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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Tenor saxophonist and Clarinetist, Ken Peplowski visits with KCSM's own Michael Burman.

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:27
Caption: Richard Hadlock
Female singers who loved jazz and wanted to be accepted by a larger audience often had to overcome stereotypes and discrimination from men. They ha...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:23
Caption: Richard Hadlock
A group of friends who attended Austin High School in a suburb of Chicago discovered jazz in the 1920's. Together, their excitement for the music o...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2016
  • Length: 01:01:04
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Russian born composer, Vladmir Dukelski aka Vernon Duke made timeless classics that modern jazz musicians continue to embrace. Pieces like "April i...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:41
Caption: Richard Hadlock
The use of drugs and alcohol have been part of the arts and entertainment, Blues and Jazz culture beyond memory. Users of marijuana in particular w...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2016
  • Length: 58:22
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The great guitarist Jim Hall died in December of 2013. Host, Richard Hadlock presents a memorial show exemplifying Hall's unique approach to improv...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:18
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The whole idea of Jazz vocals remains very elusive and fuzzy. Some singers prefer being called Jazz singers while some do not. Host, Richard Hadloc...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 59:05
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Even some of the most successful jazz musicians from New Orleans believed that they needed a second non-musical profession to support themselves. B...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:24
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Trumpeter, Louis Armstrong has had a vast and enduring influence on trumpeters and musicians for decades. From his works with King Oliver to Fletc...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2016
  • Length: 56:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Full length radio documentary on jazz pianist and composer Vince Guaraldi documenting his life through the voices of Guaraldi biographer Derrick Ba...

Bought by KMUW


  • Added: Mar 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:42:23
  • Purchases: 1