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This Wednesday, February 1st from 9-10pm, KJAZZ is pleased to present a broadcast of Jazz Tracks at Union Station from A...
01/30/2023

This Wednesday, February 1st from 9-10pm, KJAZZ is pleased to present a broadcast of Jazz Tracks at Union Station from April 24th, 2022. The program features music from Bobby Bradford’s ’Stealin’ Home — A Jackie Robinson Suite,” Sam Gendel with Blake Mills and Benny Bock, and Joey De Leon’s rumba ensemble. This broadcast is made possible by KJazz with support from Metro Art Los Angeles.

01/27/2023

FEATURES THIS WEEKEND ON NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES

Saturday, January 28, 2023 2:00pm – 6:00pm
3:00 – Early Blues – Bo Diddley
4:00 – Blue Spotlight – Sharon Lewis and Texas Fire
5:00 – Live at Five – Albert Cummings, “Feel So Good”

Sunday, January 29, 2023 2:00pm – 7:00pm
3:00 – Early Blues – Alberta Adams
4:00 – Blue Spotlight – Sonny Landreth
5:00 – Live at Five – James Cotton, “Live At Antone’s Night Club” (Vinyl)
6:00 – 7:00 – Indie Hour – Indie Artist of the Week – Celso Salim

Jose Rizo is currently in Cuba with a group of KJazz listeners and had the chance to meet up with Cuban Saxophonist Carl...
01/27/2023

Jose Rizo is currently in Cuba with a group of KJazz listeners and had the chance to meet up with Cuban Saxophonist Carlos Miyares .

On January 25, 1956, Ella Fitzgerald recorded for Verve Records for the very first time. It was the beginning of a resur...
01/25/2023
Ella Fitzgerald And Verve - How It All Began

On January 25, 1956, Ella Fitzgerald recorded for Verve Records for the very first time. It was the beginning of a resurgence in the singer’s career.

On January 25, 1956, Ella Fitzgerald recorded for Verve Records for the very first time. It was the beginning of a resurgence in her career.

The Miracle Theater in Inglewood presents Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen on March 7th. As a KJazz listener ...
01/23/2023

The Miracle Theater in Inglewood presents Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen on March 7th. As a KJazz listener you can get a 20% discount on tickets for this show using the code NOLA when you purchase your tickets at www.themiracleinglewood.com.

Vocalist Laila Biali performs tomorrow, Saturday, January 21 at 8pm at the Smothers Theatre (Pepperdine University's Lis...
01/20/2023

Vocalist Laila Biali performs tomorrow, Saturday, January 21 at 8pm at the Smothers Theatre (Pepperdine University's Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts). She’ll be joined by NYC rhythm section Matt Aronoff and Jared Schonig. More info are tickets are at http://bit.ly/3D2sDFY.

Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are coming to THE ORPHEUM THEATRE  on Saturday, March 25 featuring Goldblu...
01/20/2023

Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are coming to THE ORPHEUM THEATRE on Saturday, March 25 featuring Goldblum on piano, with guitarist John Storie, bassist Alex Frank, organist Joe Bagg, saxophonists James King and Scott Gilman, and drummer Kenny Elliott. Tickets are on sale now: https://bit.ly/3XJkaPZ

01/20/2023

FEATURES THIS WEEKEND ON NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES

Saturday, January 21, 2023 2:00pm – 6:00pm
3:00 – Early Blues – Elmore James
4:00 – Blue Spotlight – Janis Joplin
5:00 – Live at Five – Fleetwood Mac, “Live At The Boston Tea Party”

Sunday, January 22, 2023 2:00pm – 7:00pm
3:00 – Early Blues – Sunnyland Slim
4:00 – Blue Spotlight – Junior Wells
5:00 – Live at Five – Cafe R&B, “Very Live”
6:00 – 7:00 – Indie Hour – Indie Artist of the Week – The Norman Sylvester Band

Subtitled ‘The Contemporary Records Recordings’, the new release explores Rollins’ output for Lester Koenig’s revered Lo...
01/19/2023
New Three-Disc Sonny Rollins Collection ‘Go West!' Due In June

Subtitled ‘The Contemporary Records Recordings’, the new release explores Rollins’ output for Lester Koenig’s revered Los Angeles jazz label.

'Go West', a new three-disc collection of jazz legend Sonny Rollins' Contemporary Records recordings is due out through Craft on June 23

With an effortless sense of cool, ‘Nat King Cole At The Sands’ found the pianist and singer proving he could swing as we...
01/18/2023
‘Nat King Cole At The Sands’: When Jazz Royalty Graced Las Vegas

With an effortless sense of cool, ‘Nat King Cole At The Sands’ found the pianist and singer proving he could swing as well as Sinatra in Vegas.

