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Jazz After Dark November 24 2020

Tonight on Jazz After Dark: songs by George and Ira Gershwin.

Glenn Miller, Oscar Aleman, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra, Marian McPartland, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal, Felicia Sanders, Pete Fountain, Ella Fitzgerald, Mongo Santamaria, Jimmy Scott, Tony Bennett & Ralph Sharon Trio, Bucky Pizzarelli

Jazz After Dark broadcasts locally at 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.

Replays Monday 11 pm.

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Show page here: https://kdrt.org/program/jazz-after-dark

Look for us on iTunes (you can listen to the live broadcast via their Radio link; just search for KDRT) or your favorite podcast site.

https://player.fm/featured/jazz

Congratulations to DJ Chris Mussen for 12 Years and 500 Episodes of A Constant Grin on KDRT

Starting in the late summer of 2008, Chris Mussen began airing "A Constant Grin" on KDRT every Friday afternoon 2 at for 30 minutes of hand-picked indie favorites from his substantial collection. Fast-forward 12 years, and today's show marked episode No. 500! In case you haven't  tuned in before, here's the show description, "All things modern indie, from shoegaze to psychedelic, dream pop to space rock, lo-fi to indie folk. Whatever you prefer on your indie playlists, A Constant Grin is sure to keep you smiling."  Today's episode looked back a bit at early shows, and we heard Chris' perspective on starting his program many moons ago.  Stream episode No. 500 at https://kdrt.org/audio/constant-grin-episode-500-12-years-indie-friday-a...

Jazz After Dark November 17 2020

Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark: Jimmie Noone & Earl Hines, Lester Young & His Band, Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan  with Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans, Milt Jackson & Ray Charles, Red Garland, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Sonny Rollins, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Earl Hines, Abbey Lincoln, James Rivers.

Jazz After Dark broadcasts locally at 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.

Replays Monday 11 pm.

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Show page here: https://kdrt.org/program/jazz-after-dark

Look for us on iTunes (you can listen to the live broadcast via their Radio link; just search for KDRT) or your favorite podcast site.

https://player.fm/featured/jazz

COVID-19 Community Report Nov. 17, 2020

At a moment where Yolo County has been returned to the most restrictive tier under the State's COVID-19 protocol, we hear two pespectives about the pandemic's impact on school-aged populations here in Davis.

My first guest today is Lorraine Nail-Visher, President of the Davis School Arts Foundation, which supports culturally relevant arts education for children in Davis public schools through project grants, advocacy, and arts integration training for educators. We'll hear about the foundation's work in general, and its recent decision to concentrate its efforts on one grade and one centralized effort during the pandemic.

Then we'll hear from 9th-grader Rohan Baxi about his experiences with distance learning, and the hobby he took up at the start of the pandemic that's given him purpose during this time.

LIVE Tuesdays at noon, anytime at kdrt.org.

Jazz After Dark November 10 2020

Tonight on Jazz After Dark: upbeat sounds of Pete Fountain, Peggy Lee, Glenn Miller Sound, Benny Goodman, New Orleans' Own The Dukes of Dixieland, Duke Ellington, Big Miller with the  Bob Florence Big Band, Joe Morello, Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra and the Jimmy Jones Trio, Frank Sinatra, Claude Bolling Big Band, Louis Armstrong, Louise Tobin with Peanuts Hucko and others,  Tony Bennett, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Bobby Hackett.

Jazz After Dark broadcasts locally at 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.

Replays Monday 11 pm.

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Show page here: https://kdrt.org/program/jazz-after-dark

Look for us on iTunes (you can listen to the live broadcast via their Radio link; just search for KDRT) or your favorite podcast site.

https://player.fm/featured/jazz

Jazz After Dark on KDRT - 10th Anniversary Show - October 27 2020

For this 10th Anniversary show of Jazz After Dark, I went back to find our very first playlist from October 26, 2010, and pulled a few of those first jazz numbers, along with some old favorites from the other early shows of 2010 and 11. We’ll hear from Bix Beiderbecke, Eubie Blake, Sidney Bechet, Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, Erskine Hawkins, Ella Fitzgerald with the Ray Charles Singers, Gerry Mulligan, Tony Bennett, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Ramsey Lewis, The Crusaders, Dianne Reeves, Don Ellis, and Allen Toussaint.

Jazz After Dark broadcasts locally at 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.

Replays Monday 11 pm.

COVID-19 Community Report: A Visit with the Davis Area Interfaith Religious Leaders Network - Oct. 27, 2020

So, a group of local clergy walks into a community media station…it sounds like the start of a joke, but rest assured it’s not. More like, a sign of the times.

For the past seven months, I’ve been talking to people about how COVID has impacted their lives — how it’s changed their business, their operations or services, and their lives. As I’ve also mentioned many times during this course of this show, it’s not just a global pandemic we’re weathering--2020 has been a highly complex year, one where layers are being peeled back on institutionalized racism, where fear and scarcity loom large, and where divisiveness seems to be the order of the day. In short, we’re a highly stressed populace. 

Lois' bio

LOIS RICHTER is an active member of the community in Davis, California. In 1980, she started her main company, "The Organizer", to help people keep the papers from taking over their lives. Once the Internet came into being, Lois did website design and taught for many years (thru Davis Adult School, Davis Senior Center, City of Davis, and the Internet Users' Group [IUG]). Semi-retiring in 2009 to help her Mom (who had lost much of her vision), Lois continued to work with a few private clients. After Mom died at age 98, Lois officially retired and began focussing more on making art and on the Whole Earth Festival -- long-time interests that had been put on hold for those last five years.

What's happened since 2017?

You may notice that I haven't posted "upcoming shows" for 2018-2019.  I did, of course, keep my own list of who was scheduled for which day; but I didn't think people were actually looking here to find out what happening in the FUTURE.  Instead, I focussed on keeping the Archives descriptions accurate for all my current shows -- usually getting  things entered within a week or two after the show aired.

Now, mid-2020, I am producing my radio shows AT HOME and uploading them to the KDRT site for broadcasting at the usual time.

That means that I am ALWAYS adding descriptions and an image to each show as it gets scheduled, so that I'm always up-to-date.  No need for blogging. To see all my recent "That's Life" shows, go to:  https://kdrt.org/programs/thats-life  

Jazz After Dark October 20 2020

Coming up at 8 pm tonight on Jazz After Dark: our featured performer is Earl Hines. Selections will cover the whole arc of his career, from 1928 work with Louis Armstrong to solo performances from the 1970’s. Along the way, Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines performs with Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Rushing, Budd Johnson, Paul Gonsalves, and more. Plus some songs by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and a languorous performance of God Bless The Child by Sonny Rollins.

Jazz After Dark broadcasts 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.

Replays Monday 11 pm.

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Show page here: https://kdrt.org/program/jazz-after-dark

Look for us on iTunes (you can listen to the live broadcast via their Radio link; just search for KDRT) or your favorite podcast site.

https://player.fm/featured/jazz