Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Where Jazz Lives

I mentioned in a previous post (Commuting, Traffic, and the Soul) the ultimate jazz and blues radio station: KKJZ, broadcasting from the campus of Cal State University, Long Beach. The website is actually: The superb site is also a great source for jazz and blues event listings in Southern California, and they also embed jazz news from NPR. I have not found a better jazz station anywhere. Nor have I ever heard a better radio announcer than the late Chuck Niles ("Be-Bop Charlie, Mr. Jazz, or The Minister of Cool") whose dulcet voice graced that station's broadcasts for many years. Click on the KJAZZ (their designation, but not their official call letters) logo above to listen live (streaming) anywhere in the world.

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