The Joys of Jazz

Bob Hecht (notice the last name) is curating and hosting his very own radio show, titled the Joys of Jazz. Hey so I get to brag about my Dad here for a few minutes.

When people ask me who my most affecting musical influences have been I go way back to what I was raised on; Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. My Dad is the culprit here of course. But, he didn’t just expose me repeatedly to these obvious gems but rather, through having committed his entire life of listening to delving into ALL realms and depths of Jazz, has given me, and everyone who comes within ear distance, a comprehensive jazz listening education. He is the jazz master connoisseur. So, now is when the rest of the world has the opportunity to come within ear shot of this man’s brilliance in stereo. Get a glimpse into what my childhood was like, and at the same time listen to some incredible music, interviews, and wise, wise commentary.

Stream the Joys of Jazz each Friday at 4 & 8pm, Sundays at 8pm, and for those late nighters and international listeners tune in at 4am on Saturdays. All PST. 1610am in Southern Marin / 1710am in San Rafael

It feels so good to be proud!

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Great Music, Personality, and Venue

Last night I went to Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon and heard an old friend from Rhode Island play his incredible gritty Country/Blues/Americana. Joe Fletcher immediately and effortlessly entices the listener to pay close attention to his strong lyrical storytelling and inspires feet and legs to do weird things. I’d like to think that while Joe lays it all out there for us that his personal hero, George Jones, is up there throwing ’em back with his haughty stamp of approval.

I highly recommend making it out to hear Joe Fletcher play his gripping torments, and luckily for you you will most likely be able to find him in your town at some point. The man is a well oiled touring machine.

Do yourself a favor in the meantime and buy his latest record, White Lighter to get you through. You will want to know the songs for the bar stool stomping sing alongs.

It was warming and comforting to see such a big piece of Rhode Island out here in this new place, and totally inspiring to hear Joe’s incredible songs. The sound was amazing at Mississippi Studios along with the lighting, drinks, service, and overall warm vibe. I can’t wait to play a show there.

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