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About Jazz Beat

Jazz Beat is a jazz and blues podcast from New England Public Radio’s Tom Reney, the host of the daily Jazz à la Mode radio program for over 30 years.

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Meet the Host

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Tom Reney

Tom has been producing Jazz à la Mode since 1984. He began working in jazz radio in 1977 at WCUW, a community-licensed radio station in Worcester, Massachusetts. Before his career in radio began, Tom had many formative experiences hearing and meeting some of the icons of jazz and blues, all of which ignited his passion for sharing the music with others. 

In addition to hosting at New England Public Radio, Tom writes NEPR’s jazz blog and produces our JazzBeat podcast, and lectures occasionally on music and cultural topics at UMass, Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mt. Holyoke Colleges. 

Jazz Beat is co-produced by Katie Wright.

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