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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Host, Richard Hadlock starts a series of canine appreciation through "Dog Music". Dog titles and dog inspired music is featured.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2015
  • Length: 59:12
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Louis Armstrong's vast and enduring influence on musicians especially trumpeters and singers is explored from Dorothy Fields to Harry James.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2015
  • Length: 56:42
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Pianist, Art Tatum was an amazing soloist who often sounded like two players at once. His unaccompanied work has been well-documented and celebrate...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:50
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The San Francisco Bay Area Jazz scene is a special place known for its diversity and camaraderie among its musicians. Host, Richard Hadlock samples...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2015
  • Length: 01:01:51
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Musical Instruments referred to by musicians as "Axes" are investigated. Often home made or manufactured there are hundreds of instruments. Host, R...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2015
  • Length: 02:02:36
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Host, Richard Hadlock explores the players of yesteryear who showed immense talent as teenagers. Musicians, Jabbo Smith, Mary Lou Williams and Gene...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:43
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Clarinetist/Saxophonist, Omer Simeon played for many years with some of the best bands in jazz as a sideman and never had the desire to lead his ow...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2015
  • Length: 58:52
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Exploring the art of reshaping and reforming familiar song melodies...A common practice done by jazz instrumentalists.

  • Added: Jun 02, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
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A look into three expressive trombonists: Sammy Williams, Bill Harris and Wycliffe Gordon

  • Added: Jun 02, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:39
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Going back 90 years from Clarence Williams to the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. 1925 was a prolific year for recorded music as the recording technology...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:02