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Radio Kansas plays Jazz



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Jazz has a long history on public radio, and we're glad to bring you several great shows for fans of jazz and blues! Saturday evening kicks off early with Leslie Keros bringing you her unique take with All That at 7, Dave Schwan then hosts Straight Ahead - jazz from his deep library starting at 8.

 

 

 

 

Leslie Keros

Producer/Host, All That, Saturdays at 7

 

Born and raised in the Detroit area, Leslie Keros has been steeped in music since she can remember, taking classical piano lessons, singing in youth and adult choirs, andattending fine arts camp in the summer. She first heard jazz on the radio in her youth, and her love for the music continued after she moved to Chicago. She has hosted jazz and blues shows since 2000 at area radio stations, and, since 2017, she has learned to become “a morning person,” hosting a weekday jazz program on 90.9 FM WDCB in Glen Ellyn, IL.

 

 

 

Dave Schwan

Producer/Host, Straight Ahead, Saturdays at 8


Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, Dave Schwan has been around music all of his life. Thanks to musical family members, Dave was exposed to jazz as early as age five and never looked back. While playing and performing music on an amateur level, Dave has had a life-long fascination with the history of jazz, American music and its contributions to the world. Dave says that jazz is a true art form and agrees with Duke Ellington’s dictum: “If it sounds good, it is good.”

He has worked as a broadcast journalist and program host for nearly 40 years.

In addition to music, travel is one of his main interests and that has taken him to all 50 U.S. states, Europe and Peru. Along with taking in the history of these places, Dave has always made a point to seek out their musical culture as well, something that never fails to enhance a journey anywhere in the world.