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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The Oasis
11:21 am
Mon February 11, 2013

The Oasis: February 10, 2013

The Oasis – Play List – 2-10-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

Rob Parton Big Band – We’ll Be Together Again – Jazztech 83412 – “Blue in Green”

Tom Cohen – Organic Chemistry – Self-Prod– “Don’t Forget the Poet” (Enrico Pieranunzi)

Tianna Hall - Never Let Me Go – Blue Bamboo Music 018 – “My Blue Heaven”

Buford Powers – Too Good to be True – Self-Produced – “My One and Only Love”

Monica Ramey & the Beegie Adair Trio – Adair Music– “Oh! Look at Me Now” (J.Bushkin)

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The Oasis
11:23 am
Mon February 4, 2013

The Oasis: February 3, 2013

The Oasis – Play List – 2-3-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

Greg Ruby Quartet – Look Both Ways – Self-Produced – “Look Both Ways”

Inbar Fridman – Time Quartet Project – Origin 82630 – “Dark Song for a Clear Day”

Christian Howes/Richard Galliano–Southern Exposure–Resonance 1020 – “Heavy Tango”

North American Jazz Alliance – The Montreal Sessions – Challenge 73354 – “Oblivion”

                                            Jimmy Van Heusen

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The Oasis
11:25 am
Mon January 28, 2013

The Oasis: January 27, 2013

The Oasis - Play List – 1-27-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

                                                                George Cables

Winard Harper and Jeli Posse – Coexist – Jazz Legacy 1018 – “Helen’s Song”

George Cables – My Muse – HighNote 7244 – “But He Knows”

Lary Barilleau/Latin Jazz Collective–Carmen’s Mambo–OA2 22098– “Carmen’s Mambo”

Mike Freeman Zona Vibe – The Vibesman – VOF 2011-5 – “So Long, Just Walking By”

Tom Cohen – Organic Chemistry – Self-Produced – “Take Five”

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The Oasis
11:27 am
Sun January 20, 2013

The Oasis: January 20, 2013

The Oasis – Play List – 1-20-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

The Jazz Professors (Jeff Rupert) – Do That Again – Flying Horse 10413– “I Remember You”

Tom Cohen – Organic Chemistry – Self-Produced – “Pick Up the Pieces” (AWB)

Jeremy Manasia – Green Dream – Cellar Live 71312 – “Little Big Toe”

Pamela Hines – 3.2.1. – Spicerack Records 101-30 – “East of the Sun”

Karen Marguth Sings the Songs of Carroll Coates – A Way with Words –

Wayfae Music 131–“London by Night”

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The Oasis
11:32 am
Mon January 14, 2013

The Oasis: January 13, 2013

The Oasis – Play List – 1-13-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

Bill Easley – Love Stories – American Showplace– “Where Do I Begin” (Theme Love Story)

Grant Green – The Latin Bit – Blue Note 93174 – “Besame Mucho”

Jackie Ryan w/ John Clayton – Listen Here – OpenArt 07442 – “The Gypsy in My Soul”

Frank Sinatra – The Columbia Years 1943-1952-Vol. 12 – Col. 48673 – “I Hear a Rhapsody”

Three Voices (Kim Pensyl) – Transitions – Summit Records 584 – “I Hear a Rhapsody”

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The Oasis
11:34 am
Mon January 7, 2013

The Oasis: January 6, 2013

The Oasis – Play List – 1-6-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

Tom Cohen – Organic Chemistry – Self-Produced – “High Heeled Sneakers”

The Mike Longo Trio – A Celebration of Diz and Miles – CAP 1033 – “Milestones”

Freddie Cole – Talk to Me – HighNote 7225 – “Lovely Day” (Bill Withers)

Roberta Gambarini–Easy to Love–Groovin’ High 1122 – “On the Sunny Side of the Street”

Nathan Eklund – Craft Christmas – OA2 22096 – “Two as One”

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The Oasis
11:53 am
Mon September 24, 2012

