PrintJazz Time with Steve Williams features live performances, interviews, commentary, history, a local jazz calendar of events, and of course music – curated by legendary radio host Steve Williams.

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.

Live streaming audio of KCPW is available here.

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 is 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.

Early supporters of Jazz Time with Steve Williams include the GAM Foundation, Excellence in the Community, and The Garage on Beck.

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for April 9th, 2017

PLAYLIST 6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – April In Paris 3. Pepper Adams Quintet – Unforgettable 4. Mike Ledonne with Peter Bernstein, Eric Alexander – Let It Go New CD 5. Ernestine Anderson with Monty, Ray & Jeff – Satin Doll Bottom […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for March 12, 2017

PLAYLIST 6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. David Benoit – Waiting For Spring 3. Bob Mintzer Big Band – March Majestic 4. Stacey Kent – It Might As Well Be Spring 5. Clark Terry Quintet with Don Butterfield – Mardi Gras Waltz 6. Sherri Roberts – Take A […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for February 26, 2017

PLAYLIST 6:00PM 1.   Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie –   Salt Peanuts    Opening Theme 2.   Louie Armstrong – Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans. 3.   Preservation Hall Jazz Band –  Dear Lord  ( Give Me The Strength ) 4.   Preservation Hall Jazz Band –  Come With Me 5.   […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for February 19, 2017

PLAYLIST 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Ahmad Jamal – Flight To Russia 3. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Isn’t This A Lovely Day Today 4. Oscar Peterson Trio & All Star Big Band – Blues For Big Scotia 5. Al Jarreau with Kathleen Battle – […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for February 5, 2017

PLAYLIST 6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Donald Byrd with Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock – Pentacostal Feeling 3. Gray Sargent Trio – Gray Haze 4. Dianne Reeves – There’ll Be Another Spring 5. Gerry Mulligan – Solo piano Night Lights 6. Pat Metheny & Charlie Haden – […]

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