Jazz After Dark March 05 2019

Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark!

Jimmy Scott, Dennis Farnon, Richard Twardzik &  Russ Freeman, Jeri Southern & Dave Barbour's Trio, Ray Charles, Cannonball Adderley & Ray Brown, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Raney, Ella Fitzgerald, Diane Krall & Hank Jones, Dal Richards & His Orchestra, Andre Previn with Mundell Lowe & Ray Brown, Dave Cliff, Victor Biglione.

Photo clockwise from upper left: Jeri Southern, Jimmy Scott, Andre Previn, Dal Richards.

Replays Monday 11pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, Wednesday 10-11pm.

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Divine Intervention Strikes - March 4, 2019

Divine Intervention strikes this week with tons of brand-spankin'-new music across genres, including Better Oblivion Communiuty Center (Conor Oberst + Phoebe Bridgers), Ty Segall, FEELS, Xiu Xiu, Sugaray Rayford, Cochemea, and Hugh DeNeal... and, of course, Vinyl Vespers. See the playlist and stream the show via the program page.


“Cowboy Moon.” March 1, 2019

“Cowboy Moon.”  When you think of cowboys from the old west, do you see them sitting around the campfire? It’s a dark night, the fire is crackling, perhaps coyotes are howling and the moon shines its bright light over the land. You can see why so many cowboy songs back then and today are inspired by the quiet and powerful presence of the moon. Today’s episode is dedicated to songs about the moon. 

Live DiRT with The Crooked Jades on Friday, March 1 from 2:30 to 3:00

Join The Folk Brothers - Bill and Peter - when they welcome Bay Area-based string band The Crooked Jades to the KDRT studios.  Founded in 1996, The Jades have been on a two decade mission to revitalize old-time string band music for our modern era.   The Crooked Jades are currently touring their latest album - "Empathy Moves The Water", their 7th album, but first in a decade - which features a mix of traditional as well as original ballads and tunes.  They will also be appearing at The Palms in Winters that same evening (March 1). 

Jazz After Dark February 26 2019

On Jazz After Dark tonight! Extended sets: Diane Schuur – Cry Me a River. John Coltrane & Hank Mobley – On It. Miles Davis – Concierto de Aranjuez. Buddy Tate & Abdullah Abrahim – Just You, Just Me. Abdullah Ibrahim – All Day & All Night Long. Herb Alpert & Hugh Masakela – Kalahari Nights.  Diane Schuur & Maynard Ferguson – Just One of Those Things.


Fallon O'Neill Discusses His Book "GEIST Prelude" Friday March 1, 2019 at 4:00pm

This week author Fallon O'Neill is in the studio to discuss his book, Geist Prelude. Of course we will also play some tunes relevant to the conversation.

Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at a young age, Fallon O'Neill has been writing since his sophomore year of high school. These scribblings and vignettes would eventually become the earliest drafts of his debut novel, Geist: Prelude. Dedicated and passionate, Fallon has worked his novels with the Blue Moon Writer's Group for over seven years, culminating in winning second place at the Will Albrecht Young Writers Competition of 2012, and publication in the eighth issue of the Blue Moon Art And Literary Review. His favorite pastimes include grabbing a beer (or four) at the local bar, blasting soundtracks into his skull, and watching German movies from the '20s to keep the existential dread at bay.

For those outside of the listening area this show will be streamed live at

Legend on the road to Not becoming a Rock Star. February 22nd 2019

Legend of the Bay Area Band Nasty Habits talks about his journey through trying to be a rock star. He joins us in the studio to share his experiences attempting to form and play in bands and his latest endeavour to record some of his more recent original songs under the name Nasty Reputation.

Older recordings to Legends music can be found at recording of Nasty Habits

Some of Legends newer music from Nasty Reputation can be found at



Legend would like to add a special thanks to his old art teacher, Bill Leach.

“Bluesy and Jazzy.” Feb. 22, 2019

"Bluesy and Jazzy." Western music has lots of musical influences, including blues and jazz.  For example, western swing is a jazz form. Today's show will be all western songs that have strong blues or jazz elements, drawing on form, instrumentation (we'll hear sax, trumpet, clarinets), improvisation, chord progressions and rhythms. I hope you enjoy this melange of musical sounds.

Jazz After Dark February 19 2019

For this 400th episode of Jazz After Dark, featuring some of the great jazz artists of the 20th century. Performances from 1928 to 1999, including:

Hadda Brooks, Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines, Coleman Hawkins & Stanley Black, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Django Reinhardt, Duke Ellington with Ella Fitzgerald, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, Frank Sinatra with Count Basie & The Orchestra & Quincy Jones, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis