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DESERT ISLAND JAZZ
JAZZ WITH BOB PARLOCHA
THE JAZZ DECADES WITH RAY SMITH
BACK ON BASIN STREET WITH MAL SHARPE
JAZZ WITH BOB PARLOCHA
DAVE RAMIREZ (M) P ETE FALLICO (T) RON PELLETIER (W)
J AZZ S ET WITH D EE D EE B RIDGEWATER
MICHAEL BURMAN JAZZ
THE JAZZ OASIS
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON
A MORNING CUP OF JAZZ
WITH KATHLEEN LAWTON
CRAZY 'BOUT THE BLUES
P IANO J AZZ WITH MARIAN MCPARTLAND
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER WITH WYNTON M ARSALIS
J AZZ P ROFILES
WITH N ANCY W ILSON
GREG BRIDGES (T/TH), KATHLEEN LAWTON (F)
WITH JAYNE SANCHEZ (M/W),
THE JAZZ OASIS
THE ANNALS OF JAZZ WITH RICHARD HADLOCK IN THE MOMENT WITH JIM BENNETT
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON WITH JESSE "CHUY" VARELA (M/T), MELANIE BERZON (W/TH/F)
(M/W/F), CLIFFORD BROWN JR. (T/TH)
A MORNING CUP OF JAZZ WITH ALISA CLANCY (M-F)
WITH CHRIS CORTEZ
LATIN JAZZ WITH JESSE "CHUY" VARELA
AMERICAN JAZZ COUNTDOWN WITH CLIFFORD BROWN JR.
A MORNING CUP OF JAZZ WITH KEITH HINES
I'M TALKIN' JAZZ
BIG BAND JUMP
J2 The Jazz Center
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Annals of Jazz with Richard Hadlock on August 2nd at 7pm Dear Listeners, August 3rd is a special date for me. It was on August 3rd, 1959, that I managed to get through my first radio broadcast, a program I called "The Annals of Jazz." Armed with a fourth-class "restricted operations" license, I apprehensively launched my show on the two-day-old FM station, KJAZ. Pat Henry, already a widely known disc jockey, operated KJAZ out of two closet-size rooms in Berkeley. He was attempting to do what most broadcasting insiders considered impossible -- to establish and maintain an all-jazz station in the San Francisco Bay market area. It worked far better, for more than 30 years, than anyone dared predict. Pat kept his dream alive partly by trading records, equipment, travel, clothes, booze, -anything -- for commercial air time. All of us on that opening-day staff -- Wally Ray, Jeannie Blevins, Jerry Dean, Pat, myself and a few others --were expected to sell time for money or, if necessary, those oft- bartered goodies. I was not very good at the game and rarely made back daily bridge toll and parking expense. I did get a few LPs from the Yerba Buena Record Shop! In his hard-sell presentation, Pat liked to point proudly to the affluence of our 1959 FM listenership: "31% earn $7,000 or more annually; 18% earn $10,000 or more annually." (!) Among the imaginative programming ideas as KJAZ began was a lineup of weekend hosts from around the country, including Professor S.I. Hayakawa, Father Norman O'Connor, jazz writers Russ Wilson and Brick Garrigues, and DJ Leigh Kamman of KSTP, Minneapolis. In addition, there were jazz discussions, jazz news segments, a Sunday gospel show and the popular "Dinner Jazz." I think back to the pioneers of Bay Area radio jazz I have known -- folks such as Jimmy Lyons, Vivian Boarman, Phil Elwood and Pat Henry â€“ and I remember that every one of them was a devoted jazz fan eager to share their love of music with a wide audience. They inspired me to try the same trick. And the story continues today, with all the dedicated jazz hosts on KCSM. Their support and enthusiasm cause me to think of carrying on The Annals for another 50 years! ( Well, .... ) I will be airing a special program on August 2nd, the eve of my 50th. It will honor many of those who have helped keep jazz radio alive through the years. Bless them all! I want to thank all ye faithful for these rewarding decades. There are a few among you who were listening in the KJAZ days, more who stayed the course over the 18 KQED years and many still with us after 22 years at KCSM. But even if you are a first-time listener, it is because of your support that The Annals of Jazz is alive and still kicking! Love, Richard
The Jazz Center
I'M TALKIN' JAZZ Sunday at 8 am 8/2
Trumpeter Ellen Seeling & Saxophonist Jean Fineberg with Melanie Berzon
Vocalist Bill Henderson with Lee Thomas
8/16 Pianist Dred Scott and Bassist Ben Rubin with Chris Cortez 8/23 Saxophonist Joshua Redman with Michael Burman 8/30 Pianist Myra Milford and Trumpeter Christy Dana with Melanie Berzon
RIVERWALK JAZZ Sunday at 6 pm 8/2
Turk & Lu: West Coast Classic Jazz in Concert
From Duke Ellington to Artie Shaw: Songwriting Bandleaders of the 30s The music of Artie Shaw (pictured), Duke Ellington, and others gets the royal treatment from The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and Riverwalk’s ‘Queen of Swing,’ Rebecca Kilgore.
