On this edition of UMES 30, Brian Daniels (Afternoon Jazz) speaks with multi-reed instrumentalist Will Boyd about his new album Freedom, Soul, Jazz and how it ties into African American history--especially the civil rights movement in the United States. 


This year, the 79th National Folk Festival continues its residency in Salisbury, Maryland.

Since it was first presented in St. Louis in 1934, the National Folk Festival has celebrated the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. The Festival was the first event of national stature to present the arts of many nations, races, and languages on equal footing. It was also the first to present to the public musical forms such as the blues, Cajun music, polka bands, Tex-Mex, Peking Opera, and many others.

Here is a schedule of the live broadcasts from the PRMC Stage at the 79th National Folk Festival in Salisbury, Maryland. You can listen on WESM 91.3FM. While not broadcasting live, the station will resume its regular schedule.


In 1984, John R. Lamkin II recorded and released a self-produced album on vinyl called ‘Hot’.

That album, with the exception of one track, contains his own original compositions and arrangements.

Lamkin later joined the faculty at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as a professor in the Fine Arts Department.

While there, he directed the UMES Jazz and Wind Ensembles, taught jazz history, and provided instruction to students learning to play brass, percussion and string instruments.

BETHANY BEACH, Del. – On Labor Day weekend, the Town of Bethany Beach, known as the “Quiet Resort,” is unlike any other Atlantic coast beach town. The Bethany Beach Boardwalk is the setting for the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral, one of the county’s most unusual “End of Summer Celebrations.”

The 2019 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral will be celebrated on Labor Day Monday September 2 with activities beginning about 5:30 p.m. at the North end of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk, according to Carolyn Bacon and Marie Wright, the assistant chairpersons of this year's Jazz Funeral events.