the jazz man has returned!


West Coast Jazz is a classic new show featuring, composers, arrangers, writers, musicians and singers mostly from the West Coast and how they were influenced.

West Coast Jazz Episode 1

Episode #1 – Meet the Jazzman and his Co-Host, Cher Dial as they take you through the great music of Jazz from the 50’s-80’s. Vaughn, tells his stories of growing up around the Jazz Greats of the era.


The Jazzman introduces Artists, arrangers, composers, singers and more. In this show you will be entertained by the likes of Count Basie, Gerald Wilson, Quincy Jones and Oliver Nelson.

Sit back and enjoy the show.

West Coast Jazz Episode 2

Episode #2 – In show #2, the Jazzman and his Co-Host, Cher Dial spin classic (signature songs) by; Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Etta James along with several requests from our listeners.


He continues his stories of when and where he met many of these celebrities. Vaughn makes sure every cut is played in its entirety along with providing Labels, years and album names.


We hope you enjoy the show.

West Coast Jazz Episode 3

Episode #3 – Show #3, starts its listeners off with “You better believe it” an original Gerald Wilson composition. The Jazzman wants his listeners to believe he is serious in bringing the very best in Progressive Jazz from the 50’s through the 80’s.


Along with his Co-Host, Cher Dial, they will send you on a wonderful journey with such artists as; Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Milt Jackson (a wonderful story here), stories include Art Pepper, Horace Silver, Blue Mitchell and Jack Shelton, to name a few.

Are you ready?

west coast jazz xmas special 2019

Episode #4 “Christmas Show”

Vaughn starts off the show with “Let it snow” by Vaughn Monroe, his Godfather. His Co-Host, Cher Dial enjoys memories of listening to “The Charlie Brown Suite” by Vince Geraldi.


The show continues with holiday music by Jimmy Smith, Ramsey Lewis, Ahmad Jamal, Ella Fitzgerald and finishing up the set with his signature song “Good Bye” (Swan Blues) by King Pleasure.

west coast jazz episode 5-2020

The Jazzman launches into the New Year bringing requests and featuring such artists as Gerald Wilson, Wes Montgomery, Donald Byrd and others. He leads off with inspiration from his cat in Mongo Santa Maria’s “El Pussy Cat”

Come give us a listen.

west coast jazz episode 6-2020

In our second show of the New Year the Jazzman tries to stay warm in sub zero weather. Leading off by taking his listeners on a “Madian Voyage” with Herbie Hancock, warming up the show with Dave Brubeck and Bennie Golson and finishing up with “It might as well be Spring” by James moody. He continues his stories, along with Cher Dial, Co-Host, and explains the history of Progressive Jazz

west coast jazz episode 7-2020

West Coast Jazz along with the Jazzman and Cher Dial, take you on a virtual trip out to Lake Havasu City, AZ to help one of our listeners promote Jazz in the desert. The jazzman heats things up right from the start with Count Basie, swinging shepherd Blues and segways into Frank Wess “Opus De Blues”. Two of our listeners with requests, get featured and we wrap things up Herbie Mann’s “Comin Home Baby”. Get ready for a wild trip with flutes blaring above the desert lake.

west coast jazz episode 8-2020

Episode #8 2020-4 – “West meets East” With a growing number of East Coast Listeners joining our show, the Jazzman pays tribute to East Coast Musicians  with the likes of; Wynton Marsalis, John Coltrane, Milt Hinton, Ms. Carmen McRae, Roy Haynes and Grover Washington Jr. These great talents lend their upbringing to their music and say: “Hey West Coast – Don’t forget about us”. “We most certainly won’t!”

The West Coast has always had its own sound. From San Diego to Seattle you can hear the influence of man genres. West Coast Jazz reflects that sound with every song, note and artist.
Thank you so much for bringing not only the standards but cuts that are truly unique to the progressive beat of our Coast. Can’t wait for the next episode to come out.
Jim Sperry
Lake Havasu City, AZ

Jim Sperry