Welcome to 2020! KCSM is pleased to bring you a series of special programs over the next three weeks. Please tune in and join us for these shows:
Friday, 2/14-2/16 Valentine’s
weekend long we’ll bring you songs and stories about love and love “gone bad.”
Friday, February 14th Alisa Clancy and Pete Fallico start your
morning on A Morning Cup of Jazz. Chris Cortez and Lee Thomas take over from
10-2pm, Jayn Pettingill and Michael Burman follow from 2-6pm and Harry Duncan will
close the evening on the Jazz Oasis. Saturday and Sunday will be full of
surprises and “Lovely Love” from Greg Bridges, Sonny Buxton, Dick Conte and Jesse
“Chuy” Varela. Be sure to tune in!
Sunday, 2/16 2-6pm
– Celebrate Machito’s 100th
Birthday with Jesse “Chuy” Varela on The Latin Jazz Show
Jazz Fans! Join Jesse ‘Chuy’ Varela and Chris Cortez for a celebration of the
Machito Orchestra. With his longtime musical director, Mario Bauza, Frank
Grillo, better known as Machito, blended Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz in the
1940s and gave America a vibrant new Latin twist. Don’t miss it as we
celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Machito Orchestra.
Monday, 2/17 2-6pm – (President’s
Day) Monk Tribute with Jesse “Chuy” Varela on Jazz In The
Monk is one of the major figures of bebop and revered as a father of modern
jazz. Jesse “Chuy” Varela remembers Thelonious Monk on the anniversary of his
passing in 1982.
2-6pm – Nina Simone Special with Jesse “Chuy” Varela on Jazz In The
Simone is an iconic voice in American popular music and renown as “The High
Priestess of Soul”. Jesse “Chuy” Varela celebrates Nina Simone with a profile
of her life, legacy and controversy.
Celebrate The Bay!
and Chris Phillips will kick off this weekend as we “Celebrate the Bay!”
followed by the whole crew as we appreciate our own – musicians, educators and
colleagues with music and stories going back to the 1940’s up to the music
makers of today!
2-6pm – Jesse “Chuy” Varela honors Bobby
Jesse “Chuy” Varela for a celebration of NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson with
a reflection on his illustrious career and contributions. From Lionel Hampton
to Milt Jackson, the vibraphone is now an established voice in jazz and in
modern times nobody could make it sing better than Bobby Hutcherson.
– Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras
ready to join the grand second line and grab some throws with Alisa Clancy and
Harry Duncan who will host a “Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday Show.”
28-March 1. Nat King Cole and
the Singers Weekend
to tune in all weekend long as your favorite hosts celebrate Nat King Cole and
the great singers and pianists of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s…..The Golden Age of