Vince DiCiccio

Host, The Oasis; The Intersection

One of FM89’s most recognizable and popular on-air voices, Vince DiCiccio is regarded among those at the station to be as fun to know as he is to listen to.  He’s been a member of the Valley Public Radio team for just over a decade, and in that time has left his memorable stamp with his current programs, The Oasis and The Intersection.  Vince was kind enough to take the time to answer a number of questions for this profile.

Vince was born to 2nd Generation Italian/Sicilian parents in South Philadelphia.  From his professional jazz bassist father, he was given a love of sports and music, especially jazz, at an early age - two passions that have endured. “By the age of fifteen, after several years of piano lessons, I was working a few gigs and attending numerous jam sessions. Interestingly, several of these young players would eventually become well-known figures in jazz,” Vince says.

California beckoned in 1970 where he began college only to be interrupted by a couple years in Europe living and working in Munich. Returning to the States, San Francisco became home. Vince completed his degree in Social Work and worked in the field until landing a job managing a store in Noe Valley – Streetlight Records - all the while playing piano a couple nights a week.

Vince came to Fresno in 1996, and began his association with FM89 in 1999, as a volunteer with the program Jazz at Home which showcased the local scene. “I remain very grateful to Jim Meyers for taking a chance on me. Around the holidays in 2002, I was offered the staff position as announcer & host of The Oasis (then known as FM89 Showcase) on Sunday nights. The unique jazz/classical 2-hour hybrid show The Intersection began in early 2006.

Outside of his station activities, Vince spent 10 years as a High School & Junior College baseball umpire and over a year as a sportswriter & editor for an independent sports paper.  Vince has been the piano player at Yoshino’s Japanese Restaurant since 2000.

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11:36 am
Tue October 8, 2013

The Oasis: October 6, 2013

9:00 – 10:00

The Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band – Game Changer – Capri 74124 – “Daahoud” (C. Brown)

Mike LeDonne-The Groover Quartet – Keep the Faith – Savant 2114 – “The Way You Make Me Feel”

Frank Potenza – For Joe – Capri Records 74127 – “Voce” (Roberto Menescal)

Salsa De La Bahia-A Collection of SF Bay Area Salsa and Latin Jazz – Patois 015 –

Anthony Blea Su Charanga: “Virgen De La Caridad”

                                            Dizzy Gillespie

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2:36 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

The Oasis: September 22, 2013

9:00 – 10:00

The Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band – Game Changer – Capri Records 74124 – “Stolen Moments”

David Sills – Blue’s the New Green – Gut String Records 013 – “Blues in Ten”

Hot Club of Hulaville – Django Would Go! – Hulaville Recordings 01 – “Minor Swing”

Django Festival All Stars 2012 – Live at Birdland – Three’s a Crowd Records 5001 – “Bronson’s Song”

                                                       Frank Loesser

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The Oasis
9:11 am
Mon September 16, 2013

The Oasis: September 15, 2013

9:00 – 10:00

                                                      Cole Porter

Erroll Garner – Concert by the Sea – Columbia 40589 – “It’s All Right with Me”

Joe Davidian Trio – Live at the Jazz Cave Vol. 1 – “Everything I Love”

(Michael) Wolff/(Mike)Clark Expedition – Random Act 101 – “What Is This Thing Called Love?”

Jose Rizo’s Mongorama – Saungu 004 – “Son Wambari”

Salsa De La Bahia Vol. 1 – Patois 015 – Estrellas De La Bahia : « Canto Clave Y Candela »

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The Oasis
11:54 pm
Sun September 1, 2013

The Oasis: September 1, 2013

9:00 – 10:00

                                                        Miles Davis

Monty Alexander – Full Steam Ahead – Concord 4287 – “Freddie Freeloader”

Resonance – Introductions – Mandala Records 103 – “Prelude/So What”

Mark Sherman – The L.A. Sessions – Miles High Records 8617 – “Serpent’s Tooth”

Lauren White – Meant to Be – Self-Produced – “Chove Chuva” (Jorge Ben)

Bossa Brasil and Mauricio de Souza Group – Different Directions – Pulsa 1179 – “Ponteio” (Edu Lobo)

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The Oasis
10:17 am
Mon August 26, 2013

The Oasis: August 25, 2013

9:00 – 10:00

Jazz Fest and You-The Best of the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival – Mack Avenue Records –

Mack Avenue SuperBand: “Honky Tonk”; Wayne Shorter: “Untitled”; Fred Hersch: “Dream of Monk”; Poncho Sanchez: “Con Alma”; Cecile McLorin Salvant: “Yesterdays”;

Donald Harrison: “Watermelon Man”; Preservation Hall Jazz Band: “When the Saints Go Marching In”

10:00 – 11:00

Tom Goehring – A Reflected Journey – Mengli Music – “Grazing in the Grass” (Philemon Hou/Masekela)

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The Oasis
11:59 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

The Oasis: August 11, 2013

9:00 – 10:00

John di Martino – Turnaround – Kilamanjaro Dusques 017 – “Turnaround” (Ornette Coleman)

Oliver Jones featuring JoseeAidans – Just for My Lady – Justin Time 251 – “Josee’s Blues”

Michel Camilo – What’s Up? – Okeh/Sony 703992 – “What’s Up?”

