Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kansas City Jazz Trumpeter Chalis O’Neal

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Jazz Trumpeter Chalis O’Neal .. We caught up with him recently about his life in jazz .. More specifically about a show he performed during the 2017 Charlie Parker Celebration at the Folly Theater with the great Bobby Watson, Sullivan Fortner and Tivon Pennicott .. He talked about his life learning with Bobby and many others at UMKC, along with growing up off 18th and Vine in KCMO just down the way from the Mutual Musicians Foundation .. He’s a busy cat and he’s got big plans for his future ..

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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/


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Veteran Jazz Drummer & Studio Musician Bernie Dresel

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer Bernie Dressel  .. He just released 2017s Livin’ and Bernin’ and he’s quite an educated cat .. He has a BM in Performance and Music Education from Eastman School of Music – He is the drum chair for the Grammy nominated Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band and the Grammy Award winning Brian Setzer Orchestra .. These days he’s busy with LA session work and has done TV scores on shows Knot's Landing, Dallas, Suddenly Susan, Jag, and Star Trek's Next Generation – he’s a funny and intelligent cat with 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/


Swiss Jazz Drummer Florian Arbenz

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer Florian Arbenz  .. He spoke with Neon Jazz from his base of Basel, Switzerland about many things .. like the latest album he is a part of with his twin brother .. 2017’s VEIN playes Revel .. He’s got a solid backbone in classical music, but loves jazz .. He talks about his career and a great many things ..

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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/


Friday, October 13, 2017

Jazz Bassist & Composer Or Bareket

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Bassist and Composer Or Beraket  .. He was born in Israel, raised in Bueonos Aires and these days is living in New York City these days – He spoke about his  debut recording as a leader, "OB1",  released in the summer of 2017 - Since moving to New York in 2011, he has performed, recorded, and toured with a wide array of artists all over the world. His approach to improvisation is melded by Mediterranean, South American, and North African folklores, all interpreted through his deep knowledge and appreciation of the American Jazz tradition. He’s on his way to a great career ..

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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/


NYC Jazz Saxophonist of the Band Indo-Pak Coalition - Rudresh Mahanthappa - New Album Agrima

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa  .. Fresh off the cover of the latest November 2017 issue of Downbeat, he’s got a new album out and is busier than ever .. He’s releasing the follow up album with his ensemble – Indo-Pak .. The name of the album is Agrima and it’s a heavy sound, but adheres to the bands basic premise of Indian rhythmic and melodic elements in a charged, modern improvisational framework born of the New York jazz scene .. along with the new album, he talks about 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/


Friday, October 6, 2017

LA Jazz Bassist & Singer Katie Thiroux

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Bassist, Singer and Composer Katie Thiroux  .. Fresh off releasing 2017’s Off Beat .. She is ready to promote and travel .. She was born in a a musical family in Los Angeles -  beginning with violin lessons at age 4 then switching to the acoustic bass at age 8 – she loved the recordings of Lionel Hampton as a kid and began studying privately with jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton at the age of 12. She’s had many adventures over the years with the Larry Fuller pianists Justin Kauflin, Bill Cunliffe, Geri Allen, Helen Sung, trumpeters Brian Lynch and Terrell Stafford and many others ..

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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/


Cuban-born Veteran Jazz Drummer Ignacio Berroa

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Cuban born Jazz Drummer Ignacio Berroa  .. He was born and raised in Cuba .. and is on the heels of releasing 2017’s Straight Ahead from Havana – His musical education at age 11 at the National School of Arts and really took off in 1980 when he left his country and settled in New York City where he met the great Cuban musician Mario Bauza who introduced him to Dizzy Gillespie. In August 1981 Gillespie invited Ignacio to join his quartet .. Since that time, he is the only and most successful straight ahead jazz drummer to come from Cuba and make it in America ..

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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/