8/16 Chicago Reeds: The Music of Jimmy Noone, Frank Teschemacher & Benny Goodman 8/23 In the Footsteps of Giants: Trumpet Dynamo Bria Skonberg 8/30 ‘T’ is for Texas, Trombone & Teagarden The Jim Cullum Jazz Band celebrates the playing of trombonist Jack Teagarden (pictured), a self-taught musician from a small town in Texas who got his start playing for ranchers and oil-field roughnecks on the back roads of his native state; Tegarden re-invented the sound of jazz trombone in the ‘big city’ jazz scene of New York in the 1930s.
THE ANNALS OF JAZZ WITH RICHARD HADLOCK Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Annals of Jazz with Richard Hadlock on Sunday August 2nd at 7pm
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in the moment with jim bennett Sunday at 8 pm 8/2
Art Lande Tonight, former bay area resident, pianist/drummer/spoken word artist/ composer/educator and mean anagramist Art Lande (pictured) is heard in duet performances with saxophonist Peter Sommer, recorded May 20th, 2007 at the Jazzschool in Berkeley.
The Montclair Women’s Big Band The Monclair Women's Big Band (pictured) under the direction of Ellen Seeling, celebrating International Women's Day, in collaboration, for the very first time, with vocalist Denise Perrier, at the Jazzschool in Berkeley, March 8th, 2009. Recording Engineer: Lee Brenkman.
8/16 Frank Jackson
Bay area pianist and vocalist Frank Jackson (pictured) is heard in an 83rd birthday celebration at Yoshi's in San Francisco on December 10th, 2008, with Al Obidinski, Akira Tana and Noel Jewkes. Recording Engineer: Keith Yansurak.
8/23 Kenny Marsh and Julia Dollison Vocalists Kerry Marsh and Julia Dollison (pictured) perform music from their new project Sing the Music Of Maria Schneider, accompanied by pianist Geoffrey Keezer, at the Jazzschool in Berkeley on March 14th, 2008. Recording Engineer: Lee Brenkman.
8/30 The Billy Higgins Legacy Band The Billy Higgins Legacy Band, featuring Azar Lawrence (pictured) and Henry “the Skipper” Franklin recorded at the Palette Art Café, on June 2nd, 2009 at the 11th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, with Craig Handy, Kito Gamble and Myron Cohen. Special thanks to Artistic Director Jessica Felix and recording engineer Lee Brenkman.
THE JAZZ DECADES WITH RAY SMITH Sunday at 11 pm 8/2
Irving Mills' Hotsy Totsy Gang "Barbaric" Erskine Hawkins' Harlem Favorites
Cecil Scott's Bright Boys Benny Goodman's Billboard Winners 1939
8/16 Artie Shaw on Parade of Spotlight Bands 1941 Ragtime, Hot Dance and Swing in Sweden 1937-1947 8/23 Bob Wilber's Famous Jazz Band Alex Jackson's Plantation Orchestra 8/30 Sam Lanin "Do Something" Horace Henderson's "Rhythm Crazy"
The Jazz Center
JAZZ PROFILES WITH NANCY WILSON Monday at 9 pm 8/3
Reedman Buddy Collette
8/10 Red Norvo
Red Norvo (pictured) is the lesser known of the two early pioneers of the vibraphone in jazz (the other is Lionel Hampton). This show looks at the multi-faceted musical career of Norvo, from his earliest experiments with avantgarde jazz, to his big bands with wife/singer Mildred Bailey, to his critically acclaimed trio with bassist Charles Mingus and guitarist Tal Farlow.
