Jose Reyes

Jose Reyes

Happy New Year 2021



I would like to wish ALL you “Jazz Aficionados/Connoisseurs” and Jazz Con Class Radio fans a Happy 2021 New Year from the bottom of my heart! Last year turned out to be the most productive year of them all, as I was so fortunately blessed to add two great Jazz Presenters/Hosts, Agustin Riestra and Larry Alexander, to the broadcast. Their out-of-this-world Jazz shows are highly appreciated by the listeners, as numerous positive emails continue to pour in with heavy praise on my end and theirs. This only added another layer to further entertain the Jazz Con Class Radio listeners. As for the listeners who tune in, the numbers have been rising throughout the years and have, even more, this last year (2020).  All the essential numerical graphs on the listeners further justifies an increase of tuning-in hours. I am checking-in constantly, on a daily basis as the owner/administrator and monitoring the interest level of the listeners. I also devote plenty of hours creating playlists on-the-fly, in case you haven’t noticed already. All the different techniques I have picked up on throughout the NINE years this station has been broadcasting has immensely benefited me with very useful knowledge/information so I could make decisions to help improve the station. With all that said, there’s quite a long way to go for me to be totally satisfied with the station, never-ending. I’m so happy that Jazz is appreciated around the world and not only in America where it all began. It’s shameful though, as I have repeatedly mentioned in the past, how the music industry (primarily in America) has stooped down so low and has abandoned the hard working musician. It makes one wonder how they can even call it “music” when its not played by musicians? Its incriminating as we all know very well. We are lucky though and our savior is the ease that modern technology allows us all to access all types of high quality music that is otherwise forgotten. Yes, music that is actually composed and performed by musicians and with musical instruments. As for Jazz, it is very intimate and quite difficult to spread around to others. Even though it’s not complicated first time listeners need to be educated with a sort of short historical introduction and of course with a quick explanation on the concept of “improvisation.” Some people do take longer than others to get a good grasp of it but when they do, it becomes a real revelation. In the past 20 years or so I have noticed how the younger generation has been slowly influenced away from learning and understanding the “Blues.” This is very crucial to preserve, let’s keep the Blues alive! Jazz Con Class Radio is here for everyone, young and old, broadcasting 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Jazz represents the highest musical form of expression and once you “get it,” your life will change for the better and in all aspects. Some say and I completely agree, Jazz is life, all the ups and downs, all the emotional highs and lows, its straight from the heart. Jazz is the ultimate expression of “Freedom”, get a real doze of it, listen and live! Happy New Year,  thanks you all for making it happen and  a special thanks for keeping Jazz ALIVE!

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- Dietmar - (Germany)

"Since I discovered this station by chance I listen most every day. The music is eclectic and covers the wide spectrum of Jazz from New Orleans style through the Avant Garde to solid fusion. I was a jazz programmer for 12 years and I have to admit that on this station I have heard recordings by band leaders such as, Charlie Mingus, Joe Zawinul, Donald Byrd, Duke Ellington, Abbey Lincoln, Charlie Hayden, Art Blakey, Billie Holiday, Chick Corea and many other pressings that I did not know existed. The station has been an education to me. i thought I knew it all, but I'm now humbled by the quality, width and depth of the programing. This is an excellent site for beginners and old fogies like me. Thank you Jose!"

- Patrick Anderson - (England)

"As a college English and Fine Arts professor, I have spent many long days and nights grading and writing papers with your station as my soundtrack. I can't thank you enough for the perfect score for such work, which I've been leaning on for the last four years. I've always been obsessed with jazz, but like many fans, I'm selective and looking to avoid the obvious. Jazz Con Class hits all the right notes, and while I love to hear my favorites (Bird, Trane, Monk, Morgan, Hubbard, Blakey), the variety of deep cuts is what brings me back. Thank you for the thoughtful intent and love for this music that shines through in every playlist."

- Ryan-Austin, Texas (USA)
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