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KJAZZ 88.1 FM

KJAZZ 88.1 FM America's #1 Jazz & Blues Station. Streaming live at www.jazzandblues.org Broadcasting jazz since 1981, KKJZ 88.1 and Global Jazz Inc. are committed to the promotion and preservation of the rich cultural heritages of jazz and blues.

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This amazing collection can be yours with your generous $600 one-time donation or $50/month for the iPod Touch OR a $450...
04/22/2022

This amazing collection can be yours with your generous $600 one-time donation or $50/month for the iPod Touch OR a $450 one-time donation or $37.50 per month for the KJazz flash drive.

Call 800-767-3688 or visit jazzandblues.org.

04/22/2022
Metro Art Presents and KJazz present Jazz Tracks

Join KJazz's José Rizo and Rhonda Hamilton this Sunday from 2-5:30pm as they host the second installment of Jazz Tracks at Union Station.

Presned by Metro Art Los Angeles and KJazz, this free event will spotlight performances by Bobby Bradford and Friends in a complete performance of Bradford’s original work 'Stealin’ Home - A Jackie Robinson Suite.'

Get more info here at bit.ly/3vqDHsa and we'll see you at Union Station Los Angeles on Sunday!

Become a new KJazz member between now and May 1 and you'll automatically be entered for a chance to win a KJazz Welcome ...
04/21/2022

Become a new KJazz member between now and May 1 and you'll automatically be entered for a chance to win a KJazz Welcome Package.

Visit jazzandblues.org or call 800-767-3688.

The Jazz Angels will reach its 17th year this summer, bringing jazz education and experience to youth ages 11 to 17.
04/21/2022
The Jazz Angels brings music education to Long Beach youth • Long Beach Post News

The Jazz Angels will reach its 17th year this summer, bringing jazz education and experience to youth ages 11 to 17.

In 2006, longtime musician Barry Cogert applied for a grant to bring together youth to rehearse jazz music and play in a community performance. Gathering together 10 middle school musicians, Cogert and his band rehearsed over the course of eight weeks. As the grant cycle came to a close, culminating...

The KJazz Blues Bash is back on Saturday, October 1st at 8pm at the historic Miracle Theatre in Inglewood with headliner...
04/20/2022
KJAZZ 88.1 Presents Blues Bash '22

The KJazz Blues Bash is back on Saturday, October 1st at 8pm at the historic Miracle Theatre in Inglewood with headliner GRAMMY winning blues legend, Bobby Rush!

And, for a donation of $300, you can receive a very limited pair of VIP tickets for the concert! Click below for more info and to make your donation.

The KJazz Blues Bash is back Friday, October 1st at 8pm, featuring Bobby Rush

Hosted by our own José Rizo and Rhonda Hamilton, the free Metro Art Los Angeles event takes place this Sunday, April 24 ...
04/20/2022
KJazz and Metro Art Presents: Jazz TracksAt Union Station

Hosted by our own José Rizo and Rhonda Hamilton, the free Metro Art Los Angeles event takes place this Sunday, April 24 from 2-5:30pm at Union Station Los Angeles.

Metro Art Presents and KJazz are excited to present the second installment of Jazz Tracks at Union Station, in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month

As a thank you for your generous donation, we're offering a Fania Latin Jazz Flash Drive as a thank you gift. Call 800-7...
04/19/2022

As a thank you for your generous donation, we're offering a Fania Latin Jazz Flash Drive as a thank you gift. Call 800-767-3688 or go to https://bit.ly/KKJZFlashDrives.

Get your donation in today at jazzandblues.org or by calling 800-767-3688.
04/19/2022

Get your donation in today at jazzandblues.org or by calling 800-767-3688.

Metro Art Los Angeles Presents and KJazz are excited to present the second installment of Jazz Tracks at Union Station L...
04/18/2022

Metro Art Los Angeles Presents and KJazz are excited to present the second installment of Jazz Tracks at Union Station Los Angeles, in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. Hosted by our own Jose Rizo and Rhonda Hamilton, the free event will feature Bobby Bradford and Friends, Sam Gendel/Blake Mills/Benny Bock, and De Leon Division. It all takes place Sunday, April 24th from 2 to 5:30 p.m.

