Listen Here w/Ollie Bivins

Saturdays 4 AM - 6 AM

Host: Ollie Bivins

Listen Here is a weekly, Saturday 4 to 6 am, Jazz music program that features lots of new and recent releases; mentions of who is playing when and where locally;  occasional special music sets centered around what is happening in the news; and first Saturday of the month news reports on what is happening in the Jazz world.

Listen Here takes the listener, both the Jazz Newbie and the Jazz Head, on a musical journey

Contact email - jazzfan1953@gmail,com

"Listen Here" explores Jazz from "A" to "Z." From Armstrong to Zawinul. "Listen Here" is Jazz music for the mind, body and soul.  Hosted by Ollie Bivins, a former writer for various L.A. Jazz print publications. who has written album reviews and have interviewed well over 50 Jazz artists. Including Wayne Shorter, Archie Shepp, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Phil Ranelin, Dwight Trible, Marilyn Crispell, Vijay Iyer Barbara Morrison, Bill Frisell,  and Enrico Rava. To name but a few. 
       Ollie grew up in the 1960's in Flint, Michigan. An auto manufacturing city sixty-five miles north of Detroit. He grew up marinated in the music of Motown. Along with R&B and Top 40 Pop and Rock music.
      In their homes, his parents and grandparents played such artists as Count Basie, Dinah Washington, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand, Duke Ellington, Arthur Prysock, Lightnin' Hopkins and Howlin' Wolf. Among many others. 
     The Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B and Brazilian music he heard all greatly shaped his musical and political consciousness growing up as a Black young man in the United States of America.

Contact Ollie at - jazzfan1953@gmail.com

Online Archives

 

Current Playlist

Previous Playlists: (select date)

 

Pledge Now!
KPFK is a progressive media outlet challenging corporate media perspectives and providing a voice to voiceless communities. Help keep KPFK a strong and independent source of music, arts, news and information.

Schedule

  • Thom Hartmann

    9:00am - 10:00am

    Nation's #1 progressive talk radio host on topics from psychiatry to culture to ecology to politics.

  • Letters & Politics wMitch Jeserich

    10:00am - 11:00am

    We look at the inside workings of Capitol Hill while also covering what happens at the state legislative level and on the streets. Basically the struggle between "austerity measures" and public programs

  • Global Village Thursdays w John Schneider

    11:00am - 1:00pm

    Music from around the world and around the block.With a special focus on stringed instruments and eclectic styles!

  • Aware with Lisa Garr

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Aware is dedicated to communicating information to inspire positive growth and change

Events

Get the Pacifica App

Listen to all the Pacifica Stations on your phone, get news updates and more!

  • Available on the App Store
  • Available on Google Play

Today's Weather

  • Los Angeles Area Forecast

    Sunny intervals

    High: 88°F | Low: 63°F

Weather Forecast

  • Thu

    88°F

  • Fri

    81°F

  • Sat

    79°F

  • Sun

    79°F

  • Mon

    82°F

Follow us on Social Media