Live365's "Featured Spotlight Station" this week is The Big Band Jazz Review! We spoke with Kevin Stenson about their setup, what listeners can expect to hear, and the station's favorite songs. Check out the interview below!
What brought you to Live365?
A few things: The ability to start the station as a turnkey setup, with licensing, AutoDJ from the cloud, and expandability to stream from my own home setup, all through the same company that's my stream provider.
What's your studio like?
I currently run my station on AutoDJ on Live365. I have plans to eventually build a setup to run live and automated from home. I run a MacBook Pro laptop (running macOS Catalina), with a USB microphone and headphones to record voiceovers and promos.
What can listeners expect when they tune in to your station?
Listeners will hear big band jazz from the big band era to today’s contemporary big bands. Many types of music have been arranged and recorded with a big band sound. Big Band Jazz Review plays big band era favorites, lounge singers, rock and pop hits, swing, blues, Latin, disco, and movie and TV music!
What has been your favorite moment as a DJ/Station Manager so far?
Seeing listeners tuned in for many hours at a time, including friends and family.
What is the best concert you've ever attended, and why?
Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band, because the energy, excitement, and incredible talent of Doc and the whole band.
What artist (dead or alive) would you love to see live, but haven't had the chance to see?
We asked for some of the station's favorite songs. Here's what they had to say!
These are some of my personal favorites, and they can be heard on The Big Band Jazz Review:
- Give It One - Maynard Ferguson
- The St. Louis Blues March - Glenn Miller & The Army Air Force Band
- Intimacy Of The Blues - Louis Bellson
- Night Train - Alvino Rey
- Bandstand Boogie - Les Elgart
These songs are favorites of mine because of the energy, fun, and toe tappin’ enjoyment they provide. The song arrangements are great as well.
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