Erroll Garner – Concert by the Sea – Columbia 40589 – “Red Top” (Ben Kynard)

The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra – Artistry-A Tribute to Stan Kenton – MAMA 1045 –

“Horizon Under”

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11:30 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

The Oasis: August 4, 2013

9:00 – 10:00

John di Martino – Turnaround – Kilamanjaro Disques 017 –

“Brother Can You Spare a Dime”

Joe Davidian Trio–Live at the Cave, Vol. 1–Self-Prod– “My Heart Belongs to Only You”

Carrie Wicks – Barely There - OA2 22093 – “Laura” (Bill Anshell, piano)

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet – Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin – Patois 014 – “Giant Steps”

                                             Cole Porter

The David Leonhardt Jazz Group Plays Cole Porter – Big Bang Records 9584 –

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10:19 am
Mon July 29, 2013

The Oasis: July 28, 2013

9:00 – 10:00

The Best of the 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival – Paquito D’Rivera: “Blues for Astor Piazzolla”

                                                        Miles Davis

Giacomo Gates – Blue Skies – DMP 3001 – “Four”

Miles Espanol-New Sketches of Spain – e One 2104 – “Flamenco Sketches”

                                                       Harold Arlen

(Nancy) Marano/(Eddie) Monteiro – Double Standards – Denon 78901 – “I’ve Got the World on a String”

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11:59 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

The Oasis: June 9, 2013

9:00 – 10:00

Michel Camilo – What’s Up? – Okeh/Sony 703992 – “Take Five”

The Hal Galper Trio – Invitation to a Concert – Concord Jazz 4455 – “Hey There”

The John Santos Sextet & Friends – Filosofia Caribena, Vol. 2 – Machete Records 211 – “Sin Ti No Hay”

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet – Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin – Patois Records 014 – “Pasando El Tiempo”

                                                    Thelonious Monk

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The Oasis
11:25 am
Wed May 29, 2013

The Oasis: May 26, 2013

9:00 – 10:00

Michel Camilo – What’s Up? – Okeh/Sony 703992 – “Island Beat”

Clotilde Rullaud – In Extremis - Tsig’Art 141261 – “Fragile” (Sting)

                                                         Benny Golson

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – Moanin’ – Blue Note 4003 – “Are You Real”; “Along Came Betty”

(Nancy) Marano & (Eddie) Monteiro – Double Standards – Denon 78901 – “Whisper Not”

Pedrito Martinez – Rumba de La Isla – Calle54/Sony 40672 – “Homenaje a Cameron”

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The Oasis
11:59 am
Sun May 19, 2013

The Oasis: May 19, 2013

9:00 – 10:00

                                                             Bobby Timmons

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers – The Big Beat – Blue Note 464 – “Dat Dere”

Bobby Timmons – This Here Is – Riverside 12-317 – “Come Rain or Come Shine” (H. Arlen)

Miles Espanol-New Sketches of Spain – E One 2104 – “Solea”

Pedrito Martinez – Rumba de La Isla – Calle54/Sony Masterworks 406072 – “Gitana te Quiero”

Pearl Django – Chasing Shadows – Modern Hot Records 009 – “No. 19”

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The Oasis
11:59 am
Sun May 12, 2013

The Oasis: May 12, 2013

9:00 – 10:00

                                                           Henry Mancini

Royce Campbell – A Tribute to Henry Mancini – Episode 1001 – “The Days of Wine and Roses”

Tianna Hall – Never Let Me Go – Blue Bamboo Music 1018 – “Charade”

Alex Snydman – Fortunate Action – Self-Produced – “In Joy” (Chris Pattishall, piano)

Bruce Torff – Look Again – Summit 605 – “One and Only” (Pete McGuinness, vocals)

Richard Lanham – Thou Swell – Self-Produced – “Calypso Medley”

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The Oasis
3:27 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

The Oasis: May 5, 2013

The Oasis – Play List – 5-5-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

Spanish Harlem Orchestra – La Tradicion – Concord Picante 32263 – “La Salsa Dura”

Manuel Valera – New Cuban Express – Mavo 1104 – “Intro to Upwards”

