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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 23, 2018

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 […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday August 12th, 2018

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 […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday April 29th, 2018

PLAYLIST Duke Ellington’s B-Day, Ella & Blossom Dearie B-Days 6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Duke Ellington Orchestra – Sophisticated Lady B-Day Show 1940 Recording 3. Duke Ellington Orchestra – 1927 @ The Cotton Club Part 2 & Goin’ To Town 4. Duke Ellington & The Cotton Club […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday April 1st, 2018

6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Harry Connick, Jr. Music Maestro, Please ( Solo ) 3. Clifford Brown Group – Joy Spring 4. Gerry Mulligan & Bob Brookmeyer – Spring Is Sprung 5. Helen Sung – Hope Springs Eternally 6. Kenny Dorham Septet & Cannonball Adderley – Passion […]

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Jazz Time with Steve Williams Playlist for Sunday March 25th, 2018

6:00PM 1. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts Opening Theme 2. Kenny Dorham Septet with Cannonball Adderley – Poetic Spring 3. Karrin Allyson – A Long Way To Go ( Equinox ) 4. Mary Lou Williams – Aries from Zodiac Suite 5. March Wind with Tommy Pederson- Trombone 6. Mary Stallings – Some […]

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