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Jazz After Dark February 18 2020

Coming up at 8 pm on Jazz After Dark: cool, soul, Miles, and mainstream jazz.

Fats Waller & His Rhythm, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Sonny Stitt, Herbie Nichols, Billie Holiday, Artie Shaw, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, The Ella Fitzgerald Quartet, Joe Morello, Jimmy Smith.

Replays Monday 11 pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, Wednesday 10 pm

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Playlists, archives, and RSS Feed here: https://kdrt.org/blogs/don-shor-0

Look for us on iTunes or your favorite podcast site.

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Davis City Hall loves music and backs it up with grants -- Friday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. on Listening Lyrics

Hey, Davis musicians, this is a must-listen for you. Joel Daniel received his grant last year, and he and the city want you to know about it. Here it is, in Joel's words:

1) With the aim of bettering the quality of music that comes from Davis, I applied for a grant that I hope will impact it over many years to come. I have called it the Davis Independent Music Initiative (“DIMI”). The main parts of the grant are:

First, over the next few months, I will host a free and public series of talks aimed at songwriting and the process of recording and marketing a work. These will take place at Repower Yolo and will be hosted by Bike City Theater Company. This will be the first Wednesday in April (executive production), the first Wednesday in May (songwriting) and the second Wednesday in June (publicity/promotion). I hope this will be an opportunity for musicians of ALL levels to network, and to start to think about how to better their work. 

On the radio - Women of Bluegrass and Country

Recently NBC’s Think newsletter featured a report from a radio consultant which encouraged corporate program directors to limit the number of songs by women in their playlists to make ratings.

From “Think”: “This type of story — of the limited space for women — is all too common in country music. For years, women have been told that there is only one spot for women on playlists and label rosters, that they should avoid releasing ballads, that their music isn’t good enough and that their songs cannot be played back-to-back.”

KDRT 95.7FM is grassroots community radio and as hosts of our radio programs aren’t beholden to corporate radio interests, in other words we have the freedom to play whatever the “H” we want.. Tomorrow (Tuesday at 11:00 to Noon) on High Country Music Radio Rusty will feature several of the great female bluegrass and country artists. Played "back-to-back" we'll listen to timeless music from Laurie Lewis, Rita Hosking, Kora Feder , Hazel Dickins, Tift Merritt, Patty Griffin and many others. Tune in tomorrow or stream at KDRT.org!

Jazz After Dark February 11 2020

Coming up at 8 pm: Soul jazz, cool jazz, and vocals on Jazz After Dark tonight. Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Abbey Lincoln, and Etta Jones on vocals. Instrumentals by Ahmad Jamal, Kai Winding with J. J. Johnson, Shirley Scott with Stanley Turrentine, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Byrd, and Cornell Dupree.

95.7 FM, KDRT in Davis, CA.

Replays Monday 11 pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, Wednesday 10 pm

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Playlists, archives, and RSS Feed here: https://kdrt.org/blogs/don-shor-0

Look for us on iTunes or your favorite podcast site.

https://player.fm/featured/jazz

Founder of Celtic Folk-Rock Band TEMPEST - Lief Sorbye - to be Interviewed on High Country Music Radio Feb. 11, 2020.

Bay-Area Celtic band Tempest blends Irish reels, Scottish ballads, with Norwegian influences and other world-music elements creating an internationally renowned folk rock sound. Since forming in 1988, the Celtic-rock quintet has earned a reputation for delivering exuberant live performances.  This Tuesday's High Country Music Radio will get a chance to speak with Lief Sorbye - founding member and lead singer/electric mandolinist - in preparation for their upcoming concert at The Palms Playhouse, in Winters, CA this Saturday evening Feb. 15th at 8 p.m. This week's episode also explores some of the English, Irish and Scottish roots of bluegrass and country music.  We thank Lief and The Palms for donating a pair of tickets for host Rusty to give away during this Tuesday's episode 11 a.m. to noon. Stream live at KDRT.org

 

 

Jazz After Dark February 04 2020

Bossa Nova tonight on Jazz After Dark!

Charlie Byrd & Stan Getz, Stan Getz & Gary McFarland, Luiz Bonfá & Stan Getz, Henry Mancini, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete, Lalo Schifrin, Clare Fischer, Herbie Mann & Joao Gilberto with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gerry Mulligan & Jane Duboc, Cal Tjader & Carmen McRae, Toots Thielemans.

8 pm live at 95.7 FM in Davis CA

Replays Monday 11 pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, Wednesday 10 pm

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Playlists, archives, and RSS Feed here: https://kdrt.org/blogs/don-shor-0

Look for us on iTunes or your favorite podcast site.

https://player.fm/featured/jazz

High Country Music Radio Country and Bluegrass

On tomorrow’s High Country Music Radio Rusty’s playlist begins with a bit of bluegrass from Trampled by Turtles and Mohavisoul, veterans of the SoCal bluegrass scene. Rusty’s pick-up will take a turn on the gravel road to some country sounds including music from Townes Van Zandt, Darius Rucker (yes, that Darius from Hootie and Blowfish), Dom Flemons, Tift Merritt and Loretta Lynn. Hope you can join us on the front porch this Tuesday from 11:00 to Noon on KDRT 95.7 or KDRT.org.

Contra Dance tunes on the January 29th edition of The Folk Brothers

Karen Leyse was guest host and presented instrumental tunes for Contra Dancing as well as songs performed by musicians who also play in Contra Dance bands. 

There is a Contra Dance, presented by the Sacramento Country Dance Society,  at the Palms Playhouse in Winters on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 2.

https://www.palmsplayhouse.com/contra-dance-with-sacramento-country-danc...

Jazz After Dark January 28 2020

Coming up at 8 pm tonight on Jazz After Dark: Ella Fitzgerald, Wes Montgomery, Teddy Wilson Trio, Stuff Smith, Sonny Clark, Willie Bobo, Paul Desmond & Don Sebesky Orchestra, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Grant Green, Lee Konitz & the Brazilian Band, Charlie Byrd And The Washington Guitar Quintet, Johnny Varro, Piano Connection.

95.7 FM in Davis CA, Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Replays Monday 11 pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, Wednesday 10 pm

Playlists, archives, and RSS Feed here: https://kdrt.org/blogs/don-shor-0

Look for us on iTunes or your favorite podcast site.

https://player.fm/featured/jazz

The Amazing Gabe Lewin in the Studio, Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4 PM

Gabe Lewin started singing about the time he learned to walk. He picked up the guitar at 13, or 60 years ago, and then 15 years after that he took up the harmonica. His first professional stage appearance was in 1965 at The Troubadour in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In South Africa he learned a wide variety of musical styles, including very old, very new, and original songs. He learned old folk standards, new folk tunes, reggae tunes, bluegrass, and even a few classic rock and blues tunes.  The common thread is that all have real melodies!

Gabe says he's a “song collector.” “if a song really grabs me I go about learning to play it," he says, "so I can share the song with others.” The criteria of a good song is interesting lyrics and melody. Some songs are tender, some moving, and some are humorous. Themes vary from the plight of the poor farmer and the poor coal miner, to broken hearts and true love, and ballads, and more.

Gabe is also a familiar figure as a sound system provider and operator at many events in the area, such as Celebrate Davis, and for many years  the Yolo County Fair, as the owner/operator of Clarity Sound.