Café Jazz is hosted by the keeper of the Canadian cool, Ted Hasiuk, CSJA Broadcaster Nominee in 2006, 2008, & 2009 ASJA Internet Broadcaster of the Year Nominee for 2010! Always an avid fan of music, Ted Hasiuk first became exposed to the smooth jazz movement while vacationing in the USA back in the late 80s. It was love at first listen and awakened a desire that could only be described as insatiable. After several years of compiling a smooth jazz library, which has evolved into the largest in Canada, Ted with his background as an educator, took to the airwaves in an effort to spread the word!
In early 2007, Ted was nominated as the 2006 CSJA Broadcaster of the Year. Having no prior broadcasting background, he was honoured by the accolade. The following year, Café Jazz went international and achieved a global presence. As of June 2010, the program is carried on 30 stations around the world. With affiliates in Canada, the USA, the UK, Chile, and beyond, Canada’s smooth jazz connection is now also enjoyed in such exotic locales as Taiwan, New Zealand, & Tenerife in The Canary Islands!! Two additional CSJA nominations followed in 2008 & 2009; and with a recent ASJA nomination in the Internet Broadcaster category, Ted is helping make smooth jazz history!
Ted’s passion for music comes through in the selections he chooses as well as in the knowledge he brings to the program through thorough research and interviews. Artists look to Ted for his advice, his genuine interest in their music and his integrity – he’s always considered it a personal privilege to expose and support new artists. Fans can always expect a personal answer to their e-mail and phone calls. In fact, over the years many friendships have developed in this very manner. Now several hundred programs after our premiere edition, the Café Jazz mission remains “to win listeners over one at a time, to have fun, and to showcase the very best in smooth jazz from around the world.”
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