KCSM Fall Pledge Grand Prize Raffle 26 Sept Noon

Ron Lee | September 25th, 2016 | Leave a Comment »

grandprize-jpgOn Mon Sept 25 at Noon we are having our Grand Prize raffle drawing! Pledge now to win a KCSM Jazz 91 Letterman jacket, a KCSM hoodie, all 5 artist t-shirs, a KCSM Chico bag, the Jazz Deck and all the other items on our pledge gifts page.

Pledge now at http://kcsm.org/pledge/ to be entered to win!

KCSM Fall Pledge, Dig Deeper – Fri Sep 23.

Fred Witt | September 23rd, 2016 | Leave a Comment »

16_09_23_kcsm_digdeeper_kathleenOur pledge drive experiment ends Sunday. Do we have what it takes to make our entire goal the way you’ve asked for it, with more music and less yakking?  It’s up to you.  Resist the urge to wait! Give right now and we just might do this—together.  If KCSM is an important part of your world help sustain it! Pledge now at KCSM.org. And when you do, you’ll automatically be entered into our final 2 raffles for ALL our gifts and our Coltrane Package with the drawings on Monday, September 26th at Noon !  Raffle entries end 6 pm Sunday 9/25.

During this period of Sep 23 – 25 two great raffles, on Coltrane music and on a Grand Prize set will be running.  Check the station web site and  earlier blog posts for more information on what’s in the raffles.  All you who pledge, whether it be on line, on the phones on weekends, or on a paper form you can print off the station site & mail in will be automatically entered in the raffle ! (You may enter by request, without a pledge, as well.)  The full fundraising drive runs Sep 1 – Sep 25.

KCSM Fall Pledge – Dig Deeper, we are almost there

Ron Lee | September 22nd, 2016 | Leave a Comment »

header_dig_about_melYou’re helping to change the public radio tradition this fall by helping KCSM reach our fundraising goal with drastically reduced program interruptions. This new way can be the norm if we reach our $275,000 goal this week, so please dig deep: support KCSM and make quiet drives sustainable. Just pledge online at KCSM.org. And when you do, you’ll automatically be entered into our final 2 raffles. A stack of John Coltrane Box Sets, CDs and a KCSM Hoodie! And our Grand Prize: ALL the Gifts from this Pledge Drive! The Letterman Jacket, All 5 T-Shirts, The Hoodie, The Jazz Deck, The Chico Bag, The Jazz List, All the CD’s and The Member Card.

Pledge now at http://kcsm.org/pledge/!

Sunday at Monterey Jazz Festival

Ron Lee | September 20th, 2016 | Leave a Comment »

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Barbara Lamb Hall  was at Montery Jazz Festival this last Sunday. Here are her impressions:

We looved it…Harry and I went Sunday…stellar line up all day. We were just blown away by Tommy Igoe’s band…a bang up big band…then added Tony Lindsay to a couple tunes, and then…(wait for it!)…Randy Brecker!  Oh, my goodness. It was toasty all day…got to see old and new friends, talk with musicians, hang out with Greg Bridges (he had an impromptu hour-long conversation with Quincy Jones and sat in on Wayne Shorter’s rehearsal), such a warm vibe with folks of every stripe.  Will gladly go back next year, for Monterey Jazz Festival’s Big 60.  You can see my posts on the KCSM Twitter and Facebook.  See link below for more photos…sweet one of Josh Redman with his boy in background. Monterey Weekly – Monterey Jazz Festival

 

KCSM Fall Pledge – The music of John Coltrane

Ron Lee | September 18th, 2016 | Leave a Comment »

71m4eYTbWJL._SX425_ John Coltrans is considered to be the per-eminent jazz saxophone player of the 20th century.  Coltrane’s jazz career started after he left the Navy. His first band was with Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson. He was part of the NY music scene and joined the Miles Davis Quintet in 1958. Their he would develop his “sheets of sound” technique and establish himself as a premier tenor player. He went on to release his albums “My Favorite Things”, “Giant Steps” and “A Love Supreme”. His “A Love Supreme” album celebrated its 50th birthday last year and it is considered one of the classic jazz recordings. For more info on John Coltrane and his music you can read the Wikipedia article at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Coltrane. Click on play below to listen to his Blue Train recording on Blue Note records.

 

KCSM’s John Coltrane Raffle Coming – Drawing Noon on Mon Sep 26.

Fred Witt | September 17th, 2016 | Leave a Comment »

16_09_17_kcsm_coltraneprizesKCSM fundraising is bringing in a great reward raffle in a week, with the drawing on the last Monday of this month. (Six pm on Sunday 9/25 is the last time to enter in the raffle.)  In the basket of prizes are :

– John Coltrane boxed sets & CD’s.

– a KCSM hoodie, to keep you warm on your moves down the street, or at home listening to your favorite music.

This is your chance to really nail your collection of Coltrane titles !  There are plenty of titles in this collection of boxed sets and CD’s.

Keep in mind that you will be automatically entered for a chance at these prizes any time you pledge in this drive, whether it be on line, on the phones on weekends, or on a paper form you can print off the station site & mail in !

(Consult the station web page for raffle details & rules, including that you do not have to pledge to enter the raffle.)

KCSM Fall Pledge – Blues Raffle Drawing

Ron Lee | September 17th, 2016 | Leave a Comment »

Congratulations to Gary of Campbell, Ca. He is the winner of our BB King Blues Raffle!

KCSM Time To Give – Fri Sep 16.

Fred Witt | September 15th, 2016 | Leave a Comment »

16_09_15_kcsm_ttgimageWe’re in the midst of a bold new experiment!  Attempting to meet our $275,000 Fall fundraising goal by September 25th, with more time devoted to the music you love, and less time asking for your critical support.  Can we do it? Only you know the answer.  But we’re confident you’ll step up and help us change the rules of on-air fundraising! It’s time to give, right now, online, safe and secure, at KCSM.org !

During this period of Sep 16 – 22 a great raffle on Coltrane music will be running.  Watch this space for more information on what’s in the raffle.  All you who pledge,  whether it be on line, on the phones on weekends, or on a paper form you can print off the station site & mail in will be automatically entered in the raffle ! (You may enter by request, without a pledge, as well.)  The full fundraising drive runs Sep 1 – Sep 26.

Celebration of Pete Yellin’s Life and Jam Session

Fred Witt | September 14th, 2016 | Leave a Comment »

16_09_14_kcsm_pyellinSunday, September 25, from 2 to 5 pm

Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
410 14th St. – Oakland
No admission charge
Complimentary buffet

Jam session led by Vince Lateano.  Bob Mintzer, Keith Saunders, Peter Barshay, Mike Zilber, Dave Rocha, Jim Grantham, Tom Elliott, Mark Foglia, and others will be there.  Friends and fans of Pete are invited, especially musicians who would like to join in the jam session in his honor.

Veteran American jazz saxophonist had lived in our SF Bay Area for the last 10 years.   His style included bebop and latin music.  Pete died in April of this year.

KCSM Fall Pledge – Celebrating the Blues – Blues raffle

Ron Lee | September 13th, 2016 | Leave a Comment »

raffleprizes3It’s time to give! Please help us reach our goal of $275,000, before September 25th. Support the music that gets you through your day! When you pledge, you’ll automatically be entered into the drawings for all of our great raffle prizes. Our next drawing is September 16th for 91 Primo Blues CDs! Please donate now at http://kcsm.org/pledge/.