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 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Shelly Berg Trio – Question And Answer 3. Scott Hamilton & Jeff Hamilton Trio – All Through The Night 4. Freddy Cole – Lovely Day 5. Brian Melvin Trio with Jaco Pastorius & Jon Davis – Moon And Sand Break […]
PLAYLIST (4th of July show!) 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Ray Brown Trio – America The Beautiful 3. Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington – The Beautiful American 4. Nat King Cole – Route 66 5. Judy Carmichael – California Here I Come 6. Bobby Hutcherson – […]
PLAYLIST 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening piece 2. John Pizzarelli – Walk Between The Rain Drops 3. Dave Brubeck Quartet with Jimmy Rushing – River, Stay Away From My Door 4. Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Constant Rain 5. Barbara Streisand & John Mayer – Come Rain […]
PLAYLIST 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Oscar Peterson Trio – Younger Than Springtime. 3. Wayne Bergeron – High Clouds And A Good Chance Of Wayne 4. Jim Hall & Pat Metheny – Cold Spring 5. Benny Carter – June Is Busting Out All Over 6. Ella […]
PLAYLIST – MEMORIAL DAY SHOW 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Ray Brown Trio – America The Beautiful 3. The U.S. Air Force Airmen Of Note – American Dreams 4. Louis Armstrong with Dave Brubeck & Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – The Real Ambassadors 5. U.S. Air […]