8/17 Pianist Sun Ra 8/24 Duke Ellington, Overview Part 1 8/31 Paul Desmond Alto saxophonist Paul Desmond's (pictured) (1924-1977) airy tone was just one aspect of his great artistry. He was a wholly original improviser, whose unfailing lyricism, clear logic, and advanced harmonic sense produced some of the finest solos on record, many of which were recorded during his long association with pianist Dave Brubeck. Their chemistry led to enormous success during the 50s and 60s, including one of the most popular jazz recordings of all-time, Desmond's Take Five.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER Tuesday at 9 pm 8/4
Louis Hayes Quintet Louis Hayes’ (pictured) sense of rhythm has been the choice of the Jazz elite – Cannonball Adderley, Oscar Peterson and Woody Shaw all sought his irresistible swing. At the Stanley Kaplan Penthouse, he heads his own quintet with Eric Alexander on saxophone, Peter Bernstein on guitar, Richard Wyands on piano, and John Weber on the bass.
8/11 KC and the Count 8/18 Jazz Guitar: Django Reinhardt/Charlie Christian 8/25 Rosa Passos and Bossa Nova: Still New In 1958 the world was seduced by the Bossa Nova of Joäo Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim. The romance continues today with Rosa Passos (pictured.) Her perfect pitch and delicate rhythms grace the stage of Allen Room as she pays homage to the legacy of her homeland.
Photo credit: © 2007 Brian McMillen
PIANO JAZZ WITH MARIAN MCPARTLAND Wednesday at 9 pm
Hank Jones with guest host Bill Charlap Legendary pianist Hank Jones (pictured) was one of McPartland's first guests when she began Piano Jazz thirty years ago. To celebrate the show's milestone anniversary, McPartland asked another of her favorite pianists, Bill Charlap, to take a turn on the host's bench to catch up with Jones. The two sparkle on such duets as Oh Look at Me Now and Billy Strayhorn's Lotus Blossom.
8/12 Pianist Michel Petrucciani 8/19 Pianist Jeremy Siskind 8/26 Dave Samuels Vibes player Dave Samuels (pictured) is one of the best mallet players on the scene today. A versatile musician, Samuels has played with everyone from Stan Getz to Frank Zappa. Samuels brought along pianist Alain Mallet to perform Picture Frame, an original tune from his recent Latin Grammy-winning album with his group, the Caribbean Jazz Project. Samuels and Mallet end the hour with All the Things You Are.
JAZZSET WITH DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER Thursday at 9 pm 8/6
Frank Wess and Terell Stafford at the KC Jazz Club Trumpeter Stafford is a member of both of these quintets -his own group and NEA Jazz Master Wess's band. Terell's warm sound is one reason he is so in demand, and featured on the ballad My Old Flame. A Wess highlight is Ellington's Cottontail.
8/13 Holland, Rubalcaba, Potter and Harland at the Newport Jazz Festival 8/20 Sheila Jordan and Sophie Milman at the Kennedy Center Two vocalists get personal. Veteran Sheila Jordan sings her life story in bebop. Only in her twenties, Sophie Milman has lived in Russia, Israel and Canadaâ€”and loves to sing the classics.
8/27 Jazz Is Family at the Kennedy Center Jazz Club: Gerald Clayton Trio and Oliver Lake Quintet
J a z z 9 1 S tat i o n N e w s
KCSM B enefit C oncert
Y oshi ' s
Hey Jazz Fans! Thanks for helping KCSM JAZZ 91 end its fiscal year in the black. Rest assured that for the forseeable future jazz radio will continue right here in Bay Area. A special thanks to Yoshi's Jazz House and the great pianists - Taylor Eigsti, Jon Jang, and Dr. Denny Zeitlin - for being there for us in our time of need. The struggle is not over but it’s comforting to know that jazz fans will step up to the plate and do their part to preserve America's indigenous music. Give yourselves a pat on the back and a big round of applause!
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Are you interested in the latest news and information from Jazz 91? Our web team is hard at work bringing the latest online technology to our web site in order to build the Jazz community and provide a richer experience for our listeners. We recently launched the Jazz91 Twitter, which we will use to keep you informed about what is going on at our station. http://twitter.com/kcsmjazz91 Our Jazz91 Facebook encourages communication between our on-air staff, musicians and fans of Jazz. Having reached over 1,000 members, it’s become a great resource for us that can keep our community connected. http://facebook.com/kcsmjazz91 By the time you reach this guide, we will have added several more features. For starters, we will have a Jazz 91 Blog, where you will be able to find out what our DJ’s are up to, read their stories and hear their opinions. http://kcsm.org/interact/jazz91 We are extremely excited about our brand new Jazz91 Forum! It’s a place with a positive atmosphere that allows you and other Jazz fans to have your say. We want to hear from you. What could we do to improve the station? You can chat with us and each other. We feel this will be a really important tool that will help our community grow and come together to talk Jazz. http://kcsm.org/interact/forum
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