KCSM

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KCSM is is the only station in the San Francisco Bay Area with a 24-hour jazz format and one of the few remaining all jazz stations in the world. Hosts include veteran jazz musicians, educators, seasoned jazz broadcasters and often a combination of the three. Funded by community support, they craft extraordinary jazz programming, delivering the music and its related history to inspire and enlighten jazz listeners and artists worldwide.

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38 Pieces

Patrick Wolff has been a professional jazz musician for 20 years, and he takes great pleasure in exploring the endless avenues and narrow alleys through the world of jazz. There's a wealth of classic sounds out there, and new music being made every day, but it can be daunting to stay in the loop! So each segment, he'll focus in on the work of one single artist who deserves your attention. It might be a fresh face turning ears in a distant land, it might be a forgotten master buried in the stacks of LP's, or it might end up being the cat playing at that place around the corner from your house. He'll play all of it- the abstract, the swinging, the outrageous and the courageous. Tune in, take a deep breath and get ready for some of the most stimulating and creative sounds in jazz.

  • From: KCSM
  • Updated: Apr 04, 2017
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11 Pieces

I'm Talking Jazz is a series where KCSM hosts sit down with a guest every week to talk about all things Jazz. Veteran jazz legends and up and coming movers and shakers are featured each week to give us a glimpse into their world of music and performance.

  • From: KCSM
  • Updated: Jan 10, 2017
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37 Pieces

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.

  • From: KCSM
  • Updated: Jun 02, 2015

Latest Pieces

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Drummer Jaz Sawyer has deep roots in his Classical, Jazz, West-African and Afro-Caribbean musical training. He has has worked with many notable art...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:01
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Vocalist Betty Carter was known for her improvisational technique, scatting and other complex musical abilities that demonstrated her vocal talent ...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
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Equally adept at jazz, R&B, Latin and pop/rock, Director Ellen Seeling has a multi-faceted career as a trumpet player, bandleader, educator and rec...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 28:02
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John Handy first came to prominence while working for Charles Mingus in the 1950s and has received Grammy nominations for "Spanish Lady" (jazz per...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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From her start with the Sweethearts Of Rhythm through the superb albums she co-led with her husband, saxophonist Herb Geller, pianist Lorraine Gell...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Wardell Gray Through a series of epic tenor saxophone battles with Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray rose to prominence in Los Angeles in the mid-40's ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Trudy Pitts An underrated, hard swinging organist who sprung from the fertile jazz scene in Philadelphia, Pitts went from classical training at Te...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Tomasz Stanko Trumpet player and composer Tomasz Stanko has been an anchor of the jazz scene in Eastern Europe since the 1960's. His career has h...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Martial Solal Piano player Martial Solal is one of the most significant French jazz artists after Django Reinhardt. A technical genius, his inven...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Masahiko Togashi Masahiko Togashi was one of the most heavily recorded Japanese jazz musicians, a percussionist with an idiosyncratic sound who w...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01