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Bill McCann
(Last Update: 2/19/2020)
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Current E-Board Position(s)
Music Department: Jazz
Years a WCDB DJ: 35¼
Year Started: 1985
Show Times
Sunday  10:00AM - 2:00PM
"Encore of The Saturday Morning Edition of Jazz "  [Jazz]
Saturday  8:00AM - 12:00PM
"The Saturday Morning Edition of Jazz"  [Jazz]
The Capital District's best in jazz, since 1985. This award winning show (Best Jazz DJ - Metroland) is a great mix of classic and new mainstream jazz.
Show Playlist
AristSong Title
WOODY HERMAN BIG BANDTHINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE
HANK MOBLEYWHEN I FALL IN LOVE
MILES DAVISOLD FOLKS
MILES DAVISI THOUGHT ABOUT YOU
THE JAZZ MESSENGERSSPORTIN' CROWD
ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERSHIPSIPPY BLUES
HORACE SILVERSENOR BLUES
HORACE SILVERHOME COOKIN'
HANK MOBLEYTHE BREAK THROUGH
HANK MOBLEYTAKE YOUR PICK
SONNY CLARKMY CONCEPTION
SONNY CLARKDIAL S FOR SONNY
J.J. JOHNSONGROOVIN'
CURTIS FULLERLIZZY'S BOUNCE
HANK MOBLEY, AL COHN, JOHN COLTRANE AND ZOOT SIMSJUST YOU, JUST ME
DIZZY GILLESPIEONE ALONE
DONALD BYRD / KENNY BURRELLALL NIGHT LONG
HANK MOBLEY3RD TIME AROUND
HANK MOBLEYSPEAK LOW
LEE MORGANCORNBREAD
JACKIE MCLEANCONFIRMATION
HORACE SILVER AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERSTHE PREACHER
ART BLAKEY INFRA-RAE
HANK MOBLEYTHIS I DIG OF YOU
HANK MOBLEYBASE ON BALLS
HANK MOBLEYSOFT IMPRESSIONS
WOODY HERMAN BIG BANDTHINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE
Interests And Personality
About MeBill McCann has been the Host of "The Saturday Morning Edition of Jazz" on WCDB since April of 1985. This weekly jazz program airs on Saturday mornings from 8 am until Noon. April 2020 will mark the 35th Anniversary of Bill's hosting of this award-winning program. To mark the occasion, and to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, a "Day of Jazz" will be held on April 18, 2020, at the Alumni House at the University at Albany, featuring many of the finest jazz bands and jazz musicians from the Capital District. The program will include 10 bands in total!!!. The event will kick off at 1 pm with the UAlbany Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of David Hosley; followed by Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes; The Teresa Broadwell Trio; Cliff Brucker and Full Circle; Colleen Pratt with the Peg Delaney Trio; Skip Parsons Riverboat Jazz Band; The Joe Finn Trio; The Brian Patneaude Quartet; Joe Barna and Sketches of Influence; and the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra. The event will be free and open to the public, and is made possible through the generous support of our Sponsors: The UAlbany Alumni Association; The UAlbany Foundation; University Auxiliary Services (UAS); WCDB and Student Association; A Place For Jazz; and Canon Kay C. Hotaling. Bill received the prestigious "Jazz Hero" Award from the Jazz Journalists Association in 2012(the JJA) https://www.jjajazzawards.org/p/jazz-heroes.html. He was also named "Best Jazz D.J." on several occasions by "The Metroland" - the former long-time premiere weekly arts publication in the Capital District of New York. In recognition of his radio efforts, Bill was nominated for an "Eddies" Award in 2019, in the "Radio DJ of the Year" category. He has received a second nomination in 2020. https://theeddiesawards.com/index.php/2020-eddies-awards-nominees/ In addition to his serving as Host and Jazz Director at WCDB, Bill has been very active in the Jazz Community in the Capital District. He is a member of the Board of Directors of "A Place for Jazz" and has served as a Board Member for many years. A Place for Jazz is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting Jazz in the Capital District, and beyond. (aplaceforjazz.org) Bill is also a member of the Swingtime Jazz Society, a membership based organization having as it's sole purpose the promotion of good music by sponsoring open-to-the-public concerts that feature regional jazz artists. (swingtimejazz.org)