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JEFF HANLEY

is a broadcaster, filmmaker, photographer, and voiceover artist in Silicon Valley.
His broadcast career comprises stints at KLOS/Los Angeles, KOME/San Jose, KZAM/Seattle, and KTYD/Santa Barbara. Jeff was the creator and program director of KJZZ/Seattle when those call letters debuted in the Northwest jazz scene.
In 1997, Jeff began a second career in video and other visual media. That move led to a 15 year period directing teams of filmmakers, editors, writers, web developers, and other digital media specialists for major technology companies. It also gave him another tool and another vehicle to pursue his interest in storytelling
In January 2015, Jeff created and launched Jazz Happening Now for PRI, focusing even more directly on new jazz and the new generation of jazz musicians. Their latest recordings and their stories are what the show is all about.
“Jazz Happening Now is a pure new jazz play. The music on the show is very new. We tip listeners to where the musicians are playing. The format of a 60 minute jazz program with very little non-musical material allows me to get new music out to listeners as soon as it arrives at the Jazz On PRI studio. We often beat the street date so if you want to know what's happening right now in jazz, this is your show. We try to live up to our name.”