Wednesday, July 5, 2017

KRTU's Annual A-JAM Broadcast - This Week!

2017 A-JAM combo at KRTU studios
Set your radio dial to 91.7 FM or tune in online at this Thursday, July 6 at 7 PM and Saturday July 8 at 5 PM for this year's annual broadcast of the A-JAM combo on KRTU's "South Texas Jazz Project." 

Liam Dixon
The combo was led by the 2017 A-JAM honoree, drummer Liam Dixon, a student in the jazz program at Palo Alto College, which is led by trombonist Dr. Armin Marmolejo.

Francis Stromboe
The ensemble featured 2016 A-JAM awardee Francis Stromboe on guitar, Dylan Ilseng on bass, and Liam's drum teacher Joe Caploe on vibes.  The show is produced by KRTU Operations Manager Emilio Alvarez and includes interviews with Liam and the other participants by General Manager JJ Lopez.

Liam Dixon and Joe Caploe were chosen to represent the A-JAM program at this year's international jazz meeting in Siena, Italy, sponsored by the IASJ (International Association of Schools of Jazz). They are set to fly to Italy on Friday, July 7, for an exciting week of intensive jazz performance and study.
Joe Caploe

We wish them the best and are eager to hear about their experience upon their return. Stay tuned! It could be you next year, students...

For more about the program, find A-JAM Jazz Mentorship on Facebook or contact A-JAM Program Director and Professor of Music at Northwest Vista College, Dr. Katchie Cartwright, 210-486-4828.
Siena, Italy, site of the 2017 IASJ Jazz Meeting

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