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    Most Recent Castaway - 17th November, 2017
    Jayn Pettingill (2017)

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    Native San Franciscan Jayn Pettingill is both a librarian and a jazz disk jockey, and has been active on the local scene for over three decades.

    As a youngster listening to her mother's big-band record collection, Jayn became keenly acquainted with the sound of Marshall Royal, lead alto for the Count Basie band.

    Jayn got her B.A. in music at Mills College, and later a M.M. in jazz pedagogy and performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She's studied with Anthony Braxton and Victor Morosco, and learned a lot from the less formal time she spent with Frank Morgan. Somehow she also found time to get a master's degree in Library Science.

    This combination of talents and experience made Jayn the perfect fit as an intern for "Jazz with Bob Parlocha". Building on that background, Jayn has been on air at KCSM-FM since 2015, and became the Monday host for "A Morning Cup of Jazz" at the turn of this year.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Frank Morgan Yardbird Suite Skylark Contemporary
    # 2 Jayn Pettingill not commercially available Brindle's Song not commercially available
    # 3 Art Lande's Boy-Girl Band Drop Your Leotards Dancing Synergy Music
    # 4 Jayn Pettingill Kaijuscope Mothra Self-Released
    # 5 Jonny Greenwood Soundtrack Music from "The Master" Overtones Nonesuch
    # 6 Olivier Messaien Orchestral Works, Pierre Boulez Jardin du Sommeil d'Amour Deutsche Grammophon
    # 7 Carmen McRae with the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band November Girl November Girl Jazzman
    # 8 Vi Redd Bird Call I Remember Bird Solid State
    # 9 John Turk Lights Out San Francisco Voco Blue Thumb
             
    Book Seamus Heaney, "Open Ground: Poems 1966-1996"
             
    Luxury Item "A telescope ... with ... an idiot's guide to astronomy" (e.g., Stephen P. Maran, "Astronomy for Dummies")