Tune into Reaper Radio on KDRT from 10 pm to Midnight Friday, Sept. 20th for a chance to win a pair of general admission weekend passes to Aftershock 2019 - Oct. 11th -13th at Discovery Park, Sacramento. Described as the largest rock/metal festival in California, it has sold out for the past few years, so this year they've expanded to a 3-day festival. Listen tonight and KDRT DJ "The Alchemist" will announce this week's featured artist at the beginning of Reaper Radio. When you hear the featured artist, log onto the KDRT 95.7 FM Facebook page and enter the title of the song played. The first correct response will win the pair of weekend passes. More information about Aftershock here: https://bit.ly/2Xb7suD
“Western Swing Society, Hall of Fame.” A big shindig to induct western swing artists into the Hall of Fame, amidst 3 days of music and dancing, is near. On this episode, hear a sampler of music from these top western swing bands.
Ben Huseby is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and entertainer, performing in genres that span country, blues, folk, traditional jazz, and modern pop. He performs as a solo loop artist under the moniker Big Ben, fronts the cover band Big Ben and the Brians on vocals and guitar, and fronts the traditional Dixieland band Big Ben and the Bay Area Ramblers on vocals and trombone.
Ben, a trombonist with the U.S. Air Force Band since 2011, has been stationed with the Band of the Golden West at Travis AFB since 2018. He has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Africa as an active-duty musician, and has performed countless times for ambassadors, international dignitaries, and civic and military leaders, including the president of Estonia and former President Obama.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Minot State University in North Dakota, and a master’s in music education from the prestigious Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. Find him on Facebook @BigBenMusic, on Instagram @big.ben.music, or at www.bigbenmusic.net
This broadcast will also be streamed live on www.kdrt.org.
Tonight on Jazz After Dark: Ramsey Lewis Trio, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Oscar Peterson, Paul Gonsalves, Etta Jones, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Gerry Mulligan, Bobby Jaspar, Annie Ross & Gerry Mulligan, Gene Ammons, Harold López-Nussa, Bill Evans Trio.
“Western Tunes + Author Dani Jorgensen”. Dani Jorgensen recently wrote “a classic western novel for modern readers”. We’ll chat with Dani on today’s show. We’ve also got a playlist packed with (mostly) contemporary western music. Do drop in!
Coming up tonight at 8 pm on Jazz After Dark:
Nat King Cole, Erroll Garner, Miles Davis, Count Basie, Annie Ross, Jimmy Raney, Chico Hamilton, Nancy Wilson, Stan Getz, Stuff Smith, Claude Bolling Big Band, Ella Fitzgerald, Art Farmer, Eiji Kitamura.
Live 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.
Replays Monday 11pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, Wednesday 10 pm.
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Contact me if you want to guest DJ and feature your musical tastes- the wild fox party format is wide open to music old and new bright or blue
Our playlists will be listed in this blog section everyweek shortly after airing time on Tuesdays 11 AM-
Next show will feature my desert Island Discs Billie Holiday Golden Years
We will continue with Warren Tesoro's playlist plus some other ssurprises.
Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark: soul jazz, hard bop, Afro-Cuban, and more.
Dave Bass with Karryn Allyson on vocals, Buddy DeFranco, Hank Mobley, Benny Golson Quartet, Cannonball Adderley, Don Ellis Orchestra, Ray Barretto, The Tommy Flanagan Trio.
Replays Monday 11pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, Wednesday 10 pm
Photo, clockwise from upper left: Dave Bass with Karryn Allyson, Benny Golson, Ray Barretto, Cannonball and Nat Adderley.
Spoon is a very solid American indie rock band. They're amazing live and on record. I'm going to play They Want My Soul during this week's episode because I can't find Hot Thoughts and also because it was my favorite thing going when it came out in 2014. They just finished a very long tour, upstaging The Shins on a double bill when I saw them at The Greek, crushing The Masonic, and finally settling down for a bit. Hopefully, that means they're recording and you will have discovered them with this radio show and fall in love before their next release and you'll go to their concert and jump for joy and it was all due to KDRT!
Jeanne Pastoor has been and is the co-host on Listening Lyrics. This week however we will make her our guest. Jeanne has loved music her whole life starting with the Great American Songbook tunes, rock, and many other genre's. She grew up in New Jersey and California, finally ending up in Ohio before moving back to California. She has known and met musicians all her life and loves the live music scene. That of course made her the perfect co-host. Today's show is all about Jeanne - her life and some of her favorite music. Listen in or go to www.kdrt.org since this show is streamed live.