Director of Operations/ Producer of JazzStream
John Brenneise is Director of Operations and Producer of JazzStream. As Ops Director, he leads the technical team of radio programmers, and as host of JazzStream, he uses his technical knowledge and a passion for jazz to create a 24-hour streaming service online.
Brenneise joined the Capital Public Radio staff in June of 2000, when CPR began management of KUOP. Prior to that, John was Operations Director, Morning Edition Host and occasional music announcer at KUOP. Brenneise began his radio career as a student announcer while attending University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.
John Brenneise was born in Palm Springs, CA, and lived in the Mojave Desert town of Eagle Mountain until 1983. The town disolved due to the closing of the Kaiser Steel mine, on which the local economy was based. His family relocated to Ceres, CA and Brenneise lived there until joining the US Army after high school.
He loves taking his family fishing, hiking in the Sierra, camping...anything outdoors. He is also interested in politics, current events, computers, gardening, disc golf, and music.
John is an accomplished musician, having studied classical and jazz piano since childhood. He plays piano in several Sacramento area groups and as a solo artist. John lives in Sacramento with his wife Julie and son Richard.