The Oasis - September 16, 2012

9:00 – 10:00
Kevin Toney 3 – New American Suite – KTE 1002 – “The Entertainer”
Dan Block – Duality – Miles High Records 8620 – “I’m Bringing a Red Red Rose”
Mike Tracy – Surfboard – Summit Records 593 – “Surfboard”
Connie Evingson – Sweet Happy Life – Minnehaha Music 2009 – “The Girl from Ipanema”
Royce Campbell/Gene Bertoncini- A Tribute to Charlie Byrd–Jardis 20347– “Desafinado”
Tessa Souter–Beyond the Blue–Motema 87–“Prelude to the Sun”
Amikaeyla – Being in Love – Roots Jazz Records – “Abre Mi Corazon”

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The Oasis
2:03 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

On The Oasis: Sunday September 9, 2012

This week on The Oasis, Vince DiCiccio features the music of Cedar Walton and Bobby Troup.


9:00 – 10:00
Mike Tracy – Surfboard – Summit 593 – “Recado Bossa Nova” (Djalma Ferreira)
Bob Mintzer Big Band – For the Moment – Manchester Craftmen’s Guild 1036 – “Um Filme” (Chico Pinheiro, vocals/guitar)
Connie Evingson –Sweet Happy Life – Minnehaha Music 2009 – “So Nice” (Marcos Valle)
Cedar Walton – The Bouncer – HighNote 7223 – “Willie’s Groove”
Brazilian Trio (H. Alves/N. Matta/D. Da Fonseca) – Constelacao – Motema 93 – “Bolivia”

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The Oasis
11:44 am
Tue September 4, 2012

On the Oasis: Sunday September 2, 2012

The Oasis – Playlist – 9-2-12 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00
Peter Bernstein with the Tilden Webb Trio – Cellar Live, Vancouver, B.C., 2-24-12 – “Bones”
Jeff Denson – Secret World – Between the Lines 71229 – “Dance of a Bittersweet Victory”
Yoron Israel & High Standards – Visions-the Music of Stevie Wonder – Ronja 13072 – “Another Star”
Susan Palma Nidel – Elegante – Flutewine Productions – “Milonga Para Hermeto” (Quique Sinesi)
Lisa Kirchner – Charleston for You – Verdant World Records 001 – “Coracao Vagabundo/Berimbau”

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The Oasis
4:00 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

The Oasis - August 19, 2012

9:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Joe Alterman – Give Me the Simple Life – Miles High 8619 – Give Me the Simple Life
Roni Ben-Hur/Santi DeBriano – Our Thing – Motema 95 – Earl’s Key
Bill Evans – Live at the Top of the Gate – Resonance 2012 – Turn Out the Stars
Connie Evingson – Sweet Happy Life – Minnehaha Music 2009 – Agua de Beber
R. Campbell/G. Bertoncini – Tribute to Charlie Byrd – Jardis 20347 – How Insensitive
Carol Welsman – Journey – Justin Time 244 – Samba do Aviao
Daniel McBrearty – Clarinet Swing – Self-Produced – Jitterbug Waltz

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The Oasis
11:42 pm
Sun July 29, 2012

On The Oasis: Sunday July 29, 2012

This week on The Oasis, hear music by Bill Evans, Connie Evingson, Mark Sherman and Pearl Django. 

9:00 – 10:00

Joe Aterman – “Why Do I Love You”- Give Me the Simple Life - Miles High 8619

Sumi Tonooka – “I’m Old Fashioned” – Now-Live at Howland Center – ARC 2369

Bill Evans – “Yesterdays” – Live at Top of the Gate – Resonance 2012

Carol Welsman – “On the Road Again” – Journey – Justin Time 244

Connie Evingson – “Sway” - Sweet Happy Life – Minnehaha Music 2009

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The Oasis

Host Vince DiCiccio brings listeners a lively mix of jazz standard, Latin rhythms and world music every Sunday night. And be sure to listen to the last hour of The Oasis for soothing ballads to close your day. Hear jazz classics from Cal Tjader and Ahmad Jamal to the artists of today, great vocalists and more. It's a perfect spot to cool off - The Oasis, on Valley Public Radio.

The Intersection

The philosophy behind The Intersection is simple, it's "where jazz meets the classics."  FM89’s Vince DiCiccio hosts this unique blend of music that connects these great musical art forms and explores the genre known as "third-stream" music. You can hear The Intersection twice a week, Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 p.m.

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