Funky Cutz...Check Ça Phat Cutz of the month

Amp Fiddler, Sly & Robbie - Inspiration Information
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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Fun Programming on Check Ca!

Check Ca has had some wonderful guests on the show recently!

Thanks to Derrick Gardner for stopping by on March 30. Derrick brought a special jazz set for his visit. Here's a show list from his visit:

Artist                                                Album                                     Song                                     
Woody Shaw                                  In the Beginning                 Baloo Baloo
Liquid Soul feat. Kurt Elling          Make Some Noise                 Salt Peanuts
Hank Mobley                                   Soul Station                         Remember
Freddie Hubbard                          Backlash                         Return of the Prodigal Son
Lee Morgan                                  The Sidewinder                 The Sidewinder
Grant Green                                  Solid                                 Wives and Lovers
Derrick Gardners
    and the Jazz Prophets                  A Ride to the Other Side…  Funky Straight
Miles Davis                                  E.S.P.                                  Eighty-One

This past Friday were happy to host "The Nameless Selector" with a funky set. He will be making surprise visits to the show, so be sure to tune in for a toe-tappin', head-boppin', hip-shakin' musical offering. Check out the April 14 episode for his 80s'/90's flavoured funky set!

Derrick Gardner returns... March 30

Hey awesome CKUW listeners, make sure you tune on March 30 for a return visit from Derrick Gardner.  Mr. Gardner visited last year for an awesome Black History jazz show and now he's back for more!

For those who don't know, Derrick Gardner is an accomplished performer, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and instructor/professor. He leads his own jazz ensemble:  Derrick Gardner and the Jazz Prophets. Currently, Mr. Gardner is a professor in the University of Manitoba Jazz Studies Program.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

DJ Stop. special mix with Uncle Lew

Check out this choice mix from DJ Stop. up on Mixcloud

DJ Stop. and Uncle Lew - Four Decks, Two Mixers and a Frozen Girl


Saturday, 24 March 2018

Playlist from March 9 with Jon Gordon (jongordon,

We recently hosted Jon Gordon, another talented artist and professor from the University of Manitoba Jazz Studies Program, Jon Gordon. If you missed that show, be sure to download the show for March 9:

Be sure to catch Jon at The Hang, the weekly jazz jam session, at Nicolino's on Pembina!

Check out the playlist from our visit from Jon Gordon below:
Artist Album Song Title Label
Lester Young  Lester Young with Count Basie and His Orchestra Lady Be Good Epic Records
Charlie Parker Charlie Parker with Strings (1950) East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) Verve Records
Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio I Want to Be Happy Verve Records
Miles Davis Kind of Blue Blue in Green Columbia Records
Sonny Rollins Newk's Time Blues for Philly Joe Blue Note Records
Miles Davis Live on The Steve Allen Show (1964) No Blues (live recording)
Weather Report Night Passage Night Passage Columbia Records
Jaco Pastorius Word of Mouth John and Mary Warner Bros. Records
Jon Gordon Within Worlds Joe Said So  Artists Share
Jon Gordon The Things You Are I should Care Artists Share
Will Bonness (feat. Jon Gordon) Halcyon Puddles (independent)

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Horace Patterson Jazz Fundraiser March 25, 2018

Check out this annual fundraiser that supports jazz students and students of colour. And a fun and entertaining afternoon filled with live music to boot!

Derrick Gardner
and the University of Manitoba Jazz Studies Program
and special guests: Maggi Robinson and Ismaila Alfa

Sunday March 25, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Doors open at 1:30 pm

Centre Culturel Franco Manitobain
340 Provencher Blvd.

Tickets $20.00 Students $10.00

Foundation: 204-257-5382
Olsen (call or text): 204 294-8384

Saturday, 17 March 2018

DJ Stop. on Check Ca - March 16 episode

Missed our guest spot with DJ Stop. on Check Ca this week? Check out this funky set with DJ Stop. and Special K loaded up on Mixcloud:

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

DJ Stop. on the show this Friday!

Time to take a Stop. That's right, DJ Stop. will be with us in the studio this week for some live mixin'
We're always glad when this vinyl deejay makes visit to do some wicked radio with us. Tune in for sweet tunes and good times.

* Be sure to tune in next week for another live guest in the booth!

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Spotlight on the Saxophone with Jon Gordon

Howdy Folks! It's been a minute since we've posted. We're just so focused on bringing you the tunes every Friday night!

First off, thanks everyone who donate to CKUW during FunDrive 2018! We really appreciate your support. If you haven't donated yet there's still time to join the FunDrive crew. Simply contact the station via email ( or phone (204-986-9782) to make arrangements. Every contribution helps us grow to bring you excellent community and listener driven program 24-7. Plus, donating is cool. If you are interested in the swag, donating to CKUW is the only way to get it. This year features a one-of-a-kind T-shrit design and a new CKUW puzzle. Definitely keepers.

And now, back to the show! This week (March 9) we are grateful for a visit from Jon Gordon, saxophonist, educator, performer, composer, and arranger, based at the University of Manitoba Jazz Studies Program. Jon is an established artist that has worked with artists around the world. You may have heard him on Check Ça with his work on Will Bonness's latest CD, Halcyon (I highly recommend the lovely sax solo on Puddles). Tune in this Friday night for a live interview, samples of Jon's music, and some choice jazz sax goodies presented by Mr. Gordon.

* Check Ça will have guests stopping by the show in the next while, so do check us out every Friday night!

Friday, 7 July 2017

Time to get cozy...

Hey, hey, hey if you're tuning in tonight it's all slow jams and laid back beats. So get cozy, grab a mai tai or an fruit slush or something cool, and enjoy....

For folks who tuned in a couple of weeks ago in June, you caught the end of our 2017 Winnipeg Jazz Festival special with a show dedicated to artists performed in this year's and past Jazz Fests, maybe some we forgot had been part of the festival. Check the archive for a fun show on June 23rd and for the 3 previous Fridays for interviews and performances from special programming for this year:

Hope everyone's enjoying great weather and good times wherever you're listening!