Folks can dance their blues away and help the St. Mary's Food Bank by attending the 12 Hour Blues for Food Benefit Festival October 19 at the El Dorado Bar and Grill in Scottsdale. The festival runs from noon to midnight. There's no cover charge, but those attending are asked to bring five food ite ... More >>
Although it's been more than five years since Steve Conrad pulled a regular air shift on local public radio station KJZZ, the 38-year-old disc jockey still gets many chances to share his love of jazz, blues, and soul songs on vinyl. From time to time, Conrad says he helps out fellow KJZZ jock Blais ... More >>
David BickfordDavid Bickford Bickford writes two prominent local blogs, PHX Rail Food and PHX Trail Dude. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I listen to KJZZ for news by day and jazz by night. I grew up listening to rock, and it still ... More >>
Lincoln and Douglas: You decide which is Steve and which is Martin.The future of KJZZ has been a hot topic for a week or so now. The debate started with a Facebook group called "Bring Independent Music to KJZZ" which now racked up 1,000 fans and continued when the station's music director, Blais ... More >>
KJZZThis is the woman who doesn't want you to hear Animal Collective on the radio.There's an interesting facebook battle shaping up over the future of Phoenix's NPR affiliate, KJZZ 91.5.The instigator is a guy named Greg Ensell who likes to listen to . . . well, umm, pretty much what I listen to: ... More >>
Wow, 'tis the season for food and wine events... Tonight's VinArte, The Art of Wine, a wine tasting and sale to be held in the Phoenix Art Museum's Sculpture Garden from 6:30 to 10 p.m., will benefit the museum's PhxArtKids Interactive Gallery. So nibble on food from Arcadia Farms, sample more than ... More >>
Tenor saxophonist Ravi Coltrane – son of music (and not just jazz) giants John and Alice Coltrane – performed two 50-minute sets with a foursome that showcased drummer E.J. Strickland, pianist Luis Perdomo, and bassist Drew Gress.
If you tuned into MTV's Video Music Awards this year, you may have noticed one big thing: they sucked. Between Britney Spears' underwhelming performance (note to Brit: your career is over; you might as well pose for Playboy while your body is still somewhat nubile), Kanye West's temper tant ... More >>
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