Monday, November 13, 2017

KC Jazz Trumpeter Alex Abramovitz & His Swing'n Kansas City Jazz Band

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Jazz Trumpeter & Flugelhornist Alex Abramovitz of His Swing'n Kansas City Jazz Band – This is a band whose primary focus and mission is to preserve the heritage of Kansas City Jazz through performance, education, and entertainment....  Alex grew up in Kansas City and is proud to be a part of a long KC jazz traidition .. The band began in 2008 and has gone through some changes over the years, but today .. they are very busy and voted as one of the best live jazz acts in KC ..

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Jazz Bass & Arranger Robert Castillo - KC Band The Sextet

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Bassist, Composer and Arranger Robert Castillo of the KC Jazz band The Sextet ..  He grew up in Kansas City, graduating from North Kansas City HS in 2010 - At 18- he moved to Portland for six years, and returned September 2016 – before comeing home, he formed the Sextet .. a band whose musical influences run from the Contemporary Noise Sextet- Snarky Puppy to Christian Scott to Beethoven ..They just released their sophomore album, Blob Castle – He talked about his life in music, the band and much more –

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Jazz Drummer Edmund Catlin of the Band Hoaxer

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer Edmund Catlin of the Minneapolis-based jazz band Hoaxer  .. He’s based in Montreal these days going to school, but the band is out of Minneapolis St. Paul .. He talked about the bands evolution , their new album Crash Test and so much more ..

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Jazz Singer, Violinist & Author Nora Germain

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Violinist and Composer Nora Germain  .. She talked about her latest album Go For It .. And how she spent a lot of time growing up in Madison, Wisconsin – She was introduced to music by her violinist parents and cellist grandmother and went on to become the first ever violinist to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the renowned USC Thornton School of Music – She was mentored by Marshall Hawkins, former bassist for Miles Davis and has been around quite a bit at a young age with her sound and wisdom ..

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Seattle-Based Jazz Saxophonist & Flutist Mark Lewis

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Seattle-based Jazz Saxophonist & Flutist Mark Lewis  .. He is a very well-traveled jazz cat that has created a large body of jazz music over the past four decades. He’s been a part of jazz scenes from Seattle and San Francisco to Rotterdam and Paris. He swung through Kansas City in 2017 as a part of the Charlie Parker Celebration and we wanted to catch up with him about his visit and life in music .. This will be the first installment in our interviews with Mark .. He’s got so much to say ..

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Veteran Tuba PLayer & Jazz Studio Musician Jim Self

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with the Prolific & Veteran LA-based Freelance Jazz Musician Jim Self  .. He talked openly about his latest -  2017’s Floating in Winter  - He was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania and has since moved on to a very fruitful career .. since l974 he has worked for all the major Hollywood studios performing for over 1500 motion pictures and hundreds of television shows and records – In fact, he was the Voice of the Mothership” from Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Along with the recordings and performances, he is an adjunct professor of tuba and chamber music.University of Southern California Thornton School of Music

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Toronto Jazz Piano & Composer Teri Parker

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Toronto Jazz Pianist, Keyboardist and Composer Teri Parker ..  She talked about her latest CD - 2017’s In the Past .. She was born and raised Toronto and has gone on to great jazz things .. She had the opportunity to study in New York City with world renowned pianists and composers like Aaron Goldberg and Fred Hersch – These days .. she leads her own band, the Teri Parker Quartet, and co-leads the Parker Abbott Trio with pianist Simeon Abbott ..

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/