Jazz

Australian singer-songwriter Sarah McKenzie visits with John Walsh of Pacific Standard Time to chat about her new album, "Secrets of My Heart," her life and studies in France and the U.S., and influences such as Michel Legrand, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. She gives us a peek into her songwriting process, and we hear some tracks from her record.

Ron McCarley

Cuesta Community College, with campuses in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, boasts an award-winning jazz program. Some of the college’s student-musicians play in small combos, and a Cuesta quartet recording was recently named best in the nation.

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County - video still

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County is working to acquire a 900 acre private ranch and turn it into public lands surrounding Pismo Beach. It's called the Pismo Preserve, and the group still needs nearly a half a million dollars to achieve the goal.

Organizers hope this Sunday's Jazz and Blues Festival at Dinosaur Caves Park will help.