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Jazz After Dark June 25 2019

Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark!   Extended sets:

-- Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson Trio, The Song Is You

-- Thelonious Monk, Round Midnight

-- Ray Charles & Milt Jackson,  How Long Blues

-- Oscar Peterson, Love Is Here to Stay

-- Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly, If You Could See Me Now

-- Ramsey Lewis Trio, Theme from Spartacus (Live)

-- Paul Desmond Quartet, Manhã De Carnaval

-- Sonny Rollins, Where Are You

KDRT Will Broadcast Opening Night of the Davis Music Fest, June 21, from 4:45 to 10 p.m.

KDRT will present a special Live "DiRT" broadcast of the opening night of this year's Davis Music Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. It will be live and streamed on kdrt.org.

5 p.m. - Bomba Fried Rice

6:15 p.m.  - King Dream

7:30 p.m. - West Nile Ramblers

9 p.m. - Ideateam

Plus live interviews between performances!

Bad Mother Nature visits KDRT June 21 at 4 p.m. (International Music Day)

Friday, June 21, is International Music Day - so let's celebrate with one of Sacramento's premier rock bands: BAD MOTHER NATURE.

Bad Mother Nature, an original band formed in 2016, consists of guitarist/bassist duo Axel Ahrens and Corey Allred, pianist Ryan Allred, and drummer Jon McCann. Inspired by the classic rock titans of the 1960s and '70s, they balance driving guitar-riff work with the nuanced, progressive piano that allows their music to range from soft to rocking - often within the same song.

Their debut EP “Strange Weather,” featuring Colin Curtin on drums, presented a range of styles from the upbeat blues-rock Honey Rider, to the instrumental guitar piece Persephone, to the anthemic ballad I’ll Make You a Thief. UK rock magazine Fireworks profiled the album and the band.

Their latest feature LP “Porcelain Martyr” was released Feb. 8, 2019. A departure from the raw guitar-heavy style of the previous EP, the album is a conceptually thematic overture of progressive rock, utilizing more backing vocals and harmonies, piano-driven riffs, and instrumental experimentation.

This broacast will also be streamed live on kdrt.org.

Jazz After Dark June 18 2019

Coming up at 8 pm tonight on Jazz After Dark! Cool jazz, vocals, some mellow Coltrane, and more.

Artie Shaw; Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan with Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans. Paul Desmond, John Coltrane, Earl "Fatha" Hines & Johnny Hodges, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Leon Redbone, Wynton Marsalis Septet, Cassandra Wilson, Piano Connection & Marcs Boogie.

Broadcasts live from KDRT-LP FM, 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.

Replays Monday 11pm, Tuesday midnight, Wednesday 10pm

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

Archived with playlists at https://kdrt.org/program/jazz-after-dark

Podcast available at iTunes and other podcast aggregators.