Born: Cincinnati, Ohio
Type of show: Middle-of-the-road modern and contemporary jazz.
Years living on the Space Coast: 17
Early music influence: Wolf Man Jack
Favorite artists: Lee Konitz, Paul Desmond, Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, Chet Baker
A Taste Of Jazz is mainstream jazz at its best hosted by Dave Fries (email@example.com). The classic sounds are highlighted with artists like Davis, Coltrane, Brubeck and Mingus as well as the contemporary sounds of today’s headliners like Brad Mehladu, Stacy Dillard, Joshua Redman and so many others. Contemporary big bands are sprinkled in and we don’t shy away from tasteful jazz vocalists. What you won’t hear is smooth jazz or recordings prior to the 1950’s. The emphasis here is good jazz without a whole lot of chatter.