Classic jazz from the '20s through the present with a knowledgeable and passionate host each week.
Chuck Sher - 1st Saturday of each month:
Chuck Sher is a long-time KRCB host of Jazz Connections, as well as a practicing jazz bassist, and a world-renowned jazz book publisher. His library of contemporary jazz is quite extensive and he really enjoys sharing his knowledge of the music and all the gems he has collected over the years---from Bill Evans to Keith Jarret to wonderful Brazilian and Latin music, and with a special focus on the best of European jazz players.
Doug Jayne - Weeks 2 and 4:
I was drawn to the music of the Big Bands as a kid, watching my dad reminisce and play his rare Glenn Miller tapes. As I grew up and starting digging progressive rock, I expanded into progressive Jazz, such as John McLaughlin, Weather Report and their ilk. When I started in the record biz in 1975, I was enlightened by my customers, some true Jazz fans that showed me the albums to check out. Miles and Mingus and Monk: Oh MY!!
I started hosting Jazz Connections way back in 1996: Just a crazy 42 year old with a dream.
As the years went by, I introduced new volunteers to KRCB, who would become Jazz Connections hosts. Glen Alpert, Larry Slater the Jazz MD, Big Man Howard, and Toby Gleason to name a few. I stepped away from hosting Jazz several years ago, but when the opportunity to do Jazz Connections came up recently , I took it!
I love this music...
Winston Bull - 3rd and 5th Saturday nights of each month
Winston is a Jazz fan who got into this wonderful art form through its -- and his -- beginnings, growing up with Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Art Tatum, Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong. As he progressed so did his music, and he spent more and more of his time with the likes of Miles Davis, Bird, Diz and Art Pepper. Then he presumably grew up and started to wonder who was out there now. Now he bounces back and forth from Bud (Powell) to Christian McBride, Wayne Shorter and the late, great Gerald Wilson. Tune in on the third and fifth Saturdays of the month to see how they all come together to help form this most amazing music.