Radio Kansas plays Jazz
Jazz has a long history on public radio, and we’re glad to bring you several great shows for fans of jazz and blues! Saturday evening kicks off early with Leslie Keros bringing you her unique take with All That at 7, Dave Schwan then hosts Straight Ahead – jazz from his deep library starting at 8.
Of course, we’re most famous with the jazz community for our 24-hour stream!
Jana Lee Ross
Producer/Host, All That, Saturdays at 7
Ross spent 20 years as Director of Music at KCME in Colorado Springs, Colorado programming both classical and jazz. Ross is also a pianist and vocalist performing in Colorado.
Producer/Host, Straight Ahead, Saturdays at 8
Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, Dave Schwan has been around music all of his life. Thanks to musical family members, Dave was exposed to jazz as early as age five and never looked back. While playing and performing music on an amateur level, Dave has had a life-long fascination with the history of jazz, American music and its contributions to the world. Dave says that jazz is a true art form and agrees with Duke Ellington’s dictum: “If it sounds good, it is good.”
He has worked as a broadcast journalist and program host for nearly 40 years.