Palm Springs, CA ― Legendary KFI jazz radio announcer Scott Ellsworth launched scottsplacetm.org, an online weekend broadcast where he plays both the early and contemporary sounds of leading jazz artists and where listeners can soon find an extensive library of his personal interviews with the icons of the jazz world.
“My very first guest interview at KFI was in 1970 with Stan Kenton
and that library now contains over fifty of the greats for everyone’s listening pleasure,” commented Ellsworth whose own voice is highly recognizable to Los Angeles
and Salt Lake City
jazz music fans.
Mixing personal stories and playing jazz from 6pm to 10pm every Saturday and Sunday, the live broadcasts source music from Ellsworth’s personal CD collection of over 2,000 albums that are housed at his broadcast studio in Palm Springs, California. An irreplaceable collection, many of the recordings are not available by Internet download. Listeners can tune in during the live broadcast or visit the website for on-demand replays of any particular show 24/7.
Over the years Ellsworth was able to interview a list of names considered to be the Who’s Who in Jazz including many of the greats such as Duke Ellington
, Woody Herman
, Dave Grusin
, Bob Florence
, and many others. The walls of his studio are filled with framed photos of Ellsworth with his legendary jazz guests, which were taken during earlier broadcasts at the top AM & FM jazz stations in leading US markets over the last forty years.
Scott Ellsworth is a national treasure and a winner of listener Broadcasting Awards; 1997 Man of the Year (Palm Springs Women’s Press Club); 1998 Music Man of Distinction (Music Guild of the Desert); a member of the American Jazz Institute; an accomplished actor in movies and television, nationally syndicated talk show host and is currently host announcer on Scottsplace.org which can be heard live on Saturdays and Sundays from 6- 10pm Pacific Time.
Saturdays from 6-10pm offers contemporary jazz
Sundays from 6-10pm features live remote broadcasts of the great dance bands from the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s.
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