With an effortless sense of cool, ‘Nat King Cole At The Sands’ found Cole proving he could swing as well as Sinatra in Vegas.

An introduction to one of the most explosive and charismatic drummers in jazz history.
01/17/2023
Best Gene Krupa Songs: 20 Jazz Essentials

An introduction to one of the most explosive and charismatic drummers in jazz history.

An introduction to the best songs of Gene Krupa is an introduction to one of the most explosive and charismatic drummers in jazz history.

01/13/2023

FEATURES THIS WEEKEND ON NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES

Saturday, January 14, 2022 2:00pm – 6:00pm
3:00 – Early Blues – Etta James
4:00 – Blue Spotlight – Jimmy Dawkins
4:30 – Special Tribute – Jeff Beck
5:00 – Live at Five – Roy Buchanan, “Live Stock”

Sunday, January 15, 2022 2:00pm – 7:00pm
3:00 – Early Blues – Lightnin’ Hopkins
4:00 – Blue Spotlight – Dennis Jones
5:00 – Live at Five – Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, “You Asked For It… LIVE”
6:00 – 7:00 – Indie Hour – Indie Artist of the Week – Blue Mountain Tribe, “Oh Great Warrior!”

Monday, January 16, 2022 2:00pm – 7:00pm
BLUE MONDAY!
3:00 – Blue Spotlight – P*e Wee Crayton
3:30 – Blue Spotlight – Pops Staples
4:00 – Blue Spotlight – Big Mama Thornton
4:30 – Blue Spotlight – Mighty Sam McClain
5:00 – Blue Spotlight – Luther Allison
5:30 – Blue Spotlight – Mavis Staples
6:00 – Blue Spotlight – BB King
6:30 – Blue Spotlight – BB King Live

Jeff Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll, influencing generations of shre...
01/11/2023
Jeff Beck, guitar god who influenced generations, dies at 78

Jeff Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player's guitar player, has died at the age of 78.

Beck first came to prominence with the Yardbirds and then went out on his own in a solo career that incorporated hard rock, jazz, funky blues and even opera.

 In 2022, you loved The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts' first “Jazz at Naz Festival” so much ...
01/11/2023

In 2022, you loved The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts' first “Jazz at Naz Festival” so much —we made it permanent. Our second annual festival kicks off February 2nd, with Christian McBride’s “A Movement Revisited,” celebrating heroes of the Civil Rights movement during Black History Month.

Tickets and info at
www.thesoraya.org/calendar/2022-23-season/jazz-at-naz/

Kenny Burrell’s ‘Midnight Blue’ blurs the boundaries between jazz and the blues and plays like a slow burn, soundtrackin...
01/09/2023
Kenny Burrell's ‘Midnight Blue’: When Jazz Got The Blues

Kenny Burrell’s ‘Midnight Blue’ blurs the boundaries between jazz and the blues and plays like a slow burn, soundtracking an imaginary film noir.

Kenny Burrell's 'Midnight Blue' blurs the boundaries between jazz and the blues, and plays like the soundtrack to an imaginary film noir.

01/06/2023

FEATURES THIS WEEKEND ON NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES

Saturday, January 7, 2022 2:00pm – 6:00pm
3:00 – Early Blues – Lowell Fulson, “Man Of Motion” (Vinyl)
4:00 – Blue Spotlight – The Lamont Cranston Band
5:00 – Live at Five – Kim Wilson, “Smoking Joint”

Sunday, January 8, 2022 2:00pm – 7:00pm
3:00 – Early Blues – Blind Lemon Jefferson
4:00 – Blue Spotlight – Fenton Robinson
5:00 – Live at Five – Roy Gaines, “Live At Lucerne”
6:00 – 7:00 – Indie Hour – Indie Artist of the Week – Missy Anderson, “In The Moment”

A local jazz venue getting some national attention.
01/05/2023
At Los Angeles’s Beautiful Vibrato Grill Jazz Magic Happens On A Nightly Basis

A local jazz venue getting some national attention.

L.A.'s Vibrato is the kind of hidden oasis where magic happens, from John Mayer and Stevie Wonder hopping on stage to the Jazz Foundation of America honoring Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman there. The venue was started by the legendary Herb Albert and his daughter Eden. I spoke with Eden.

Save the date!
01/04/2023

Save the date!

One of Latin Music’s earliest imprints in the US, Tico was an early home to Tito Rodríguez, Tito Puente, Machito, La Lup...
01/04/2023
Tico Records: The Label That Helped Produce Salsa’s Biggest Stars

One of Latin Music’s earliest imprints in the US, Tico was an early home to Tito Rodríguez, Tito Puente, Machito, La Lupe, and Celia Cruz.

