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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Halloween show and a birthday tribute for Steve’s mother 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts opening theme 2. Sidney Bechet – Margie 3. Gregory Porter – Mother’s Song 4. Nat King Cole – L.O.V.E. 5. Ramsey Lewis Trio – Mother Nature’s Son 6. Gil Goldstein & Romero Lubambo – Infinite […]
1st day of Autumn & International Peace Day 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Carol Bach-y-Rita – T’is Autumn 3. Dave Brubeck & Sons Trio – Autumn 4. John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman – Autumn Serenade 5. Monty Alexander – Maybe September 6. Martin Taylor & David […]
Women’s Equality Day Show 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Marc Johnson with Bill Frisell & Pat Metheny – Sound Of Summer Running 3. Hendrik Meurkens – A Summer In San Francisco 4. Preservation Hall Jazz Band – August Nights 5. Oscar Peterson – When Summer Comes […]
PLAYLIST 6:00 PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie. – Salt Peanuts. Opening theme 2. Pat Metheny – The Longest Summer 3. Bob Curnow L.A. Jazz Big Band. – Every Summer Night 4. Pat Metheny & Brad Mehldau. – Summer Day 5. Pat Metheny Group – Afternoon. Bottom Break. 6:30 PM 6. Rhio & Leigh […]
Charlie Parker Dizzy Gillepsie – Salt Peanuts Bill Mays Trio – Early August Fredrica Von Stade – Summer Song Benny Carter – August Moon Diana Krall – It Was A Beautiful Day in August Lew Tabackin Quartet – Desert Lady Gene Harris Quartet – Old Funky Gene’s Oscar Peterson/Stephane Grappelli – Nuages Stacey Kent – […]