Winter 2020 special programming

Ron Lee | February 12th, 2020

Welcome to 2020! KCSM is pleased to bring you a series of special programs over the next three weeks. Please tune in and join us for these shows:

Friday, 2/14-2/16 Valentine’s Day weekend

All weekend long we’ll bring you songs and stories about love and love “gone bad.” Friday, February 14th Alisa Clancy and Pete Fallico start your morning on A Morning Cup of Jazz. Chris Cortez and Lee Thomas take over from 10-2pm, Jayn Pettingill and Michael Burman follow from 2-6pm and Harry Duncan will close the evening on the Jazz Oasis. Saturday and Sunday will be full of surprises and “Lovely Love” from Greg Bridges, Sonny Buxton, Dick Conte and Jesse “Chuy” Varela. Be sure to tune in!


Sunday, 2/16 2-6pm – Celebrate Machito’s 100th Birthday with Jesse “Chuy” Varela on The Latin Jazz Show

Hola Jazz Fans! Join Jesse ‘Chuy’ Varela and Chris Cortez for a celebration of the Machito Orchestra.  With his longtime musical director, Mario Bauza, Frank Grillo, better known as Machito, blended Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz in the 1940s and gave America a vibrant new Latin twist.  Don’t miss it as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Machito Orchestra.


Monday, 2/17 2-6pm – (President’s Day) Monk Tribute with Jesse “Chuy” Varela on Jazz In The Afternoon

Thelonious Monk is one of the major figures of bebop and revered as a father of modern jazz. Jesse “Chuy” Varela remembers Thelonious Monk on the anniversary of his passing in 1982.


Wednesday, 2/19 2-6pm – Nina Simone Special with Jesse “Chuy” Varela on Jazz In The Afternoon

Nina Simone is an iconic voice in American popular music and renown as “The High Priestess of Soul”. Jesse “Chuy” Varela celebrates Nina Simone with a profile of her life, legacy and controversy.


Friday, 2/21-2/23 Celebrate The Bay!

Alisa and Chris Phillips will kick off this weekend as we “Celebrate the Bay!” followed by the whole crew as we appreciate our own – musicians, educators and colleagues with music and stories going back to the 1940’s up to the music makers of today!


Monday, 2/24. 2-6pm – Jesse “Chuy” Varela honors Bobby Hutcherson

Join Jesse “Chuy” Varela for a celebration of NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson with a reflection on his illustrious career and contributions. From Lionel Hampton to Milt Jackson, the vibraphone is now an established voice in jazz and in modern times nobody could make it sing better than Bobby Hutcherson.


Tuesday, 2/25. 7-10am – Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Show!

Get ready to join the grand second line and grab some throws with Alisa Clancy and Harry Duncan who will host a “Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday Show.”


Friday Feb 28-March 1. Nat King Cole and the Singers Weekend

Be sure to tune in all weekend long as your favorite hosts celebrate Nat King Cole and the great singers and pianists of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s…..The Golden Age of Jazz!

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