THUR. SEPT 15TH, 8 PM | Amplifying the Music: Tours, Festivals and On Your Radio with Charles Fishma
Bill Wax has been creating radio for 38 years. He has been a Program
Director at two different community public radio stations, Executive Producer for National Programing for Pacifica Radio and he developed, programmed and managed B.B. King's Bluesville for Sirius/XM Satellite Radio for 13 years. Currently, Bill is doing a weekly music show on WPFW in Washington DC
Charles Fishman is Founder of the DC Jazz Festival. A Grammy Award-winning producer, he is also the founder and president of Charismic Productions, a Washington, DC-based production, and consulting established in 1986. Recognized internationally among the foremost producers of Jazz concerts, festivals, and tours, Fishman has produced projects at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Theatre, The National Mall, Place des Artes, Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, other notable venues. He was the personal manager and producer of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie until the Maestro’s death. He has produced nine audio recordings and five television programs that have been aired on PBS, ABC, Bravo, the BBC and other international networks. Washingtonian Magazine (October 2008) listed Fishman as “one of the 50 men and women who have transformed Washington into one of the nation’s liveliest centers for the performing arts.”
Stephen R. Stern is a Founding Board member of Mosaic Theater and co-chair of Mosaic Community Engagement and Programs. Stephen is a founder of Friends of the Taghyeer (Change) Palestinian National Nonviolence Movement - and has for more than a decade created public conversations on the Middle East, communities and cultures in conflict and interfaith relations in the DC area and internationally. Stephen was the director, co-creator and co-author of Waziristan to Washington: A Muslim at the Crossroads – a one-person play performed by Akbar Ahmed – about Ambassador Ahmed’s life and times. Previously Stephen spent 11 years at the World Bank, working on community participation and social development in its Asia Regions, and served as a core team member for Bank President James Wolfensohn’s global culture and sustainable development initiative. Stephen was a founding partner and actor with the internationally acclaimed Otrabanda Theater Company with which he performed original and adapted theater works in Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and in 35 states in the US. Miykui Williams
Miykui Williams has been broadcasting at wpfw for over 37 years. A Sunday kind of love features music and also focuses on cultural and social events in our community. She is an actress and has worked with wsc, welders, horizons and others. She is thrilled to be part of this event.