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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Stephen Riley Although his associations are with top-shelf names in modern jazz, including regular work with Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Roberts, S...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Marco Eneidi A student of Jimmy Lyons and Sonny Simmons, Marco Eneidi was one of the more compelling alto saxophonists in the post-bop free jazz t...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Louis Smith Trumpeter Louis Smith was one of the most bebop-oriented payers in the wave of superb jazz musicians coming from Memphis in the 1950s ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Lucky Thompson In the 1940's, tenor saxophonist Lucky Thompson drew sounds from Don Byas and Coleman Hawkins to shape a highly personal approach ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Kenneth Terroade Largely forgotten tenor saxophonist Kenneth Terroade put forth a powerful series of appearances as a sideman in Paris in the lat...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:01:50
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The Instant Composers Pool One of the longest-running large groups in jazz history, and one of the best-kept secrets of European jazz, the ICP vir...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Grant Stewart Tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart has been playing and recording classic jazz in NY for twenty years. He is celebrated by multiple ge...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Ernie Henry One of the few bebop alto saxophonists who didn't sound like Charlie Parker, Henry was a favorite of Thelonious Monk and Kenny Dorham...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Erik Jekabson Erik Jekabson is one of the reasons the Bay Area is a great place to see jazz. He leads groups covering everything from bebop to N...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:05:46
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Eric Revis Eric Revis established himself as a powerful and engaging sideman with Betty Carter and Branford Marsalis, with whom he has played for...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:44