Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
It's Friday night. Time to unwind with our regular Friday night feature on This Just in.
The weekend has finally arrived. The sun has set. The evening sky has erupted.
Let's put controversy and provocative blogs aside for the rest of this work week and smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.
Tonight, we feature three big stars from the world of smooth jazz.
Our first guest grew up not that far from these parts, in
After moving to
The title track of his debut album went to #1 on the Radio & Records Smooth Jazz Airplay chart and stayed in the top 5 for four months. Here’s Brian Simpson with that very catchy tune.
Next up is a performer with an impressive resume. This five time Grammy nominee has been a guest pianist and conductor with numerous top symphonies and philharmonics, has had four performances at Carnegie Hall, and has performed on the steps of the Capitol Building with the National Symphony for the annual PBS July 4th concert.
Here’s David Benoit with one of his many familiar smooth jazz tracks.
And smooth jazz star #3....
Have a great weekend.
We close with a jazzy saxophonist playing this Sunday night at African World Festival.