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3vqDHsa

It is your love for KJazz and unwavering financial support that will not only keep your favorite jazz, Latin jazz, and b...
04/18/2022

It is your love for KJazz and unwavering financial support that will not only keep your favorite jazz, Latin jazz, and blues station going strong but will also help with our mission of promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of this meaningful, important and inspiring music.

Make your donation by visiting jazzandblues or calling 800-767-3688.

With his final release for Blue Note, ‘The Prisoner,’ Herbie Hancock got “closer to the real me… than on any previous” a...
04/18/2022
‘The Prisoner’: How Herbie Hancock Found Musical Freedom

With his final release for Blue Note, ‘The Prisoner,’ Herbie Hancock got “closer to the real me… than on any previous” album.

With his final release for Blue Note, ‘The Prisoner,’ Herbie Hancock got 'closer to the real me' than on any previous album.

An easy and convenient way to be part of the KJazz family by being a sustaining member, allowing for uninterrupted membe...
04/17/2022

An easy and convenient way to be part of the KJazz family by being a sustaining member, allowing for uninterrupted membership with no more renewal notices.

Become a KJazz sustaining member today at jazzandblues.org or by calling 800-767-3688.

Your membership with KJazz helps makes it possible for us to cover our operating expenses, supports our four jazz schola...
04/17/2022

Your membership with KJazz helps makes it possible for us to cover our operating expenses, supports our four jazz scholars and paid student interns, allows us to bring you new programs and much more.

Visit jazzandblues.org or call 800-767-3688.

You'll automatically be entered for our $500 Amazon gift card Web Week Sweepstakes with your donation of at least $5/mon...
04/16/2022

You'll automatically be entered for our $500 Amazon gift card Web Week Sweepstakes with your donation of at least $5/month or $60/year through April 24.

Visit jazzandblues.org or call 800-767-3688.

Today is the first day of our Spring Pledge Drive Web Week. We need your help to keep jazz, Latin jazz and blues alive i...
04/16/2022

Today is the first day of our Spring Pledge Drive Web Week. We need your help to keep jazz, Latin jazz and blues alive in Southern California.

An introduction to some of the enormous talents that left us too soon.
04/15/2022
Body And Soul: The Jazz Musicians Who Died Too Young

An introduction to some of the enormous talents that left us too soon.

Many jazz musicians died when they were in their prime, particularly during the music’s heyday, but their music lives on forever.

The term is well-known, but many jazz newcomers often ask: what is bebop? And why is it hailed as the most important dev...
04/13/2022
What Is Bebop? Deconstructing Jazz Music’s Most Influential Development

The term is well-known, but many jazz newcomers often ask: what is bebop? And why is it hailed as the most important development in jazz? Here’s the story.

Many jazz newcomers often ask: What is bebop? And why is it hailed as the most important development in jazz? Here’s the story.

On July 27, the Hollywood Bowl will host a joint tribute to two of the most influential performing artists of the 20th c...
04/11/2022
Hollywood Bowl To Host Joint Peggy Lee And Frank Sinatra Tribute

On July 27, the Hollywood Bowl will host a joint tribute to two of the most influential performing artists of the 20th century: Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra.

The Hollywood Bowl will host a star-studded tribute to two of the 20th century’s most influential artists: Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra.

Celebrate International Jazz Day at the 3rd Annual Dymally International Jazz & Arts Festival on Saturday, April 30th Di...
04/07/2022

Celebrate International Jazz Day at the 3rd Annual Dymally International Jazz & Arts Festival on Saturday, April 30th Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson. Enjoy a day filled with eclectic music, art, vendors, and more, get your tickets now: https://bit.ly/3ujS4za

Today we celebrate the life of the great Billie Holiday, born this day in 1915.
04/07/2022
Billie Holiday: A Complex Woman, A Jazz Legend

Today we celebrate the life of the great Billie Holiday, born this day in 1915.

A complex woman and a legend of enormous stature. This is an introduction to one of the finest jazz singers of all-time, Billie Holiday.

A look back to a time when jazz was the dominant form of popular music and could be heard emanating from radio stations ...
04/06/2022
When Jazz Ruled The World: The Rise And Reign Of America’s One True Art

A look back to a time when jazz was the dominant form of popular music and could be heard emanating from radio stations and concert halls around the world.

