Cary "Doc Jazz" Meister

Host, Jazz Straighahead

Doc Jazz originally wanted to host a classical music program on KAWC, but since that didn't fit with the format at the time, he started hosting jazz. Now, one of the longtime voices of KAWC, Doc Jazz hosts Jazz Straightahead every Saturday afternoon from noon-2pm, only on KAWC-FM 88.9. Occasionally, Doc Jazz will digress into jazz-related and other improvisatory musics (blues, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and various other ethnicities), and two features within the show are Jazz West to East, a calendar of the jazz scene in southern California and Arizona and Yuma Jazz Calendar, which highlights what's going on in all the Jazz in Yuma, Arizona. 

Best of the Village Jazz Series

Full house at the Yuma Jazz Series
Credit Jim Anderson Photography

Concerts recorded live by KAWC's Doc Jazz at the Village Jazz Series. Each week we'll highlight a great performance from a previous concert.

Jazz Straightahead

Jazz Straightahead is a weekly two-hour radio program featuring jazz, hosted by "Doc Jazz" (aka Cary Meister). Call it straightahead, mainstream, or acoustic, the program is in the line that begins with traditional (New Orleans, Chicago), on through swing, bop, cool, hard bop, third stream, and post-bop, right up to today's young lions of the sax, trumpet, piano, bass, and drums--and other instruments.

Occasionally, Doc Jazz will digress into jazz-related and other improvisatory musics (blues, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and various other ethnicities), and two features within the show are Jazz West to East, a calendar of the jazz scene in southern California and Arizona and Yuma Jazz Calendar, which highlights what's going on in all the Jazz in Yuma, Arizona.