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Rick Petrone

The Jazz Sound

with Rick Petrone

GENRE: Interview / Jazz /

Playing mostly CD’s from the 40’s to the present. Some (mostly phone, and occasionally in person) interviews with Jazz Artists. Professional musician for 50+ years during which I was in charge of Stamford station WJAZ 96.7. It was a 24/7 Commercial jazz station basically design by me from 1980 through 1992. All the music was programmed by me.

Won jazz personality of the year in 1992, and nominated for ‘Marconi Jazz Station of the year in 1992. Co-led Stamford CT, Summer Jazz Camp for 10-years with Jazz Drummer, Joe Corsello. Connecticut, Jazz History and Bass teacher at University of Bridgeport, Quinnipiac and Housatonic Community College during the 90’s. And All-State High School Judge for Jazz Bassists from 2000-2010.

“BME-Berklee-1969 Buddy Rich 1970, Marian McPartland 1970-71 Maynard Ferguson 1971-1973, 2 albums “Live At Jimmy’s, Chameleon. Thad & Mel 1973, New York Mary 1973-1976 2 albums- NY Mary, Piece of the Apple Arista Freedom,Mel Torme. Chet Baker, 1977, 1978 Radio Broadcaster 1978-1992 WYRS, WJAZ Stamford. Marlene Ver Planck 1979 “Music of Alec Wilder”, Joyce Dicamillo Trio 1996-2004 5 CD’s, Richie Hart Trio 2003-present 2 CD”s “Timeless’ Hoenberger Records “Well You Needn’t Zoho. Mark Morganelli Jazz Forum All Stars 2001, 1 CD “My Romance”, Giacomo Gates CD 2004.” (from All About Jazz)

Also see: Artist Biography by Alex Henderson, and
The Maynard Ferguson 2005 Tribute Page Interview.

Rick Petrone: Steve Marcus Project (MQP1113) 2007 — Steve Marcus Project, MQP1113
Rick Petrone: Carmen Leggio (MQP1115) 2009 — Carmen Leggio Plays Carmen Leggio, MQP1115


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  • FAVORITE THING ABOUT WPKN: The ability to program my own show, the ability to raise money for the station during each fund raising schedule. The ability to meet, work and socialize with great radio personalities who've spent years on WPKN and have ideas which I can learn from and ad to my show. The ability to work again with personalities who worked with and for me at WJAZ.
  • FAVORITE EPISODE: The first show: an interview show with jazz icon Roy Haynes; and the next one which, hopefully, will always be better than the previous one.

Upcoming Shows

  • 25-02-2020 AT 1:00 PM
    The Jazz Sound
  • 13-04-2020 AT 1:00 PM
    The Jazz Sound

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