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Seth Markow

Host, The Real Deal

Seth Markow has been playing piano since age 7, clarinet (now bass clarinet) since 9, and has been a dedicated jazz fan since he was 13. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in music composition, has played and studied African and Asian music, and is a longtime member of the Javanese orchestra Gamelan Kyai Gandrung. He has also played in jazz, blues, rock, reggae, and world beat bands, as well as various classical ensembles. A radio host since 1976 and a Hawaii resident since 1979, his jazz show The Real Deal began in 1983 and has been heard on HPR-2 since that stream went on the air in 1989.