Jerry Becker

I fell in love with jazz at the age of 13 or so when my brother-in-law played a Dave Brubeck record for me. I had been playing saxophone and clarinet and I begged my teacher to teach me how to play jazz. In college I had a jazz radio show also called "Now's the Time" with the same theme song by Charlie Parker.  So this is the second time around (many years later!). On my show I play a variety of jazz with emphasis on the saxophone. I like to introduce my audience to some of the lesser known players.  I also celebrate jazz musicians' birthdays and do an occasional interview.

I was a lawyer in Berkeley, CA specializing in labor and employment law before retiring to Santa Fe 12 years ago.  I play saxophone in my jazz quartet and the Los Alamos Big Band. I am happily married with two grown sons, three granddaughters and a grandson on the way.