The Beat

Saturdays Noon-3pm

'The Beat' is a weekly mix of jazz, blues and much more. Each week, host David Nicholas plays selections from WCMU's extensive record and CD library, and brings in some of his own favorite albums from home. 

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This week from noon to 3 on "The Beat", 50 years ago to the release of the second album by Chicago, plus Filmore West from 

This week on "The Beat", into 2020 with tracks from new CDs by The Fat Babies and Chick Corea plus classics from Lionel Hampton, Dave Brubeck and Hank Mobley!

Ahead today, noon to 3, on The Beat, some of the best of 2019, The Fat BabiesMay OkitaChick CoreaEliane Elias Music, and Yoko Miwa Trio

An all holiday edition of The Beat today from noon-3. Great stuff from Marcus RobertsNatalie ColeBig Bad Voodoo DaddyHarry Connick Jr and Vince Guaraldi!

Swinging in the the season from noon-3 on The Beat -- holiday stuff from Leslie Odom Jr.Anita BakerSpyro GyraPink Martini and more!!