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.
Tune in for evocative western songs and poems, many about saddling up and riding in the West.
As host of Listening Lyrics I am looking forward to this hour with David Jacobin. As an aging hippie I now have the oppurtunity to talk with someone about changing aspects of the world we live in. For you see this guest not only talks but he walks the talk. David Jacobin uses his unique brand of Resistance Rock music to support social causes in the community, and promote the change he wishes to see in the world. In addition to not only hearing him play some tunes David will talk about a project he is deeply involved with. The Yisrael Family Farm. Their logo says it all "Our mission is to transform the hood for G.O.O.D. using urban agriculture as a tool for community engagement, empowerment and employment."
For those outside the listening area this show will be streamed live on KDRT.
Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark! Vocals, sax, piano and more.
Peggy Lee, Frank Morgan Gigi Gryce , Ella Fitzgerald, Mundell Lowe, Annie Ross & Gerry Mulligan, Paul Gonsalves, Gerry Mulligan, Victor Feldman, Horace Parlan, Gene Ammons, Billy Butler, Harold López-Nussa, Tommy Flanagan
Bill Dakin joins us to talk the "bass" of music. Well known and respected in Northern California. Listening Lyrics is thrilled to have him on the show.
Bill Dakin plays upright bass and acoustic guitar, and sings with local artists Rita Hosking, The Muddy Waders, and What’s Left. His love for roots music runs deep whether it is The Stanley Brothers, The Carter Family, or the Louvin Brothers, while his musical influences include Neil Young, Camper Van Beethoven, Miles Davis and Bill Frisell.
For those outside the listening area this show will be streamed live on KDRT
Elko Gathering. Nancy is just back from the 2018 National Cowboy Poetry (and Music) Gathering in Elko and she will share impressions, songs and poems from the big event .
Tonight on Jazz After Dark: the great female jazz vocalists of the 20th century!
Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington.
Plus Eva Cassidy and Dianne Reeves, and musical interludes by McCoy Tyner, and Stephane Grappelli with Joe Pass and Niels Pedersen.
Wyatt Williams, the first and current manager of booking and promotions at Watermelon Music, shares with us the story of Davis' newest live music venue: The Melon Ball (short for The Melon Ballroom). Situated adjacent to the beloved Davis music store, Watermelon Music, The Melon Ball is a 100 person hall that greets is audiences and artists with a professional and humble vibe. Past performers at The Melon Ball have remarked on the space's beauty and feel. The current owner of the hall and Watermelon Music, Jeff Simons, opened the venue for the purpose of having a local space for music teachers to host recitals, receptions, and other performances. The hall has since begun to take its first steps into becoming a regular spot for supporting the arts in and around Davis.
For those outside the listening area Listening Lyrics is streamed live on KDRT.
This month's One Health & Wildlife Talk guest is the first ever UCD/CDFW Wildlife Health Resident, Dr. Andrew Di Salvo.
He is currently in the first year of the residency, which is based at CDFW working alongside state wildlife veterinarians and biologists. Year 2 will be based at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and enrolled in the Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) Program in epidemiology.