Sausalito’s AM radio waves and online stream will come alive with “Hot Jazz” thanks to a unique locally-produced music program debuting this week on Radio Sausalito. Jazz Rhythm explores this music from the first half of the last century and how the Bay Area’s colorful characters and culture helped shape what has been called America’s most original art form.
Many one-of-a-kind recordings and performances from local venues will be played on the series, ranging from the pub-like Club Hangover on Bush Street to Sacramento’s huge Dixieland festivals. Exclusive interviews feature local artists who underscore the Bay Area’s unique contributions to jazz history like trombonist Bob Mielke, reedman Bob Helm, and singer Clancy Hayes.
The series is produced and hosted by six-time award-winning broadcaster, Dave Radlauer who has been presenting classic jazz since 1982. “Sausalito and Southern Marin are jewels of the Bay Area where I’ve spent happy times hiking, dining, and working,” says Radlauer. “I’m delighted to be partnering with Radio Sausalito to bring my series to jazz lovers in the area.”
The first episode of Jazz Rhythm premiers September 23rd on Radio Sausalito with new episodes available every week throughout the fall. Listeners can tune in Wednesdays at noon and again at 7pm to catch the latest episodes on the air and streaming online at radiosausalito.org