Jazz 91.1 Program Highlights

I'm Talkin' Jazz

Sunday at 9am


Marcus Printup with Chris Cortez
The multi-faceted trumpeter Marcus Printup was discovered by Marcus Roberts at the University of North Florida in 1991. He has since worked with Wynton Marsalis, Betty Carter and The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and has made numerous recordings as a leader for Blue Note and Steeplechase Records.


Bobi Cespedes with Jess "Chuy" Varela
Cuban born vocalist, Gladys "Bobi" Cespedes is an ordained Yoruba priestess who emigrated to the U.S. in 1959. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she co-founded the progressive Latin/Cuban group known as Conjunto Cespedes and has collaborated with percussionist Mickey Hart.


Oscar Peterson & Ray Brown with Richard Hadlock
Pianist Oscar Peterson and bassist Ray Brown began working together in 1950 and have enjoyed over two decades of playing and recording together in the trio format. KCSM's own Richard Hadlock takes us back to 1959 for a visit with the master musicians for a conversation about Jazz Education.


Cedar Walton with Dick Conte
Georgia, native and bassist Avery Sharpe has played with a diverse range of artists from Dizzy Gillespie and Yusef Lateef to guitarist Pat Metheny. He made his recording debut Unspoken Words in 2008 and continues to release significant albums as a composer and producer through his own JKNM Records label.


Latin Jazz with Jesse "Chuy" Varela

Sunday at 2pm


Tony Succar
Latin Grammy award winning percussionist/producer, Tony Succar, talks about his upcoming PBS special, Great Performances: The Roots of Latin Jazz, airing July 16 on PBS stations across the U.S. Hosted by Sheila E., the program features Succar's superb, Raices Jazz Orchestra, as they examine a variety of Latin American music as they travel around the U.S., Peru, Spain and Cuba.


Charnett Moffett
Acclaimed bassist Charnett Moffett talks with Jesse "Chuy" Varela about his latest album, “New Love”, on Motema Records. Part of the distinguished Moffett family, Charnett has performed and recorded with a who’s who of jazz greats and continues to expand the musical horizons for the acoustic and electric basses in jazz.


Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride

Monday at 9pm


Crate Digging with Christian: Mulgrew Miller
For the latest installment of Jazz Night's Crate Digging series, Christian McBride uncovers a concert from his big brother (figuratively speaking) - the underrated piano innovator, the late Mulgrew Miller. We'll hear the bandleader soar with his group, Wingspan, featuring many of Miller's engrossing compositions from a performance at Dizzy's Club in New York City. McBride recalls his early days with the pianist and sprinkles in some personal anecdotes.


Harlem River Drive (Encore)
In 1971, pianist, composer and bandleader Eddie Palmieri put out a formative album called Harlem River Drive. Written in the heat of racial turbulence, its lyrics addressed the inequality Puerto Ricans faced in New York City. The album served as a form of protest, as well as commentary on social-justice issues for the people of El Barrio, East Harlem.

Though the Latin funk classic didn't take off in the early '70s, it later became an underground classic. Its enduring songs remain relevant today.

Fifty years after its release, Eddie Palmieri packed a Harlem amphitheater in the rain. No one had heard Harlem River Drive performed on stage in decades, until now. This edition of Jazz Night In America highlights that special moment.


Shemekia Copeland
Shemekia Copeland is a singer whose sound is hard to pin down. A pinch of country, dash of Americana and a heathy does of the blues. This episode of Jazz Night explores that sound and gets inside her topical lyrics, connecting her to blues icons from Ruth Brown to Ma Rainey and Odetta.


Pete Fallico's Doodlin' Lounge

Wednesday at 9pm


Doug Carn After almost 50 years, organist Doug Carn is having one of his biggest moments. A series of albums he recorded in the early 1970s laid the groundwork for the spiritual jazz movement that young musicians around the world are pursuing today. He stops by the Doodlin' Lounge for a chat with Pete.