music with a local appeal.
6 - 7 pm
Host: John Pearce
John Pearce brings in guest Dr. Robert Weiner , Jewish chaplin and Professor of History at Lafayette College. The duo speak of Weiner's family life, his Jewish schooling, and higher education at Lafayette College.
11 pm - 1 am
Host: Bill Fox
Bill Fox continues the month-long Special Focus on  Andy Pickford . The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Lughnasad." You will also hear new music by Erik Wøllo on Projekt Records.

 The  latest show's playlist (January 3 - show #1135)  is available for your inspection. 
3 - 5 pm
Host: Jack Adams
Jack Adams speaks to Bev Conklin about the  14th Annual Lehigh River Blues Jam held on Saturday, January 26th from 3 to 10 pm at the Days Hotel Jetport Ballroom in Allentown. This year’s festival is dedicated to raising awareness for the Red Cross and features performances by The BC Combo Jam All Stars, Mikey Junior, A Few Good Men, Skyla Burrell, Mike Farris, and Georgie Bonds.
3 - 5 pm
Roots and Rhythm
Host: Carlos Benjamin
Listen for another exciting new addition to the WDIY music line-up: Roots and Rhythm! Carlos Benjamin is back in the saddle to rock out, featuring Americana, alternative and traditional country, edgy twang, roots rock, Texas swing, jump blues, zydeco, and other American roots music.
5 - 7 pm
Host: Steve Aaronson
Tonight, the program will take a slightly different approach -- one associated with what we'll call "easy listening." 

The music will be mostly vocal, featuring the likes of Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, and many more. Also included in the mix will be the instrumental styling of George Shearing, Coleman Hawkins, and others on their instrument of choice. Steve's "Moments to Remember" segment will end the show.