Modern Jazz Today

Hosted by Kari Gaffney and Jeff Williams on Sundays at 2pm.

 Kari Gaffney a native Southern Californian, grew up surrounded by family and friends deeply involved in all aspects of the entertainment industry; many are famous performers, actors, songwriters, producers and sound engineers.  In fact Gaffney’s paternal grandmother was a CBC radio actor in the 30s and 40s known forChildren’s Scrapbook, Flying For Freedom, Solider’s Wife,  Canada Marches On, L for Lanky,and Canadian Cavalcade, just to name a few.  Gaffney herself has 3 pop albums, 2 jazz albums and has recorded numerous singles for various compilation CDs.  This profound “in the trenches” approach gave Gaffney the foundation, that would then be built upon 28 years of #doing for other artists. This trend will be carried over to the jazz radio show Modern Jazz Today, presenting new music on a weekly basis to inform, entertain, and discover new jazz of today.

Jeff Williams began his career in music as well, a composer, 6, 7, 8 and 9-string guitarist, bassist (acoustic and electric), published author, and educator. Williams holds a bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music. As a freelance musician Williams performed throughout the United States also in the trenches with a multitude of jazz groups. In addition, he studied with master educator and jazz guru, Charlie Banacos. Williams’ compositions have been used by the US Government for their ensembles; he is hired by numerous entities for transcriptions, orchestrations, arrangements and is a published composer. His work has been featured on soundtracks for TV, promos and films.
Together this dynamic duo will bring you a weekly line up that is guaranteed to challenge your discography to expand.