Creative Content Producer
Paul started at CapRadio in 1987 as a jazz host. He moved into the news department in 2001 to serve as the station’s first Arts Editor. Later came a transition to Senior Producer, then Senior Editor for Innovation.
In 2015 Paul returned to the music department to serve for six years as Managing Editor, Music and Arts, overseeing CapRadio’s classical and jazz formats and streams.
In his current role as Creative Content Producer, Paul brings high level technical and artistic knowledge and skills in support of CapRadio’s audio content production across all formats and platforms.
Paul helped develop CapRadio’s award-winning documentary unit The View From Here, exploring such topics as food insecurity, family caregiving and adults with autism through the intimate lens of first-person storytelling.
In 2006, Paul co-produced Dina's Diary, featuring Carmichael resident Dina Howard and her emotional journey through a year of breast cancer treatment. The powerful program continues to air on radio stations across the country.
From 1996 to 2002 Paul wrote and produced ten one-hour documentaries for NPR’s weekly series Jazz Profiles, hosted by singer Nancy Wilson. Erroll Garner, Paul Desmond, Mel Tormé, and Quincy Jones are among the subjects he profiled. His show on vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson was part of Jazz Profiles’ Peabody Award season of 2001.
Paul has also produced shorter features for NPR on The Monterey Jazz Festival, Dave Brubeck and Ansel Adams, Moby Grape, Eric von Essen, and composer Avner Dorman’s collaboration with the Stockton Symphony.
Release Of Unheard Alternate Takes From Dave Brubeck’s ‘Time Out’ Marks Composer’s Centennial Birthday
December 4, 2020
The groundbreaking 1959 album “Time Out” was the first jazz LP to sell a million copies. On Friday a new CD of never-before-heard alternate tracks is being released.
July 7, 2020
CapRadio Music is pleased to announce the addition of SymphonyCast to our weekly schedule, airing Sundays from 4-6 p.m.
January 31, 2020
Balinese-born jazz piano player Joey Alexander has released 5 albums, been nominated for three Grammys, been profiled on 60 Minutes and has played top venues from the Newport Jazz Festival to a sold-out Carnegie Hall to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.
August 9, 2018
A year before the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s famous album Time Out was released with its now classic tunes "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk," the group toured Eurasia, which profoundly affected Dave, international audiences and two of his sons.
June 3, 2018
The inaugural Roseville Jazz Day featured more than 30 performances at seven venues attracting enthusiastic audiences on Saturday, May 26th. The stylistically diverse festival carries on a long, local tradition of live jazz over Memorial Day weekend.
May 25, 2018
It’s been 10 years since The Manhattan Transfer released an album. On Saturday, the award-winning vocal ensemble will premiere their brand new recording, “The Junction,” as they headline the inaugural Roseville Jazz Day.
March 16, 2018
The late jazz pianist and popular NPR host Marian McPartland will be honored Monday in Sacramento with a concert featuring Bay Area pianist Laura Klein. Like countless other musicians, Klein was influenced, inspired and encouraged by McPartland.
January 18, 2018
Clarinet virtuoso Ken Peplowski headlines with the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra at a special concert honoring Benny Goodman.
December 19, 2017
Managing Editor Paul Conley and Jazz Music Director Gary Vercelli of CapRadio Music reflect on the Sacramento Music Festival, after it was announced the festival would be cancelled after 44 years.
August 4, 2017
Jazz trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg was born in Canada and now lives in New York, but she's been playing and teaching in Sacramento since 2001. She’ll be doing both here this week, while also celebrating the release of her new CD, With A Twist.