Focus on some of the giants of traditional jazz tonight: Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Trixie Smith, Earl Hines, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Venuti
The Mechula is a jazz trio out of Sacramento, California. They are always searching and experimenting as a post-bop jazz quartet for new ways to interpret the genre, and aim to create music that is interesting and meaningful.
Jackson Riley - Saxophone
Nick Bretz - Keyboards
Peter Bell - Drums
Andrew Mearns - Bass
If you are out of the broadcast area this show is streamed live on www.kdrt.org
"Mail's Here!" Nancy's mailbox has been filling up with western CDs. Listen in and discover with her what the mail truck brought!
Honoring Marian McParland on Jazz After Dark, on her 100th birthday tonight! Performances by:
Marian McPartland, Buddy De Franco Quintet, Horace Parlan, Sam Lazar, Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Earl "Fatha" Hines. We'll hear Marian McPartland with Tommy Flanagan, and with Renee Rosnes, and then wrap it up with Ed Bickert & Don Thompson.
Western Gifts. In this episode, Nancy brings western song and poetry gems to please listeners' ears.
Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark! Helen Carr, Ruby Braff, Ethel Ennis, Gigi Gryce, Teddy Charles Tentet, McCoy Tyner, Elek Bacsik, Ben Webster, The Rosenberg Trio, Wynton Marsalis, Linton Garner, Stanley Turrentine
Enjoy first wave Brittish ska? Me too. Join me and my co-hosts for a listen of The Specials 'The Specials' from 2 Tone records, produced by Elvis Costello. You'll think "isn't this a greatest hits album?" and I'll say "No! Unless you consider that it was The Specials' first album and every song is a hit." They're all here:
Jessica Malone is an award winning singer/ songwriter who was raised in the tall mountains of far northern California. Her original music evokes a sense of wanderlust, self-discovery, positivity and moving forward. On Jessica's latest release, "The Waiting Hours" EP, drums, upright bass, violin, acoustic & electric guitar accompany her powerful and soothing vocals. Her raw and unfiltered approach to folk/ Americana songwriting creates music that will take you back in time, while her heartfelt lyrics will keep you rooted in the present.
Swing, stride piano, and vocals tonight! Piano Connection & Marcs Boogie, Art Tatum, Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra, King Cole Trio, Artie Shaw, Mel Tormé, Oscar Aleman, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Clark Terry & Chico O'Farrill, T-Bone Walker, Claude Bolling, Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Steven Mayer
Sudwerk Brewing Company regularly gives back to the community through its "Saturday Fundraisers" where a portion of the draft sales are donated to local organizations. This Saturday, March 3rd from 4 to 8pm longtime local band Hardwater will be playing, and KDRT is the recipient of the beer sales donation. Please join us!! We are grateful to Hardwater for suggesting it as a KDRT Fundraiser, and we thank them for the numerous events they have played for local causes, including benefits for Davis Media Access and KDRT over the years. Don't mind the weather, if it rains we're indoors, if not, then join us on that special patio with the picnic tables, and the food truck Koizora will be on hand too.