All That’s Jazz
Saturday, 6-8 p.m.
Underwritten by: The R3 Hotel 707-869-8399
Rob says:”One reason I really like KGGV is because of the variety of music you can hear here. No mega-corporate focus groups to “dumb down” and narrow the music playlist. I used to dj classic rock at a bar in SF and I also love Americana, bluegrass, 80s country as well as Motown, R&B and classic disco. I started listening to jazz in my early twenties. I worked at a record store where the assistant manager introduced me to the music of her favorites, including Betty Carter and Anita O’Day. Being an avid concert goer, I was fortunate to see many great jazz artists perform back then: the aforementioned Betty Carter, who had a young Benny Green as her pianist, Anita, Sarah Vaughn, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, McCoy Tyner, Nina Simone, Art Blakey, Diane Schuur with the Basie band, Nancy Wilson and others.
In more recent years, I expanded into listening to more contemporary jazz artists starting with Mario Biondi, Nicola Conte, Gerardo Frisina and others on the Italian label, Schema Records. Ricky-Tick Records is a great jazz label out of Finland, with albums by saxophonist Timo Lassy and by Jukka Escola.
Many jazz, pop, and cabaret vocalists have sung standards from The Great American Songbook. My favorites also include Wesla Whitfield, Frank Sinatra, Boz Scaggs, and Andrea Marcovicci.
On my show, All That’s Jazz, Saturday from 6-8pm, you will hear these artists and many more. From traditional jazz vocals and instrumentals and the American Songbook, to more contemporary artists from around the world, I will spin music that may not fit everyone’s definition of jazz, but to me it’s All That’s Jazz.”