Desert Island Jazz
Castaways by date
Ravi Abcarian
24 Aug
Nicolas Bearde
19 Oct
Dee Bell
23 Mar
Dave Bendigkeit
06 Jul
Steven Bernstein
30 Mar
Wil Blades
25 May
Terence Blanchard
10 Aug
Larry Coryell
22 Jun
William Dement
14 Dec
Pete Escovedo
21 Dec
Kenny G
20 Apr
Sunna Gunnlaugs
29 Jun
Lorca Hart
16 Mar
  Hiromi
06 Apr
Veronica Klaus
17 Aug
Julian Lage
27 Jul
Hubert Laws
24 Feb
Delfeayo Marsalis
12 Oct
Roy McCurdy
13 Apr
Nika Rejto
16 Nov
Renee Rosnes
26 Oct
Poncho Sanchez
09 Nov
Judi Silvano
13 Jul
Lonnie Liston Smith
02 Nov
Tyshawn Sorey
02 Mar
Terell Stafford
03 Aug
Victoria Theodore
07 Dec
Emil Viklick√Ĺ
15 Jun
Cedar Walton
27 Apr
Peter Williams
01 Jun
Victor Wooten
20 Jul
Peter Zak
08 Jun


Most Recent Castaway - 19th August, 2016
Leslie Stoval (2016)
Born in Worthington, a northern suburb of Columbus, Ohio, Leslie Stoval used to escape her self-admittedly "square" early life by listening to the radio. She tuned in to WLS in Chicago, WABC in New York, and CKLW in Windsor, Ontario (across the river from Detroit). Early on, she knew that she wanted to be part of radio.

While studying at Stanford at Stanford University in the 1970s (where she also played basketball), Leslie announced news at KZSU. After graduating with a degree in communications, she soon had her first professional radio gig, back home in Columbus at WVKO, hosting a popular jazz fusion show overnight.

Six months later, Leslie was back in the Bay Area with KRE. KRE became KBLX, and Leslie had the perfect voice for that Quiet Storm. She also helped introduce cross-over radio at KMEL.

Away from KCSM and her other radio gigs, Leslie is currently active in the app world, working with artists to develop dedicated streaming channels, ultimately with videos and other items unavailable elsewhere, and to enable those artists to get paid directly and reliably.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Martha and the Vandellas Heatwave: The Best of Martha and the Vandellas Heatwave Fourmatt
# 2 Bootsy Collins Back in the Day:The Best of Bootsy I'd Rather Be with You Warner
# 3 Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul I Say a Little Prayer Atlantic
# 4 Sarah Vaughan I Love Brazil The Face I Love Pablo
# 5 Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Baubles, Bangles and Beads Reprise
# 6 João Gilberto Amaroso/Brazil Estaté Warner
# 7 Miles Davis Porgy and Bess Here Come de Honey Man Columbia
# 8 Eddie Daniels Memos from Paradise Love of My Life GRP
# 9 Sonny Rollins Alfie He's Younger Than You Are Impulse
# 10 Bob Marley Legend Jamming Island
         
Book Fyodor Dostoevsky, "Crime and Punishment", or
William Faulkner, "Light in August"
         
Luxury Item A private jet