Entries by Jazz and Blues Director

Jazz Adds & Charts: Third Week of June

Sweat out that warm summer Santa Cruz heat with some cool jazz at the Great 88. I’m excited to have some greats come into the station from Grammy award winning vocalist Gregory Porter to rock icon Ginger Baker. I anticipate great things. As for charts, ladies still seem to be holding the top spots in […]

Jazz Charts and Adds: Second week of June

All is swell at Great 88 here in the Jazz/Blues department.  Your new Jazz/Blues Director to happy to report her first official adds and top played tracks from the Great 88’s Jazz/Blues Department. I know many here are particularly excited to add José James’s new album While Your Were Sleeping. Charts 1 HIROMI Alive Telarc 2 […]

The Jazz Adds – Second Week of May

CHARTS 1 TRIOLOGY Triology Cellar Live 2 AMY CERVINI Jazz Country Anzic 3 ARTURO O’FARRILL The Offense Of The Drum Motema 4 CATHERINE RUSSELL Bring It Back Jazz Village 5 RICHIE KAYE’S MUSIC AND MIRTH The Last Whoop Dee Doo 6 NELS CLINE SINGERS Macroscope Mack Avenue 7 REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE Live Snakes Accurate 8 […]

Synapse(!) @ Club Kuumbwa

If you weren’t at Kuumbwa Jazz Center for progressive jazz-fusion group Synapse(!) last Saturday night, you surely missed out! The dynamic, sharp styling of saxophonist Nikki Mokover and trumpeter Nick Bianchini was backed by an amazing rhythm section; featuring percussion monster Jaime Sanchez, keyboardist Ittai Rosenbaum and bassist Robert Ross. Oliver Whitcroft provided live sampling […]

April 30th: International Jazz Day!

  If you didn’t know, today, April 30th, is International Jazz Day! Around the world, musicians and listeners alike are celebrating the both the historical and contemporary significance of America’s greatest musical treasure. Featuring performances by renowned artists all over the world, think of today as Christmas for jazz lovers worldwide. The hosts of Wednesday’s […]