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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 September 8, 2019

PLAYLIST 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts opening theme 2. Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster – Sunday 3. Chet Baker – Summer Sketch 4. Frank Sinatra – Summer Wind 5. Patrick Williams Orchestra – One Sunny Day 6. Stan Getz Quartet – Summer Night Break 6:30 PM 7. Horace Silver […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday August 29th, 2019

PLAYLIST 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening theme. 2. Marc Johnson with Pat Metheny & Bill Frisell – Sound Of Summer Running 3. Freddy Cole – Lovely Day 4. Kenny Burrell – Sunup To Sundown 5. Hendrik Meurkens – A Summer In San Francisco Break 6:30 PM 6. Cal […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday August 18th, 2019

PLAYLIST 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Benny Carter & Dizzy Gillespie – Summer Serenade 3. Diana Krall – It Was A Beautiful Day In August / You Can Depend On Me 4. Matt Jorgenson & Corey Christiansen – August 5. Brian Bromberg – Ray Of Sunshine […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday August 11th, 2019

PLAYLIST 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening theme 2. Warren Bernhardt Trio – Ain’t Life Grand 3. Ann Hampton Callaway – Lazy Afternoon 4. Gerry Mulligan & Grover Washington – Dragonfly 5. Tal Farlow with Ray Brown & Hank Jones – Bayside Blues Break 6:30 PM 6. Bill Watrous […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday August 4th, 2019

Jazz Time playlist for Sunday August 4th 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening theme 2. Jay Lawrence Trio – Thermal Strut 3. Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker – Summer, The Sweet Good-bye 4. Dave Valentin – Red Sun 5. Bill Mays Trio – The Summer Knows Break 6:30 PM […]

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