China Moses airs 7/12-18
Recorded onstage at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland, vocalist/TV host China Moses discusses the advantages and challenges of having Dee Dee Bridgewater as a mom and her duel careers in France and America.
John Boutté airs 7/19-25
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.
Susie Arioli airs 7/26-8/1
Canadian singer takes a straightforward, swinging approach to the Standards. Judy talks with Susie and her guitarist Jordan Officer on stage at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland about their somewhat retro approach to jazz and how that interest developed.
Vince Giordano airs 8/2-8/8
Musician and early jazz scholar Vince Giordano fell in love with 20′s and 30′s jazz at an early age and carries on the tradition performing with his band “The Nighthawks.” Vince discusses bringing this music to a broader audience and especially the importance of young people hearing jazz live.
Larry Coryell airs 8/9-8/15
Jazz-rock pioneer, guitarist Larry Coryell has drawn on musical styles beyond these two forms, throughout his career. He continues to be inspired by a wide array of influences, everything from Tolstoy to Buddism and discusses this, and the challenge of writing his first opera.
Gene Casey airs 8/16-8/22
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 Sheridan airs 8/23-8/29
Jazz pianist discusses his years playing with Jim Cullum’s Band on the radio show “Live From the Landing” and his thoughts on being a great ensemble player.
Gene Bertoncini airs 8/30-9/5
Classical and jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini discusses how both approaches influence his playing and continue to inspire his recording projects.
Gil Goldstein airs 9/6-9/12
Arranger/accordionist Gil Goldstein talks about his work with everyone from Sting to James Taylor and the continuing influence arranger Gil Evans has on his work.
Tony Monte airs 9/13-9/19
TV, radio and film composer talks about working with Steve Allen, Peggy Lee, Carly Simon and others and writing for everything from soap operas to stage productions.
Béla Fleck airs 9/20-9/26
Banjoist Béla Fleck, discusses his work with Chick Corea and those 11 Grammies and 27 nominations!
Jeff Sharp airs 9/27-10/3
Film producer (“Boys Don’t Cry”) discusses his passion for jazz and the important role music plays in the pacing and mood of a film.