Lessons In Jazz

Produced by: Hampton

  • Mo6pm - 8pm
  • We8pm - 10pm
  • Fr11am - 1pm
  • Sa6 pm - 8 pm


Jazz Enlightenment – Lessons In Jazz is two-hour music intensive program whose format celebrates the Hip Hop, R&B, and jazz musical traditions to educate and illustrate each form’s influences on one another. The show’s central theme discusses at length the evolution of the relationship between Hip Hop and jazz music. Lessons In Jazz plays a major role in keeping jazz music alive. Lessons In Jazz is produced by Hampton University.

About the Hosts

Montez “The Whiz” Martin

Host Photo - Lessons In Jazz - Montez MartinBorn and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Montez “The Whiz” Martin is accomplished as the youngest Program Director at WPAL-FM “Mega Hits,” where he served as PD from 2005-2007.  With roots in jazz music and an upbringing of hip hop, Montez “The Whiz” Martin began his radio career at the age of 13 when he began training to become a DJ at WPAL Power 730 AM.  His love for music and radio led him to Hampton University, which holds the title of being the #12 ranked college radio station in the nation.  Whiz’s work at WHOV-FM as a Music, Production Director and On-Air Jock led to him receiving a Golden Microphone Award (among a host of other awards, a solid fan base with his show on WHOV-FM’s HU Underground, and most importantly sparked a relationship with the stations Assistant Station Manager, Kevin “the Moose’ Anderson.

Kevin “The Moose” Anderson

Kevin-The-Moose-AndersonThe brainchild of The World Famous Lessons in Jazz Series, Kevin “The Moose” Anderson started his professional career as a radio host for WHOV-FM.  Born in Richmond, VA his training at the radio station sparked an interest in jazz music and led to him becoming the youngest Jazz Music Programmer in the Country. Anderson spent time working for Warner Music Group and held various positions in music retail.  Currently, Kevin “The Moose” Anderson is a SmoothJazz.com Reporter and Indicator Panelist for Radio & Records (R&R), the Assistant Station Manager at WHOV-FM, a sample coach to many hip hop producers!  His experience and knowledge on the unexposed jazz and hip hop relation has led to a host of speaking engagements.  In February 2007, Anderson was the guest speaker for the official unveiling, by the United States Postal Service, of the Ella Fitzgerald Stamp.