Tico Records was an early home to artists that became salsa icons, names like Tito Rodríguez, Tito Puente, Machito, La Lupe, and Celia Cruz.

Join Gary "The Wagman" Wagner today from 2-7pm for a special holiday edition of Nothin' But The Blues.....we like to cal...
01/02/2023

Join Gary "The Wagman" Wagner today from 2-7pm for a special holiday edition of Nothin' But The Blues.....we like to call it 'Blue Monday.'

Happy New Year! 🎉
01/01/2023

Happy New Year! 🎉

Only hours left to make your year end tax-deductible gift to KJazz. Makes your today at jazzandblues.org.
12/30/2022

Only hours left to make your year end tax-deductible gift to KJazz. Makes your today at jazzandblues.org.

12/30/2022

FEATURES THIS WEEKEND ON NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES

Saturday, December 31, 2022 2:00pm – 6:00pm
3:00 – Early Blues – Howlin’ Wolf, “Blues From Hell”
4:00 – Blue Spotlight – Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson (RIP)
5:00 – Live at Five – Jeff Healey, “Mess Of Blues”

Sunday, January 1, 2023 2:00pm – 7:00pm
3:00 – Early Blues – Muddy Waters, “The Chess Singles Collection”
4:00 – Blue Spotlight – Trampled Under Foot, “Badlands”
5:00 – Live at Five – Bobby Bland & BB King, “Together Again Live”
6:00 – 7:00 – Indie Hour – Indie Artist of the Week – Jack Mack & The Heart Attack Horns, “Back To The Shack”

Monday, January 2, 2023 2:00pm – 7:00pm
BLUE MONDAY! All Feature Sets
2:00 – Live at Two – Koko Taylor, “An Audience With The Queen”
2:30 – Blue Spotlight – Steve Winwood
3:00 – Live at Three – Michael Bloomfield & Al Kooper, “From His Head To His Heart To His Hands”
3:30 – Blue Spotlight – John Primer
4:00 – Blue Spotlight – Buddy Guy - (Rare and Unissued)
4:30 – Blue Spotlight – Gov’t Mule, “Heavy Load Blues”
5:00 – Live at Five – Johnny Winter - Live At Woodstock 1969
5:30 – Blue Spotlight – Billy F. Gibbons
6:00-7:00 – Live at Six – Stevie Ray Vaughan - Live

It was the Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 album featuring their version of the song from The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tou...
12/29/2022
‘Fool On The Hill’: The Beatles Go Brazilian With Sergio Mendes

It was the Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 album featuring their version of the song from The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ EP.

On December 28, 1968, Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 climbed to the top of Billboard’s Bestselling Jazz LPs chart with 'Fool On The Hill.'

Only a few days left to make your end of year donation! Makes yours today at jazzandblues.org.
12/28/2022

Only a few days left to make your end of year donation! Makes yours today at jazzandblues.org.

From kit-bludgeoning belters to dependable backbeat-riders and technically gifted geniuses, these are the best drummers ...
12/27/2022
The 100 Best Drummers Of All Time

From kit-bludgeoning belters to dependable backbeat-riders and technically gifted geniuses, these are the best drummers the world has ever known.

From kit-bludgeoning belters to dependable backbeat-riders and technically gifted geniuses, these are the best drummers of all time.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! 🎄
12/25/2022

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! 🎄

12/23/2022

FEATURES THIS WEEKEND ON NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES
ALL CHRISTMAS BLUES!

Saturday, December 24, 2022 2:00pm – 6:00pm
3:00 – David Gogo, “Christmas with the Blues”
4:00 – Mark Baldwin, “Red Hot Christmas Blues”
5:00 – Roomful of Blues. “Roomful of Christmas”

Sunday, December 25, 2022 2:00pm – 7:00pm
3:00 – (Various Artists) - Early Christmas Blues
4:00 – Mindi Abair, “All I Got For Christmas Is The Blues”
5:00 – Hamilton Loomis, “This Season”
6:00 – The Rev. Jimmie Bratcher, “Man! It’s Christmas”

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Who’s joining us this upcoming Sunday, April 24 at Union Station Los Angeles for 𝘑𝘢𝘻𝘻 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘴? 🎵

x KJAZZ 88.1 FM are so excited to present this unique line-up of jazz musicians spanning Los Angeles subcultures and scenes, with performances by 𝗕𝗢𝗕𝗕𝗬 𝗕𝗥𝗔𝗗𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗗 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗙𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗦, 𝗦𝗔𝗠 𝗚𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗘𝗟 / 𝗕𝗟𝗔𝗞𝗘 𝗠𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗦 / 𝗕𝗘𝗡𝗡𝗬 𝗕𝗢𝗖𝗞, and 𝗗𝗘 𝗟𝗘𝗢𝗡 𝗗𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁. 𝗠𝗔𝗜𝗬𝗔 𝗦𝗬𝗞𝗘𝗦.

