Jerry Becker

DJ at KSFR Radio 101.1 FM in Santa Fe NM

I fell in love with jazz at the age of 13 or so when my brother-in-law played a Dave Brubeck record for me. I had been playing saxophone and clarinet and I begged my teacher to teach me how to play jazz. In college I had a jazz radio show also called "Now's the Time" with the same theme song by Charlie Parker. So this is the second time around (many years later!). On my show I play a variety of jazz with emphasis on the saxophone. I like to introduce my audience to some of the lesser known players. I also celebrate jazz musicians' birthdays and do an occasional interview. I was a lawyer in Berkeley, CA specializing in labor and employment law before retiring to Santa Fe . I play saxophone in small groups and big bands.

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