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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 29, 2015
Vernettia Syphax had little interest in jazz before she discovered the music of Thelonious Monk.
May 7, 2015
One music educator recount his introduction to jazz through a jazz legend.
February 20, 2015
CapRadio member John Kuster brings us this story of how he fell in love with jazz.
By Gary G. Vercelli
February 18, 2015
Over the past month we've collected stories of how our staff and listeners fell in love with jazz. We thoughtfully read all the listener submissions and chose the ones that stood out. It was no small task, there were so many wonderful entries.