Robert Ginsburg, from the Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society, says the next few days include jazz inside and outside.  

As Jazz Appreciation Month rolls on, Robert Ginsburg explains the music has never had more solid footing in the region than it does now.

The Lyrique Quintette, the University of Arkansas's faculty woodwind ensemble, is hard at work on producing its first recording in more than a decade. Ahead of the May recording sessions they present a free concert Thursday, April 13, at the new performing arts venue Stage 18, just off the Fayetteville Square.

The esssence of "Janoska style" includes the sounds of Latin, folk, and improvisational jazz expertly fused together together by the Janoska Ensemble, three brothers and one brother-in-law, all classically-trained musicians born and raised in Vienna.

Janoska Style is also the name of the group's dazzling debut on Deutsche Grammaphon, which features fresh takes of Mozart and Bizet alongside original compositions.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and we ask the host of Shades of Jazz on KUAF to alert us to what's happening locally.