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Steve Brown

Posted on October 20, 2014 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

The great British drummer discusses his wide range of influences and his work with Scott Hamilton, John Bunch, Barry Harris and other jazz giants.

The great British drummer discusses his wide range of influences and his work with Scott Hamilton, John Bunch, Barry Harris and other jazz giants.

Gene Casey

Posted on August 18, 2014 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

With his group The Lone Sharks, Gene carries on the tradition of Western Swing, roots music and old style rock and roll. He discusses the continuing appeal of this music and his soundtrack writing for “Justified”, “Sons of Anarchy” and “The Killing Season”.

With his group The Lone Sharks, Gene carries on the tradition of Western Swing, roots music and old style rock and roll. He discusses the continuing appeal of this music and his soundtrack writing for “Justified”, “Sons of Anarchy” and “The Killing Season”.

John Boutté

Posted on July 21, 2014 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

New Orleans singer talks about growing up in this musical city, his famous family and how starring on TV’s Tremé has changed his life.

New Orleans singer talks about growing up in this musical city, his famous family and how starring on TV’s Tremé has changed his life.

Ruth Leon

Posted on June 21, 2014 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

British writer/producer Ruth Leon has been a presence on the Broadway and West End Theater scene for years, with books and criticism on the subject and with her production work in television and radio. Ruth discusses her new position as program director for London’s elegant cabaret venue, Le Crazy Coqs at the Brasserie Zedel, and […]

British writer/producer Ruth Leon has been a presence on the Broadway and West End Theater scene for years, with books and criticism on the subject and with her production work in television and radio. Ruth discusses her new position as program director for London’s elegant cabaret venue, Le Crazy Coqs at the Brasserie Zedel, and why this room is thriving when similar venues are closing in America.

Bryan Batt

Posted on June 16, 2014 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

Actor/Writer Bryan Batt discusses his role as Salvatore Romano on Mad Men, his recent book about his mother and how jazz and growing up in New Orleans inspires his creativity.

Actor/Writer Bryan Batt discusses his role as Salvatore Romano on Mad Men, his recent book about his mother and how jazz and growing up in New Orleans inspires his creativity.

James Gavin

Posted on April 28, 2014 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

Writer James Gavin discusses his biographies on Chet Baker, Lena Horne and Peggy Lee and the combination of talent and heart that inspired him to write about these three greats.

Writer James Gavin discusses his biographies on Chet Baker, Lena Horne and Peggy Lee and the combination of talent and heart that inspired him to write about these three greats.

Jerry Wexler

Posted on April 8, 2014 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

The late record producer Jerry Wexler has been called “The Godfather of Soul Music” and as a music reporter in the late forties, he coined the term “rhythm and blues” for what had previously been called “Race Records.” Jerry generously volunteered to be one of Judy’s first interviews for Jazz Inspired. Judy taped her conversation […]

The late record producer Jerry Wexler has been called “The Godfather of Soul Music” and as a music reporter in the late forties, he coined the term “rhythm and blues” for what had previously been called “Race Records.” Jerry generously volunteered to be one of Judy’s first interviews for Jazz Inspired. Judy taped her conversation with Jerry at his home in East Hampton, NY in the fall of 2000 where he discussed his life-long love for jazz and how this love influenced his producing style with Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and others.

Jay Leonhart

Posted on March 31, 2014 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

Bassist Jay Leonhart starting playing multiple instruments as a child and by his early teens had his own TV show with his banjo-playing brother Bill. Leonhart eventually found his home on the bass, but kept the variety going with collaborations with everyone from Judy Garland and Carly Simon to Sinatra and Sting.

Bassist Jay Leonhart starting playing multiple instruments as a child and by his early teens had his own TV show with his banjo-playing brother Bill. Leonhart eventually found his home on the bass, but kept the variety going with collaborations with everyone from Judy Garland and Carly Simon to Sinatra and Sting.

Maud Hixson

Posted on December 9, 2013 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

Judy talks with vocalist Maud Hixson about her new CD “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away” and its focus on the compositions on Mickey Leonard.

Judy talks with vocalist Maud Hixson about her new CD “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away” and its focus on the compositions on Mickey Leonard.

Duke Heitger

Posted on November 12, 2013 by meaghendamato in Listen to Show

Trumpeter Duke Heitger isn’t a native New Orleanean, but has lived there many years and talked with Judy about the challenges and advantages of a career in this most musical of cities, when you aren’t a native. Recorded onstage at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Trumpeter Duke Heitger isn’t a native New Orleanean, but has lived there many years and talked with Judy about the challenges and advantages of a career in this most musical of cities, when you aren’t a native. Recorded onstage at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland.