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Behind the Jazz Datebook By Robert Holt
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of KCSM’s Jazz Datebook? Did you ever think about how all the jazz information from this diverse and vibrant area known as ‘The Bay’ gets to KCSM? The person behind the organization and publicity of the venues largely comes down to me.
Pictured: robert holt, jazz datebook editor
Hailing from merry old England, in my early teens I had a keen interest primarily in motorcycles and engineering in general. After 5 years working as a mechanic I changed direction and moved into information technology and worked in that field for a decade. Without a degree of any kind and wanting to finally complete my education to a Bachelor of Science level, I decided to narrow my generalized vocation and specialize in Computer Forensics. This culminated in a rather drastic move to the U.S. to get back on the education bandwagon. First stop, The College of San Mateo where, as well as studying full-time, I managed to get a part time job working on the Jazz Datebook at KCSM. I’ve been working on the Jazz Datebook for just over 2 years now. We provide a service to the masses, compliments of KCSM. Artists and venues get exposure on air and the web, free of charge, just by filling out a form on our website; and listeners get their jazz concert info by just listening in or logging on to www.kcsm.org! A majority of my time is spent editing events that have been submitted online and trying to make them as attractive and user friendly as possible. For example, I can add pictures to go alongside events and I can edit the pictures by cropping and changing the resolution. This helps to put a face to a name. Another way for venues and musicians to be seen online is to place pictures of their venue and events up on various pages around KCSM’s Jazz 91 section. What better way to get noticed, than to have listeners go online and have that ‘you are there’ feeling of a recent gig? I feel that a radio station shouldn’t just be a number on the dial. It should be completely interactive. Websites, blogs, forums, video and many other mediums should be embraced to give that ‘lots to explore’ feeling. This is why I am proud to be part of the team here at KCSM. The datebook service that I maintain and continue to build is very important to me mainly because of the passion I have for the station. Music can lift the soul!
The Jazz Center
I'M TALKIN' JAZZ Sunday at 8 am
10/4 Take 6 with Chris Cortez 10/11 Pianist/organist Marco Benevento with Greg Bridges 10/18 Vocalist Jennifer Lee with Michael Burman 10/25 Bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spaulding with Chris Cortez
RIVERWALK JAZZ Sunday at 6 pm
10/4 The Rise and Fall of Joe ‘King’ Oliver 10/11 I Wish I Were Twins: The Fats Waller Bluebird Sessions The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with special guests, Dick Hyman and Rebecca Kilgore celebrate the Fats Waller (pictured) Bluebird Sessions. Tunes include I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter and It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie.
10/18 Keyboard Wizard: Art Tatum at 100
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection
10/25 Diga Diga Do: Jazz Standards of Jimmy McHugh Songwriter Jimmy McHugh (pictured) has been called a ‘one-man history of twentieth century popular music’ and is best known for his work with Dorothy Fields. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and friends get together to perform McHugh classics like Diga Diga Do, Doin’ the New Lowdown and On the Sunny Side of the Street.
THE ANNALS OF JAZZ WITH RICHARD HADLOCK Sundays at 7 pm
The sound of surprise describes both jazz itself and the enduring premise of "The Annals of Jazz." Since 1959, host Richard Hadlock has been improvising on historical themes and bringing forth worthy performers—from Armstrong to Zorn. Each Sunday, we may find Annals in Europe, Asia, Latin America or Back of Town anywhere.
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Visit our website at www.kcsm.org; then click on the Jazz 91 Playlist link. Go directly to the playlist at www.jazzlist.org Tune into JazzTV on Digital Channel 43.3 Tune into Comcast Digital Channel 962.
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in the moment with jim bennett Sunday at 8 pm
10/4 Bobbe Norris
The great and often overlooked vocalist Bobbe Norris, (pictured) celebrated her 70th birthday at the 38th annual Stanford Jazz Festival on July 3, 2009 at Campbell Recital Hall. Bobbe is joined by husband Larry Dunlap's trio with Dan Feiszli and Jason Lewis. Recording engineer Lee Brenkman.
10/11 Bay Area Composers Big Band The first public performance of the Bay Area Composers Big Band (pictured) recorded at the Hillside Club in Berkeley on June 12, 2009 by Bruce R. Koball. With Erik Jekabson, Darren Johnston, Mike Olmos, Henry Hung, Neil Levonious, Evan Francis, Kasey Knudsen, Mike Zilber, Sheldon Brown, Doug Rowan, Jeannie Geiger, Dave Martell, Mara Fox, Rich Lee, Colin Hogan, Jon Monahan, Tommy Folen and Jeff Marrs.
