Phil Elwood Music Library Dedication

Phil Elwood was a longtime San Fransisco Bay Area music critic and host of the weekly radio program on KPFA, “Jazz Archive,” from 1952 until 1996, that’s 44 years. KPFA will dedicate it’s music library in his honor on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 from 1:00pm-2:00pm, followed by an on-air documentary on Phil’s life from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Phil rubbed elbows with many musicians and music enthusiasts throughout his long career. We’ve put a sampling of photos of Phil below:

Phil Elwood in the old KPFA studio. 1960
Phil Elwood in the old KPFA studio. 1960
Phil and Tony Kilbert
Phil and Tony Kilbert
With Lizzie Miles. 1955
With Lizzie Miles. 1955

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B.B. King
B.B. King
Jazz party in N.Y.C. with Wynton Marsalis. 1985
Jazz party in N.Y.C. with Wynton Marsalis. 1985
A day with jazz critic, Conrad Silvey
A day with jazz critic, Conrad Silvey
Backstage with Mel Torme. 1983
Backstage with Mel Torme. 1983
Phil and Woody Herman smile for a picture on the singer's birthday.
Phil and Woody Herman smile for a picture on the singer’s birthday.
Phil and Louis Bellson
Phil and Louis Bellson
With Andre Baruch and Bea Wain.
With Andre Baruch and Bea Wain.
Having a talk with John Handy.
Having a talk with John Handy.
Phil chatting with Percy Heath. 1996
Phil chatting with Percy Heath. 1996
Phil and Benny Goodman. 1980
Phil and Benny Goodman. 1980
Josh as a child with Michael Jackson.
Phil and McCoy Tyner. circa 1990
Phil and McCoy Tyner. circa 1990
Phil and Al "Jazzbo" Collins at a jazz club. New Jersey 1980
Phil and Al “Jazzbo” Collins at a jazz club. New Jersey 1980
Phil and his son, Josh, pose at graduation. 1988
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In the KPFA studio

 

  • loujudson

    I would love to re=experience Phil’s programs… I jusyt played Montmarte by Djano Rinehart, which was his theme tune, and nearly cried just remembering his warm knowlegeable presentaions… Jazz lives!

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