Desert Island Jazz
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Steve Adams
30 May
Cheryl Bentyne
17 Oct
Will Bernard
11 Apr
Barbara Borden
21 Mar
Jim Butler
13 Jun
Ian Carey
21 Feb
Judy Chaikin
17 Jan
Mike Clark
10 Oct
Freddy Cole
21 Nov
Beth Custer
01 Aug
Harry Duncan
03 Oct
Kai Eckhardt
03 Jan
Lisa Engelken
26 Sep
Don Friedman
07 Nov
Roger Glenn
05 Dec
Kimberly Gordon
28 Mar
Marty Grosz
29 Aug
Alex Hahn
08 Aug
Bill Holman
28 Feb
Tommy Igoe
07 Mar
Namita Kapoor
22 Aug
  Meklit
27 Jun
Lisa Mezzacappa
24 Oct
  Najee
25 Jul
Glenn Richman
15 Aug
Alfredo Rodriguez
25 Apr
Dan Sabanovich
02 May
Grant Stewart
12 Dec
Judy Wexler
04 Apr


Most Recent Castaway - 27th May, 2016
Danielle Wertz (2016)

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Vocalist Danielle Wertz has just graduated from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, but she's been singing in jazz bands for half her life, since she was a pre-teen.

Danielle was named the first winner of the Young Artist contest in the 2012 Washington Women in Jazz Festival, and in October 2015 she was one of 11 semi-finalists in the international Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, which over the past 25 years has been a major stepping stone for countless young musicians, instrumentalists and vocalists alike.

Despite her youth, Danielle has already appeared on both sides of the world, from Russia to the USA, and, in her native country, on both sides, from her native Washington DC area to the west coast. In fact, it was from her Best Coast Tour of California, Oregon and Washington that KCSM grabbed her for the desert island.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Miles Davis Miles Ahead My Ship Columbia
# 2 Norma Winstone Well-Kept Secret A Timeless Place (The Peacocks) Koch
# 3 Duke Ellington The Queen's Suite Sunset and the Mockingbird OJC
# 4 Tin Hat the rain is a handsome animal (17 Songs from the Poetry of e.e. cummings) now (more near ourselves than we) New Amsterdam
# 5 Joni Mitchell Blue California Reprise
# 6 Kristin Berardi and James Sherlock Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out Like a Lover ABC
# 7 Irene Kral Where Is Love? Where Is Love? Candid
# 8 Gerald Clayton Life Forum Future Reflection Concord
# 9 Carmen McRae Live at the Sugar Hill, San Francisco Sunday Mainstream
         
Book Khalil Gibran, "The Prophet"
         
Luxury Item An acrylic paint set