Entries by Jazz and Blues Director

CMJ 2012

In mid-October I had the privilege of attending the CMJ conference/concert marathon in New York City. There are over 1000 artists that play within 5 days, as well as conferences in the morning/early afternoon ranging from DJ tips to the ins and outs of the biz. I managed to stay on California time during my weeklong work-cation […]

Jazz Charts CMJ 1270

After an amazing week in the CMJ festival in NY it was time to come back to the redwoods of paradise. So many new artists, people, and things to do, CMJ is not an event to miss to discover new artists. Here are the week’s jazz charts, thanks to all the jazz DJ’s who help […]

What a Month for Jazz!

If you haven’t already heard, it’s another great month for jazz is Santa Cruz. Some of the heaviest hitters on the scene today will be gracing us with their presence in our wonderful town. All of the shows are at the Kuumbwa Jazz center in downtown Santa Cruz. You do NOT want to miss these […]

Jazzing Back to School

Are you or your kids bored of the all-american music called jazz? Well there are some events this month that might just wake you up. If you didn’t catch the last blog post, the 55th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival is sure to get your toe tappin’ (with a stellar lineup including Ambrose Akinmusire, Bill Frisell, […]

The Woodstock of Jazz: MJF55

You don’t want to miss this concert. Ever. It’s not just a concert, it’s a weekend of concerts. A full weekend of the world’s finest jazz artists performing at the Monterrey Jazz Festival including: Trombone Shorty, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheney, Esperanza Spalding, Ambrose Akinmusire, Mulgrew Miller, Gerald Clayton, Tigran Hamasyan, and the list […]

KZSC Jazz Charts

What a summer for jazz, non stop incoming new music! It’s a good thing. Thanks to volunteer and future DJ Jamfrazi for helping the jazz department while your humble director is away. We will hit the ground running in September. Here is this week’s jazz charts. Charts/Top 10 1 RAVI COLTRANE Spirit Fiction Blue Note […]