Scott Willis Bio

 

Scott Willis -: KLON, 1992-2002/KKJZ, 2002-07. Scott hosted "Mostly Bop" weekend show at the Jazz station and he was music director until the spring of 2007 when there was a management change.

Scott Willis has over twenty years experience in broadcast and internet radio as a program director, music director and host including fifteen years at KKJZ-FM in Los Angeles. He is currently music director of several online radio channels and can be heard hosting jazz programs as part of the in flight entertainment selections for two airlines as well. Twice nominated as jazz personality of the year by Gavin magazine, he has been an industry panelist and participant at numerous jazz conferences.

Scott has also been heard on the air as a contributor to NPR's "News & Notes" and NPRMusic.org, and has produced and hosted numerous national broadcasts including the annual Playboy Jazz Festival. Over the years, his interest in the history and stories behind the music he loves has led him to create and host several unique programs, including most recently "Talkin' Jazz with Scott Willis", a syndicated jazz feature program carried on 30 stations nationwide.

As a music supervisor, Scott has worked on independent film and television commercials including promotional campaigns for Apple iTunes. He also currently oversees music selection for "The Play's the Thing", a national two-hour weekly arts program, and has been called on as a consultant for several jazz documentaries.