By: Anne Lithiluxa – January 23, 2011 – In the month of February America celebrates Black History Month. In honor of that a local radio station will showcase African-American musicians who have helped shaped the jazz world as we know it today. For more than a decade Jazz 90.1 has been honoring the greats, the legends who have paved the way for new up and coming musicians. Starting February 1st, the station will highlight a different black artist four times a day, looking at how he or she has contributed to the growth of jazz music. They won’t feature only pioneers but also new artists.”Esperanza Spalding is one of them, Branford Marsalis,” said station manager Rob Linton. “So it is not just musicians who passed away but musicians who continue to shape jazz as we know it today.” Jazz 90.1 says it’s one of only eight jazz stations in the country that plays jazz music 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.