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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Thomas Fats Waller was a master of the piano. However, this show features his works entirely on the organ.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 58:06
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Richard Hadlock explores the musical trajectory of Charles Campbell.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 58:19
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Host, Richard Hadlock investigates performances by some of Jazz's greatest dramatic players while connecting their performances with that of the Gr...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2015
  • Length: 57:55
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Host, Richard Hadlock devotes an entire program to the Blues featuring creative guitarists including the late BB King and Leadbelly among others.

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2015
  • Length: 57:43
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Instrumentalists have been enjoying the company of other players since the early beginnings of music. Jazz guitarists in particular love to hear ot...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2015
  • Length: 59:19
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San Francisco's legendary club, the Black Hawk located at Turk and Hyde street presented a who's who of Jazz luminaries from Dizzy Gillespie, to Bi...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:10
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Host, Richard Hadlock traces his formative years from 1945-1959 when he left Brazil at age 17 to go to College in Philadelphia. He reminisces his f...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:45
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Piano players with "royal" nicknames are featured from Nat "King" Cole to Duke Ellington. Host, Richard Hadlock showcases musicians deserving of th...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 58:41
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The Great American Songbook was largely derived from Broadway Shows produced at the turn of the Century. However, as the Great Depression began in ...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:12
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A continuation of Richard Hadlock's salute to "man's best friend". Tunes inspired and written about dogs.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2015
  • Length: 59:16