KJZZ News

Only 50 voters showed up by Wednesday’s deadline to confirm their identity with the Maricopa County Recorder. KJZZ’s Al Macias says nearly a thousand other voters failed to do so, and that means their ballots will not be counted.
November 15, 2012
  Vocalist Denise Donatelli studied classical piano as a child in Pennsylvania, but always loved listening to jazz.  After she raised her boys in Atlanta  she started singing in clubs with a jazz trio and eventually moved to LA.
November 15, 2012
Immigration reform is one of the top issues for President Barack Obama. Wednesday morning the president said comprehensive immigration reform must include border security, KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: One of the first questions at Wednesday’s news conference dealt with immigration.
November 14, 2012
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, who is barred from practicing law in Arizona, is considering a run for Governor. The Arizona Republic's Bob Robb tries to explain why Thomas would run...and his slim odds.
November 14, 2012
Eileen Klein, Chief of Staff for Governor Jan Brewer until last week, talks about the administration's efforts to get Arizona out of its fiscal hole and the role she played. Klein also explained the challenges and rewards of working with stakeholders who have dramatically different opinions on the state's direction.
November 14, 2012
Arizona Senator John McCain wants to see a Watergate-style congressional committee to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The Sept. 11 attack killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
November 14, 2012
Tiara Vian is a Production Assistant for the KJZZ news team, producing station promotional pieces and helping draft new ideas for future promos.
November 14, 2012
More than a week after the General Election, thousands of ballots across the state remain to be counted.  KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke to Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett about tally efforts.
November 14, 2012
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council has a new plan to attract California businesses to the Valley. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Last week, California voters approved Proposition 30—which will raise income taxes on the state’s residents who make more than $250,000 a year.
November 13, 2012
A valley organization is calling attention to the impact of the potential merger between bankrupt American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports.NICK BLUMBERG: US Airways and American have been meeting confidentially since the end of August.
November 13, 2012
Attorneys for a supporter of the GOP candidate and Democratic nominee in Southern Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District have reached an agreement on what to do with 130 contested provisional ballots cast in Cochise County.
November 13, 2012
Mexico and three Central American nations are calling for a review of international drug policies after two U.S. states voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.
November 12, 2012
Singer Roberta Donnay fell in love with the jazz of the 20s and 30s; she and her band do plenty of Fats Waller, Irving Berlin and Hoagy Carmichael.  Hear how Roberta captures the heart of soul of the era when she stops by K-Jazz for the 9 O'clock Special to share some music and talk about her concerts here in Arizona.
November 12, 2012
Cuban trumpeter and composer Arturo Sandoval studied classical music at 13  in Cuba.  He listened to every American record he could find especially Dizzy Gillespie and Clifford Brown. In Cuba, Sandoval co-founded the band Irakere with Paquito D'Rivera.
November 12, 2012
  In honor of veterans' day you'll hear the veterans of jazz.  The artists who fought to make jazz what it is today, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Billie Holiday and more.
November 12, 2012
The fate of a Phoenix home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright appears to be up in the air once again. The house was occupied by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son David and daughter-in-law Gladys until their deaths.
November 12, 2012
Since 1997, the Phoenix VA has put together a Veterans Day parade to recognize those who served in the military, and to bring awareness to veterans' issues. Paula Pedene of the Phoenix VA. (Photo by Dennis Lambert)Paula Pedene of the Phoenix VA helps coordinate the parade.
November 12, 2012
Veterans’ Day is Sunday, and events are planned throughout the state to honor the estimated 600,000 military veterans living in Arizona. That means a busy few days for Colonel Joey Strickland, the Director of the state Department of Veterans’ Services.
November 09, 2012
The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued its first annual report on the state’s medical marijuana program. The department’s director says he’s struck by the small number of doctors who have written a large percentage of the program’s certifications.
November 09, 2012
Thelonious Monk was a pianist and composer and iconoclast who wrote some of jazz's most recorded tunes.  Hear Dennis Rowland sing 'Round Midnight and Art Blakey do In Walked Bud, learn what made Monk so unique tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.
November 09, 2012

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