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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 28th, 2019

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday April 21st, 2019

Jazz Time playlist for Sunday April 21st, 2019 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie  –  Salt Peanuts (Opening Theme) 2. Tamir Hendelman with John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton –  Spring Action 3.   Diana Krall –  Garden In The Rain 4.   Art Blakey Jazz Messengers  –  Late Spring 5.   Dave Brubeck Quartet  –  Spring […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday April 14th, 2019

Jazz Time playlist for Sunday April 14th, 2019 6:00 PM 1.   Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie –  Salt Peanuts   (Opening Theme) 2.   Abbey Lincoln – Up Jumped Spring 3.   David Benoit –  Waiting For Spring 4.   Rickie Lee Jones  –  Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most 5.   Herbie Mann –  Comin’ Home Baby […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday April 7th, 2019

Jazz Time playlist for Sunday April 7th, 2019 6:00 PM 1.   Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie –  Salt Peanuts (Opening Theme) 2.   Freddie Hubbard –   Skydive  (Birthday) 3.   Billie Holiday – What A Little Moonlight Can Do  (Birthday 1915) 4.   Ben Webster & Joe Zawinul – Soul Mates 5.   Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong –  April […]

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