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22 Nov
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08 Nov
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25 Oct
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27 Sep
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30 Aug
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23 Aug
Paul Hanson
16 Aug
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09 Aug
Joe Gilman
26 Jul
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19 Jul
Tony Monaco
28 Jun
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21 Jun
Nolan Gasser
14 Jun
Michael Manring
31 May
Tim Garland
26 Apr
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19 Apr
Ben Sidran
12 Apr
Marlena Shaw
29 Mar
Remy Le Boeuf
15 Mar
Lua Hadar
08 Mar
Ben Goldberg
01 Mar
Stephanie Nakasian
18 Jan
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