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    Bruce Ackley

    Geri Allen

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    Guy Barker

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    Lorraine Feather

    Darrell Grant

    Art Hirahara

    Richard Howell

    Pete Jolly

    Julian Joseph

    Calvin Keys

    Mark Little

    Harold Mabern

    René Marie

    Dmitri Matheny

    Bobbe Norris

    Si Perkoff

    Evan Price

    Jackie Ryan

    John Santos

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    Marcos Silva

    Ray Skjelbred

    Andrew Speight

    Jacky Terrasson

    Jeff Watts

    John L. Worley jr.

    Earl Zindars

    Michael Zisman

    Most Recent Castaway - 8th June, 2019
    Kalil Wilson (2019)
    Oakland native Kalil Wilson is gifted with a powerful yet nuanced voice that can move effortlessly over the genres of pop, R&B, jazz, classical and opera.

    Kalil is a history and musicology guy: he knows the singers and the styles that have come before. This knowledge was instilled into him a young age: he's the son of well known Nigerian bassist and bandleader Babá Ken Okulolo, and an American mom who collects records—vintage jazz, African music, R&B, salsa, and so on.

    As a youngster, Kalil was mentored by the Oakland Youth Chorus and the Young Musicians Program at UC Berkeley. He earned a spot in UCLA's Voice and Opera program while working on an honors degree in his special love, ethnomusicology. His pursuit of jazz was encouraged by Kenny Burrell.

    Kalil's second full-length recording, "Time Stops" is out now: in it, he and Dan Marshak have put together something quite impressive.
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