Joseph Vella

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04/08/11    Community Articles

Dinner Jazz, Anyone?

For nearly 20 years, radio programmer Bob Parlocha was the music director of the Bay Area’s venerable KJAZ, as well as the host of the station’s crown jewel program, Dinner Jazz. What started as a one hour pick up shift on saturday evenings in 1978, soon...

03/24/11    Community Articles

The Brand of Jazz

So what is the jazz brand of today?

03/11/11    Community Articles

Jazz Radio RIP

The other day my 10-year-old daughter walked into my office as I was listening to one of the prominent jazz radio stations on the east coast. She listened for a bit and then bluntly asked me why jazz sounds like an old fashioned movie. When I realized the...

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About Joseph Vella


Joseph Vella joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 11, 2011