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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-WilliamsSteve 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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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday April 29th, 2018

PLAYLIST Duke Ellington’s B-Day, Ella & Blossom Dearie B-Days 6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Duke Ellington Orchestra – Sophisticated Lady B-Day Show 1940 Recording 3. Duke Ellington Orchestra – 1927 @ The Cotton Club Part 2 & Goin’ To Town 4. Duke Ellington & The Cotton Club […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday April 1st, 2018

6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Harry Connick, Jr. Music Maestro, Please ( Solo ) 3. Clifford Brown Group – Joy Spring 4. Gerry Mulligan & Bob Brookmeyer – Spring Is Sprung 5. Helen Sung – Hope Springs Eternally 6. Kenny Dorham Septet & Cannonball Adderley – Passion […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday March 25th, 2018

6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Kenny Dorham Septet with Cannonball Adderley – Poetic Spring 3. Karrin Allyson – A Long Way To Go ( Equinox ) 4. Mary Lou Williams – Aries from Zodiac Suite 5. March Wind with Tommy Pederson- Trombone 6. Mary Stallings – Some […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday March 18th, 2018

PLAYLIST 6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Blossom Dearie – They Say It’s Spring 3. Freddie Hubbard & New Composers Octet – Up Jumped Spring 4. Michel Legrand – You Must Believe In Spring 5. Astrud Gilberto with Stan Getz – It Might As Well Be Spring 6. […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday March 4th, 2018

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 […]

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