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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: 35½
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
COUNT BASIE W/ JIMMY RUSHINGPENNIES FROM HEAVEN
COUNT BASIE W/ JIMMY RUSHINGEXACTLY LIKE YOU
COUNT BASIE W/ JIMMY RUSHINGLISTEN MY CHILDREN AND YOU SHALL HEAR
COUNT BASIEONE O'CLOCK JUMP
COUNT BASIE W/ JIMMY RUSHINGSENT FOR YOU YESTERDAY
COUNT BASIEEVERY TUB
COUNT BASIE AND JOE WILLIAMSIN THE EVENING (WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN)
COUNT BASIE AND JOE WILLIAMSTHE COMEBACK
JOE WILLIAMS AND COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRAEVERY DAY I HAVE THE BLUES
JOE WILLIAMS AND COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRABABY WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME
COUNT BASIE WITH JOE WILLIAMS AND ELLA FITZGERALDTOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
ELLA FITZGERALD & COUNT BASIEHONEYSUCKLE ROSE
ELLA FITZGERALD & COUNT BASIESATIN DOLL
ELLA FITZGERALD & COUNT BASIEDREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME
FRANK SINATRA & COUNT BASIETHE BEST IS YET TO COME
FRANK SINATRA & COUNT BASIEFLY ME TO THE MOON
FRANK SINATRA & COUNT BASIE(LOVE IS) THE TENDER TRAP
COUNT BASIE AND SARAH VAUGHANPERDIDO
COUNT BASIE AND SARAH VAUGHANUNTIL I MET YOU
COUNT BASIE AND SARAH VAUGHAN W/ JOE WILLIAMSIF I WERE A BELL
COUNT BASIE AND TONY BENNETTSTRIKE UP THE BAND
COUNT BASIE AND TONY BENNETTCHICAGO
COUNT BASIE AND TONY BENNETTI'VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE
KAY STARR AND COUNT BASIEIF I COULD BE WITH YOU
KAY STARR AND COUNT BASIEBABY WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME
SAMMY DAVIS, JR. AND COUNT BASIEMY SHINING HOUR
SAMMY DAVIS, JR. AND COUNT BASIETEACH ME TONIGHT
SAMMY DAVIS, JR. AND COUNT BASIEAPRIL IN PARIS
COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA W/ KEELY SMITHGONNA BUILD A MOUNTAIN
COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA W/ KEELY SMITHI COULD WRITE A BOOK
COUNT BASIE AND BILLY ECKSTINEI WANT A LITTLE GIRL
COUNT BASIE AND BILLY ECKSTINEJELLY JELLY
THE MILLS BROTHERS AND COUNT BASIEUP A LAZY RIVER
THE MILLS BROTHERS AND COUNT BASIEGLOW WORM
COUNT BASIE W/ JOE WILLIAMSROLL 'EM PETE, SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE
JOE WILLIAMS / COUNT BASIEIF I COULD BE WITH YOU
JOE WILLIAMS / COUNT BASIESOMETIMES I'M HAPPY
COUNT BASIE W/ JIMMY RUSHINGI CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH ME
COUNT BASIE W/ HELEN HUMESBETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
COUNT BASIE W/ JIMMY RUSHINGGOIN' TO CHICAGO
COUNT BASIE AND EDDIE "CLEANHEAD" VINSONJUST A DREAM ON MY MIND
COUNT BASIE AND JOE TURNERSTORMY MONDAY
JACKIE WILSON AND COUNT BASIEIN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
JACKIE WILSON AND COUNT BASIEI NEVER LOVED A WOMEN (THE WAY I LOVE YOU)
ELLA FITZGERALD & COUNT BASIETEACH ME TONIGHT
SARAH VAUGHAN AND THE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRAIF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW
B.B. KING AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRAEVERYDAY I HAVE THE BLUES
FRANK SINATRA & COUNT BASIENICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
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)