Jazz 91.1 Program Highlights

I'm Talkin' Jazz

Sunday at 8am


Saxophonist Harvey Wainape with Alisa Clancy


In a 1980 KJAZ Interview, ianist Bill Evans with Dick Conte


Guitarist Fareed Haque with Chris Cortez


Author of "Mingus Speaks" John Goodman with Alisa Clancy


Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

Monday at 9pm


Matt Munisteri
Guitarist, vocalist, and composer Matt Munisteri has uncovered much of the forgotten jazz and swing from the early 20th century. His album Still Runnin’ Round in the Wilderness explores the “lost” compositions of the American singer/songwriter Willard Robison. Munisteri and Feinstein share tunes that, while forsaken by that past, are certainly worth remembering.


Bette Midler
Vocalist, actress, and comedian Bette Midler is Feinstein’s guest for an hour of pure radio fun. Midler unpacks stories and favorite songs from her record collection—from vintage Hawaiian music to Louis Jordan and Destiny’s Child. Feinstein presents Midler with a performance of I’ll Be There, a song written for Midler by the legendary songwriting team Alan and Marilyn Bergman.


Melissa Manchester
Grammy award-winning vocalist and songwriter Melissa Manchester performed with Bette Midler as “Toots in the Middle” in the original group The Harlettes. She co-wrote and produced a number of hits throughout the ’70s and ’80s, and her songs have been recorded by artists such as Barbara Streisand, Alison Krause, and Johnny Mathis. She reprises a few of her hit songs on this edition of Song Travels, including Through the Eyes of Love.


Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
The husband and wife team of Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. met as members of the iconic ’60s group The Fifth Dimension. They went on to perform as a successful duo and to host their own television show. More than forty years later, their music and mutual love and respect are still going strong. Performances include Mona Lisa and Here’s That Rainy Day.


Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride

Tuesday at 9pm


Live from Detroit!
Regina Carter and Rodney Whitaker take special delight performing in their hometown of Detroit, MI. Jazz Night in America features their sets and explores the Motor City jazz-scene through their eyes and ears.


Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck’s music is reimagined by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Jazz Night in America explores various Brubeck compositions, as we sit down and discuss with the arrangers the decisions they made when approaching the material.


Prestige Turns 65
Two years ago Jamison Ross took first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. The 26-year-old drummer has played with both veterans Carmen Lundy and Wess Anderson, and young talents like Jon Batiste and Cécile McLorin Salvant. Ross’ roots in jazz and gospel give him unfailing feel, and thrill-inducing chops. His trio celebrates Prestige Records’ 65th anniversary, live at Jazz at Lincoln Center.





Wednesday at 9pm


Paul Shaffer
Longtime bandleader for NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman, Paul Shaffer’s early training was in the classics. But thanks to rock-n-roll, he grew up to lead what David Letterman has called “the world’s most dangerous band.” Also a composer, performer, and director, the versatile Shaffer is indeed a force to be reckoned with. On this 1988 Piano Jazz, he plays the standard All the Things You Are and teams up with McPartland for Stevie Wonder’s Isn’t She Lovely.


Cyrus Chestnut
Cyrus Chestnut is a conservatory-trained pianist who is firmly grounded in jazz history, all the way back to Jelly Roll Morton. He’s also played with many of today’s best interpreters—Wynton Marsalis, Jon Hendricks, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard, and Betty Carter, to name a few. On this 2003 Piano Jazz, he joins McPartland for a swinging hour of jazz bursting with spirit.


Gary Burton
Five-time Grammy Award-winner Gary Burton taught himself to play the vibraphone as a young person and began his recording career at age seventeen. He backed jazz greats, including George Shearing and Stan Getz, and went on to form his own quartet, combining jazz, rock, and other influences into what would become Fusion. On this Piano Jazz from 2005, Burton and McPartland perform tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, and many more.


Danilo Perez
Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez worked with Dizzy Gillespie and his United Nations Orchestra, where he absorbed bebop and prebop styles. But Dizzy also impressed upon him the importance of getting to the roots of his own heritage, and Perez began creating music that seeks connection and defies boundaries. In this Piano Jazz session from 1994, he demonstrates his fresh ideas of music with his original composition Reminiscing.


In The Moment with Jim Bennett

Thursday at 8pm


Clarice Assad
Vocalist/composer/arranger/pianist Clarice Assad, with drummer/percussionist Keita Ogawa, recorded October 2nd, 2012 at Yoshi's (now The Addition) in San Francisco. With operatic soprano Melody Moore and Clarice's father, the Grammy award winning guitarist, Sergio Assad.


Denny Zeitlin
Pianist Denny Zeitlin's annual solo concert, at the Piedmont Piano Company, in Oakland, recorded December 5th, 2014.


Matt Wilson and Arts & Crafts
Drummer Matt Wilson and his group Arts & Crafts, performing at Yoshi's in Oakland on April 17th, 2007. With Gary Versace, Terrell Stafford and the late Dennis Irwin.


Billy Buss
Brooklyn based trumpeter, composer and bandleader Billy Buss returned to the Bay Area, for a July 20th concert as part of the California Jazz Conservatory's 2014 Rising Stars Concert Series. With Godwin Louis, Mike Aaberg, Scott Thompson and Hamir Atwal.


Nick Lamb
Pianist Nick Lamb, recorded on July 19th, 2014, as part of the California Jazz Conservatory's 2014 Rising Stars Summer Concert Series. With Jill Ryan, Logan Kane, Malachi Whitson and Nick Lamb.