Eulis Cathey | email
Weekdays 9 am - 3 pm ETEulis Cathey has been a jazz professional for nearly 40 years. In an expansive career in radio and the record industry, he has immersed himself in the music, with the sole purpose of contributing as much as possible to its rich legacy. As a promotion and A&R executive with a number of record labels (Verve, Atlantic, and N-Coded Music among them), and with a Grammy-nominated project on his resume as well, Cathey has had a positive impact on the careers of many musicians. As an On Air personality, he brings his knowledge , experience, enthusiasm, as well as the musician's perspective, to the Real Jazz audience every evening.
Joey DeFrancesco | emailJoey 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 with four being nominated for Grammy Awards including his critically acclaimed Michael Jackson tribute album" Never Can Say Goodbye." He is from Philadelphia where seemingly every important jazz organ player hails from. Joey knows the organ history makers of the 20th century as well as the younger players of the 21st century that look up to him. Hear them all when he gets Organized on Real Jazz.
Rhonda Hamilton | email
Mondays-Tuesdays, Thursdays-Fridays 9 am - 3 pm
Wednesdays 9 am - 2 pmRhonda Hamilton, a native New Yorker, is now based at the Sirius XM Los Angeles studios. Rhonda 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 was on the air for almost four decades. For many years she was also was a regular voice on syndicated shows on NPR including “Jazz Set” and “Toast of the Nation.” In addition she’s been honored by both the Jazz Journalists Association and by the city of New York with a “Ladies In Jazz Award".
Dermot Hussey | email
Sundays 10 am-4 pm ETDermot Hussey has been awarded the Order of Distinction from the government of Jamaica and he is a recipient of the prestigious Musgrave Medal for his over 50 years in service to media and music; jazz and reggae. 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 ET2020 marks 40 years of playing jazz on the radio for Mark Ruffin, including 25 years on air in Chicago. He's a two-time Emmy Award-winning television broadcaster and a Grammy nominee who’s written over 600 magazine articles on jazz and American culture. Mark is the winner of both the Jazz Journalists Association Career Excellence in Broadcasting Award and the Duke Dubois Humanitarian Award from Jazzweek.com. In 2019 he was honored by Jazzmobile with their NYC Jazz Readers Award.
Dick Golden | Saturdays 10 am- Noon ET
Sundays Midnight -2 am ETDick Golden became a jazz broadcast legend in New England and now works in broadcast operations at George Washington University in Washington. He has become known as a master purveyor of the Great American Songbook and presents "American Jazz" every weekend on Real Jazz in association with Tony Bennett’s Exploring the Arts Foundation. Dick can also be heard hosting specials with the U.S. Air Force’s Airmen of Note as well as our annual concerts from the Jazz Cruise.
Seton Hawkins | Sundays 9 pm -10 pm ET
Mondays 5 pm -6 pm ETJohannesburg native Seton Hawkins is the host of South African Jazz. His day gig is Director of Public Programs and Education Resources at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He's served as an agent for many legendary artists including Buster Williams, Onaje Allan Gumbs and his countrywoman Sathima Bea Benjamin and has written extensively for Hot House Jazz and for AllAboutJazz.com, with a emphasis on jazz in South Africa. Seton received his MBA from Babson College and his BA in Music from Columbia University
Shelly BergJazz pianist and arranger Shelly Berg is a five time Grammy nominee and he’s also the Dean of Music at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. With an earlier stint at USC the long-time educator not only knows but has taught a vast numbers of today young jazz stars. He has his pulse on the jazz scene as one of the top arrangers in the world and a mentor to next generation of jazz musicians.