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David Basse


Member profile details

Membership level
Jazz Journalist (professional- voting member)
First name
Last name
Kansas City
I am a jazz
  • writer
  • photographer
  • audio producer
  • other
  • radio/tv program host/producer
"Other" means. . .
commentator, drummer, and vocalist
website/blog URL 1
website/blog URL 2
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I am the author/producer of
Jazz with David Basse, Jazz Scene on KPR
Available at (URL or ISBN #1)
I am also the author/ producer of:
Editor - JAM Magazine
Available at (URL or ISBN #2)
Other key Publications/Productions
My interests in jazz are:
The history that is unique to jazz. The way that jazz people view the world and translate that unique view into music.
More about what I do:
I became a professional musician in 1969. I was 14-years-old. I came to jazz 5 years later, when I landed in Kansas City, following 2 years of rough and tumble touring. I began making radio around the turn of the century. On Jazz with David Basse, I have created thousands of hours of jazz, a long-form-continuing-history of the music.
I support the JJA because
At 56-years-old, I realized that jazz really was a hard life, as folks had always told me. I enrolled in college and graduated in 2018 with a degree in Communications and a minor in writing. Now,I play the gigs I choose to play, and I write and create radio 7 days a week. I feel this organization is my new found home.
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