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  • Castaways by date
    Melissa Aldana
    11 Mar
    Ron E. Beck
    29 Apr
    Pascal Bokar
    07 Oct
    Shanna Carlson
    18 Mar
    Sara Caswell
    25 Mar
    Carlos D'l Puerto
    22 Jul
    Kellye Gray
    15 Jul
    David Hart
    04 Nov
    Bruce Jenkins
    09 Dec
    Ellen Johnson
    17 Jun
    Steffen Kuehn
    02 Dec
    Paul McCandless
    08 Jul
    Allison Miller
    15 Apr
    Melissa Morgan
    29 Jul
    Linda Oh
    05 Aug
    Dafnis Prieto
    24 Jun
    Jim Pugh
    30 Sep
    Fred Randolph
    05 Feb
    Harvie S
    03 Jun
    Jake Shapiro
    10 Jun
    Marcus Shelby
    15 Jan
    Bria Skonberg
    04 Mar
    Paul Smith
    16 Dec
    Mark Soskin
    20 May
    Leslie Stoval
    19 Aug
    John Stowell
    08 Apr
    Toots Thielemans
    02 Sep
    Roseanna Vitro
    26 Feb
    Paul VornHagen
    14 Oct
    Don Was
    12 Aug
    Danielle Wertz
    27 May
    Howard Wiley
    28 Oct


    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")