Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Jazz Guitarist & Composer Jonathan Kreisberg

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Guitarist & Composer Jonathan Kreisberg .. He spoke about his latest 2019 CD Capturing Spirits .. Combining melodicism with forward–thinking textures .. He was born in New York City and started playing guitar at the age of ten after moving to Miami with his family. He won a scholarship to the University of Miami and learned from Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker, and Red Rodney. In his 20's, he returned to NYC with his focus on cutting edge acoustic jazz .. Since that time, he has 8 plus albums and has gigged with the likes of Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lee Konitz, Joe Locke, Donald Edwards and many others .. So, get to know him and dig this interview my friends ..

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Monday, December 9, 2019

Paris-born, NYC Jazz Composer and Educator Yvonnick Prené

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Paris-born, NYC Jazz Composer and Educator Yvonnick Prene ..  His new 2019 CD New York Moments is a great one .. and we talked about it .. So, ever since moving to New-York City from his hometown Paris, France, he has fast become one of the rising stars in the harmonica world. He has recorded with the likes of like Pasquale Grasso, Peter Bernstein and toured in the USA, Europe and Africa. He talked about his life in music and a bit more .. So get to know him and dig this interview my friends ..

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 6, 2019

Jazz Drummer, Composer & Poet William Hooker

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer William Hooker .. During an interview that focused on the present and the future, we spoke with him about his newest and very well reviewed 2019 CD Symphonie of Flowers .. We also delved into his life as an artist, who he thinks he is, upcoming projects and a projected Spring swing through Kansas City .. So get to know him and dig this interview my friends ..

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Toronto Jazz Guitarist Ted Quinlan

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Toronto Jazz Guitarist Ted Quinlan .. He talked to us about his new 2019 CD Absolutely Dreaming – from this veteran of the Canadian jazz scene, combining his deep roots in the tradition with an adventurous spirit and an eclectic point of view. These days he is seeing as one of Canada’s top guitar players and his skills are highly in demand as a jazz player, session musician, writer and educator. Over the years, he’s played with the likes of Chet Baker, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, Maria Schneider and Dave Liebman. His debut CD " As If" received a Juno nomination and he’s been off and running every since .. So get to know him and dig this interview my friends ..

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Taiwan-born, NYC Jazz Trombonist Michael Wang

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Taiwan-born, NYC Jazz Trombonist Michael Wang.. His debut CD is 2019’s Bone of the Wang and it’s a great one .. He was born and raised Taiwan - After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2017, he moved out to New York City and has been making a name for himself every since .. Over the years playing with Smalls Legacy Band, Mingus Big Band, Stan Rubin Orchestra and much more .. So get to know him and dig this interview my friends ..

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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/

Monday, November 25, 2019

Jazz Trombonist, Composer & Arranger John Yao

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Trombonist, Composer & Arranger John Yao .. He talked about his newest 2019 CD How We Do with the John Yao's Triceratops .. So, for over a decade, his talents have put him well into the New York City jazz scene. His lyrical soloing and expressive, round tone combined with his creative hunger for exploring the boundaries of harmony and rhythm in his compositions/arrangements have established him as a unique musical talent. Over the years, he’s shared the stage with the likes of Paquito D’Rivera, Eddie Palmieri, Danilo Perez, Chris Potter and Kurt Elling .. and he just keeps on growing and getting better .. So get to know him and dig this interview my friends ..

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Brooklyn-based Jazz Drummer Colin Stranahan

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview Brooklyn-based Jazz Drummer Colin Stranahan .. Hi latest 2019 CD Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato’s Live at Jazz Standard is a great album featuring Pianist Glenn Zaleski, and bassist Rick Rosato -  their long-awaited third album Live at The Jazz Standard .. Colin is from Denver, Colorado and has always been surrounded by music. He could have played football, but he went for the music … He will explain .. Life has taken him from Denver to New Orleans and to Brooklyn and he’s played with the likes of Fred Hersch, Terence Blanchard, Dave Kikoski, Kevin Hays, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and he’s grateful for all of it .. There’s more to his story .. So, get to know him and dig this interview my friends ..

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/