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Longtime KUER: Salt Lake City Jazz host Steve Williams signs off / WATCH Salt Lake Tribune video

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Longtime KUER: Salt Lake City's jazz host Steve Williams signed off for the last time Wednesday night, ending 31 years of Nighttime Jazz music in the Utah market.

Born in Manhattan at the end of WWII to a big band Dad and a dancer Mom, Steve was pretty much sentenced to a life of music. His father's woodwinds were all around, and Steve picked up the clarinet and saxophone. He studied music at the University of Utah, and loves playing with small groups. He got his start in radio in 1979 at KUER, and became Jazz Director in 1984. He loves the opportunities he has to meet the people and artists in jazz. 

On Thursday, Williams joined the Salt Lake Tribune's - Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about his retirement, favorite interviews and musicians, and the vibrant local jazz community he helped build. WATCH THE INTERVIEW