KCSM

StationAccount image

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.

Series

Caption: PRX default Series image
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
Caption: PRX default Series image
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
Caption: Richard Hadlock
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

Caption: PRX default Piece image
Carla Bley NEA Jazz Master Carla Bley is an enormously prolific and influential composer, as well as a creative bandleader and pianist. She was a ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: PRX default Piece image
Bobby Bradford One of the great brass players of the free jazz world, Bobby Bradford was an early compatriot of Ornette Coleman, with whom he reco...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: PRX default Piece image
Andrew Cyrille From his early work with Cecil Taylor in the 1960s through his current appearances lighting up the performances and recordings of ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: PRX default Piece image
Alan Silva The consummate free jazz bass player, Alan Silva was a part of the dawn of the "new thing" in the early 60's, and has been an intergral...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: PRX default Piece image
As much a great thought experiment as a successful band, the Anachronic Jazz Band is a formation of French jazz musicians that play classic bebop r...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: PRX default Piece image
Saxophonist, Nancy Wright is one of the most highly respected and in-demand sax players on today’s blues, Americana and R&B scene. Major music writ...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 29:06
Caption: PRX default Piece image
Prolific composer and bandleader, Donald Byrd is celebrated as one of the pioneers of the funk and soul genres while remaining a true bebop jazz ar...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:57
Caption: PRX default Piece image
The Cookers are a collective of veteran hard bop players, George Cables, Billy Harper, Cecil McBee, Eddie Henderson, Billy Hart, Donald Harrison an...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 29:42
Caption: PRX default Piece image
Bassist, Eddie Gomez is well-known for his work with pianist Bill Evans and a host of others include Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Gerry Mulliga...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 57:44
Caption: PRX default Piece image
15 time Grammy Award winner, saxophonist Michael Brecker speaks with KCSM's own Dick Conte.

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:57