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.


Missing a Couple of Long Time Friends
(originally aired 4/22/18)


Bay Area Talent: Now and Then
(originally aired 6/26/16)


Bass Players with Messages
(originally aired 6/8/14)


A Sunday Polo Match
(originally aired 4/13/14)


The Best of Chick Webb's Orchestra
(originally aired 12/3/17)


I'm Talkin' Jazz

Sunday at 9am


Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin with Dick Conte (circa Fall '93')
This weekend KCSM's Dick Conte visits with Grammy Award winning pianist/composer Toshiko Akiyoshi and flutist/tenor saxophonist Lew Tabackin. Married since 1969 they have been co-leading various groups including their celebrated big band since the 1970's. Hear them discuss managing their own separate careers while keeping a focus on their all-star big band.


Melecio Magdaluyo with Chris Cortez
Saxophonist and flutist Melecio Magdaluyo has been active in the vibrant Bay Area music scene since the mid 1970s and was a founding member of the John Santos' Machete Ensemble. Born and raised in San Francisco he has recorded and performed with The Asian American Jazz Orchestra, The Whispers, Confunction, Tito Puente, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E., M.C. Hammer, and countless others in addition to leading his own quintet.


Jon Jang with Jesse 'Chuy' Varela
Pianist and composer Jon Jang has toured and recorded with percussionist Max Roach and flutist James Newton among many others and was one of the first American born Chinese musicians to compose symphonic and small group works that honor Chinese American history. New York Times described Jang's music: Like the "Third Stream" composers of the 50's who married jazz and classical music.


Fareed Haque with Chris Cortez
Chicago based modern guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque has been celebrated for his unique command of both the electric and acoustic guitar playing fluently in different musical styles from classical and jazz to rock. His musical ventures have paired him with the likes of Arturo Sandoval, Danilo Perez, Zakir Hussain and George Brooks producing unique music with tradition but with fearless innovation.


Jazz on the Bay with Melanie O'Reilly
In this episode of Jazz on the Bay, Irish jazz singer Melanie O'Reilly meets two legends of the John Coltrane Quartet, the late McCoy Tyner, one of the most influential pianists of our times who chats to Melanie at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival , and the peerless virtuoso Ron Carter who is the most-recorded jazz bassist in history . Both Grammy Award winners talk about their early inspirations, their career in jazz as well as their many recordings. (Originally broadcast on RTE Radio 1, Ireland's National Public Radio).


Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride

Monday at 9pm


Donald Harrison Jr. (2022 NEA Jazz Master)
Alto saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr.'s playing has taken him worldwide but he's a New Orleans icon. This episode, we head to New Orleans to hear a concert Jazz Night recorded earlier this year on his home turf at Snug Harbor. Get to know Harrison's unique blend of bebop, soul, funk, and modern swing as we trace his origins with words from the saxophonist himself and his drummer Joe Dyson.


Ron Carter at 85
In honor of bassist Ron Carter's 85th birthday, JNIA host Christian McBride sits down with Ron to discuss his life, career, and record-setting discography as the world's most recorded bassist. We'll hear recorded classics, favorites, and curios hand-picked by Ron from his vast catalog as well as some personal favorite recordings from our host.


Special Delivery: Portland's Montavilla Jazz Brings Music To Your Door (Encore)
Jazz Night is in Portland, Oregon with the non-profit Montavilla Jazz. Hear how they bring music to residents' doorsteps, plus a set by trumpeter Charlie Porter from the 2019 Montavilla Jazz Festival.


Bassist Linda May Han Oh Is A Musician Rooted In Curiosity(ENCORE)
We hear the origin story of bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh. From her roots in Australia to her growth in New York City featuring music from her latest project with strings.


Cory Wong and the Minneapolis Sound
"There's the guitar nerds, there's the jazz nerds, there's the funk nerds. And I am one of those ...all of those" says Minnesota native Cory Wong. On this Jazz Night, we'll hear about the musical DNA from everybody's favorite rhythm guitarist - from meeting Prince early in his career to how optimism plays a role in his genre-spanning musical output. And get ready for summer's festival season with a bright and sunny set of jams from Cory and his backing band the Wongnotes live from the Newport Jazz Festival in 2021.


Pete Fallico's Doodlin' Lounge

Wednesday at 9pm


Remembering Freddie Roach
Known for his original writing, steady basslines, and highly musical fleet-fingered right hand which set him apart, Hammond B3 organist Freddie Roach will be remembered in the Doodlin' Lounge.

Just Jazz with Michael Burman

Saturday at 9pm


Jazz "Time" Signatures
Although jazz is the sound of surprise, most performances are still in 4/4 time. Nonetheless, there are many in other time signatures. Tune in to hear a dozen waltz-time performances from such jazz artists as Fats Waller via Cannonball, Miles, Bill Evans, and through George Coleman.


Bill Holman
NEA Jazz Master Bill Holman has been playing, composing, and arranging for seven decades. Tune in to hear him doing all of the above, not only with the bands of Stan Kenton and Gerry Mulligan, but also leading groups of his own, large and small. Be sure to keep an ear open for two of his Grammy winners.