Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins (born 1919 at Rochester, N.Y.; died September 30, 1997), hipster saint, radio legend on two coasts, jazz icon. Theme song: "Blues In Hoss' Flat," written by Frank Foster and performed by the Count Basie Orchestra.
In the Bay Area, Jazzbeaux was beloved on KSFO, KMPX, KGO, KAPX and KCSM for four decades, splitting for the East Coast in between, but always returning to majooberize us right to the very end.
Jazzbeaux, Circa 1997
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