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Get Involved: Attend Our Next Orientation, January 18

Are you curious about community media? Interested in getting involved at KDRT-FM Grassroots Radio or Davis Community Television? You're in luck, because you're invited to our next orientation. Each and every month, we hold orientation meetings to answer your questions about broadcast and behind-the-scenes opportunities and internships at Davis Media Access, the home of KDRT and DCTV. So mark your calendars for January 18, 2017 and plan to attend! The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, visit DavisMedia.org.

Jazz After Dark January 17 2017

Coming up tonight: jazz with a touch of blues. Satchmo’s first LP. Vocals by Billie, Ella, and Madeleine Peyroux, piano by Erroll Garner and new sensation Joey Alexander. Some 60’s and 70’s jazz, and more.

  • Louis Armstrong, Bob Haggart & Ella Fitzgerald
  • Louis Armstrong and His All Stars
  • Louis Armstrong & Velma Middleton
  • Billie Holiday
  • Erroll Garner
  • Paul Gonsalves
  • Stanley Turrentine
  • Phil Upchurch
  • Ellis Marsalis Trio
  • Madeleine Peyroux
  • Joey Alexander
  • Warren Vaché

Divine Intervention Strikes - Jan 16

Look at us, all prepared and ready to air with 90 minutes to spare! That's right, coming up at 7p sharp, Pacific time, it's a well-organized if not well-planned edition of Divine Intervention. We have some brand-new rock, pop, and more -- 2017 releases, no less -- along with some funk and some junk, and of course our "Vinyl Vespers" feature of the evening, pictured here, filed under the category of "Here's someone who didn't die in 2016!"...and ain't he just dreamy. :>

Alex Calatayud is building a musical bridge - Listening Lyrics 1/13/17 4:00PM

This weeks guest is Alex Elvis Calatayud who is building a musical bridge between Brazil and the USA. Listen in as Alex shares his story and introduces us to some new Brazilian musicians. We will be playing selections from the music of Nilton Rabello, Bororo, Marcus Biancardini and many more.

Jazz After Dark January 10 2017

Mose Allison, Nov 11 1927 – Nov 15 2016.

Tribute to Mose Allison tonight on Jazz After Dark. Mose passed away in November 2016, leaving a legacy of Mississippi style blues and jazz. Also featuring his fellow Mississippian Hank Jones, as well as covers of Mose songs by John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton,  Ben Sidran Georgie Fame, and Maria Muldaur.

Divine Intervention Struck - Jan 9

Yes, it happend, it was fun...next week there'll be another one. If you missed this week's edition of Divine Intervention, the replay and playlist are available here. And, yes, our "Vinyl Vespers" feature really was Up with People!, featuring some inspiring cover-art testimonials from no less than the likes of John Wayne, Pat Boone, and Walt Disney. You're welcome. :>

Chris Hunt Returns to Listening Lyrics from NYC, Jan. 6, 2017, at 4 PM

Christopher Hunt is well known in and around northern California. He graduated from a distinguished school (the University of the Pacific) with a master's degree in music. He has performed in numerous bands based in Davis (Gravy Nation, Tha Dirt Feelin), and slips easily in and out of genres such as pop, rock, jazz, and funk. He also has a background in producing, and feels at home behind the controls in a recording session. In all we have a musician well equipped to pursue a career in music. That's why Chris relocated to New York City. That's why we have Chris calling in from NYC to join us on the show today; let's explore his goals and motive for his move across the continent.

Today, in New York, Chris plays with several bands: Semaphore, Phonoscenes, Secret Creatures and Bottler.

For those outside the listening area, the show will stream live on www.kdrt.org

Links to bands:

https://secretcreatures.bandcamp.com

Jazz After Dark January 03 2017

Starting the New Year with some soul jazz, vocals, and bossa nova, then Hubert Laws, Etta Jones, and contemporary artists.

  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Arnett Cobb
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Ahmad Jamal
  • Hubert Laws
  • Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
  • Rosemary Clooney & John Pizzarelli
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Jelly Roll Johnson
  • Dave Young, Johnny O'Neal, Terry Clarke
  • Etta Jones & Houston Person
  • Etta Jones & Houston Person
  • Fabienne Ambühl Trio
  • Jelly Roll Johnson

David Bowie - Blackstar - Album of the Week January 5

Blackstar was released on David Bowie's 69th birthday (January 8, 2016), just two days before he died. As we approach the album’s one-year anniversary and Bowie's 70th birthday, it feels like a fine time to feature it on Album of the Week. I’ve listened to the album only a few times and am intrigued, but not yet intimately familiar or attached.