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If you're a jazz lover, you probably remember the moment you became one. Maybe it was that first listen to a powerful recording like Miles Davis' Kind of Blue... or the time you attended a jazz concert that completely knocked you out. Or perhaps your parents nurtured your passion with regular hi-fi exposure over a period of several years.

In February we ran a contest inviting jazz lovers to share their stories about how they came to jazz. The response was incredible. And even though the contest is over, the stories keep coming... as you can see by scrolling down. Scroll all the way down and you'll find the contributions from CapRadio hosts and staffers that kicked off the contest. We also invited a handful of jazz musicians and journalists to share their stories. You'll find them sprinkled throughtout the list.

If you've got a story you'd like to share about how you fell head over heels in love with jazz, email us at jazz@capradio.org.


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My Father's Lifelong Love Supreme

June 19, 2015

Former Capital Public Radio reporter Pauline Bartolone grew up surrounded by jazz. But it wasn't just radio and records she was listening to. Thanks to her jazz-loving dad, she experienced the music and its makers firsthand.


Falling In Love Supreme: For Vernettia Syphax, Monk Bridged A Musical Generation Gap

May 29, 2015

Vernettia Syphax had little interest in jazz before she discovered the music of Thelonious Monk.


Falling In Love Supreme: Stockton Educator Roy Childs Recalls Hearing Dave Brubeck The First Time

May 7, 2015

One music educator recount his introduction to jazz through a jazz legend.


Falling In Love Supreme: Greg Rodriguez's Story

April 25, 2015

My story begins back in the early eighties, a high school kid, in Fair Oaks, living with my parents with an AM/FM transistor radio. It was during that time that I began listening to KXPR.

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Falling In Love Supreme: Blame It On Bird!

March 9, 2015

World class keyboard player Brian Charette shares his journey to jazz love.


Falling In Love Supreme: Uncle Sam’s Jukebox

March 5, 2015

Jazz journalist Allen Morrison recounts the experiences that led him to jazz.


Falling In Love Supreme: John Kuster Squeezes In A Late Entry

February 20, 2015

CapRadio member John Kuster brings us this story of how he fell in love with jazz.