Eulis Cathey | email
Weekdays 9 am - 3 pm ETFor over 30 years, Eulis Cathey has made his living in jazz; as a radio personality, producer and record company executive at Verve, Island, Atlantic and others. His experience with artists such as Joe Henderson, Regina Carter and Gary Bartz gives him an insight and passion that frequently emerges.
Les Davis | email
Mondays - Thursdays 6 pm - 12 am ET
Sundays 10 am - 4 pm ETLes's "eureka!" moment came during a Frank Sinatra concert at NYC's Paramount Theater. For many decades since, he's been a jazz broadcaster and host of shows at The Village Gate, The Blue Note and other legendary haunts. "All those wonderful emails from the listeners really make my day," says Les.
Joey DeFrancesco | email
Joey DeFrancesco is the undisputed king of the Hammond B-3 organ in jazz today. Since being discovered by Miles Davis as a teenager Joey has released more than 30 albums including his Grammy nominated tribute to Michael Jackson Never Can Say Goodbye. Hailing from Philadelphia where seemingly every important jazz organ player hails from, Joey knows the history of his instrument as well as keeping up with the youngsters looking up to him. Hear them all when Joey hosts Organized on Real Jazz.
Rhonda Hamilton | email
Saturdays 2 pm - 8 pm ET
Sundays 10 am - 4 pm ET
Rhonda Hamilton, a native New Yorker, is a legend in jazz broadcasting due to her being one of the co-founders of the immensely popular Newark radio station WBGO, where she’s been on the air four almost four decades. Since 1980 she has also been a regular voice on NPR on many syndicated shows including “Jazz Set” and “Toast of the Nation.” In addition she’s been honored by the Jazz Journalists Association and was honored by the city of New York with a “Ladies In Jazz Award.”
Dermot Hussey | email
Saturdays 2 pm - 8 pm ETHussey is a recipient of a Musgrave Medal, the prestigious Jamaican award for services to media and music, and he was inducted into the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Hall of Fame. As co-author of Bob Marley: Reggae King of the World and producer of the Marley interview on Marley's album Talkin' Blues, he brings a refreshing island breeze to Real Jazz.
Christian McBride | email
Tuesdays at 9 pm ET
Saturdays at Noon ET
Multiple Grammy winner Christian McBride is the bass player to the stars. His amazing career began as a teen-age musician before morphing into a multi-media star today when he is one of the most recognizable jazz musicians on the planet. He combines his well-known jocular personality with his love of sports jocks and his amazing musicianship in presenting comedy, trivia and music on The Lowdown; Conversations With Christian.
Marcus Miller | email
Sundays at 6 pm ET
Tuesdays at 12 am ET
Legendary producer/composer/bassist Marcus Miller is a self-proclaimed 360 degrees musician. Having written major hits for Luther Vandross, David Sanborn and Miles Davis he can back up his claim. He is a two time Grammy winner and appropriately one if for jazz and the other for r&b. He displays his broadcasting chops and his wide range of musical taste every week on Miller Time with Marcus Miller.
Mark Ruffin | email
Weekdays 3 pm - 6 pm ET
Sundays 7 pm - 8 pm ETMark Ruffin is a two-time Emmy-winning broadcaster and journalist who played jazz on the radio in Chicago for over 25 years before joining the Real Jazz airwaves. He’s written over 600 articles for Down Beat, Jazziz, Playboy, Chicago Magazine and others, and he welcomes your requests and feedback.