🎺 𝗕𝗢𝗕𝗕𝗬 𝗕𝗥𝗔𝗗𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗗 is a legendary jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. In addition to his wide ranging solo work and style experimentation since the 1960s, Bradford is noted for his work with John Carter and Ornette Coleman. He was a revered jazz history and ensemble educator who taught at Pasadena City College and Pomona College for over 44 years inspiring generations of LA musicians who passed through. He’ll be performing his original 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘯’ 𝘏𝘰𝘮𝘦 – 𝘈 𝘑𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘚𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦 along with Henry Franklin, Christopher Garcia, Vinny Golia, Chuck Manning, William Roper and Don Preston. ⚾

🎷 Los Angeles saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist 𝗦𝗔𝗠 𝗚𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗘𝗟 has roots in the last decade’s experimental (almost-jazz) underground. Gendel has performed at Union Station two other times and we are excited to welcome him back for 2022’s first concert. He will be performing with LA-based guitarist and producer 𝗕𝗟𝗔𝗞𝗘 𝗠𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗦 and keyboardist, composer, producer and sound designer 𝗕𝗘𝗡𝗡𝗬 𝗕𝗢𝗖𝗞. This is their first show together.

🥁 𝗝𝗢𝗘𝗬 𝗗𝗘 𝗟𝗘𝗢𝗡 has worked as a percussionist with jazz and Latin jazz legends for over 20 years including Poncho Sanchez and Arturo Sandoval. 𝗗𝗘 𝗟𝗘𝗢𝗡 𝗗𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 brings the fire and unbridled energy he has long been known along with key players from Latin Jazz in LA.

🔗 Visit kkjz.org/home/engagement/index.aspx?id=282&title= for more info about 𝘑𝘢𝘻𝘻 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘴 and the artists. See you on Sunday at 2pm!

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Hey KJAZZ! Just donated to this amazing radio station. Thank you for the wonderful tunes that keep me chugging along each day and your fantastic lineup of hosts who help me appreciate this genre!

I'm quite new to listening to Jazz so having this station located right in my backyard is the gift that keeps on giving...😀
Hi, I'm Luigi D'Ambruoso Director of Gd Records Music an independent label, I would like to know if you accept music, and where can I send it? if you kindly gave me some email address. awaiting reply thank you very much.
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Celebrating Jackie Robinson Day and today's 75th Anniversary of Robinson's Major League Baseball debut that broke breaking the color barrier by sharing the upcoming Jazz Tracks at Union Station featuring Bobby Bradford + Friends performing 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘯' 𝘏𝘰𝘮𝘦 - 𝘈 𝘑𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘚𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦.

Presented in collaboration with KJAZZ 88.1 FM.

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In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month we would like to rebroadcast the final performance of Barbara Morrison at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival.

Even the pandemic couldn't stop her from performing. We feel so honored to have shared this day with her. Rest in Paradise Queen 🙏💔

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https://youtu.be/lwELv2tQZuc off the album Going Back To The Past by KK The Drummer feat Grammy nominee producer Adan Perez
Big shoutout to KJAZZ 88.1 FM! My girl Jenny just sent me a text saying this afternoon they played the version of “I’ll Be Around” that I recorded with Pete Escovedo last year! That just made my day! (I recorded all those vocals in my bedroom btw! 😃🤪)

Join me for a trip around the world this Wednesday, March 16 at 9 p.m. PST for my monthly broadcast, "Lay It On The Line" on KJazz 88.1 FM. The theme is a Global Perspective and how international music has influenced Jazz, with a particular emphasis on how Jazz from Africa influenced the music of the African-American experience.

I pay homage to my departed friend and fellow artist, African musician Hugh Masekela, as well as Austrian Joe Zawinul, (Weather Report) whose classic "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" with Cannonball Adderley and his brother Nat, was embraced by the African-American community for its unique mix of Jazz and ethnic music. I'll be showcasing great artists from all over the globe, including Cuba, Japan, Brazil, France, Norway, England, and more, exploring how the universality of music has influenced all of us.

My newest recording, "Orchestrally Speaking," due out in April, is also an exploration of that journey, featuring some of the greatest international musicians sharing their own interpretations of music that is universal in its appeal, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, tune in Wed night at 9 p.m. PST, on KJAZZ 88.1 FM and travel the world with me on a musical journey. KJAZZ 88.1 FM
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