Jazz 91.1 Program Highlights

Annals of Jazz

Sunday at 8am
The sound of surprise describes both jazz itself and the enduring premise of "The Annals of Jazz." Since 1959, host Richard Hadlock has been improvising on historical themes and bringing forth worthy performers-from Armstrong to Zorn. Each Sunday, we may find Annals in Europe, Asia, Latin America or Back of Town anywhere.


A Few Notable Jam Sessions
(originally aired 11/18/2018)


Bill Evans: One of the Great Jazz Pianists, Part 1
(originally aired 12/10/2017)


Bill Evans: One of the Great Jazz Pianists, Part 2
(originally aired 12/17/2017)


John Hammond: Salty Samaritan, Part 1
(originally aired 12/15/2013)


John Hammond Salty Samaritan, Part 2
(originally aired 12/22/2013)

I'm Talkin' Jazz

Sunday at 9am


Pianist McCoy Tyner & Saxophonist Sam Rivers with Chris Cortez
This weekend features two segments with distinctive innovators of their instruments McCoy Tyner and Sam Rivers. Easily identifiable their playing styles and compositions have remained major influences on modern jazz.


Due to a transmission error, this program has been rescheduled for 1/16/2022.


Vibraphonist's Cal Tjader with Dick Conte + Bobby Hutcherson with Chris Cortez
We're feeling the "vibes" this weekend with two great bandleaders and pioneers of the beloved vibraphone and marimbas featuring Cal Tjader and Bobby Hutcherson. The two-mallet masters have forged their own successful paths with their timeless compositions and sizzling bands helping progress the instrument to a new era beyond the 1950's and 1960's.


Just Jazz with Michael Burman

Saturday at 9pm


Milt Jackson
Milt Jackson was one of the earliest and certainly one of the most significant vibists in jazz: every vibist who followed him could not help but be influenced by him. Tune in to hear examples of Jackson's playing from his early performances in the mid-1940s with The Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, with Thelonious Monk in 1951, through his decades as a member of The Modern Jazz Quartet, and up until his final recording over 50 years after his first. Jackson became an NEA Jazz Master in 1997.


Every new year brings a fresh batch of jazz centenaries, and 2022 is particularly rich. Tune in for performances by more than half a dozen of those born in 1922, including four who played in Count Basie's Orchestra.


Marilyn Bergman
Lyricist Marilyn Bergman, who died last weekend at age 93, wrote the words to literally hundreds of songs, almost always in collaboration with her husband, Alan Bergman, who survives her. Tune in to hear a baker's dozen performances of her work, including nominees for a Grammy or Academy Award, and an Oscar winner.


A Morning Cup of Jazz Special

Monday at 9pm


Martin Luther King Celebration
Join Greg Bridges for a special to commemorate the legacy Dr. Martin Luther King. Greg will be presenting speeches and music to honor the celebrated civil rights leader.


Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride

Monday at 9pm


Helen Sung
Pianist Helen Sung reflects on how as a young classical pianist, she stuck to her jazz dreams, and recently she's translated her emotions on social justice into a thematic composition for her quartet.


The South African Songbook [Encore]
We celebrate 25 Years of Democracy in South Africa by focusing on the trailblazers that stayed during the brutal era of apartheid with music by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. We tell their stories along with bassist Herbie Tsoaeli, who we captured at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Plus, we spotlight Thandi Ntule of the "Born Free" generation.


Camille Thurman Finds Her Voice On A Journey To Jazz At Lincoln Center [Encore]
Saxophonist and vocalist CamilleThurman grew up minutes from the former homes of jazz royalty like Count Basie and Fats Waller. On this episode of Jazz Night, we explore the neighborhood and hear music from Camille's band, plus her work with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.


Bobby McFerrin
Christian McBride sits down with vocalist, one-man band, and genre defying force of nature Bobby McFerrin for a career-spanning conversation. We'll hear tracks from McFerrin's expansive catalogue plus a special (virtual) duet between Bobby and our host.


Crate Digging: McCoy Tyner
Host Christian McBride uncovers a 1997 Village Vanguard concert from the late McCoy Tyner, a man he affectionately called "Homes."" We'll hear the the painist with his trio featuring bassist George Mraz and drummer Al Foster. McBride recalls his early days with the late pianist and sprinkles in some personal anecdotes.


Jazz in The Afternoon

Wednesday at 2-6pm


Joey DeFrancesco
Joey DeFrancesco, acclaimed organist and multi-instrumentalist, drops in for a visit with Jess "Chuy" Varela to talk about his upcoming performance at Yoshi's in Oakland and his latest album, More Music.


Pete Fallico's Doodlin' Lounge

Wednesday at 9pm


Gregory Porter
Singer, songwriter and actor, Gregory Porter has twice won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album and will be Pete's guest in the Doodlin' Lounge.


Azure McCall
Hawaii's first lady of Jazz, Azure McCall is a multi-award winning, innovative vocalist who will be Pete's guest in the Doodlin' Lounge.


Joe Lovano
Multi-talented, Grammy Award winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano will be Pete's guest in the Doodlin' Lounge.