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  • Castaways by date
    Melissa Aldana
    11 Mar
    Ron E. Beck
    29 Apr
    Pascal Bokar
    07 Oct
    Shanna Carlson
    18 Mar
    Sara Caswell
    25 Mar
    Carlos D'l Puerto
    22 Jul
    Kellye Gray
    15 Jul
    David Hart
    04 Nov
    Bruce Jenkins
    09 Dec
    Ellen Johnson
    17 Jun
    Steffen Kuehn
    02 Dec
    Paul McCandless
    08 Jul
    Allison Miller
    15 Apr
    Melissa Morgan
    29 Jul
    Linda Oh
    05 Aug
    Dafnis Prieto
    24 Jun
    Jim Pugh
    30 Sep
    Fred Randolph
    05 Feb
    Harvie S
    03 Jun
    Jake Shapiro
    10 Jun
    Marcus Shelby
    15 Jan
    Bria Skonberg
    04 Mar
    Paul Smith
    16 Dec
    Mark Soskin
    20 May
    Leslie Stoval
    19 Aug
    John Stowell
    08 Apr
    Toots Thielemans
    02 Sep
    Roseanna Vitro
    26 Feb
    Paul VornHagen
    14 Oct
    Don Was
    12 Aug
    Danielle Wertz
    27 May
    Howard Wiley
    28 Oct


    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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