Tracy FieldsHost, Evenin’ Jazz
Every Monday through Friday night from 9:30 PM to 1 AM Tracy Fields presents some of the most diverse new and classic jazz anywhere on radio.
Although her training is in communications and journalism, Tracy's first love has always been jazz. She first started listening to jazz when her father played old 78s of the Count Basie Orchestra and LPs of Gloria Lynne, Arthur Prysock and Ray Charles.
Her brothers and friends soon turned her on to more modern artists like Weather Report, McCoy Tyner, Stan Getz, Tommy Flanagan, and Gary Bartz.
With her training in journalism and love of jazz music, Tracy always found herself gravitating toward radio stations. During summer breaks from college, she worked at WKEW and WQMG-FM in her hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina. She joined WLRN in 1995 and ever since has graced our air with her trademark selections of eclectic jazz.
Looking back on her years at WLRN, she says what she has most enjoyed is the rapport she has developed with her audience: "My listeners vary widely in chronological age, but are still young at heart. They say they like the wide variety of music on my show; tunes bring back memories for some, and give others a taste of something new and different. I've learned a lot from them, too, by playing their requests and hearing their stories. Mostly I'm honored that they let me into their cars and homes to keep them company."