Tom Schnabel

Tom Schnabel

Host, Tom Schnabel's Rhythm Planet

Tom Schnabel is an internationally recognized radio producer, pioneer, and innovator in world music. He helped introduce world music to American audiences as KCRW’s first music director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic (1979-1991). Tom is the author of two books (Stolen Moments: Conversations with Contemporary Musicians and Rhythm Planet: The Great World Music Makers), and numerous articles about music. He has produced a number of recordings (Trance Planet, vols. 1–5), and provides music supervision for advertising and movies. He has also served as Program Advisor for the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Tom has taught in Los Angeles (UCLA Extension, SCIARC, Mt. Saint Mary’s College) and in Paris (Ecole Universelle). He has over 18 years of experience teaching world music and currently offers weekly music salons at his home.

His new project at KCRW, Rhythm Planet, showcases the best in jazz and world music.  The digital platform includes an on-demand show, a membership club, a blog, and a series of live music salons.  

Tom Schnabel on KCRW

Chick Corea was a protean musician.

Tom Schnabel shares a treasured interview with the late Chick Corea from 1982

Chick Corea was a protean musician.

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Tom Schnabel is considered a legend on these mean streets of Los Angeles. He's a music consultant, a historian and educator, and a curator for multiple music releases and compilations.

Anthony Valadez and Novena Carmel welcome Tom Schnabel back to MBE

Tom Schnabel is considered a legend on these mean streets of Los Angeles. He's a music consultant, a historian and educator, and a curator for multiple music releases and compilations.

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As his weekly posts on Rhythm Planet come to a close, Tom Schnabel remembers some of the wonderful experiences he had as a radio host and producer over his 43 years with KCRW.

Coda

As his weekly posts on Rhythm Planet come to a close, Tom Schnabel remembers some of the wonderful experiences he had as a radio host and producer over his 43 years with KCRW.

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