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KCSM Statement of Solidarity

KCSM stands for Justice and Equality for all. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. And we support the diligent work of all organizations combating systematic racism and demanding practical police reform and accountability. We condemn the belief and the culture of hate and prejudice practiced by those who enable the brutalization of black people and other communities of color.

As KCSM programmers, we understand both our ability and our responsibility to bring people together through a common love of music. We take that responsibility seriously and program with intention. And we will continue to celebrate and honor the wide variety of Black musicians who have given us the extraordinary body of Jazz, Blues and other Black music that is the foundation and the heart of what we play daily on KCSM.

We urge our colleagues in the broadcast industry, musicians of every genre, artists of every medium and educators to continue using your unique platforms and voices to inspire focused, positive social change.


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Desert Island Jazz Encore Presentation
Desert Island Jazz Encore Presentation Fri, Aug 7th from 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Dr. William Dement
Desert Island Jazz is listening back this Spring/Summer to Encore shows with our Bay Area Giants of Jazz! From 2012 The late musician and Stanford Sleep Research Pioneer Dr. William Dement.
In the Spotlight: The Black Masters with Bob Parlocha, Encore Presentation
In the Spotlight: The Black Masters with Bob Parlocha, Encore Presentation Sat, Aug 8th from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
The Sounds of Summer at KCSM include In the Spotlight: The Black Masters, a wonderful deep dive into our history of innovators, pioneers, and provocateurs in Jazz. The series was originally produced in the 1980's by beloved Bay Area broadcaster at KJAZ, Bob Parlocha. We so apprecate the Parlocha family for making these shows available to Jazz 91.

This episode features Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Part 2
I'm Talkin' Jazz
<strong>I'm Talkin' Jazz</strong> Sun, Aug 9th from 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Jackie Ryan with Jesse Chuy Varela
Nationally renowned vocalist Jackie Ryan has been an integral part of the SF Bay Area jazz scene since her late teens spending her formative years in Marin County singing in countless bands. Her warm vocal stylings and multilingual approach are hallmarks of her great success.
Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride
Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride Mon, Aug 10th from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Newport Jazz Festival Pt. III, Herbie Hancock, “The Young Lions,” and Artemis
Jazz Night in America’s Newport Jazz Festival Special concludes with some unforgettable sets from the modern era of the Festival. In this episode, we’ll hear Herbie Hancock from 1988, already ensconced in the MTV era of pop and “Rockit,” returning to acoustic jazz with his mighty trio; The Jazz Futures, an all-star group of “Young Lions” featuring the likes of Benny Green, Roy Hargove, and our own Chrisitan McBride assembled by Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein in 1991; and jazz supergroup Artemis — featuring vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, clarinetist Anat Cohen, and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen — delighting the Fort Stage crowd back in 2018.
Desert Island Jazz Encore Presentation
Desert Island Jazz Encore Presentation Fri, Aug 14th from 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Alex de Grassi
Desert Island Jazz is listening back this Spring/Summer to Encore shows with our Bay Area Giants of Jazz! From 2007 Guitarist Alex de Grassi.