Summertime Schedule

Starting June 18th, KZSC begins our longest programming quarter of the year. Tastier than deep-fried Twinkies, our summer program schedule features the premiere of new folk and bluegrass shows, Brazilian music, film scores and more. And since the days are longer, many of your long-standing favorites have expanded timeslots. Take a peek at the outstanding lineup for June-September on our SCHEDULE page and let us know what you think!

James Hunter 4th of July

What better way to celebrate America’s Independence Day than with British blue-eyed soul singer James Hunter? His solo recordings feature a musical style wedged somewhere between early rock & roll and early soul. His 1994 solo debut “…Believe What I Say” had guest appearances by soul legend Doris Troy and Van Morrison and Hunter appeared on a couple of Morrison’s mid-’90s albums as well as performing as part of Van’s Rhythm & Blues Revue. Hunter, also a skilled guitarist released his third full-length album, People Gonna Talk, in 2006 which was nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award. Find out what James has up his sleeves these days on Wednesday, July 4th at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz. Doors open at 7:30; showtime is 8:30 pm.

Jazz Charts/Adds

Hey everyone, hope you’ve enjoyed your first official week of summer. While things cool down for you, we keep pushing forward here at KZSC; here’s the Top 10 Jazz albums for this week along with the newest additions to our library.
Keep it cool, keep it groovy.
Charts/Top 10
1 APRIL HALL Room For Two Bee Boy
2 DAVE MILLER TRIO Deed I Do Summit Records
3 MILES DAVIS Sketches Of Spain Columbia-CRG
4 STACEY KENT Dreamer In Concert Blue Note
5 AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE When The Heart Emerges Glistening Blue Note
7 ANNE SAJDERA Azul Bijuri
8 JOE KROWN Exposed Self-Released
9 LISA HILTON American Impressions Self Release
10 AHMAD JAMAL Blue Moon Jazz Village
Josh Nelson Discoveries Steelbird Music
Josh Nelson I Hear a Rhapsody Steelbird Music
Manuel Galban Blue Cha Cha Concord Music Group
Ray Parker Swingin’ Never Hurt Nobody Kari-On Productions/
Bruce Kaphan Quartet Bruce Kaphan Quartet Kari-On Productions/
Cory Wong Quartet/Quintet Cory Wong Quartet/Quintet Kari-On Productions/
Nick Vayenas Nick Vayenas Lisa Reedy Promotions/ Whirlwind
Oscar Peñas From Now On MFA/Bju Records

Aaron Jones & Claire Mann Wed June 20th

The Celtic duo of Aaron Jones & Claire Mann will be in concert on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 7:30pm at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA. Aaron is the singer, bouzouki and guitar player in the popular band “Old Blind Dogs” and a recipient of an “Instrumentalist of the Year” award for Scottish Traditional Music. Claire is also a singer, and has received multiple All-Ireland Champion awards on flute and tin whistle, as well as being an outstanding fiddler. As a duo, they’ve toured together for years, delighting audiences with a mix of traditional and original Scottish and Irish music and song. Presented by The Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay.


Loud Rock Charts: June 19th

Congratulations to all graduates of UCSC 2012! I personally went to my college’s (Crown) gradutation ceremony to see some of my closest friends move on to bigger and better things. It’ll be sad seeing some of them go, but I am very excited for what is in store for them. Once again, congrats to each and every one of you!

1 GOJIRA L’Enfant Sauvage Roadrunner
2 MNEMIC Mnemesis Nuclear Blast
3 LITA FORD Living Like A Runaway SPV
4 RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER Ghostmaker Candlelight
5 VENEJER Trapped Inside [EP]



1 FEAR FACTORY The Industrialist Candlelight
2 SHADOWS FALL Fire From The Sky Razor and Tie
3 IHSAHN Eremita Candlelight
4 WHITECHAPEL Whitechapel Metal Blade
5 CANDLEMASS Psalms For The Dead Napalm
6 FIREWIND Few Against Many Self-Released
7 SHADOWSIDE Inner Monster Out Nightmare
8 SIX FEET UNDER Undead Metal Blade
10 FOR TODAY Immortal Artery

KZSC Off The Air Until Thursday

It doesn’t seem that long ago that The Great 88 went from being a perky little 10-watt station that you could barely hear even on campus to the 20,000-watt flamethrower we know and love today. Every now and again we need to upgrade our electronics, power supply and whatever else needs attention (yes, we’ve had to shoo lizards out of some gear) at our antenna site at UCSC; this just happens to be the week.

Beginning June 19th KZSC will be OFF THE AIR for maintenance. WE WILL RETURN THURSDAY (June 21st) AT 4 PM to the lowest spot on the FM dial with a new program schedule. In the meantime you can still listen to  our WEB STREAM music mix. Thanks in advance for  your understanding; we’ll make it up to you for the rest of the summer.