10/18 Mitch Green Vocalist Mitch Green (pictured) recorded at the Jazzschool in Berkeley on March 28, 2009. Mitch performed as part of the Mentor program at the Jazzschool. With Benny Watson, Carla Kaufman, Bob Blankenshi, and David Tidball. Recording engineer: Lee Brenkman
10/25 Jaz Sawyer Drummer Jaz Sawyer, now Bay Area based, performs in a tribute to the music of Horace Silver, with his ensemble Horace-Scope (pictured), recorded by Lee Brenkman at the 38th annual Stanford Jazz Festival on July 27, 2009. With Danny Brown, Joel Ryan, Danny Grewen, Sam GrobeHeintz and Gilbert Fix.
THE JAZZ DECADES WITH RAY SMITH Sunday at 11 pm
10/4 Eddie Lang with King Oliver, Tommy Dorsey and Other Jazz Varieties 1916â€“2008 10/11 Lou Gold's Orchestra "Breakdown" Roy Eldridge at the Three Deuces 10/18 Merseysippi Jazz Band of Liverpool The "HOT" Ambrose and his Mayfair Orchestra 10/25 Jazz and Swing Varieties with Eddie Condon, Isham Jones, Ed Hall with Jess Stacy Dixieland Jug Blowers and Glenn Miller
The Jazz Center
JAZZ PROFILES WITH NANCY WILSON Monday at 9 pm
10/5 Nat King Cole Part 1: The Pianist Nat "King" Cole's (pictured) popularity as a vocalist obscured the many significant contributions he made to American music and culture as a jazz pianist and as a groundbreaking performer. Examine Cole's distinctive piano style and the influential "King Cole Trio," one of the earliest jazz piano trios.
10/12 Nat King Cole Part 2: The Singer Beginning in the early 40s, his elegant piano playing defined the jazz trio and helped popularize the genre. But it was when took hold of a microphone to sing that Cole was transformed into the world-famous, successful and consummate entertainer.
10/19 Saxophonist Gene Ammons 10/26 Pianist Bill Evans
Pianist Bill Evans (pictured) turned out to be one of the most influential pianists of his generation. Before his untimely death in 1980, he had made nearly one hundred recordings. He became well known for his work with Miles Davis. He broke new ground with drummer Paul Motian and bassist Scott LaFaro in the development of the jazz trio.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER Tuesday at 9 pm
10/6 McCoy Tyner and Ravi Coltrane Pianist McCoy Tyner (pictured), who helped define the sound of the John Coltrane Quartet, invites tenor saxophonist Ravi Coltrane to join his trio. They’ll perform Tyner’s own Fly with the Wind and Blues on the Corner and revisit John Coltrane’s Moment’s Notice.
10/13 The Music of Thelonious Monk 10/20 The Many Moods of Miles Davis Part I: The Early Years 10/27 Seventy Years of Blue Note: Hard Bop and Beyond We celebrate the sound and soul of hard bop. Art Blakey, Milt Jackson, Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderly–were all captured in the catalogue of Blue Note Records. Singer Dianne Reeves (pictured) and saxophonist Joe Lovano join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to honor the past and glimpse the future of that label on its seventieth anniversary. Photo credit: JOHN ABBOTT
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PIANO JAZZ WITH MARIAN MCPARTLAND Wednesday at 9 pm
10/7 Remembering Dave McKenna with guest host Daryl Sherman 10/14 The Piano Jazz 30th Anniversary Concert Set 1 The Piano Jazz 30th Anniversary Concert, recorded at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, begins with back-to-back solos from pianists Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes. Jazz troubadour Kurt Elling (pictured) pays tribute to Piano Jazz host Marian McPartland and the hour ends with a bang as piano masters Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller join forces on When Lights Are Low.
Photo credit: jeff sciortino
10/21 The Piano Jazz 30th Anniversary Concert–Set 2 The second set of music from the Piano Jazz 30th Anniversary opens with a flurry of pianists including Taylor Eigsti, Cyrus Chestnut (pictured), and Kenny Werner. Teen jazz sensation Grace Kelly joins Piano Jazz matriarch Marian McPartland for a performance of Caravan, and pianist John Bunch joins the Pizzarelli brothers–John and Martin–to put an exclamation point on set two of this all-star concert.
10/28 The Piano Jazz 30th Anniversary Concert–Set 3 Photo credit: ROY ZIPSTEIN
JAZZSET WITH DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER Thursday at 9 pm
10/1 Jamie Cullum at Monterey He sings, plays the piano, tells stories, acts out and acts up. Jamie offers some firsts and exclusives at Monterey –including music he's written for Clint Eastwood films. Cullum's (pictured) new album The Pursuit has just been released.
10/8 Highlights of the 2009 Mary Lou Williams Festival at the Kennedy Center 10/15 Blue Note Seven at the Kennedy Center Classic, contemporary and copacetic, the horns are Nicholas Payton, Steve Wilson and Ravi Coltrane; Bill Charlap on piano; the Peters (Bernstein and Washington) on guitar and bass; and Lewis Nash on drums. Cedar Walton's Mosaic and the other selections come from Blue Note albums of the 60s.
10/22 Highlights of the 2009 Detroit Jazz Festival 10/29 Milton Nascimento and the Jobim Trio at NJPAC
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