Visited! The First KCSM Jazz Record Swap!

KCSM jazzYou can buy records online, or at a local store, or you could try the KCSM Record Swap! KCSM is the College of San Mateo’s 24-7, commercial free jazz FM radio station (91.1) and they might be the last all jazz all the time station in the USA. Saturday they held a record swap on the campus where they broadcast from, which is about 30 minutes south of San Francisco.

This was not a gigantic flea market sized extravaganza. I estimated 19 vendors, each with a table or two, selling mostly jazz vinyl. There were a few selling CDs, another selling old posters. But the emphasis was on j-LPs.

I bought several LPs, including a Howard McGhee Toshiba-EMI Blue Note that I have high hopes for. $20 American.

The second floor of the College Center building was a nice location. I parked directly across the street in lot #9, as lot #8 was full. Once inside and up the stairs, tall windows faced out over the peninsula and provided plenty of light. A small, but consistent crowd moved through the room. There was a coffee shop open inside the building and plenty of places to sit and relax. I’d say for a first effort, it went well. Hopefully the swap will become an annual event.

Check out one minute’s worth of video!

One thought on “Visited! The First KCSM Jazz Record Swap!

  1. Heya B
    love me dat jazz
    me n ron playing tonite
    thinkin of u
    i will paly Autumn in New York for ya


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