jazz

9:43am

Mon August 18, 2014
Arts & Culture

Liner Notes: DaVinci

  In August on KALW, Max Jacobs, co-creator of the "Bay Area Beats" series on Crosscurrents, presents four pilots of a new program he's calling Liner Notes. Liner Notes invites today's musicians to explore the inspirations behind their work. In each hour, Max sits down with a musician to spin the records that made them want to make music. Whether it's the first song they heard their grandmother sing or an unexpected guilty pleasure, you'll hear the stories of the music that matters to them and how it's shaped them.

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6:17pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

Jazz Perspective: Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval
Flickr user BRIC

Musician Arturo Sandoval is the protege of Dizzy Gillespie and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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4:35am

Mon June 30, 2014
Arts & Culture

Wednesday: Mark Naftalin pays tribute to Horace Silver & Jimmy Scott

Fog City Blues is off this week, but Mark Naftalin returns with a special two-hour broadcast of the Blues Power Hour. The first hour will include musical tributes to two recently-departed musical greats: composer-pianist Horace Silver and vocal balladeer extraordinaire Jimmy Scott.  The second hour will feature a “45 Party” (the “45” is a medium of recorded sound, in this case, not a firearm).  Blues Power Hour with Mark Naftalin ~ Wednesday, 7/02 at 9 pm.

5:01pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Birth of the Cool: San Francisco's New Fillmore District

A mural paying homage back to when the Fillmore was known as "The Harlem of the West."
Julie Blaumstein

As the city of San Francisco experiences new waves of growth and expansion, we travel back to another time before redevelopment reshaped the Fillmore District. 

In the 40’s and 50’s the Fillmore was a vibrant mix of cultures, and a national hotspot for jazz musicians. On any given night you could hear the voice of Billie Holiday, or the playing of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Dizzy Gillespie. The lively and diverse neighborhood quickly earned a nickname: The Harlem of the West.   

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10:51am

Tue June 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Djangofest on the Fog City Blues

Djangofest Mill Valley is the annual Bay Area celebration of guitarist Django Reinhardt and all things Gypsy Swing. We'll be joined live in the studio by two of this year's featured artists, Los Angeles-based Trio Dinicu and Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli.  Fog City Blues with Devon Strolovitch ~ Wednesday, 6/04 at 9 pm.

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