Jazz Casual was an occasional series on jazz music on National Educational Television (NET), the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The show was produced by Richard Moore and KQED of San Francisco, California. Episodes ran for 30 minutes.
It ran from 1961 to 1968 and was hosted by jazz critic Ralph Gleason. The series had a pilot program in 1960. That episode, however, has been destroyed. 31 episodes were broadcast; 28 episodes survive. Most episodes included short interviews with the group leaders.
- David Stewart, "KQED made its mark by making programs," Current, Feb. 3, 1997 http://www.current.org/history/hist702kqed.html
- Toby Gleason, "Ralph J. Gleason's Jazz Casual," AllAboutJazz, 1999, http://www.allaboutjazz.com/articles/a0599_01.htm
- "Jazz Casual TV Series" http://www.jazzwestdvd.com/jazz_casual_tv_series.htm
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