Pedrito Martinez – Rumba de la Isla – Calle54 406072 – “No Naqueres na de Mi”

                                                 Bobby Timmons

Bobby Timmons – Easy Does It – Riverside 363 – “A Little Busy”

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The Oasis
9:43 am
Mon April 15, 2013

The Oasis: April 14, 2013

The Oasis –Play List – 4-14-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 - 10:00

The Jay D’Amico Quintet – Tango Caliente-Jazz Under Glass – CAP 1034 – “Alfreda”

Monty Alexander – Uplift2-Higher – Jazz Legacy 1020 – “Close Enough for Love” (J. Mandel)

Ben Sidran – Don’t Cry for No Hipster – Nardis – “Back Nine”

Madeleine Peyroux – The Blue Room – Decca/EmArcy 18100 – “Bye Bye Love”

Mark Winkler – The Laura Nyro Project – Café Pacific Records 1260 – “Save the Country”

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The Oasis
11:09 am
Tue March 26, 2013

The Oasis: March 24, 2013

9:00 – 10:00

Monty Alexander – Uplift2-Higher – Jazz Legacy 1020 – “You Are My Sunshine”

Craig Wuepper – Leaps and Bounds – Cellar Live 110112 – “My One and Only Love”

Pedrito Martinez – Rumba de la Isla – Calle 54 Records 6072 – “Volando Voy”

Elemental by Aguanko (Alberto Nacif) – PKO Records 060 – “Chiquita”

                                               Harold Arlen

Nancy Marano & Eddie Monteiro – A Perfect Match – Denon 79407 – “A Sleepin’ Bee”

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12:26 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

The Oasis: March 17, 2013

Vince DiCiccio, host of The Oasis

The Oasis – Playlist – 3-17-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

Bill Harris Quintet – This Time the Dream’s On Me – Self-Prod – “Stablemates” (B. Golson)

Monty Alexander – Uplift2-Higher – Jazz Legacy 1020 – “Night Mist Blues” (A. Jamal)

Christian Howes w/ Richard Galliano – Southern Exposure – Resonance Records 1020 – “Cubano Chant” (Ray Bryant)

Mark Weinstein–Todo Corazon-The Tango Album–Jazzheads 1198– “El Lloron” (Weeper)

Elemental by Aguanko (Alberto Nacif) – PKO Records 060 – “La Bicicleta”

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9:44 am
Mon March 11, 2013

The Oasis: March 10, 2013

The Oasis – Play List – 3-10-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

                                                           Henry Mancini

Joe Locke Quartet – Moment to Moment – Milestone 9243 – “Charade”

Royce Campbell – A Tribute to Henry Mancini – Episode 1001 – “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Lenny White – Lenny White Live – BFM Jazz 302062417 – “East St. Louis”

Mark Weinstein – Todo Corazon-The Tango Album – Jazzheads 1198 – “Todo Corazon”

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The Oasis
11:25 am
Mon March 4, 2013

The Oasis: March 3, 2012

The Oasis – Play List – 3-3-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

Monty Alexander–Uplift 2-Higher–Jazz Legacy 1020– “What a Friend” (We Have in Jesus)

The Dave Lalama Big Band – The Hofstra Project – Self-Prod – “Tricotism” (O. Pettiford)

                                                     John Coltrane

The Vince DiCiccio Trio at S.F. City College, 1977 – Self-Produced – “Giant Steps”

Michael Pedicin – Live @ The Loft – The Jazz Hut 0004 – “Impressions “

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The Oasis
11:10 am
Mon February 25, 2013

The Oasis: February 24, 2013

The Oasis – Playlist – 2-24-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

Monty Alexander – Uplift 2-Higher – Jazz Legacy 1020 – “When the Saints Go Marching”

Randy Napoleon – The Jukebox Crowd – Gut String 008 – “You Make Me Feel So Young”

Elemental by Aguanko (Alberto Nacif) – PKO 60 – “Elemental”; “Chasin’ Chano”

Lary Barilleau & The Latin Jazz Collective – Carmen’s Mambo – OA2 22098 – “Los Unicos”

Bill Peterson Trio – Ruby Diamond – Summit Records 602 – “Mr. Wynton Kelly”

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The Oasis
11:21 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Oasis: February 17, 2013

The Oasis – Play List – 2-17-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

(Michael) Wolff & (Mike) Clark Expedition – Random Act 1010 – “Song for My Father”

Tom Cohen – Organic Chemistry – Self-Prod – “One Finger Snap” (Herbie Hancock)

                          Johnny Mercer

Randy Napoleon – The Jukebox Crowd – Gut String Records 008 – “Fools Rush In”

Rob Parton Big Band – We’ll Be Together Again – Jazztech 83412 – “I Remember You”

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