Entries by Jazz and Blues Director

The Jazz Charts: Second Week of February

We’re glad you made it through the first week! CHARTS: 1    CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT    WomanChild    Mack Ave. 2    JOHN ABERCROMBIE QUARTET    39 Steps    ECM 3    CATHERINE RUSSELL    Bring It Back    Jazz Village 4    ANTON SCHWARTZ    Flash Mob    Antonjazz 5    BRIAN GEPHART    Standing On Two Feet    Origin 6    KNEEBODY    The Line    Concord 7    NILSON MATTA    Black […]

The Jazz Charts: First Week of February

Yo! February’s off to a lovely start – continuous rain and good Jazz! Although a staple for most at this time of the year, things are really heating up here at KZSC, see for yourself: CHARTS: 1 KNEEBODY The Line Concord 2 JOHN ABERCROMBIE QUARTET 39 Steps ECM 3 BRIAN GEPHART Standing On Two Feet […]

Jazzuary at it’s End – The Charts and Adds

Here’s what’s happening with Jazz at KZSC! There’s been tons of material dropping in lately, courtesy of all of our lovely promoters: CHARTS: 1    BEATA PATER    Golden Lady    Self-Released 2    JOHN ABERCROMBIE QUARTET    39 Steps    ECM 3    MICHELLE ZANGARA    Songs Of Blue    MZRecords 4    CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT    WomanChild    Mack Ave. 5    CHARLES BOLES QUARTET    Blue […]

John Hanrahan Quartet & Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”

The hosts of “Stirrin’ the Soup” had the pleasure of hosting two members from the Chicago-based group known as the John Hanrahan Quartet last week. John (the leader/drummer, now based in Santa Cruz) and his longtime bandmate/tenor saxophonist Brian Kephart, joined us for an exciting discussion about their show at Kuumbwa Jazz. When I heard […]

Mid-Jazzuary Music Charts

Greetings! I hope your new year is off to a good roll, and I know we’re all looking forward to the good things ahead! Speaking of, here’s whats happening in the Jazz department at KZSC: CHARTS: 1    CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT    WomanChild    Mack Ave. 2    DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE    Distance Travel    Acoustic Music 3    DAVE SLONAKER BIG […]

End of 2013: Hot Jazz

I’d like to personally congratulate Northern California for surviving the Third Ice Age. Big cold front just passed through Santa Cruz, which made for ideal conditions to sit inside and listen to records all day. Here’s what’s happening in jazz during the end of a frozen December at KZSC: OUTER BRIDGE ENSEMBLE Determined (OBM) PINK MARTINI […]