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Gilad Atzmon
12 Jun
Carolyn Brandy
19 Jun
Stuart Brinin
16 Oct
Ralph Carney
04 Sep
India Cooke
20 Feb
Ronald Davis
23 Oct
Mark Feldman
27 Mar
Herb Gibson
06 Mar
Nancy Gilliland
29 May
Jon Hendricks
16 Jan
Laurence Hobgood
10 Jul
Bill Horvitz
13 Nov
Nat Johnson
01 May
Tom Madden
13 Mar
Charlie McCarthy
06 Nov
Don Neely
25 Sep
Nathan Oliveira
28 Aug
Ed Reed
24 Jul
Walter Savage
14 Aug
Mike Stern
12 Dec
Adam Theis
21 Aug
Mads Tolling
17 Apr
Hristo Vitchev
22 May
Paul van Wageningen
10 Apr
Nancy Wright
20 Nov
Jim Zimmerman
06 Feb


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