Vocalist Sandy Cressman and trombonist Jeff Cressman, two of the Bay Area’s most valuable jazz musicians, visit the Hear and Now to talk about their upcoming SFJAZZ concert “Sandy Cressman & Homenagem Brasileira.” We’ll be playing their music and talking about their inspirations (including, obviously, the music of Brazil) and their many creative projects.


Academy Award-winning composer David Shire, whose film scores include “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three,” “The Conversation,” “Norma Rae,” “All the President’s Men,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Return to Oz,” and “Zodiac,” visits with host Derk Richardson and plays music on the KPFA studio piano. Shire is in a two-day residency hosted by the San … Continued


Academy Award-winning composer David Shire, whose scores include “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three,” “The Conversation,” “Norma Rae,” “All the President’s Men,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Return to Oz,” and “Zodiac,” visits with host Derk Richardson and performs original music on the KPFA studio piano. Tony Ferro engineers the sound. Shire is in the Bay … Continued


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The Hear and Now winter fund drive special, with Bonnie Simmons and guitarist Mimi Fox – February 28, 2019

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In the first hour, host Derk Richardson is joined by Bonnie Simmons as they carry over from The Bonnie Simmons show their fund drive theme of songs about the sun and sunshine. In the second hour, guitarist Mimi Fox shares tracks from her new album, This Bird Still Flies, and plays a few acoustic guitar tunes … Continued


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The Hear and Now Fund Drive Special – February 21, 2019

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In the first hour, host Derk Richardson is joined by Bonnie Simmons as they carry over from The Bonnie Simmons show their fund drive theme of songs about and mentioning “California.” In the second hour, singer Jenna Mammina (accompanied by her sister, Lisa (Jenna’s Sis), and Mamma Grace) talks about and shares tracks from the brand … Continued


In the first hour, music by Circus Bella, composed by Rob Reich, plus two solo accordion pieces performed live in the studio, a track from the new Nell & Jim Band album (featuring Reich), and one each from Reich’s CDs Shadowbox and Swings Left. In the second hour, a variety of love songs for Valentine’s Day. With host … Continued


As the pioneering world fusion band Ancient Future prepared for its 40th anniversary concert (Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley), founder and scalloped-fretboard guitar wizard Matthew Montfort brought a version of the group into the KPFA studio to perform live on “The Hear and Now.” The trio included Mariah Parker … Continued