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JAZZIZ Backstage Pass: Joe Lovano

We spoke to Lovano about the release of his ECM leader debut and its significance in his discography, as well as his long list of musical influences, which includes Ornette Coleman and Third Stream composer Gunther Schuller. 

Andrew Dubber

Educator, author and all-around tech enthusiast Andrew Dubber may well be the digital-age sherpa who…

Basia

When Polish-born vocalist Basia broke away from the 1980s jazz-pop band Matt Bianco (joined in…

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Bill Bruford

  Best-known as the drummer in three successful progressive-rock bands—Yes, King Crimson and Genesis—Bill Bruford…

Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald

Enjoy a one-on-one conversation with Michael McDonald and Michael Fagien- editor of JAZZIZ Magazine. They discuss his career, his concerns about the world and his new album “Wide Open”.

Keyon Harrold

Keyon Harrold

Enjoy a one-on-one conversation with Keyon Harrold and Michael Fagien. Together, they cover everything from jazz, family, race and politics that’s both positive, upbeat and reflective of this trumpeter’s future.

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Christopher James

Christopher James Roberts

Christopher James Roberts is an American composer, pianist and producer, best known by music industry insider’s as Chris Roberts, one of the bright stars in music business.

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Beatie Wolfe

Beatie Wolfe is a London-based singer-songwriter with her heart set on letting fans “see music differently”.
Intro music: “Kickin’ It” by Jeff Lorber

Jay Graydon

Jay Graydon

Jay Graydon is a paradox of sorts. His album Bebop was released in 2001 but don’t let the title fool you. Graydon loves jazz, though he’s not what most would consider a jazz guitarist and though revered by fellow musicians and players alike as a great guitarist (an in-demand LA studio musician featured on albums including Gino Vannelli and Christopher Cross), the instrument is less about his profession (he also plays keyboards) than it is one of the tools he uses to perfect his brand of music.
Intro music: “Kickin’ It” by Jeff Lorber

Joshua Ramo’s Seventh Sense

Joshua Ramo

Had the latest book by Joshua Ramo: The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks, been published before the launch of Napster, the recording industry might have been prepared for the seismic shift in power that was about to take place.
Intro music: “Kickin’ It” by Jeff Lorber

Peter Erskine

From Weather Report to Steely Dan to classic recordings on ECM, enjoy a conversation with one of the most prolific drummers in history: Peter Erskine
Intro music: “Kickin’ It” by Jeff Lorber

Lyle Mays

From his legendary status and strong voice in the Pat Metheny Group to his sparsity of solo recordings and trepidations about the music business (“The music business left us.”), enjoy a conversation with the self-proclaimed non-jazz keyboardist, Lyle Mays. A man of many talents, Mays also talks about his avocation as an architect and current day-gig as a software manager, his first love being classical music and his abhorrence of fundamentalism.
Intro music: “Kickin’ It” by Jeff Lorber

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Tommy LiPuma

From his earliest days as a music promoter in the ‘60s to his tenure at Warner Bros in the ‘70s, hit first jazz smash hit (George Benson’s Breezin’), Natalie Cole’s multiplatinum Unforgettable, legendary concerts in Montreux, his role in the rise to fame of Al Jarreau, Yellowjackets and so many others to his days at Verve, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole and Paul McCartney, commentary on topics from President Obama to his only movie soundtrack (a work he’s most proud of) to a train ride home with the precocious Joey Alexander to his commentary on how jazz took a dive when everyone started to sound like everyone else … enjoy a conversation with legendary producer Tommy LiPuma.
Intro: Kickin’ it – Jeff Lorber

Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding has won four Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards, making her the first jazz artist to win the award. At that time, she turned some heads beating out Justin Bieber and affecting the Grammys to change their voting rules.
Intro music: “Kickin’ It” by Jeff Lorber

Chester Thompson

Though he’s played with everyone from The Fowler Brothers to Freddie Hubbard to Frank Zappa, Chester Thompson is best-known as the touring drummer for the progressive rock super group Genesis. A jazz drummer from the start, Thompson talks about how his playing large arenas actually makes it harder to get jazz gigs and why his trio albums are his labor of love.
Intro: Kickin’ it – Jeff Lorber

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