Once upon a time, jazz was the dominant form of pop music and could be heard emanating from radio stations and concert halls around the world.

Celebrating Muddy Waters, who was born this day in 1913.
04/04/2022
So You Think You Know Muddy Waters? Quiz

Celebrating Muddy Waters, who was born this day in 1913.

Are you a fan of Muddy Waters? The father of modern Chicago Blues... Try the uDiscover Muddy Waters music quiz and test your blues knowledge.

The sonic equivalent of grits, greens, and gravy, the album confirmed the organist as a soul jazz master chef.
04/01/2022
'Home Cookin'': Jimmy Smith's Soul Jazz Platter

The sonic equivalent of grits, greens, and gravy, the album confirmed the organist as a soul jazz master chef.

The sonic equivalent of grits, greens, and gravy, 'Home Cookin'' confirmed Blue Note organist Jimmy Smith as a soul jazz master chef.

Don't miss Martha Redbone one night only at The Broad Stage on Saturday, April 9th. With songs and storytelling that sha...
03/31/2022

Don't miss Martha Redbone one night only at The Broad Stage on Saturday, April 9th.

With songs and storytelling that share her life experience as a Native and Black woman and mother in the new millennium, Martha Redbone gives voice to issues of social justice, bridging traditions from past to present, connecting cultures and celebrating the human spirit.

Proof of vaccination and masks required. Tickets at thebroadstage.org/martharedbone.

A very happy birthday to the great Herb Alpert!
03/31/2022

A very happy birthday to the great Herb Alpert!

Join the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra on April 9-10 at the First Congregational Church in Los Angeles for two histo...
03/30/2022

Join the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra on April 9-10 at the First Congregational Church in Los Angeles for two historical performances featuring world-renowned singers & a unique double orchestra. Don't miss your opportunity to experience Bach’s monumental & deeply moving masterwork live in concert, visit www.musicaangelica.org for more info.

Don't miss KJazz's own Steve Tyrell Fan Page at the El Portal Theatre this Saturday at 8pm, as he toasts the stage's nam...
03/30/2022
The El Portal Theatre

Don't miss KJazz's own Steve Tyrell Fan Page at the El Portal Theatre this Saturday at 8pm, as he toasts the stage's namesake, Debbie Reynolds, who would have been 90 years old on Friday.

KJazz Members get $10 off and no processing fees on any ticket with the code word JAZZ when purchasing your tickets at https://www.elportaltheatre.com/stevetyrell.html.

The incomparable Steve Tyrell makes his El Portal debut in support of his latest, greatest album, Shades of Ray, the music of Ray Charles.

There are only a few cabins left on our upcoming KJazz Trip to Paris June 29-July 8. Join us and celebrate with David Be...
03/30/2022
KJazz Trip to Paris

There are only a few cabins left on our upcoming KJazz Trip to Paris June 29-July 8.

Join us and celebrate with David Benoit and Jose Rizo as we embark on the exclusive KJazz cruise on the Seine river from Paris to Normandy with onboard jazz performances, visits to charming villages, plenty of delicious local specialties and more.

Grab your friends and fans of KJazz -- we are embarking on our third private floating musical festival cruise with Earthbound Expeditions this summer!

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Who’s joining us this upcoming Sunday, April 24 at Union Station Los Angeles for 𝘑𝘢𝘻𝘻 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘴? 🎵 #MetroArtPresents 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! #JazzAppreciationMonth2022
God what awful music and while asking for money to. Who is running this place?
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. Gd Records Music.
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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 #MetroArtPresents Jazz Tracks at Union Station featuring Bobby Bradford + Friends performing 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘯' 𝘏𝘰𝘮𝘦 - 𝘈 𝘑𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘚𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦. Presented in collaboration with KJAZZ 88.1 FM. #GoMetro Union Station Los Angeles Metro Los Angeles Cal State Long Beach The Baseball Reliquary
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 🙏💔 Curren D. Price, Jr. Coalition for Responsible Community Development Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles La Mancha Gallery Events Jose Rizo Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Michael Dolphin Dexter Story KJAZZ 88.1 FM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVjcNCD0HyQ&t=5s
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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 #stixhooper #layitontheline #jazz #crusaders