From ragtime to bop, from Havana to Paris to Salt Lake City, from Billie Holiday to Joe Lovano, Steve is your guide through the many varieties of jazz music – past and present. A 35-year veteran of public radio, Williams brings his eclectic mix of the best jazz musicians ever recorded to the local airwaves every Sunday from 6pm to 10pm on KCPW.
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Steve Williams has a lifelong love of jazz. His father was a horn player in New York, performing with American jazz legends Charlie Parker, Gene Krupa and Joe Venuti, among others. Williams has long been a champion of the local jazz scene and a legend in his own right – having interviewed the likes of Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, and Lionel Hampton, and emceeing jazz festivals around the United States.
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PLAYLIST 6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts 2. Blossom Dearie – Dearie’s Blues 3. Bria Skonberg – So Is The Day 4. Emily Remler – Maggie’s Theme 5. Quartet Indigo – The Ladies Blues 6. Patricia Barber – If This Ain’t Jazz Bottom Break 6:30PM 7. Marian McPartland – Scratchin’ In […]
PLAYLIST 6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening theme 2. Ted Rosenthal Trio – Snowscape 3. Shorty Baker & Doc Cheatham – Baker’s Dozen 4. Shirley Horn – The Meaning Of The Blues 5. Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Harry ” Sweets” Edison – Edison Lights Bottom Break 6:30PM 6. Turtle Island […]
PLAYLIST 6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Lee Morgan Group – Party Time 3. Bill Holman Band – The Moon Of Manakoora 4. Roseanna Vitro with Fred Hersch – Why Try To Change Me Now 5. Michel Petrucciani – La Champagne Bottom Break 6:30PM 6. Art Farmer – […]
PLAYLIST 6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Miles Davis Group – Blue Haze 3. Carol Sloane – Sunday 4. McCoy Tyner – Twilight Mist 5. Ella Fitzgerald – All That Jazz 6. Art Pepper & Red Garland Trio – Red Pepper Blues Break 6:30PM 7. Allen Vizzutti with […]
First show of the new year! PLAYLIST 6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Louis Armstrong – I Love Jazz 3. Horace Silver with Andy Bey – The Righteous Rumba 4. Chet Baker Group – Ballata In Forma Di Blues 5. Maxine Sullivan & Scott Hamilton Quintet – A […]