The 2014 Summer Music Sale is THIS Saturday

Record Sale Flyer

The Verve Coffee / KZSC Summer Music Sale is THIS Saturday, Aug 30!  We’re selling an eclectic mix of LPs and CDs for just 25 cents each. Groove to live music by Pyromids, Palmz, Burnt Palms, and others while you dig through rare and collectible music from many local vendors like Streetlight Records, Bluebeat Music, LOGOS, and Metavinyl.

Verve will have special brews on tap! A new raw-vegan, probiotic drink bottled by Santa Cruz’s Dr Kefir, and their famous nitro-infused cold-brewed coffee.

Come spend the day discovering new music with other highly-caffeinated music enthusiasts! The music swap-meet starts at 10 am at Verve Coffee Roaster’s Seabright location104 Bronson St, a couple of doors down from the Pacific Edge climbing gym. We’ll be there till 3pm.

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57th Monterey Jazz Festival Ticket Giveaways!

The Monterey Jazz Festival is held every September on the Monterey County Fairgrounds, where the event was first presented in 1958. Holding the title of the longest running jazz festival in the world, The Monterey Jazz Festival presents the best of its kind.

This 57th annual version of the fest will feature 500 artists and 8 stages, over the 3 nights and 2 days of September 19-21. Artists performing both in the Arena and the Grounds will be Jason Moran, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Davina & The Vagabonds, Robert Glasper, Billy Childs, Charles Lloyd, Aaron Diehl Quartet, Lisa Fischer, Becca Stevens, and Eric Harland.

KZSC will be having a couple of ticket giveaways for this event, so tune in to our jazz programs over the next few weeks for your chance to win!

 

 

Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio performing

Jazz Adds & Charts, Second Week of August

Greetings Jazz fans and aficionados alike. A lot has changed since I last checked in, in the great big bad world that is jazz here at the Great 88.

Emerging young artist Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio have notably climbed to the number one spot on our Chart with her debut album.  The young fusion group, Snarky Puppy, (who recently played in the Cruz) remain crowd pleasers for the last month. New and noteworthy is our number three, Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra from Paris, proving once more the popularity of that Latin Tinge that has mesmerized so many music fans before.

Charts:

1 MELISSA ALDANA AND CRASH TRIO Melissa Aldana And Crash Trio Concord
2 PETER LERNER Continuation Origin
3 AFRO LATIN VINTAGE ORCHESTRA Pulsion
4 SNARKY PUPPY We Like It Here Ropeadope
5 BOBBY SELVAGGIO Short Stories Origin
6 STUDIO RIO Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection Sony Legacy-Sony
7 BRIA SKONBERG Into Your Own Random Act
8 FRANK CATALANO Love Supreme Collective [EP] Ropeadope
9 PHILIP LASSITER DreamZzz
10 JEREMY FOX With Love Jazzbill

Adds:

1 DR. JOHN Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit Of Satch Concord
2 MACK AVENUE SUPERBAND Live At DJF 2013 Mack Avenue
3 ANN REYNOLDS AND CLAVE GRINGA Para Cuba Con Amor Self-Released
4 ED STONE King Of Hearts Sapphire
5 NOVOX Over The Honeymoon ZProduction

 

Reggae on the river

Reggae on the River! what a joy and a blessing to share,Singer/songwriter/activist Janine ‘Jah9′.

She has been credited as the creator of the Jazz on Dub genre. Her vocals blend the Jazz melodies of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone with the Dancehall attack of Sizzla Kalongi above the heavy Dub rhythm akin to Augustus Pablo.

Jah9 developed her sound in the underground poetry/live music scene, but now intends to take her word sounds to the world. Her signature sound has led to collaborations with platinum producer Donovan Bennett of Don Corleon Records, dancehall pioneer Rory Gilligan of Stone Love International, Sheldon Bernard and living legend Beres Hammond of Harmony House Music.search

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Programmer of the Month: Henry Bertheaud (Roux)

August’s Programmer of the Month, Henry Bertheaud, is bringing back talk radio to KZSC!

Henry began his career as a programmer at KZSC this past spring on the classical music program, “Machauts Circus.”  An incoming sophomore at UCSC, Henry is spending his summer hosting Sunday mornings’ “If It Ain’t Baroque…” in addition to Thursday evening’s “Geek Folk” collective. To conclude his hat trick, “Roux” interviews literary artists on the wicked collective talk program, “Happy Beyond Words” on Thursday nights.

Henry has also earned himself a seat on KZSC’s Governing Board as Talk and News Director. We are ecstatic to have “Roux” on our team, so be sure to tune into the Great 88 and check him out! Congratulations, Henry, on being August’s Programmer of the Month!

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Rock Charts – 2nd Week of August!

Top 10:

homepage_large.7c1372c11. WHITE FENCE – For The Recently Found Innocent
2. OBN IIIS – Live In San Francisco
3. SHABAZZ PALACES – Lese Majesty
4. NAOMI SHELTON AND THE GOSPEL QUEENS – Cold World
5. HOW TO DRESS WELL – What Is This Heart?
6. SPIDER BAGS – Frozen Letter
7. TWIN PEAKS – Wild Onion
8. ANTLERS – Familiars
9. SPOON – They Want My Soul
10. SKYGREEN LEOPARDS – Family Crimes

 

Top 5 Adds:

Television-Man1. NAOMI PUNK Television Man
2. RUBBLEBUCKET Survival Sounds
3. MIREL WAGNER When The Cellar Children See The Light Of Day
4. ALISON MAY Loved/Dark
5. BISHOP ALLEN Lights Out

 

 

 

We’re loving the White Fence album, produced by Ty Segall. It came out a couple weeks ago and it has been getting great play at KZSC ever since!