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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It's hard to imagine the forward-looking jazz scene of the Bay Area without the tireless efforts of composer, bandleader, and bass player Lisa Mezz...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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One of the major voices of jazz in Europe, Kenny Wheeler was a trumpet player and composer so warm and melodic that you might not even notice how c...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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One of the major composers of late 50s/early60s bebop, Freddie Redd achieved renown through his work with Jackie Mclean on the groundbreaking play ...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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One of Charles Mingus's greatest bands, a loose and swinging sextet with Jaki Byard, Clifford Jordan, Eric Dolphy, Dannie Richmond, and Eric Dolphy...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:41
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A truly original voice of the alto saxophone, John Tchicai brought much-needed intelligence and warmth to the free jazz movement of the 1960s throu...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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A master of jazz piano in the tradition of Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, Barry Harris is one of the last remaining giants of the 1950s. His delic...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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One of the more challenging and rewarding projects of the great bassist Charlie Haden, this large ensemble played music that celebrated the power o...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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A promising star of jazz piano in the 60s and 70s, Albert Dailey brought a rich and complex post-bop sound to the bands of Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Highlights from the 2018 San Jose Jazz Summerfest featuring performances from the Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage.

  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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One of the great bebop stylists of the 1960s, alto saxophonist Frank Strozier had a unique sound that balanced warmth and bite, a driving rhythmic ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01