Swing, soul, and cool, old and new tonight on Jazz After Dark. Helyne Stewart, Mundell Lowe, Mel Tormé, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat 'King' Cole and His Trio, Hank Mobley, Harold Mabern, Al Jarreau, Abdullah Ibrahim, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Grover Washington Jr., Swing de Gitanes
Quinn Hedges is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Although he is a versatile musician, having dabbled in a mesh of genres including folk, rock, and jazz, he considers himself a blues player at heart. Quinn started his musical journey in Delaware, where he was born and raised in a very musical family.
Quinn’s first instrument was trumpet, then the piano, and finally he became hooked on the common twang of the guitar at age 15. He continued his musical career all throughout high school, later moving to California to earn a degree in music. It was at this time that he became serious about songwriting, and began to hone his talent. This hard work and determination lead to the creation of his all-original, self-titled, debut album: “Quinn Hedges” (Circa 2006). Later, in 2011, he released his sophomore effort in the acoustic-based album, “Without You”.
With all this experience under his belt, including playing in several different bands, rigorous gigging as a solo musician, and having written so much original music, Quinn decided it was high time to start his own group. Thus “The Quinn Hedges Band”, came to be in 2009. The band release “Step Outside” in 2012, and eventually split in 2013.
From 2013 through 2016, Quinn teamed up with his cousin, John B Hedges, and released his finest album to date, "Slightly South of Stormy Clouds" (Mixed by Grammy Award Winner Tim Sonnefeld & Mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig).
Quinn currently performs in the dynamic Sacramento-based rock band, "The Outcome", who recently released an EP titled, “I’ll Take It”.
Since 2003, Quinn has been playing in restaurants, dive bars, wine bars, wineries, clubs, theaters, weddings, private events, opened for numerous national touring acts, and even performed the national anthem at a Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers game.
A renowned artist who is known for the truth and wisdom behind his lyrics, Quinn creates soulful and relatable music, which touches a wide array of audiences.
Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player and singer-songwriter. Whether performing solo or with Americana darlings Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable slide guitar chops. Her latest CD, "Wishes on a Neon Sign", is available now and features a collection of original songs including co-writes with Chris Stapleton and David Olney. In support of her new album, Abbie is currently touring the West Coast, with local stops on the Folk Brothers, Wednesday morning (Jan. 17th) at 10:30 and that same afternoon at Armadillo Music at 5:30 .
"Along the Trail" episode, Jan 12, 2018. We'll be spinning western music and cowboy poems that'll take you to a restful and happy place!
Joshua Wisterman grew up in Woodland, CA and started playing guitar at the age of nine. Now, 19 and playing mostly jazz music in the Sacramento area he has started creating a name for himself as talented and driven. His dream is to keep on doing music all of his life.
Listening Lyrics saw Joshua perform with jazz musicians more than twice his age, let me say that he more then held his own and is a real treat to hear.
Starting a new year of jazz with sax and horns tonight; plus commemorating Kevin Mahogany.
Kevin Mahogany, Phineas Newborn Jr. and All Stars, Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges, Cannonball Adderley, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horn, Wynton Marsalis, Harold López-Nussa, Wolfgang Haffner
Join us at 6pm for Rap Snacks, Episode XXIV: Health, Wealth & Knowledge, as we kick off 2018 with a fresh set of old-school hip-hop and source sample material for your listening pleasure... only on KDRT 95.7FM in Davis or on the World Wide Web at kdrt.org, where the grass roots grow, baby!!!! #Prosperity #HipHop #Vinyl #TwoTurntables #Microphone #Radio #Love #America
Cowboy music isn’t just from the North American west but is heard and created across the globe. In this episode, you’ll hear music from other countries that shows appreciation of American western songs and also music created in other parts of the world to reflect their own cowboy traditions.