Beanie has been a life long fan of jazz, growing up listening to her father play guitar, from the era of Freddie Greene and the Count Basie Big Band. She studied piano and guitar into her teens, until her focus on being a visual artist came to the forefront. She studied art in Hartford, CT, Boston, MA and Los Angeles, CA. She has exhibited her work around the U.S., Italy, Japan, S. Korea, and Thailand.
Beanie came to KSFR in 2007, when there was a need for an afternoon jazz host. She had never done any broadcasting, but was happy to learn and share the music that she loves with a jazz audience. She is so thrilled to be a part of the knowledgeable group of jazz dj’s and musicians at KSFR.
Lauren Camp consistently and creatively uses art, voice, poetry and sound to move others. Since 2004, Lauren has been a producer and host for KSFR-FM, Santa Fe Public Radio. During that time she has anchored three shows: “The Colors of Jazz” (2004-2010), “Poetry Talk” (2007-2008) and currently, “Audio Saucepan,” a genre-defying mix of music and poetry on Sundays from 6 to 7 PM. She approaches each show from a visual arts aesthetic, focusing on the colors and shapes of the different musical tracks, and how she can best splice them together with a few surprising lines of poetry.
Lauren has been recognized for both her visual artwork and her poetry. Her art has found its way into children’s hospitals, public housing, police stations, community centers, United States Embassies in Ukraine, Turkmenistan and Mali, and other organizations around the world. Her series of jazz portraits, “The Fabric of Jazz,” toured museums in ten U.S. cities between January 2004 and September 2007. Thousands viewed the spirited, musical exhibit.
While “The Fabric of Jazz” was on the road, Lauren began compiling poems for her first book, This Business of Wisdom (West End Press, 2010), which includes several jazz-based poems. More than 150 of her poems have been published in journals and anthologies. She has guest-edited special sections for World Literature Today (on jazz poetry) and for Malpaís Review (on the poetry of Iraq). She frequently collaborates with musicians to create multimedia performances.
Lauren has been recognized by the Gaea Foundation (an organization that celebrates arts and activism), the Southwest Literary Center, the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards, and the Surface Design Association for her art and writing.
Also, a part-time educator, Lauren teaches creative writing throughout northern New Mexico, and whenever she can find a moment, offers thoughts on poetry and fine writing on her blog, Which Silk Shirt.
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As a “cultural creative,” I have always been interested in alternative modalities; art, music, theater, dance, films,healing, cultural anthropology, the environment. In 1960, I started the first interior design consultation service in New York ( called Instant Interiors) using what people have in a new way. In 1971, I created the first quilt gallery showing antique American quilts as art (Quilt Gallery, Inc.) long before hanging abstract quilts on the walls became fashionable. I started working with the metaphysical school Arica in 1971,and became a certified teacher of T'ai Chi Chuan in 1978. I am a born-and-bred New Yorker who moved to Santa Fe in 1982.In 1999,started Living Juicy! I see myself as a bridge between mainstream and leading-edge modalities.
Jazz DJ, Dave Anderson and his wife, Jane, have lived in Santa Fe in since 1971. Before joining the KSFR family, Dave worked in communications and then taught band in the public schools for twenty-eight years. He retired in 2008 and began his work in radio with a guest appearance on Arlen Asher’s “the Jazz Experience” which led him to produce and co-host a series of shows based on the lives and music of some favorite jazz artists. In the spring of 2012 he began substituting for Beanie Kaman on her show, “Something Cool” (KSFR, Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:00 PM). In producing each show, which he does with the aid of his two cats and an iPod, Dave thinks in terms of entertaining his listeners by sharing beautiful tunes, arrangements, and performances.
Outside of the studio, Dave plays saxophone, clarinet and flute and has a career that spans several decades. He has performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Glen Campbell, Mel Torme, and Linda Ronstadt as well as the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, National Flute Association, Santa Fe Community Orchestra, Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble, Zia Singers, the National Dance Institute and Santa Fe Pro Musica. He has appeared as a guest artist on sixteen albums and can be seen performing in local musical productions and with various ensembles including SuperSax New Mexico and the Three Faces of Jazz.
Inspired by music of the Bahamas, her cousin Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the underground sounds of the legendary Simon’s in Gainesville … Melanie Moore’s career as a DJ had to happen. She has performed professionally as a house and techno DJ since 1995 and spent the majority of that time between New York City and Santa Fe where she lives today. A product of the early 90s Simon’s days, the Twilo nights in New York and starry nights under the New Mexico skies, her sound is a combination of the beautiful and the scary, the sexy and sophisticated, the slamming and eclectic.To hear Melanie Moore play on a weekly basis, tune into KSFR.org - Santa Fe's Public Radio where she co-hosts The Nocturne with DJ Phi. This show streams live around the world every Saturday 12:00 AM / MST -7.
Live, hard-hitting and award-winning, Amy Goodman challenges pols, media mainstreamers and "just get along" apologists among us. DN! is the unimbedded, independent, international interview program on current events. (With support on KSFR from Lannan Foundation.)
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