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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: 36¾
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
SARAH VAUGHAN AND MICHEL LEGRANDTHE SUMMER KNOWS
MICHAEL KEUL AND SUPERFOCUS, FEAT. SCOTT HAMILTONTHE SUMMER KNOWS
TIERNEY SUTTON BANDTHE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND
ARTURO SANDOVALTHE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND
FRANK SINATRANICE 'N' EASY
HOUSTON PERSONNICE 'N' EASY
JIMMY SCOTTTHE WAY WE WERE
HOUSTON PERSONTHE WAY WE WERE
TONY BENNETT & BILL EVANSYOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING
FRANK MORGAN FEAT. HANK JONESYOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING
THEME SONGSMAUDE, ALICE, GOOD TIMES
SARAH VAUGHAN AND MICHEL LEGRANDWHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?
JOE PASSWHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?
TONY BENNETT AND ARETHA FRANKLINHOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING
SHIRLEY HORNNICE 'N' EASY
TIERNEY SUTTON BANDON MY WAY TO YOU
SUSANNAH MCCORKLEWHERE DO YOU START?
ROSEANNA VITROSO MANY STARS
LEE RITENOURSTOLEN MOMENTS
LEE RITENOUR24TH STREET BLUES
NAT PHIPPSSULTRY SERENADE
NAT PHIPPSVESPER'S BLUES
NAT PHIPPSPOLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS
SHARP 5MATTE KUDASAI
ROBERTO MAGRISYOURS IS THE LIGHT
CHUCK OWEN AND THE JAZZ SURGETHE BETTER CLAIM
SIDEMENBLUE IN GREEN
SIDEMENPLUGGED IN
DAVE STRYKERSOUL FRIEND
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)