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Forrest Dylan Bryant Named Jazz Director of KZSU 90.1 at Stanford University

Effective immediately, Forrest Dylan Bryant (pictured) will assume the position of jazz director for Stanford University’s radio station, KZSU-FM 90.1. He replaces longtime director Craig Matsumoto.

Bryant previously held the position of world music director at KZSU since 2000 and is a frequent freelance contributor to JazzTimes, DownBeat, All About Jazz and He also maintains a personal blog of his writing and radio career in Jazz called “FOJAZZ: The online writings and wanderings of Forrest Dylan Bryant” at

Bryant’s passion for jazz is something he says he wants to spread to the world, and radio is one of the prime mediums he can use to accomplish that goal. In a March 2007 interview with All About Jazz, he said: “I write and broadcast because I feel that jazz is an incredible gift. I need to share that gift with others and give something back to the musicians and supporters who first gave it to me.”

Bryant says he wants to use the position of jazz director to “get jazz on the radar of the college-aged crowd” because most college radio stations focus more on indie-rock music. Bryant also would like to try and “get more connected to the jazz community” by trying to get more DJs at KZSU to incorporate jazz into their set lists. Bryant refers to his new radio gig as his “dream job.”

In addition to Bryant’s new gig as jazz director his weekly show on KZSU 90.1 is No Cover, No Minimum on Fridays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and the broadcast can be heard online at

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